U.S. Navy Turns Toward Education in Critical Thinking

By Troy Barnes – Jan. 14, 2019 While the images of soldiers raising the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima and storming Normandy’s beach on D-Day are indelibly etched into the country’s collective consciousness, few of today’s military battles and skirmishes are fought on the front lines. From cyber warfare to “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, the military faces threats …

DoD Expands the Reach of its International Schools

By Troy Barnes – Dec. 17, 2018 The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is most often associated with wartime military action and ensuring the security of U.S. borders. But DoD’s many collateral missions encompass everything from promoting civilian cybersecurity to promoting educational innovations by building high-tech schools abroad and offering STEM scholarships to graduate students. Recently, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) …

Army-Funded Research Creates Education Kit for Science Teachers

By Samir Naqvi – Nov. 12, 2018 For decades, U.S. teachers have puzzled over a common dilemma: how can they provide hands-on biology education without breaking the bank? The exorbitant cost of the specialized equipment and supplies needed to carry out even simple biology experiments leaves many teachers without viable and practical options. But this may be about to change. Recently, a team …

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DoD Invests Millions in Student STEM Programs

By Troy Barnes – Nov. 5, 2018 For millennia, a country’s defense resources have generally been concentrated on developing arms. As recently as the 1980s, the U.S. was embroiled in a nuclear arms race with some of the world’s biggest superpowers. But as technology has advanced, so have the means by which enemies attempt to infiltrate foreign political and economic …

Deadline Approaches for 2018 Department of Defense SMART Scholarships

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 29, 2018 The Department of Defense, through its Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program, awards full-tuition scholarships (along with other financial incentives) to qualifying undergraduate- and graduate-level individuals who want to pursue a career in a science, technology, or math-related field. In exchange for this generous incentive package, scholarship recipients will sign …