The Air Force Research Laboratory hires some of the best scientists and engineers in the country, challenging them to find solutions to problems our warfighters face today and to perform research and development for the military needs of the future.  The STEM Outreach program was developed based on this initiative.  Our mission is to inspire students to consider STEM careers, especially in the fields of:

  • Robotics
  • Material Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Optics/Photonics
  • Bio-Technology
  • Computer Science/Simulation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

By partnering with FIRST® Programs and the AFRL Scholars Program we are actively engaging students across Northwest Florida from Pensacola to Tallahassee to consider a career in science.

FIRST® Programs

The Doolittle Institute proudly manages the FIRST® LEGO® League: Explore, FIRST® LEGO® League: Challenge, and FIRST® Tech Challenge: AeroCoast league programs, preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s STEM workforce. For events, schedule and information go to FIRST® Programs

LEGACY: Craftsman Camp

The goal of the Craftsman Camp is to build an interest in STEM through hands-on activities while showing how math and science apply to the world around us. This camp will build knowledge while reinforcing self-confidence and leadership. Age progression camps prepare each student for the next phase. More Information

The link for new students to apply for the Craftsman Camp is now open! Learn more HERE



Visit DI’s STEM Outreach Facebook page for additional information and updates HERE.