Education & Culture

Colin Vandercreek, a University of Maryland student, works in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex White Oak Student Lab developing non-intrusive diagnostics for use in the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9. (Courtesy photo)

AFOSR teamed with the University of Maryland to fund students and research through a pilot mentoring program which propels the future of hypersonics and young engineers.
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The Commanding General of the Brigade Modernization Command, Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton, is leading by example when it comes to supporting the push of STEM to students.
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(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

Recent ONR research invites comparisons to a “sixth sense” or Spiderman, but what researchers hope to learn has nothing to do with the supernatural or superheroes, but something much greater.
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Dr. Patricia Falcone, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, tells Armed with Science why science matters to the administration.
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Robots are the way of the future! And by that we mean that students are taking STEM to a robotically cool level with the 2014 VEX All-American Robotics competition.
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STEM Powered by Robotics

The U.S. Army partnered with the Robotics Education Competition Foundation to support its VEX Robotics Competitions. Soldiers mentored students throughout the competition.
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This image depicts the flow of electricity along the outside edges of a new topological insulator, stanene. Theorists in DARPA’s Mesodynamic Architectures (Meso) program predict stanene would have perfect energy propagation properties at room temperature. (Photo provided by DARPA/Released)

As electrons move, they dissipate heat, reducing the distance a signal can travel. DARPA-sponsored researchers may have found a potential way around this fundamental problem.
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Marines in Hawaii last week demonstrated that using handheld devices and special software to automatically sift through loads of data can help ease information overload.
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