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Robert Testa Answers Questions from STEM Students

More than 20 students and teachers from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Central High School from Newark, New Jersey, recently visited several laboratories at Picatinny: RemoteWeapons, Innovation EOD Robotics and 3D innovation.

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Picatinny-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Teams Make It To Final Round

Students from the Newton High School, Newton, New Jersey, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team make adjustments to their 120 pound robot between matches at the FIRST International Finals in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Sen. Booker praises Picatinny STEM

Picatinny’ s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education program was recently recognized in a letter from U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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R.O.B.B.E. Team 56 of Bound Brook High School won the Industrial Design Award

The Picatinny sponsored R.O.B.B.E.Team 56 of Bound Brook High School won the Industrial Design Award at the MAR Bridgewater District FIRST Robotics Competition on March 19.

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ARDEC-backed High School Teams Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

Twenty-three Picatinny-sponsored high school robotics teams from area high schools met for the annual regional For Inspiration of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition at Mount Olive High School in Flanders from March 10-12.

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Picatinny STEM hosted New Jersey Assembly Members Sheila Oliver and Cleopatra Tucker

Picatinny Arsenal’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education office recently hosted New Jersey Assembly members Sheila Oliver and Cleopatra Tucker.

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For 5th year, Picatinny promotes technical education for girls

More than 70 high school females representing 23 New Jersey schools in eight counties attended Picatinny Arsenal’s fifth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event on Feb. 23

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Newark students visit Picatinny to learn about STEM careers

Students from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey, visited Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 14...

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To encourage students to develop engineering skills, Picatinny Arsenal held its first Pumpkin Slinging competition

Over 100 northern New Jersey middle and high school students tested their engineering skills when they competed Nov. 18 to determine who has designed the best catapult to launch pumpkins the farthest distance into Lake Picatinny...

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To encourage students to develop engineering skills, Picatinny Arsenal held its first Pumpkin Slinging competition

Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs Stirring chocolate powder and milk,13 kindergarteners learned how cooking and chemistry...

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Picatinny challenges students to reduce arsenal’s electricity use, add renewable energy sources

Approximately 60 students participated in a Sustainability Challenge at Farleigh Dickinson University on Nov. 3, where...

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Former student reflects on value of STEM experience

For a number of years,Picatinny’s Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been the...

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Newton High School FIRST Robotics Gets a Permanent Home at Sussex County Fair

The Newton High School FIRST robotics team Aperture now has a permanent home at the New Jersey...

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Summer STEM students use 'The Martian' movie themes as backdrop for experiments

The Picatinny Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Summer Enrichment Program is...

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ARDEC Honored by the New Jersey State Assembly for STEM program

The New Jersey State Assembly recognized The United States Army Armament Research, Development...

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Advancing STEM education, Picatinny hosts Junior Solar Sprint Race competition

Picatinny Arsenal’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Office hosted its third Junior Solar...

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ARDEC hosts STEM event at Liberty Science Center

Picatinny Arsenal’s STEM office hosted approximately 70 students from East Orange STEM Academy...

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More STEM News


CATTS Simulation

CATTS The Creative All Terrain Transport System (CATTS) web based simulation program was developed by the Simulations Department of The Picatinny Arsenal at the request of the Picatinny STEM Education Office.

The CATTS Simulation was designed and developed to directly mirror the open architecture of the CATTS robot. Unlike other simulations which rely on a predetermined drive train set up, the CATTS simulations allow the user to build the robot in the simulated world in any configuration they so wish without restriction. The student can test the hypothetical design on a simulated environment prior to building the physical CATTS Robot. This reduces potential costs to the school associated with building multiple prototypes. It also provides an introduction to procedures useful when coming to terms with the design and development of complex engineering systems.

The CATTS Simulation will be deployed via a password and username protected ARDEC sponsored server. Instructors will download the EXE file and install the program on the schools' student computers. The number of downloads and who downloaded the program will be tracked via individualized passwords and usernames. Any technical faults with the program or the webpage should be directed to the Picatinny STEM office. MORE...

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Vision

Maintain our nation's economic and military leadership in a free world.

Knowing the students of today will be the workforce of tomorrow, provide the resources and the support necessary to:

  1. Motivate Students
  2. Inform Parents
  3. Assist teachers and school administrators
  4. Promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  5. Direct resources from the Defense and Educational Communities, government and private, into creative and effective educational programs
  6. Develop and distribute innovative state of the art educational resources

Mission

To provide the future workforce needed in our Department of Defense Laboratories and contribute to a technologically proficient society.

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From the STEM Desk

The Picatinny Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Office has a responsibility to help create a technologically proficient society able to meet the nation's workforce needs. Our concern is not just for government labs, but also for the military, the industrial sector, and society in general. We are proud to be a product of cooperation between private industry, the government, and the academic community. Providing assistance to schools, support for students and leadership in developing creative educational activities appropriate for the 21st century allows us to insure preparedness through education. We welcome the opportunity to be a key factor in maintaining America's status as the world leader in innovation, freedom, and opportunity for its citizens. Your comments and suggestions are encouraged. We welcome you as a STEM partner.

STEM Research Papers

To aid educators, other STEM outreach providers and enhance STEM outreach the Picatinny STEM Office has published academic papers to share our lessons learned and research findings. Please click on the following links to access a full listing of our publications: more...

Full versions of the papers are available upon request