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RDT&E Encourages Future STEM Professionals

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Sea Air Space STEM Exposition

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.

 

Sea Air Space STEM Exposition

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.


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 government professionals.

“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: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation program