Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thanking Those Who Serve

In honor of Memorial Day, we thank our nation’s service members and veterans for serving our country. In addition, students and teachers 72960_10151980751024773_367422421_n (2) sdacross the nation have greatly benefited from invaluable, unique educational enrichment opportunities focused on STEM thanks to Army-sponsored programs.

From students meeting President Obama at the White House Science Fair to our gaining eight new partner organizations, AEOP has enjoyed an eventful and exciting year so far. We had the pleasure of watching our students present their innovative scientific research on phosphorous-eating filters and black holes at this year’s JSHS. We also saw 20 new student teams selected as national finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. We look forward to watching these students continue their STEM learning and growth throughout the summer.

Students Compete at 54th National JSHS

Paige E. Brown, who invented a phosphorous-eating filter and Kaisa Crawford-Taylor, who created a computer program to shift through a constellation of 2.7 million objects to discover binary black holes in deep space, were among the 240 elite high school students at the 54th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) in Dayton, Ohio. During JSHS, students engage in STEM research and disciplines, while applying to compete for scholarships and recognition by present­ing their results in front a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. JSHS gives young men and women a chance to showcase their work and receive realistic feedback from experts in their fields.

Watch this video to learn more about JSHS.


eCYBERMISSION 2016 National Finalists Announcement

20 student teams have been selected as national finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. The web-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program—sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)—is designed to cultivate student interest in STEM by encouraging students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world problems in their local communities.

The national finalist teams will advance to eCYBERMISSION’s National Judging and Educational Event (NJ&EE), taking place in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area June 20-24. The national finalists were selected from a competitive group of 60 regional finalists by a panel of judges consisting of U.S. Army STEM professionals. Each team presented a live, four-minute presentation on their project and then participated in an in-depth Q & A. The regional judges looked at how well teams effectively identified problems in their community using STEM to propose a solution.

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