Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) began implementation of the National Defense Education Program (NDEP)-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative in 2008. The organization works with schools in the School District of Philadelphia and in surrounding counties within the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Schools range from inner-city, large suburban and small rural schools. STEM initiatives which have been undertaken in Philadelphia include festivals and science fairs, classroom activities, outside classroom activities, mentorship and internship activities, and teacher and science and engineering training. NSWCPD partners with various universities and organizations to carry out these programs and is continuously looking for new opportunities to contribute to the development of talent within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information click on STEM Programs.