A NEW NAVAL STEM EDUCATION AND RECRUITING TOOL, ATTRACTION AND REVENUE STREAM #sdnauticalmile
Following a number of exciting conversations with the Mayor of San Diego’s office, the Port of San Diego, the U.S. Navy and other neighborhood stakeholders, Walk of Fame International is delighted to announce that significant progress is being made on development of the San Diego Nautical Mile.
The San Diego Nautical Mile is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Navy’s impressive maritime heritage in San Diego. This will be done by creating a new STEM education and recruitment tool online and onsite, with discussions focusing on a site along San Diego Bay’s North Embarcadero, near the U.S.S. Midway. Using state-of-the art tools and 21st century technologies, the intent of the San Diego Nautical Mile is to develop cohesive STEM educational activities that inspire students to imagine a wonderful world of possibilities for both themselves and our nation.
The San Diego Nautical Mile shall be a free public destination – a STEM education and recruitment tool, a new local place and cyber attraction. The Mile shall highlight each class of carrier constructed or homeported at Naval Base San Diego; Destroyers, Cruisers, Amphibious, Littoral Combat Ships, Mine Counter Measures, Support Ships, Cutters and Attack Submarines. We shall honor the technical achievements of each category of ship – with custom-crafted education and entertainment modules designed to advance the ONR’s STEM Education and Workforce mission. The objective of the Nautical Mile is to create meaningful content and participant experiences that meet Naval STEM education and workforce priorities. The Mile shall be a public display Navy and Marine Corps STEM skills, content, careers, facilities, devices and the personnel behind its ongoing success.
Let’s explore the presentation of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer. Using street art, medallion inlays and other approved elements, we shall create a path along the North Embarcadero with presentations and information accessible by all devices online via website and app. Interactive presentations shall delve into the characteristics of this category of guided missile destroyer and why it is one of the Navy’s most reliable battleships. Elements that allow the Arleigh Burke class destroyer to excel shall offer inspiring interaction. Students and adults may learn about the workings and the power of the AN/SPY-1 Radar, Aegis Radar, Anti-Submarine Rocket, Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System, Surface to Air Missile, Towed Sonar Array, Tomahawk Missile and Harpoon Missile and other necessary technologies.
Employing Navy spouses to assist with research and design, we shall incorporate current STEM educational research in crafting a module focused on stimulating new ideas about ocean acoustics and the physics of sound in water. With Naval guidance we shall develop and implement exploratory pilot projects that create new learning experiences which can be incorporated into education systems and used to further the national curriculum.
Customized modules shall be added to augment the Navy’s needs. These modules shall engage STEM topics that are applicable to anticipated naval Science &Technology workforce needs. Modules on how sound travels underwater will feature games to inspire curiosity in ocean acoustics and submarine warfare. Technology shall gather input and ideas on how underwater sound generated, how it is propagated, and how noise is scattered. Sections shall offer and reinforce the range of scientific and engineering disciplines needed for submarine and antisubmarine underwater weaponry, as well as inspiring thought and input for sensors, autonomous control systems, network technologies, explosives, guidance, fire control, propulsion. Additional modules can cover Navy STEM needs such as hydrodynamics and Naval architecture as well as other requested areas of responsibility.
Input, information and interaction will be stimulated by contests and rewards. STEM prizes shall further inspire growth. Our intention is to find a budget for national contests to inspire students and enhance undergraduate school curricula.
Walk of Fame International, our 501(c)3, partners with city governments, businesses, corporations, educators, community groups, stakeholders and local sponsors to pay tribute to what makes this neighborhood unique. Using custom-created onsite and online trails augmented with markers, medallions, ship parts, sculpture, urban furniture, apps, websites, merchandising, games, education modules, contests and incentives, we create new destination landmarks, celebrate STEM accomplishments, inspire, educate and increase tourism revenues.
The Nautical Mile shall be a project that improves the potential of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM experiences for students using active learning approaches and 21st century skills. The Nautical Mile shall increase student engagement in STEM with the intention of improving undergraduate technical capacity and reinforcing interest in obtaining STEM university degrees. We look forward to moving forward.
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