Naval STEM

What is Naval STEM?

Naval Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) supports the Department of the Navy (DoN)’s Navy and Marine Corps education and outreach programs. Naval STEM programs are deliberate investments in the current and future DoN workforce, which enhance the Navy and Marine Corps’ ability to meet present and future war-fighting challenges.

The focus areas of Naval STEM programs include:

  1. To inspire, engage, and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers, technology professionals, and medical professionals.
  2. To employ, retain, and develop diverse civilian and military technical workforce.
  3. To collaborate across the Naval STEM communities and with other agencies to maximize benefits to the DoN.

Where can I find student opportunities?

STEM development begins with Naval STEM outreach programs at the Pre-K through 12th grade levels, continues through undergraduate and graduate school, supports student advancement into post-doctoral work, and continues through all stages of their STEM professions.

The list of opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can be found below and by downloading the Naval STEM Opportunities for Students handout.

Where are Naval STEM communities located?

Naval STEM communities are located throughout the United States and worldwide. The list of Naval STEM communities can be found by downloading the 2019 Guide to Naval STEM.

Student Opportunities:

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 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in producing quality science and engineering projects.

Website: NSAP
Email: naval_STEM@navy.mil

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program JSHS is a tri-service – U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force – sponsored competition which promotes original research and experimentation in STEM at the high school level. JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.

Website: JSHS
Email: koffringa@nsta.org

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.

Website: SEAP
Email: 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.

Website: NREIP
Email: naval_internships@navy.mil

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) 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.

Website: SMART
Email: SMART@SMARTscholarship.org

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) NDSEG provides fellowships to support study and research leading to doctoral degrees in science and technical areas. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose.

Website: NDSEG
Email: NDSEG.PMO@sysplus.com

For information about the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program please refer to the list of active funding opportunities.

For more information:

Contact the Naval STEM Coordination Office
Email: Naval_STEM@navy.mil

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