INTERACTive Education in Electronic Sensing, Communication and Warfare
Jacob James Adams
Project runs from 02/04/2022 to 02/03/2025
INTERACT is an innovative, experiential STEM program designed to provide Naval personnel with the technical background and skills to fight the next fight where control and understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum and systems is essential. The program also will engage and motivate young sailors, high-school and undergraduate students in their career trajectories into STEM and electronics and electrical engineering. At the core of INTERACT is a unique systems and hands-on experiential learning approach. Through an innovative digital platform, integrated design tools and a lab-in-a-kit, participants are able to learn through online digital media and then design/build (by hand) and test the foundational building block of many of the Navy’s electronic sensing and communication systems. INTERACT is a scalable education program suitable for insertion into a variety of points into the Navy Training pipeline and can impact a wide range of personnel such as ROTC midshipmen or to supplement skills and provide professional development at the senior enlisted and mid-grade officer levels. In addition, as communication technology is integral part of the general work force, INTERACT’s simple and interactive approach will provide a new education vehicle for military connected students to learn new skills and technology.