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

Naval Horizons is designed to introduce students to cutting-edge topics impacting the Navy and Marine Corps. It does so through online videos covering nearly 20 research areas—including moving energy, additive manufacturing, and undersea medicine. In each video, scientists and engineers discuss the applicability of their work.

Students are invited to learn about naval topics by watching the videos—and submitting a report on the state of the art and a futurist vision of the Navy and Marine Corps in 2040. Each submission will be reviewed to ensure that the responses provided are technically sufficient. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a $200 stipend. Students who submit a statement of interest will be connected to Naval STEM professionals for continued engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: The challenge closes on January 15, 2021 at noon Eastern time!


  • Community College students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • STEM majors
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to participate

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