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ARDEC Backs Winning Team at Mount Olive STEM Competition

The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center mentored
two of the three teams that won the annual For Inspiration of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition at Mount Olive High School.


“Introduce a Girl to Engineering” Enters 6th Year at Picatinny to Promote STEM

As part of a continuing effort to encourage young women to pursue
technical careers, Picatinny Arsenal hosted its sixth year of “Introduce
a Girl to Engineering,” which attracted 100 students from 28 schools.


Eighteen students from Lincoln High School in Yonkers, New York, came to
Picatinny Arsenal on Feb. 21, 2018

Eighteen students from Lincoln High School in Yonkers, New York, came to Picatinny Arsenal on Feb. 21 to engage with product managers and engineers as part of a My Brother's Keeper Alliance STEM visit.


Picatinny Arsenal Returns to Liberty Science Center

Last week, Picatinny Arsenal, the leading hub of military technology and engineering innovation, returned to LSC to show off their cutting-edge military technology. Guests tried out bomb disposal robots, wore virtual reality headsets, and viewed 3D printers and protective Kevlar suits.


Students Apply STEM Skills During 2nd Pumpkin Slinging Competition

This year’s winning team was from Morris Knolls High School, followed by Madison, West Orange, Livingston and Hillside High.


Mr. Ralph Tillinghast presents
“Innovation through STEM: Maintaining the Workforce of Today”

Mr. Ralph Tillinghast presents “Innovation through STEM: Maintaining the Workforce of Today, While Building the Workforce of 2040”


Daniela Gonzalez, a STEM summer intern, makes a presentation to senior leaders at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center

Daniela Gonzalez, a STEM summer intern, makes a presentation to senior leaders at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.


Philadelphia Students Tour Picatinny Labs

Fifteen high school students who are part of the University of Pennsylvania GRASP laboratory toured Picatinny laboratories on July 25.


Eager to Soak Up Knowledge, Picatinny Kindergarteners Learn How to Mine For Gems

Gordon Cook, a retired mechanical engineer, shows kindergarteners enrolled in Picatinny Arsenal’s Child Youth Service School Age Service program, how to use a sluicing method to find the earth’s minerals.


In Dimension U Challenge, All Saints Academy Students Flex Math Skills

Students from All Saints Academy, repesenting the U.S. Army, compete in the Dimension U challenge against other students who represented the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The Picatinny Arsenal Emergency Operations Center served as the competition site for the Academy students.


4th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Race gets Checkered Flag for Fun and Competition

Picatinny Arsenal’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Office hosted its fourth Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition on May 18 at the Arsenal’s recreational center, Forge Fitness.


Rocket team from Morristown High School ranked in the Top One-Third at The Aerospace & Rocketry National Competition

At The Plains, VA., the Rocket team from Morristown High School ranked in the top 1/3 of the field in 33rd place out of 100 national finalists at the Aerospace & Rocketry National Competition. 884 teams competed
nationwide from 49 states and the US Virgin Islands. Congratulations! Thank you to Picatinny ARDEC STEM mentor Engineer, D. Katz.


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...

Hour Of Code

Hour Of Code

STEM You Tube Channel


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


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

Please view the latest STEM news on our STEM page.

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