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Video: “New Perspectives with Ralph Tillinghast and Sally Nadler” RVN Televsion - February 17, 2021

New Perspectives host, Barry Leftkowitz, is joined today by his guests Ralph Tillinghast, Director of Innovation for the US Army and Sally Nadler, Asst. Dean at Douglas College for STEM.

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Picatinny Arsenal STEM Outreach hosts virtual STEM Teacher Workshop

Twenty New Jersey teachers participated in a three-day virtual STEM Teacher Workshop Jan. 25, 27 and 29 as part of a program led by Picatinny Arsenal STEM Outreach.

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STEM Outreach Office, DimensionU Offer Picatinny Families Free Access To Educational Video Games

During the summer of 2020, the Picatinny Arsenal STEM Outreach Office and DimensionU teamed up to provide children of Picatinny employees free access to an educational video game platform that supports core math and literacy learning.

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Summer Interns Assist Picatinny Arsenal STEM Team With Creation of New Online Game

Twenty-two college interns had the chance to spend their summer assisting in the development of an online multi-player game that teaches engineering basics.

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Art Teachers Learn 3-D Printing Through STEM Outreach at Picatinny Arsenal

A dozen art and graphic design teachers from area high schools attended a two-day workshop at Picatinny Arsenal called "Art Classes of Tomorrow."

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Retired Picatinny Engineer Teaches West Point Cadets The Practical Value of Astronomy

Lucian Sadowski is known among West Point cadets for his energy and fervor as a lecturer in observational astronomy at the United States Military Academy.

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Netcong Elementary Students See STEM in Action at Picatinny

A Netcong Elementary eighth-grade student checks-out the weight of a 120mm mortar round during a discussion on Mortar Fire Control.

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Students Battle with STEM Skills in Fourth Pumpkin Slinging Competition

New Jersey students used both brains and brawn to determine which school could sling pumpkins farthest into Lake Picatinny, a competition on Oct. 18

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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)”
held its annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) finals in Detroit in April

The organization, “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST),” held its annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) finals in Detroit in April.

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Robotics Competitions Help to Inspire STEM Careers

Picatinny Arsenal Commanding General Brig. Gen. Alfred Abramson speaks to the crowd
at the robotics competition held at Bridgewater Raritan High School.

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The Future of Engineering Starts With Our Kindergarteners

Kindergarteners enrolled in Picatinny Arsenal’s Child Youth Services School Age Services program received a special visit from a top proponent of the installation’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative.

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Picatinny Aims to Inspire More Females to Enter Engineering

Picatinny Arsenal employees hosted their annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event on Feb. 21 that was attended by almost 80 female students from 22 area schools.

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From Unique Position, New Jersey Soldier Helps Find Future Engineers Through STEM

Shahram Dabiri, technology manager for the Picatinny Arsenal STEM office, shows Staff Sgt. Joseph Wittmer the composite structure of the 60mm mortar during a visit to the Arsenal on Dec. 11.

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Students put STEM skills to use during Pumpkin Slinging Contest

Sussex County Technical School students launched a pumpkin 136.7 meters to take top prize in a battle between high schools over which team could sling pumpkins farthest into Lake Picatinny in the third annual iteration of the Pumpkin Slinging Contest.

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“Training Tomorrow's Leaders Through STEM”

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Brigadier General Alfred F. Abramson III, Commander General of Picatinny Arsenal to discuss the role of Picatinny in keeping our nation safe, as well as the importance of STEM education in training tomorrow's leaders.

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From a Patent to a Published Paper, STEM Scholars Get Top Engineering Experience

Daniella Gonzalez, from New Jersey Institute of Technology, presents her STEM Scholar project to ARDEC leadership on August 9.

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From a Patent to a Published Paper, STEM Scholars Get Top Engineering Experience

STEM Scholars at Picatinny Arsenal Volunteered at The Community Food Bank

On July 27 the STEM Scholars at Picatinny Arsenal volunteered at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to process more than 500 pounds of pasta.

