STEM

  • NASA contest promotes the future of science

    Students from across the country worked to develop a project that markets careers at NASA to teens. NASA’s Alotta Taylor, responsible for the space operations education program, tells us about the winning effort.

  • Naval Research takes STEM under the sea

    U.S. students are gaining hands-on experience operating a simulated submarine. We get details on how, and why, from Naval Reasearch’s Anthony Junior.

  • NSA kicks in scholarship funds to boost cyber challenge

    The National Security Agency will contribute the prize money for Maryland’s first cyber competition. The agency says it wants to raise interest in cyber education and help ensure its future workforce.

  • NSF launches online science radio station

    Cliff Braverman, a multimedia group leader for the agency, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why the foundation launched a radio station and how it fits in with national STEM initiatives.

  • All things AFCEA

    Former AFCEA Central Maryland presidents Chuck Taylor and Jerry Schepers will talk about the organization and its activities. May 21, 2012

  • OPM: Agencies can use flexible work schedule for science, engineering activities

    The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to use workplace flexibility to encourage federal workers to pursue activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — or STEM.

  • In Depth interviews – August 17

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says

    The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a “high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce.”

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Nov. 1, 2012

    Sean Patton of Lockheed Martin talks about the EPA’s migration to a collaboration and communication service. Sanjay Koyani discusses a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services components to get better leverage out of the information it has. Engineer Norman R. Augustin talks about a new report on STEM prepared by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

  • ‘Unleashing’ technology could slash deficit by $200B, report says

    Better leveraging technology in a handful of key areas could help solve pressing national challenges, improve the quality of government services and reduce the federal deficit by more than $200 billion. That’s the main takeaway from a collection of reports that make up the 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review, commissioned by the American Council for Technology-Industry Adivsory Council’s Institute for Innovation. Anne Reed and Molly O’Neill, the two co-chairs of the institute’s steering committee, and Wendy Henry, a member of the steering committee, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the reports’ findings.