FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2011
By Office of Naval Research, Corporate Strategic Communications
ARLINGTON, Va.--The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is gathering leaders from the Department of the Navy (DoN), industry, academia and nonprofits to partner on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives at a conference scheduled June 15-16.
Over the course of the two-day event, to be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., senior Navy leaders will outline their vision for the service’s STEM program; explore partnership opportunities with participants; and discuss education outreach and research.
The forum’s featured Navy speakers include Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Nevin Carr.
Aimed at increasing the pool of future naval scientists and engineers, the DoN has a long history of supporting STEM education and outreach. In fiscal 2010, the DoN invested $58 million in 170 STEM-related educational programs. That same year, the Secretary of the Navy made an aggressive pledge to double naval STEM investment over the next five years.
Naval STEM Forum registration page Find more information about the event at the Naval STEM forum event page
For more information on the Navy’s STEM initiative:
Find educational outreach materials on the STEM2Stern website
About the Office of Naval Research
The Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.