Establish on campus presence.
Sponsor lab facilities.
Leverage Navy research investment in the academic community.
Link to University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) as partnership opportunity with HBCUs.
Create long-term research partnerships for all contract efforts (small and major).
Develop a recruiting strategy that addresses current and future workforce requirements for scientists and engineers.
NAVSEA also recognizes that many organizations have been engaged in various aspects of improving the sustainment and development of a STEM professional workforce. A pervasive effort throughout all of the initiatives will be to collect, define, develop, and communicate best practices that have been learned and are learned as the initiative matures. These best practices will provide the foundation to develop a proposal for Naval Enterprise adoption of the NAVSEA prototype.