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The New Jersey Institute of Technology UNITE Summer Program Brings Female Students from FEMME Academy to Picatinny Arsenal

The New Jersey Institute of Technology UNITE Summer program has been bringing female students from its FEMME Academy to Picatinny Arsenal for more than 10 years.

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From a Patent to a Published Paper, STEM Scholars Get Top Engineering Experience

2018 STEM Summer Program Features New Technologies, Challenges

Fourteen students ranging in ages 11-15 attended the 2018 STEM Summer Program from July 9-20.

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Picatinny Sponsored School Wins Educational Gaming Competition

A seventh-grade team of students from All Saints Academy in Parsippany, New Jersey, won the 2018 Department of Defense DimensionU Virtual Math Games competition on April 19.

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Rock Island Engineer Named ARDEC Employee of the Quarter

Kyle Roeser, a general engineer at Rock Island Arsenal, has been named Employee of the Quarter for both the Army Materiel Command and the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center for the period that ended March 31.

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Business Executives for National Service Dive Into Picatinny's STEM Initiatives

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. The students also attended a panel discussion as part of the Black History Month observance at Picatinny Arsenal.

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Picatinny STEM Robotics Student Gets Full Scholarship to Princeton

A student at East Orange STEM Academy was recently accepted to Princeton University with not one, but two full scholarships.

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Six engineering students from Rutgers University-Doug lass Residential College were at Picatinny Arsenal

Six engineering students from Rutgers University-Doug lass Residential College were at Picatinny Arsenal from March 12-16 to closely observe the work of engineers whose specialty fields match those in which the students plan to major. From left, Zaynab Khan, Nga Man Cheng, Natalie Shultis, Erika Jean-Pierre, Shivani Vyas and Maham Aslam.

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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.

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“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.

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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. The students also attended a panel discussion as part of the Black History Month observance at Picatinny Arsenal.

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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.

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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.

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Mr. Ralph Tillinghast presents “Innovation through STEM:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Picatinny Personnel share expertise at West Point Science Seminar

Members from Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey came to West Point for a two-day science seminar for plebes, May 11-12. The seminar was designed to allow cadets to fuse what they have learned in class and observe how that can be translated into modern equipment for the military.

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Picatinny Arsenal Tech Manager Encourages STEM Education

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Shah Dabiri, STEM Technology Manager at ARDEC in
Picatinny Arsenal to discuss the ways they are getting young people excited about a field in
science, technology, engineering and math.

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Picatinny Arsenal shows off Robots, VR and more at Liberty Science Center

Picatinny Arsenal, the leading hub of military technology and engineering innovation, visited LSC Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31.

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Robert Testa Answers Questions from STEM Students

More than 20 students and teachers from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Central High School from Newark, New Jersey, recently visited several laboratories at Picatinny: RemoteWeapons, Innovation EOD Robotics and 3D innovation.

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Picatinny-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Teams Make It To Final Round

Teams supported by Picatinny Arsenal’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program competed in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championship held recently in St Louis, Missouri.

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Sen. Booker praises Picatinny STEM

Picatinny’ s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education program was recently recognized in a letter from U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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R.O.B.B.E. Team 56 of Bound Brook High School won the Industrial Design Award

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.

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ARDEC-backed High School Teams Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

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.

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Picatinny STEM hosted New Jersey Assembly Members Sheila Oliver and Cleopatra Tucker

Picatinny Arsenal’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education office recently hosted New Jersey Assembly members Sheila Oliver and Cleopatra Tucker.

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For 5th year, Picatinny promotes technical education for girls

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

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Newark students visit Picatinny to learn about STEM careers

Twelve students from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey, visited Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 14 to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career opportunities.

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Picatinny Arsenal holds first Pumpkin Slinging Competition for Northern New Jersey Schools

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 located at Picatinny Arsenal.

