Solving the Shortage of STEM Personnel in Navy Laboratories: Strategic Plan for Navy Investments in STEM Education Targeted at the Navy After Next
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WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The Navy Laboratory system NavLabs has a serious and growing problem replacing its tens of thousands of civilian STEM employees Science, Technology, Engineering and Math bachelors, masters, and PhDs. This report examines the Navys STEM educational efforts and how they bear on the shortage of STEM personnel in the Nav-Labs, and develops a Preliminary Strategic Plan to address the problem. In line with Navy practice of long-term planning for difficult logistical problems, this Preliminary Strategic Plan addresses the specific need More employee-years of civilian STEM workers at NavLabs. The plan consists of 33 specific recommendations. Each is straightforward, and leverages aspects of existing programs where possible. Some are recommendations for new programs or approaches. Collectively they form a coherent plan. A more detailed implementation plan can be developed quickly if the Navy adopts the Preliminary Strategic Plan.
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