Science, Technology,
Engineering & Math

Ask Me Anything: STEM Insights & Opportunities

The goal of the Air & Space STEM Outreach Program is to foster a new generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists who will one day discover, and problem solve in the nation’s defense laboratories and other supporting U.S. companies. In order to achieve this goal, there must be a concerted effort to connect business, government foundations, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, schools, teachers and students.


High school competitions that address real world problems defined by senior Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) researchers. During the annual Challenge Competition, students compete for paid summer internships at AFRL/RI and local companies.
Click here to learn more about Competitions.

In School Programs

In School Programs consist of Access to Engineers, Career & Science Fairs, the CyberPatriot Competition, DimensionU Competition, Lab Tours, the Stay Safe Online initiative, and Teacher Training.
Click here to learn more about In School Programs.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs provide opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students learn real skills that can be directly applied to STEM careers and education. All Summer Programs will be held in-person.
Click here to learn more about Summer Programs.


Visit the STEM News page to read and view recent articles and videos pertaining to the Air & Space STEM Outreach Program.


Contact Information:

Air Force Research Lab
Jeffrey DeMatteis


Griffiss Institute
Jennifer Marshall