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STIX: Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange

STIX was started in 2017 by the Basic Research Office to showcase the transformative impacts of the DoD's science and technology programs.

DoD sponsored research has enabled technologies that we use every day – from the internet and GPS to auto-injectors and improved surgical techniques. These have transformed the way we communicate, travel, and live healthier lives.  STIX aims to highlight ongoing scientific work, promote learning and enable collaboration by providing DoD-funded scientists, engineers, program managers, and students a platform to share their research with broad audiences. 

2018 Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange*

Save the Date!
Oct. 9-10th, 2018
U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC

Please join us this October for STIX 2018: CONNECTIONS.

This year’s STIX event is all about the connections that are at the heart of science and technology. They tie together the student and the mentor, and link groups of scientists in collaboration. Connections lie between innovation and application, the known and the unknown, and the network of ideas in different disciplines that combine to produce new discoveries. This year's STIX event celebrates the importance of these connections to DoD science.

Stay tuned for registration information – this is an event you won’t want to miss! 

*Pending Conference Approval

Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for STIX 2018. All abstracts for STIX should explicitly address the meeting theme: Connections, which is at the heart of science and technology. This year’s STIX aims to highlight the importance of connections that tie together the student and the mentor and link groups of scientists in collaboration to enable new insights. Connections also lie between innovation and application, the known and the unknown, and the network of ideas across different disciplines and geographic borders that combine to produce new discoveries. In this way, connections, both abstract and tangible, are important DoD Science.

We welcome submissions for a carefully prepared talk, performance, or demonstration that discusses connections in basic science, multidisciplinary work, technological advances that benefit both the warfighter and general society, and/or best practices related to STEM recruitment and retention, which is essential to ensure our national security and future workforce needs. All presentations must be accessible to a broad audience.

Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page in length, double-spaced. Inclusion of visuals in the abstract submission is encouraged but not necessary and can be included on a separate page. Abstract guidelines containing more information are linked below. 

Please send abstracts and questions to Dr. Esha Mathew (esha.p.mathew.ctr@mail.mil) by 06 August 2018 at NOON.


2017 Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange

The inaugural STIX event was held in Crystal City, Virginia from August 24-25th, 2017.  The event consisted of a series of lightning talks based on the theme of "The Big Question".  Specifically, speakers delivered presentations that addressed one or more of the three 

  • The big question that my research seeks to answer
  • The big question that my technology addresses
  • The big question of identifying, nurturing, and/or retaining top STEM talent

Click below to view videos of popular presentations from our 2017 event!