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With cooking chemistry lessons, Picatinny stirs kindergarteners

Stirring chocolate powder and milk,13 kindergarteners learned how cooking and chemistry work together during a STEM event at Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 1. This marked the first time that STEM outreach included the Arsenal’s kindergarteners. The class is part of the Arsenal’s Child Youth Services- School Age Services program. The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, Outreach Office is a group found within the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development Engineer Center, or ARDEC, one of the largest organizations at Picatinny.

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Picatinny challenges students to reduce arsenal’s electricity use..

Approximately 60 students participated in a Sustainability Challenge at Farleigh Dickinson University on Nov. 3, where they strategized about how Picatinny Arsenal can reduce its electricity use by adding renewable energy sources. Sitting on 6,500 acres,with more than more than 2.7 million square footage of floor space, Picatinny scientists, engineers and employees currently use 54 million kilowatts of energy per year. This comes with an annual price tag of nearly $4.7 million.

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Former student reflects on value of STEM experience

For a number of years, Picatinny’s Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been the foundation for many northern New Jersey students to launch a career in mathematics and science.

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Newton High School FIRST Robotics Gets a Permanent Home at Sussex County Fair

The Newton High School FIRST robotics team Aperture now has a permanent home at the New Jersey State Fair. The students, coaches, mentors, supporters and sponsors were at the fair in Branchville on Saturday morning to show off their robots and the new shed they now call their own.

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Summer STEM students use 'The Martian' movie themes as backdrop for experiments

The Picatinny Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Summer Enrichment Program is "breaking new ground in the summer of 2016," says Shahram Dabiri, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Picatinny Arsenal STEM Manager.

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ARDEC Honored by the New Jersey State Assembly for STEM program

The New Jersey State Assembly recognized The United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey with a joint resolution of its Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program at the state capital June 16.

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Advancing STEM education, Picatinny hosts Junior Solar Sprint Race competition

Picatinny Arsenal's Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Office hosted its third Junior Solar Sprint competition on May 19 at the arsenal's recreational center, Forge Fitness.

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ARDEC hosts STEM event at Liberty Science Center

Picatinny Arsenal’s STEM office hosted approximately 70 students from East Orange STEM Academy High School and Middle School, Union City High School and Saint Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem during a STEM event at Liberty Science Center May 24.

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Students Learn the Power of 3D Printing

"In the bad old days, you had to buy these massive machines and do all this expensive stuff and now you just press print," said Picatinny STEM Office Technology Manager Shahram Dabiri.

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Picatinny Arsenal introduces girls to engineering

Nearly 90 high school females, representing 25 northern New Jersey high schools, attended Picatinny Arsenal's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event held Thursday.

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Picatinny showcases engineering for women

Nearly 90 high school females representing 25 northern New Jersey schools attended Picatinny Arsenal’s fourth annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event on Feb. 25.

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering, promotes technical fields

Nearly 90 high school females representing 25 northern New Jersey schools attended Picatinny Arsenal’s fourth annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event on Feb. 25.

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'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover

Women account for 53 percent of all biological scientists and 39 percent of chemists and material scientists, according to the American Association of University Women. But in the fields of computing and engineering, they are still significantly underrepresented – in 2013, women made up just 26 percent of computing professionals and 12 percent of working engineers.

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RDECOM salutes ARDEC engineer as STEM Hero

Shahram Dabiri was recently acknowledged by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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For efforts, Dabiri acknowledged by ARDEC as STEM hero

Shahram Dabiri, or "Shah," as he likes to be called, was recently acknowledged by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for his outstanding achievement as Picatinny’s Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Technology Manager.

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Picatinny’s STEM Externship deemed a success

Picatinny invited students from Rutgers University and Stevens Institute to experience its first "Externship" on Jan. 12-15 during which students from local universities spend time in different workplaces to learn about a particular industry.

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Military Chemistry Enrichment: The Convergence of Soldiers & Science

The Military Chemistry Enrichment Event (MCEE) sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Life Science introduced cadets enrolled in general chemistry to several military and scientific research agencies that develop Soldier-related technology.

