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

Art Teachers Learn 3-D Printing

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


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

Retired Picatinny Engineer Teaches West Point Cadets

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.


Netcong Elementary Students See STEM in Action at Picatinny

Netcong STEM Students

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


Students Battle with STEM Skills in Fourth Pumpkin Slinging Competition

Pumpkin Slinging 2019

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


“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.


Robotics Competitions Help to Inspire STEM Careers

Robotics Competitions 2019

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


The Future of Engineering Starts With Our Kindergarteners

The Future of Engineering Starts With Our Kindergartener

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.


Picatinny Aims to Inspire More Females to Enter Engineering

Training Tomorrow's Leaders Through STEM

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.


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

Training Tomorrow's Leaders 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.


Students put STEM skills to use during Pumpkin Slinging Contest

Training Tomorrow's Leaders Through STEM

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.


“Training Tomorrow's Leaders Through STEM”

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


2018 STEM Summer Program Features New Technologies, Challenges

2018 STEM Summer Program

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


Picatinny Sponsored School Wins Educational Gaming Competition

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.


Rock Island Engineer Named ARDEC Employee of the Quarter

Kyle Roeser

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.


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

Business Executives

Picatinny Arsenal and the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) hosted 18 members of Business Executives for National Service (BENS) on April 18.


Picatinny STEM Robotics Student Gets Full Scholarship to Princeton

Frantzesca Barron

A student at East Orange STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, and a former member of a Picatinny-sponsored FIRST robotics team, was recently accepted to Princeton University with not one, but two
full scholarships.


CATTS Simulation

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.

Hour Of Code

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:

  1. Motivate Students
  2. Inform Parents
  3. Assist teachers and school administrators
  4. Promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  5. Direct resources from the Defense and Educational Communities, government and private, into creative and effective educational programs
  6. 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.

Please view the latest STEM news on our STEM page.

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...

Full versions of the papers are available upon request