By John Ohab
Ensign Cooper is a recent graduate from the United States Naval Academy Ocean Engineering program. He worked on STEM outreach for three years in conjunction with the
including SeaPerch activities. Currently he is in nuclear training to be a submariner. Naval Academy
is one of the most exciting and rewarding undergraduate institutions in United States Naval Academy . Students come from all across the globe and work together to develop into young Navy and Marine Corps Officers. Yet this is not the only mission that is taken on while at the America . Students are also helping answer another need in our country, a higher focus on science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Naval Academy
Midshipmen also contribute to STEM activities by creating new and exciting activities that are sbased on their research and coursework. One such activity is the Concrete Boats, where students construct their own small boats out of various concrete mixes, which is based on a larger Midshipman project where they design and build a concrete canoe.
STEM Outreach is critical to developing a new generation of engineers not only for the Department of Defense but for our nation as a whole to help tackle the unforeseen challenges that lay ahead. Midshipman and faculty at the
have recognized that need and are working everyday to help fulfill the needs of United States Naval Academy . America
The United States Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their assignments after graduation.