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The Future of Eating, with help of 3D printing

The future of eating has been a topic of focus this semester in ENTR 290-02 "Intro to 3D Printing and Design.

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Saint Peter Elementary explores ARDEC's innovation lab

Ralph Tillinghast, director of Picatinny's Collaboration Innovation Lab, explains to elementary students how a 3-D scanner and 3-D printer can be used to develop clay models on Nov. 17, during an arsenal tour. The fourth and fifth grade students are from Saint Peter Elementary School in New Jersey. Photo by Cassandra Mainiero, public affairs specialist.

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At NJSTEM league event, students get a charge out of soda makers

Soda chargers are usually used to make seltzer water or a cola-like drink. But on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Waldwick High School cafeteria, they were used for something else.

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Weston science scholars visit Picatinny facilities

Picatinny’s Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted 21 ninth, tenth and eleventh graders from Montclair High School as part of the Weston Science Scholars Program that started 16 years ago.

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ARDEC brings STEM to library summer programs

Demonstrating the uses of sensor technology, Picatinny Arsenal engineer Ralph Tillinghast gave a student presentation at the Louise Childs Library in Stanhope, New Jersey, on Aug. 5.

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ARDEC engineer urges students to...

Integrate. It means to combine, to bring something, a person or group, into a part of a larger organization and unite them through equal membership. It’s a concept that you might see at work, within the classroom or on a team project, and, at Picatinny Arsenal, it’s vital to Kimberly Griswold, a material engineer.

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Roxbury Solar Car Racers Take 5th Place

A solar car built by students at Roxbury's Eisenhower Middle School took fifth place at a nationwide competition in Texas, according to the school.

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Picatinny Arsenal STEM Academy Enrichment Summer Program 2015

The 2015 STEM Academy Summer Enrichment Program gives children the opportunity to conduct experiments and expand their knowledge of technical subjects. ABOVE: Joe Benvenuto, a retired teacher from Blairstown Elementary, demonstrates a polymer experiment in which skewers penetrate a bag filled with water without leaking. Looking on are Picatinny Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden, and John Hedderich, Director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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Picatinny Arsenal scientists and engineers visit Readington Middle School

Floating magnets, 3-D scanning, and solar radiation storms were all the rage as scientists and engineers from the United States Army's Picatinny Arsenal marched into Readington Middle School on May 21. Students in the Innovation and Design classes were treated to a full day of hands-on presentations from Shahram Dabiri, STEM Technology Manager and Inventor; Ralph Tillinghast, Director of the Collaborative Innovation Lab; George Fischer, Picatinny Arsenal Laser Physicist; and Lucian Sadowski, Picatinny Arsenal Engineer and STEM Astronomer.

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Picatinny supports second annual Junior Solar Sprint Race

On May 27 Picatinny Arsenal's science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, program held its second annual Junior Solar Sprint Invitational. Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a free educational program for middle school students where students design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math. By developing teamwork and problem solving abilities, students also investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills to create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle. It is designed to support the instruction of STEM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design and aerodynamics.

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Randolph High School's 18th Annual Film Festival

Randolph’s 18th annual film festival was held last Wednesday, May 27, where young filmmakers proudly displayed their original movies and received awards for their works.

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Picatinny co-sponsors symposium at Rutgers on science, humanities

The Picatinny Arsenal STEM office recently participated in the 2nd Annual Department of Defense Math Games DimensionU Tournament at the Emergency Operation Center. Students form All Saints Academy School represented Picatinny at the May 19 event. The Picatinny team competed against three Middle Schools from Illinois, New York and South Carolina. Each location represented one branch of the military, either the Air Force, Army or Navy. Teams from each location participated in five, multiplayer rounds of mathematics-based video game play using DimensionU's gaming platform. The tournament takes place in a virtual, first-person action video game world, where students compete and interact as teams solving mathematics problems as part of their objective to win.

