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Grant Outreach at ASNE

ASNE is a 501(c)3 organization with a focus on growing the STEM pipeline through inclusive programs that promote the learning and self-efficacy of all future STEM leaders including currently under-represented populations. Our ongoing work includes Promoting Electric Propulsion (a collegiate competition), women-focused mentoring and publications, and our free K-12 video game, FLEET. We are often submitting grants to foundations, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and industry partners, and always seek to find partners that can further these proposals. Please email us questions and thoughts to education@navalengineers.org.

NAV e-Cred: Naval Academics: Valuable e-Credentials for High School

Office of Naval Research


This research will create a micro-credentialing system that inspires high school students to engage in STEM careers. We will create six badges aligned with courses given to plebes at USNA. Each badge will be earned after engaging in a learning program that shows the student mastered content that would be covered in the first half of each course. This program will impact these students by sharing the USNA expectation and learning targets with them before they start their collegiate education. This program will have much wider impact to students that are interested in demonstrating skills in one or more of these disciplines and use this program to gain a STEM micro-credential. This group of people may not join the Navy immediately, but they will be aware of the leadership and high-quality work that awaits them when they are looking for STEM careers in the future. In addition, this type of college-application-building program will raise the educational profile of Naval opportunities to academic leaders in the K-12 space across the country. This proposal relies on the affordances of personalized learning managements systems to connect students of all ages to micro-credentials in six learning trajectories which culminate in a certification. As the college admissions community looks for next steps beyond the current standardized testing regime, programs like this that allow students to demonstrate their interests and aptitudes will help inform the next generation of college- and career-readiness.
We will work closely with our educational partners and get input from industry to ensure each micro-credential meets all stakeholder needs while representing an engaging, accessible way for students to demonstrate their ability to be successful in these USNA entry-level courses:

Our current draft is available to download here. Please email us education@navalengineers.org with any questions, suggestions, or colaborations.


SCIENCE: Micro-credential Program

National Science Foundation 2020

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) has invested time and resources into vibrant STEM and Professional Development (PD) programs. We see synergy between these activities by creating virtual learning and assessment system that inspires the STEM students and provides a certification valued by professionals in our industry. The Naval Engineering Certificate (NEC) was first researched in 2015 and now our Letters of Collaboration reflect today’s interest in moving forward with this effort. Our STEM programs treat students as professionals to increase their selfefficacy and outcome expectations; we plan to create a micro-credentialing system that connects high school standards with NEC topics and test items. Each micro-credential badge will be based on an authentic learning experience and contain an authentic learning outcome. ASNE’s rich experience with engineering, leadership, PD and STEM gives us the unique collection of talents in order to create a PD system targeting emerging engineers aged 14 to 44.
The objective of this proposal is to pioneer a learning management system and STEM engagement platform that supports emerging engineers throughout the school and career trajectory.

You can see the program description here (14 pages of an 82-page proposal).

Mentoring focused on broadning participations in engineering

National Science Foundation - Unsubmitted 2022

The proposed Maritime Engineering Mentoring & Experiences (MEME) program will connect young engineers in high school, college and early career to mentors that are at the next stage in the STEM pathway as well as diverse national experts. This hub will ensure there are academic supports for these mentoring experiences to ensure that these interactions not only provide agency and role models, but boost self-efficacy in reading for information, mathematics, science classes and the engineering design process. By partnering with technology companies, we can ensure these efforts are scaled nationally while being easy to access. This program will be transparent, welcoming and publish regular to support our partners and the broader STEM community.

You can see our request for mentorship support and program description here.