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Science, Technology, Engineering, 

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Building our Future 
Naval STEM Workforce 


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CDR Joseph Cohn, PhD 

Deputy Director of Research - STEM 

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>50% of DoN’s current S&T workforce will be retirement eligible by 2020 


• Reductions in the STEM talent base will negatively impact DoN’s 
technological superiority 


• DoN must rely on U.S. citizens for classified technical work 



First university degrees in natural 
sciences and engineering, 
selected countries 


We must grow our future STEM leaders 


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“...The need is clear - large numbers of Naval STEM professionals will be retiring 
over the next few years, and fewer American students are graduating with the 
preparation and interest needed to pursue STEM careers... ” - SECNAV 2011 






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SECURING OUR FUTURE: 

The Naval Science, Technology, Engineering, 
and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce 




A Strategic Approach 



W> MESSAGE FROM THE 

STE a„ SECRETARY OF THE NAVY 


The Department tit tfie Navy GurrfiWdy ei^oyS a liigfi level Of 1eclWdlog»ca! 
supenortLy across me full spedrum ants missions. To maintain ihia ledviuior^caf 
supeifcnlty, we musi nurtu^ a waikktte Science. Techiwlogy. Enghwarlng 
aid MalhemaUes (STEM) workforce ab-j lu eon tribute Us, and support a culture 
or iiSrtPvabdn. I Sen QOrttmlLed 10 Rie Departments aggressive leadership i uIk 
I n STEM educabon, 1u Improve ihe quality and Ihe qusnlity oMhe lulureSTEM 
Aarktorce. front which wll drew ridur* Silers. Marines, Engineers aivc 
StfMlUllB, 

Tht reed is rtaar-large numbers or Naval STEM professionals will be reUrlng 
aver me nexE Tew years, and fewer American student are graduating with ihe 
preparation arid mteresr needed la pursue- STEM careers. 

In FY 2D1G. the Navy pwffalto induced ever' 5E4 million in direeL investments, as wel as an additional S2P million 
from the Department or Deleivse spread across 1-90 STE M programs isabon-wide. An additional Si Da million 
a as invested annually to support domestic graduate students and research assislanis under research grants c o 
academe inslilulions. These investments are signiRcanl bid aot sufficient. Asa resull, I have committed to doubling 
the Department or me Navy's direct investment in STEM over live years, to mere than $103 million dollars. 

Tlvi Strategic Roadmap presents a path Tonaar-d tor the Navy and 
Marine Corps - a way to increase our impacL on STEM education. 
Tina plan provides strategies Ip address gaps and weaknesses in ihe 
oiarenl Naval STEM porLtobo. and includes exaiiitcj new programs 
lhat will help increase participation by sluderits and teachers. As Ihe 
Naval STEM Executive, the drier or Naval Research will oonlmue to 
align serv ce-wtda STEM education and outreach efforts using mis 
Roadmap as a guide. 

I chaflenge each of you lu enter the dstussion and consider how 
you can rake cold steps to partnur with us lo expand. enhance ann 
Increase ihe effectiveness or tl>e nation's hveslmenls in STEM education. More importantly, I chalenge ycu to 
remember what Hi si evened you aooul STEM subjects and lo consider ho a Hie 4 xperlancaa and leLhr-ologiea ur 
Lomnrrow can inspire Ihe sanieekcllemeul in our ftitixm scientists and engineers. 





The Hdriu^ble Ray MeCiuS 
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The High Cost 
of Low Educational 
Performance 

THE LONG-RUN ECONOMIC IMPACT 
OF IMPROVING PISA OUTCOMES 


OECD 


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0.5a increase in math / 
science scores may 
increase GDP growth 
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• Diversity -- Engage more with under-represented populations 

• Best Practices -- Partner with nationally recognized, best practice organizations 

• Collaboration -- Support the valuable implementation role of SYSCOMS and local 
organizations; leverage resources for maximum impact 

• Naval Relevance -- Ensure programs are relevant to the Naval services; 
especially efforts supported with non-Navy funds 

• Metrics -- Establish & implement metrics to assess progress & impact across the 
Naval STEM Portfolio 

• Go Viral -- Invest in tools with potential for rapid growth & geographic expansion 


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Elementary 


Middle 


High School 


Undergraduate 


Masters 


PhD 


Faculty Research, Teacher 
Training & Professional 
Development 


Underrepresented 
Family Science 
Science Fairs 
iApps 


Internships 
Digital Tutors 
Robotics 
Camps 


Internships 

Scholarships 

Competitions 

Cohorts 


Internships 

Scholarships 

Fellowships 


Scholarships 

Fellowships 


Young 

Investigator 

Summer faculty 


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> Fun 

> Interesting 

> Hands-on 

> Real-world 
Family Involvement 
Use of Near-Peers 


> Exciting / Relevant 
> Competition 

> Mentoring 

> Social Networking 

> Funding / Support 

> Real-world Experience 


> Employment/Stability 

> Prestige 
> Relevance 

> Compelling Research 

> Opportunity to Publish 


Metrics 


Inspire + Engage + Educa 

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ONR STEM 

Selected Efforts 




Program 

Description 

Students / 
Teachers 

Minority 

Participation 

K-12 

• SeaPerch 

Middle School robotics 
competition - Nationwide 

35,000 / 4,000 

45% 

• Technovation 

High School Girls App 
Development competition 

730 

40% 

* Iridescent Family Science 

Elementary and Middle School 
hands-on after school program 

7,270 

95% 

• National Math and Science 
Initiative 

High School AP courses for 
Military Dependents 

800 

26% 

• SEAP 

High School internship 
program 

215 

21% 

* Sally Ride Science and ASM 
Teacher Training 

Middle and High School 
Teacher Training Programs 

200 

From Rural AL, MS and 

LA 

• Summer Camps (CSI, NSBE) Middle School hands-on 300 

camps 

80% 


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Program 

Target 

Students / 
Teachers 

Minority 

Participation 

Higher Ed 

• NREIP 

College Internship program at the 
Labs and Centers 

155 

15% 

• NRL STEM Academy 

Minority focused College 
Internship at NRL 

45 

100% 

* Florida International 

University 

Reinventing Curriculum for basic 
STEM Courses 

Development 
beginning in Fall 

83% 

• UT Pan American 

Developing 10-15 Navy Relevant 
STEM Courses 

1700 

97% 

Tools 

• BHEF Higher Ed STEM Model 

Developed Model of best 
practices for Higher Ed Retention 
Programs 

To be used to select 
future Naval 
Programs 

Launch Fall 2012 

* Digital Tutor Grand Challenge 

Development of Middle School 
and new recruit STEM Tutor 

4 Awards 

Oct. 1 Start Date 

• Gooru 

Online Student and Teacher 

Resource 

4500 / 200 

60% 


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ONR’sFOA 

Help us achieve our future 


FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) requests innovative ideas 
to extend and enhance ONR's current STEM portfolio to: 



- Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, including women and persons 
from populations under-represented in STEM. 

- Engage students in STEM-related hands-on learning activities using Naval-relevant 
content. 


- Educate students to be well prepared for employment in STEM disciplines in the Navy 
or in supporting organizations 


* Successful proposals will: 

- Provide "game changing" solutions 

- Include active participation by DoN personnel, and/or collaborations with DoN 
Activities, Commands, or Labs 

- Contain a strategy for self - sufficiency 


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For More Information 

Visit the STEM Spaces 




STEM Pitch-a-Principle 


STEM Exhibit Area 


Director of Research - Tidewater II 




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