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Picatinny co-sponsors symposium at Rutgers on science, humanities

Picatinny co-sponsors symposium at Rutgers on science, humanities

Approximately 300 Northern New Jersey high school students attended the 23rd Northern New Jersey Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) March 30-31. The symposium was a two-day event hosted by the Rutgers University School of Engineering, who held the event at its Busch Campus Center in Piscataway Township, New Jersey. It was also hosted by U. S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), which co-sponsors the annual event, providing engineers and scientists as judges. This year's top winners included Jessica Li from Kent Place School, who received first place; Mark Sabini from Bergen County Academies in second place; and Paige Hammell from Montville Township High School in third place.

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ARDEC engineers attend 53rd Monmouth Junior Science Symposium

Picatinny engineers attended the 53rd Annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium poster session and banquet at the Eatontown Sheraton, March 19 to judge presentations and to present awards to high school students for their scientific papers about nanotechnology, material science and robotics. 38 Picatinny scientists and engineers also reviewed 96 papers in the weeks leading up to the banquet. Doug Wong, chief systems engineer for Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, Program Executive Office Ammunition, served on the symposium's executive committee and was one of the event's moderators. Michael Harrigan, chief systems engineer for PEO Ammunition served as a judge for the poster presentations.

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Picatinny Arsenal supports robotics competition

Mount Olive High School hosted a robotics competition March 7-8 in which teams competed in a game with a recycling theme called Recycle Rush, which includes stacking bins and sorting trash. Newton High School is one of the area schools that Picatinny Arsenal supports with robotics mentors as part of an outreach effort to encourage education in science, technology, engineering and math. The Newton team made it to the semi-finals and ranked 16th out of 38 teams competing. The team also won a new award called the Creativity Design for its robot design.

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Picatinny Arsenal Introduces Girls to Engineering

High school freshman Nive Balan observes what goes into making a Kevlar vest at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal’s third annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event. "When I was younger, when I heard ‘engineering,’ I would go, ‘Oh! A guy is supposed to be an engineer,'" Balan said.

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Picatinny engineers inspire St. Mary's Prep students in Denville

On Tuesday Feb. 24, during National Engineer Week, 229 students at St. Mary’s Prep in Denville were treated to the wonders of science. Guest engineers from Picatinny Arsenal, Shahram Dabiri, Ralph Tillinghast and Dr. George Fisher, performed demonstrations to teach kids about new world technology.

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Picatinny Event, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Doubles in Size

"I’ve seen a lot more women than I thought I would see,"said Jessica Perkins, 15, from Bridgewater High School, during Picatinny Arsenal’s third annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering"event Feb. 26 for approximately 75 local high school females.

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ST. Mary's Prep Students Get Introduction to STEM

Personnel from Picatinny Arsenal visited st. Mary’s Prep school in Denville, New Jersey, on Feb. 24 as part of ongoing outreach efforts to encourage students to consider studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM. Above, two students looking through a various screen sizes inside a brass cylinder are starting to see the wave nature of light as the mesh size approaches the wavelength of light. Below, George l. Fischer and shahram Dabiri demonstrate a visual representation of a standing wave function. Fischer is a laser physicist at Picatinny while Dabiri is the technology manager with the STEM outreach program.

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Girls told at Picatinny: You can be engineers, too

Historically, engineering has been a male-dominated field -- but women employed in the profession are working to encourage girls not to shy away from pursuing more technical careers.

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Local educators tour Picatinny, learn about STEM

Jean Patrick Antione, assistant dean for enrichment programs, Rutgers School of Engineering, and Mary Baier

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Oraby of Picatinny Arsenal Speaks to Sparta High School Students

Gihan Oraby attended Sparta High School before the winter break, to give a lecture about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, known as STEM, in her workplace. Oraby is the Department Chief of Sciences at Picatinny Arsenal.

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Venturing Crew visits Picatinny Arsenal

Venturing Crew 276 participated in a full-day Science Technology Engineering and Math program at Picatinny Arsenal on Monday, Dec. 29. The day started wth a gathering outside the Remote Weapons Facility with tour guide Shah. At the facility, the crew saw many different remote weapons such as the M240, a mini gun and many other military weapons.

