Latest Projects from STEM
At the Department of Defense, our people are the military's most enduring advantage. DoD continually seeks to increase development of a representative, world-class STEM talent pool capable of filling our workforce needs and providing continuous access to STEM talent throughout the nation.
You don’t have to be a member of the military to work for the DoD as a STEM scientist or engineer. It is a great way to give back to your country and be a part of something bigger. With labs located across the country with innovative, diverse, and creative environments, working for the DoD means being surrounded by intelligent people who are laser focused on forwarding science and technology through innovation.
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The Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI), sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD R&E) (http://basicresearch.defense.gov/), is a pilot program designed to support the DoD Laboratory researchers for their collaborations fostered between them and DoD funded university researchers on basic research projects in areas of critical interest to DoD.
Undergraduate Design Competition for Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI).
The RT&L Office participated in the inaugural HBCU/MI Undergraduate Design Competition held 23 and 24 April, at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Sun Bowl Stadium. Hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (CCDC ARL), the competition challenged HBCU/MIs to develop concepts that addressed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technology gaps based on real-world challenges faced by Army researchers. With support from OSD, Great Minds in STEM, and UTEP, 11 university teams participated in the finals to demonstrate student-designed UAV prototypes. MG Cedric Wins presided over the event and emphasized the importance of such competitions to develop “the next generation of diverse, highly competent STEM professionals.” First place went to the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, second place went to the University of Texas at El Paso, third place to the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Spelman College came in fourth.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Championship.
On 25-27 April, FIRST hosted its second World Championship competition in Detroit, MI. Dr. Cantu from the Defense Laboratories Office (DLO) attended this event to meet with the FIRST teams sponsored by DoD STEM. Of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams competing at the Detroit Championship, DoD STEM sponsored 39 from 12 states and the District of Columbia. The DoD-sponsored FRC teams advanced to their division playoffs and competed in elimination matches. Five DoD STEM-sponsored FRC teams received division-level awards.