Inventing the Future: DoD STEM Role Models

Published on Mar 4, 2016

Strength Through Innovation

At the Department of Defense, our people are the military's most enduring advantage. DoD continually seeks to increase development of a representative, world-class STEM talent pool capable of filling our workforce needs and providing continuous access to STEM talent throughout the Nation.

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The Naval Academy and others from across the DoD hosted an outreach festival, the nation’s largest of its kind to inspire the next generation’s interest in STEM. http://1.usa.gov/1SP1hpR
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May 1-8 DoD observes the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, which includes the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, on May 5. This year's theme is: "Learning from the Holocaust: Acts of Courage." This year's theme honors the many courageous individuals who chose action over fear. Join us to memorialize those killed and honor those that fought to stop the spread of Nazi persecution.
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Join us as we begin the month-long observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please visit the AAPI 2016 web special. This year's theme is, "Walk together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies." Our nation's history is richer and its future brighter thanks to the lasting contributions of generations of AAPIs. http://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0516_aapi
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The Office of the Pentagon Chaplain will host a Holocaust Observance Service entitled "We Remember." The Pentagon Chaplain and the Jewish Community cordially invite you to attend this service. EVENT: Holocaust Observance Service, "We Remember" GUEST SPEAKER: Michael Rugel, Program and Content Coordinator, National Museum of American Jewish Military History DATE: Thursday, 5 May 2016 TIME: 12:30 pm LOCATION: Pentagon Memorial Chapel, room 1E438 Everyone is welcome; no RSVP is required. Please share.
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Puerto Rican Soldiers presented the Congressional Gold Medal for their pioneering military service, devotion to duty and their acts of valor. Congratulations. http://goo.gl/1PhLh7
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On the side of women’s equality. Learn how VADM Lawrence (Ret.) helped lay the foundation for future generations of Navy women. http://goo.gl/BsspZK
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"There’s not a military job that a qualified woman can’t do." Period. Share if you agree. http://goo.gl/xLzcyK
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OPM hosted their 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Collaboration and Innovation Summit. The two-day workshop gave Federal employees the chance to share ideas and develop new ways to implement diversity and inclusion strategies. Share this: "Diversity and inclusion is not a priority because it is something “nice” to have. It’s a “must” to have if we are to fulfill our mission to provide excellent service to the American people." Remarks of Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert. https://goo.gl/gDX5im
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ODMEO celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. We look forward to sharing more stories like Chuepheng Lo's, "the first person of Hmong descent to be at the helm of a law enforcement department in the United States." http://goo.gl/VeAG9I
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"Choosing a job to support your family is one thing, but love and passion for the craft is something else." http://goo.gl/7uDxiK
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At the Department of Defense, our people are the military's most enduring advantage. DoD continually seeks to increase development of a representative, world-class STEM talent pool capable of filling our workforce needs and providing continuous access to STEM talent throughout the Nation. Check out this video on DoD STEM role models.
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ODMEO recognizes the achievements of Claiborne "Clay" Douglass Haughton, Jr. and his contributions to the lives of individuals with disabilities. Mr. Haughton was the keynote speaker at this year's SecDef Disability Awards Ceremony.
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“I’m pleased to announce DoD's support - unconditional support - for #LeanIn circles, through providing service members and civilian employees space and time to participate in their own circles. I highly encourage our people to take advantage of DoD spaces made available before, after, or during work hours to take place in these peer-mentoring relationships.” - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) #WomensHistoryMonth
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