Curtis Catanach, domain lead for Coast Guard Modeling and Simulation research, talks with students and parents about Coast Guard research,
development and innovation efforts at the Sea Air Space STEM Exposition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Loretta Haring.
Alexandra Swan, management and program analyst for RDT&E, guides visitors through the projects on display. Seen on the table are
(from left to right) a 3D printer, a model of a small satellite printed on the 3D printer and a net launcher that helps Coast Guard crews
board vessels without the use of deadly force. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Loretta Haring.
RDT&E Encourages Future STEM Professionals
The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and
Evaluation (RDT&E) participated in the Sea Air Space STEM Exposition at the
Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 2.
The expo provides an opportunity for middle and high school
students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
through interactive demonstrations and conversations with industry and
“The Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program is
excited to participate in the 2017 Sea Air Space STEM Exposition to inspire
young students in the art of the possible with Innovation and Research and
Development,” said Wendy Chaves, RDT&E program manager. “In a rapidly
developing technology environment, there's never been a better time for
students to consider careers in STEM.”
RDT&E displayed examples of current Coast Guard research
projects, including a 3D printer, small unmanned aircraft systems technologies and
experimental non-pyrotechnic flares.
For more information:
Development, Test and Evaluation program page