Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Naval Horizons – Where Students Design the Navy and Marine Corps of the Future

by Alexandra M. Landsberg, Director, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences Division, Office of Naval Research | 11 December 2020

by Alexandra M. Landsberg, Director, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences Division, Office of Naval Research | 11 December 2020

In my first blog, I briefly introduced you to Naval Horizons. Naval Horizons is a video series designed to introduce STEM college students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.  Each video is a window into the career of a scientist or engineer supporting the Department of the Navy (DoN) and is designed to highlight unique naval challenges in areas such as autonomous systems, additive manufacturing, nanomaterials, undersea medicine, and more. 

Students are invited to watch the Naval Horizons video series, select one or two of the video topics and share their ideas on the current state of the art and a futurist vision of the DoN in the year 2040. Students will also have the option to provide a statement of interest to connect with a DON scientist or engineer to learn more about STEM careers and student opportunities with the DON. Each submission will be reviewed to ensure that the responses provided are technically sufficient. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a stipend.

I encourage you to watch these videos and learn more about all the cool science and technology happening across the Navy and Marine Corps. While I loved all of the videos (remember I’m a geek), I want to call out a couple of my favorites: Moving Energy by Dr. Paul Jaffe, where he discusses the latest in power-beaming and #MakeMarinesMoreCapable with Susie Alderson, the mother of MRAP, an anti-landmine vehicle that is credited with saving lives in Iraq.

Please share this opportunity with colleagues, friends, and especially eligible college students in your network.  The challenge closes on Jan. 15, 2021, at 12 PM EST. Remember, Naval Horizons is where students design the Navy and Marine Corps of the future!

To learn more visit: https://navalhorizons.asee.org/

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