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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.
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.
Picatinny Arsenal’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education office recently hosted New Jersey Assembly members Sheila Oliver and Cleopatra Tucker.
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
Students from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey, visited Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 14...
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...
Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs Stirring chocolate powder and milk,13 kindergarteners learned how cooking and chemistry...
Approximately 60 students participated in a Sustainability Challenge at Farleigh Dickinson University on Nov. 3, where...
For a number of years,Picatinny’s Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been the...
The Newton High School FIRST robotics team Aperture now has a permanent home at the New Jersey...
The Picatinny Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Summer Enrichment Program is...
The New Jersey State Assembly recognized The United States Army Armament Research, Development...
Picatinny Arsenal’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Office hosted its third Junior Solar...
Picatinny Arsenal’s STEM office hosted approximately 70 students from East Orange STEM Academy...
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
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:
- Motivate Students
- Inform Parents
- Assist teachers and school administrators
- Promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Direct resources from the Defense and Educational Communities, government and private, into creative and effective educational programs
- 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.
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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...
Current List of Publications:
"Establishing a Balanced Organizational Structure for Large STEM Outreach Programs: Adopting the 10, 20, 30, 40 Rule"
R. Tillinghast & E. Petersen, Spring 2016 Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference, George Washington University, DC, April 2016 [Awarded: 2016 Best Diversity Paper]
"Influencing Factors in Identifying the Optimal Age for Conducting STEM Outreach"
R. Tillinghast, Dr. M. Mansouri, Proceedings: Integrated STEM Education Conference, IEEE, March 2016, Princeton NJ
"Alternating Learning Methods to Construct K-12 STEM Outreach: Invention and Innovation Workshop Case Study"
R. Tillinghast, E. Petersen, COL (Ret) & A. Ur, Proceedings: Integrated STEM Education Conference, IEEE, March 2016, Princeton NJ [Nominated for Best Paper Award]
"Impact of STEM Outreach on Employee Morale"
R. Tillinghast, Defense Technical Information Center, ARWSE-TR-15030, January 2016 [Technical Report]
"Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) As Emerging Disruptive Technology in Focused Academic Areas"
R. Tillinghast, A. Wright, L. Stevens, Proceedings: Mid Atlantic ASEE Conference, ASEE, April 2015, Villanova PA
"Utilizing Science and Engineering Professionals in the Classroom: How Your Workforce Can Positively Impact STEM and Your Company’s Bottom Line"
R. Tillinghast, E. Petersen, COL (Ret), S. Rizzuto, S. Dabiri, & M. Gonzalez, Proceedings: Integrated STEM Education Conference, IEEE, March 2015, Princeton NJ
"Integrating Three Dimensional Visualization and Additive Manufacturing Into K-12 Classrooms"
R. Tillinghast, E. Petersen, COL (Ret), S. Dabiri, R. Arnold, M. Wright, J. Zunino, M. Gonzalez & T. Pannullo, Proceedings: Integrated STEM Education Conference, IEEE, March 2014, Princeton NJ
"Combining World Class Research and Development Philosophy with Elementary and Secondary School Teaching Practices"
E. Petersen, COL (Ret), R. Tillinghast, S. Dabiri & M. Gonzalez Proceedings: Integrated STEM Education Conference, IEEE, March 2014, Princeton NJ [Nominated for Best Paper Award]
Full versions of the papers are available upon request