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High Point students creating 3D prosthetic hand to give to person in need

A hushed whir emitted from the MakerBot Replicator 2, a 3D printer roughly the size of a microwave. The thin string of bioplastic unwound from its spool, which sat next to the printer, and was pulled up into a tube connected to the printer's extruder. Moving from side-to-side, the extruder melted the plastic before dripping it onto the platform below. After 14 minutes, the print was done and what was left was a black plastic model of a serotonin molecule.

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Investing in the Future Scientists and Engineers of America

Picatinny Arsenal is a military research and manufacturing facility located in Morris County, New Jersey (about 35 miles west of NYC). Founded in 1880, Picatinny started out primarily manufacturing gunpowder for the military. As time has passed, Picatinny’s scientific and manufacturing programs have evolved to match the breakneck pace of emerging technology.

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Teachers Learn to Use 3D Printers

Twenty-five teachers representing 11 elementary, middle and high schools statewide participated in the first 3-D printing workshop. The workshop was sponsored by the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. The three-day workshop was the first of its kind, providing hands-on training to local educators. "This is the biggest group I have ever taught so far," said Zachary Robinson, a trainer with MakerBot, which provided some of the 3-D printers for the workshop. "This group stayed late and skipped their lunch," said Edward Petersen, ARDEC's STEM coordinator, describing the teachers' level of interest.

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Teachers Learn to Use 3D Printers

Who would have ever thought the Department of Defense would have a workshop to teach the nuts and bolts of 3D printing to a group of teachers? "It is exciting. It’s exciting for the teachers. It’s exciting for students," said Madelaine Travaille.

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LEGO students explore robotics at Picatinny Arsenal

A group of 4th, 5th and 7th graders representing the First LEGO League Team

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Students learning leadership skills tour ARDEC labs

Forty students from the Leadership Excellence Direct Results program visited Picatinny Arsenal on Aug.15 to tour the arsenal's facilities and meet with its workforce. Leadership Excellence Direct Results (LEDR) is a week-long educational program for boys and girls, ages 15-20. The program provides its participants with training in personal and career development by focusing on topics such as communications, education, environment, criminal justice, and technology. It also helps to develop self-confidence, recognize cultural and educational diversity, as well as understand the importance of community in everyday life. The participants learn about government leaders, corporations, educational institutions, community and environmental issues through activities that support the current needs of our communities. LEDR participants then take part in a community service project that showcases the program's key themes.

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Picatinny nurtures student robotics team

Wearing a traditional leather-sleeved varsity jacket, a student walking down the halls of a local high school might be assumed to be a member of the school's football or basketball team. At Newton High School in Sussex County, N.J., however, one such jacket has an unusual patch on the back: a Talon robot, used by the military for missions such as search and discovery and the safe movement and disposal of explosives. Newton High School is the first public high school in New Jersey to earn a varsity designation for a robotics team, and the third high school in the state after two private schools that achieved that distinction earlier. The Newton High School team has a long association with the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal, where members of the Newton robotics team took turns maneuvering the Talon robot when they toured the arsenal in 2009.

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Picatinny nurtures student robotics teams

Robotics and 3D printing popular topics during Picatinny tour

Josh Weston, honorary chairman of Automated Data Processing, and three representatives of the Yuval Education Services of Israel, visited Mt. Olive High School in Mount Olive, N.J., and Picatinny Arsenal's innovation lab and 3D printing facility on May 29. At Mt. Olive High School, the Yuval Education Services representatives and Weston were introduced to FIRST robotics. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics (FIRST) is an international program that aims to foster high school students' interest in science and technology by hosting robotic competitions that provide real-world engineering experience.

