Naval Horizons
Where Students Design the Navy and Marine Corps of the Future!

Naval Horizons introduces students to cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps — to include autonomy, oceanography, cybersecurity, undersea medicine and more. We invite students to learn about Naval STEM challenges and our scientists and engineers through this video series. Then, we encourage students to write an essay explaining how our research and our people inspire them. This contest challenges students to picture themselves in a STEM career by designing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps of the future.

Important Dates

May 3, 2021
Essay contest opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

August 9, 2021
Essay contest submission form closes at 11:59 p.m. ET

August 30, 2021
Essay contest winners announced at 11:59 p.m. ET

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