Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
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In an era of decreased college enrollment in STEM related programs and an increasing global demand for a STEM competent workforce, it is NNOA’s belief that a strategically executed community outreach plan that includes ongoing mentorship, scholarship assistance, and tailored activities will generate and sustain interest in STEM curriculum and sea service careers.
Mission– The STEM Outreach Initiative was created by the National Naval Officers Association in 2015 to unify the voice of the organization in its community engagement efforts and its promotion of sea service careers by providing collaborative opportunities for invested organizations.
Vision-To leverage the collective expertise of the NNOA active duty, retired, and reserve membership along with STEM focused organizations to raise awareness and increase the applicant pool of eligible STEM and sea service candidates.
It is our hope than events like the STEM Outreach Day during the NNOA National Conference will stimulate conversation, facilitate mentorship opportunities, and serve as a gateway to increase naval scholarship submissions, and career planning that includes military service.
If you are actively involved in a STEM and/or STEAM project on behalf of NNOA or a potential partner organization, please forward that organization’s information to your local chapter president for consolidation by the regional vice presidents.
Robotics is a field that relies on a wide range of skills and expertise. From engineering, physics and programming to production, marketing and business development there is truly something for everyone. In an industry that thrives on innovation, growth opportunities are endless.
So while we have provided a few resources below, we hope this is a starting point – one of many stops on your journey into a career in robotics. Stay engaged. Keep learning. Most importantly, be excited!
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program High School, undergraduate, graduate
Army Educational Outreach Program
AUVSI Career Center
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Internship Opportunities
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Special Programs Undergraduate, graduate, recent graduate
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) Undergrad & graduate students at 4 year institutions are eligible.
Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) High School Students
Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP) – Now PATHWAYS Interns, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows
US Naval Academy STEM Camp
National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
Women of Color STEM Conference
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Best Buy Foundation
Siemens Discovery Education
Black Girls Code:
A personal tour through the solar system by three of today’s leading astrophysicists. http://www.solarsystemscope.com
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/Plan_a_Visit/virtual_tour/
Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA with Judge Majorie O.Rendell
National Black Data Processing Associated (BDPA)
Weekly webinars from the Committee for Children.
2017 NNOA STEM Youth Event
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