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Robotics and 3D printing popular topics during Picatinny tour

Picatinny educational outreach extends to nearly 200 New Jersey schools

Three area schools will visit Picatinny Arsenal this week each on separate days as part of an outreach agreement with the installation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program. Yesterday, 18 students from Frankford Middle School spoke with and learned hands-on from scientists and engineers who work at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center. Warren Hills High School will visit todayand then Morristown High School will wrap up on Friday. Several weeks ago, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen visited Morristown High School along with Picatinny's STEM coordinators and spoke with the students about the work that is done within ARDEC and other organizations at Picatinny.

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Picatinny educational outreach extends to nearly 200 New Jersey schools

Students race to the future in Junior Solar Sprint competition

On May 19, more than 50 students and teachers from local middle schools visited Picatinny Arsenal to participate in a Junior Solar Sprint competition, where students race solar electric "hobby-kit" cars to determine who has the fastest car. At left is Col. James Ross, military deputy director for the Enterprise and System Integration Center. The Junior Solar Sprint competition challenges students to use scientific knowledge, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race high-performance solar electric vehicles. The program allows students to develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on engineering skills through the real-world applications. The Junior Solar Sprint is funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). At Picatinny, the event was hosted by the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics program (STEM).

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Students race to the future in Junior Solar Sprint competition

Picatinny engineers mentor students for international robotics competition

Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, N.J., played host to an international high-school level robotics competition, March 1-2. Overall 38 teams participated with 12 being sponsored by Picatinny Arsenal. Scientists and engineers at Picatinny have volunteered their time to mentor local students in a robotics competition as part of an ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to students.

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Picatinny engineers mentor students for international robotics competition

Picatinny hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering event

Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 27, for approximately 50 local high school females and their parents to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The event showcased the science behind different engineering jobs at Picatinny, and offered the students a chance to talk with female engineers about their career fields. "This event is a great example of an activity

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Picatinny hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering event

North Warren Regional HS students pay visit to Picatinny

During a visit Nov. 19 to Picatinny Arsenal, 17 students and three chaperones from North Warren Regional High School learned that science has a role to play, even for Soldiers eating field rations.

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North Warren Regional HS students pay visit to Picatinny

STEM Starters: The World of Pressure

Most of us are more than accustomed to pressure, both in the scientific and human sense of the word. Many, however, do not equate the significance of pressure with everyday observations. We all know about pressure's relationship to weather patterns, bottle rockets, and air travel. Examples of pressure are not limited to these gaseous examples however. As you may remember from school, pressure is obtained by dividing a force by an applied area. Example: The pressure you exert on the floor doubles as you switch from standing on two feet to one. It is much safer to peel an apple with a sharp knife rather than a dull knife because the sharp knife has a relatively smaller cutting surface area, thus increases the pressure applied to the apple per unit force. Being able to cut the apple with less force means a lower probability that one will slip with the knife.

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STEM Starters: The World of Pressure

Montclair HS Weston students visit Picatinny

Twenty-one students from the Montclair High School Weston Scholars program visited Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 10, along with the group’s benefactor, Josh Weston, former chief executive officer and current honorary chairman of Automatic Data Processing,Inc.

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Montclair HS Weston students visit Picatinny

Picatinny Arsenal hosts NJIT program for middle school girls

In its summer program for Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative, also known as FEMME8, NJIT a few lucky female middle school students were given the opportunity to tour Picatinny Arsenal on July 23 to show students potential careers for those interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Picatinny Arsenal hosts NJIT program for middle school girls

As vital as science and technology, student robotic competitions require team and project management skills

Students who designed and built robots compete at the district FIRST Robotics Competition at Mount Olive High School on March 23. After receiving the competition challenge in January, students had six weeks to produce robots that could throw Frisbees into targets and climb the pyramid-shaped structures on the competition floor.

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As vital as science and technology, student robotic competitions
            require team and project management skills

The Excitement of FIRST Robotics

ARDEC Director Gerardo Melendez (2nd from left), ARDEC Chief of Staff Pete Glikerdas (extreme left), and DOTC Director Don Geiss (right front) visit a FRC Team coached by ARDEC Engineer Jim Giacchi(right).

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