The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the naval service to enhance the security of the United States.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s interdisciplinary faculty and student expertise is harnessed to engage and inspire youth to explore STEM fields through a number of special programs. NPS faculty and students are vital and sought after members of local and national STEM efforts. The collective program supports academic and research projects of academic excellence, as well as NPS student thesis work.
NPS educational activities include resident astronauts and faculty visiting K-12 classes, inspiring students to consider a STEM career; middle and high school students exploring emergent unmanned and robotic systems technology at the annual “Robots in the Roses” event. Additionally, NPS faculty and students engage in local STEM efforts, including FIRST Robotics Competitions, California State University Monterey Bay Camp
Sea Life, Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair and Monterey Peninsula College Marine Advanced Technology Education.
NPS works closely with community scientists, educators and professionals to expand our STEM reach. We host robust STEM internship programs, including partnerships with several Hispanic Serving Institutions accessing our local underrepresented population. NPS interns are introduced to female scientists and military officers during “PhDs + Polka Dots.” The National Naval Officers Association and the Cyber Professional
Association, student-run programs, work with local middle and high schools to offer free one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, student scholarships and other STEM outreach activities.
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