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          Why 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 Naval STEM Strategy provides new strategic direction for Naval STEM.

The focus areas of Naval STEM programs include:

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


Where can I find Naval STEM opportunities?

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

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.


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 Additional Information contact the Naval STEM Coordination Office: 

Email: Naval_STEM@navy.mil


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