Naval Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Initiatives

A Guide to Education & Workforce Naval STEM (2018)Download the 2018 Naval STEM guide
The Naval Edge (Fall 2018)Download the Fall 2018 STEM newsletter

The Department of the Navy (DoN) recognizes that a healthy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical to meeting the Navy and Marine Corps’ greatest challenges. As such, the DoN actively engages in efforts to improve STEM education in the United States.

The Naval STEM Coordination Office, located at the Office of Naval Research, under the leadership of the Chief of Naval Research as the Naval STEM Executive, serves as the central coordination and information resource for Naval STEM efforts. These efforts, implemented at naval commands and facilities, aim to:

  • Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
  • Engage students and build their STEM confidence and skills through hands-on learning activities that incorporate naval-relevant content
  • Educate students to be well prepared for employment in STEM careers that support the Navy and Marine Corps
  • Employ, retain and constantly develop naval STEM professionals
  • Collaborate on STEM efforts across the DoN, federal government and best practice organizations.

Download the Education and Workforce/Naval STEM handout. Learn more about Naval STEM at: https://ew-navalstem.navylive.dodlive.mil

Naval Science Awards Program (NSAP) NSAP is a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps program that encourages students to develop and retain an interest in STEM. NSAP recognizes the accomplishments of eligible students at regional and state science and engineering fairs and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in producing quality science and engineering projects.

Point of Contact: naval_STEM@navy.mil

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) SEAP is an 8-week high school apprenticeship opportunity at one of nearly 25 naval laboratories or warfare centers. Accepted students gain real-world, hands-on experience and research skills while being introduced to the Navy and Marine Corps science and technology environment. Interns receive stipends of $3,300 for their work (returning interns receive $3,800).

Point of Contact: naval_internships@navy.mil

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) NREIP is a 10-week undergraduate and graduate research internship opportunity at one of nearly 30 naval laboratories or warfare centers. Accepted students gain real-world, hands-on experience and research skills while being introduced to the Navy and Marine Corps science and technology environment. Interns receive stipends based on their class standing: New undergraduate student participants receive $5,400; returning undergraduate students receive $8,100; and graduate students receive $10,800.

Point of Contact: naval_internships@navy.mil.

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. SMART Scholars are paid students at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on the degree the student is pursuing.

Point of Contact: smart@asee.org

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellow Program (NDSEG) The NDSEG Program provides fellowships to support study and research leading to doctoral degrees in science and technical areas. Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study at a U.S. college or university. NDSEG Fellows receive stipends for 12-month tenures in the amount of: $30,500 for the first year; $31,000 for the second year; and $31,500 for the third year.

Point of Contact: ndseg@asee.org

ONR STEM Grants Program ONR STEM Grants program funds projects that enable educational communities to provide high impact STEM educational experiences to U.S. citizens that develop the interest, knowledge, and skills in Naval science and technology priority areas. The program targets people at the secondary, post-secondary, and professional level.

Point of Contact: onr_stem@navy.mil

STEM Newsletter

Download the new Fall 2018 edition of The Naval Edge—Today's STEM: Accelerate Your Future and email naval_STEM@navy.mil to subscribe.

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STEM in the News

For more information:

Director of Education & Workforce/Naval STEM: Dr. Michael Simpson
Email: michael.m.simpson1@navy.mil

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