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STEM Enrichment Activities

STEM Enrichment Activities

STEM Enrichment activities spark student interest in STEM from the earliest grades through high school. They also provide experiential learning opportunities for educators. Our programs are great for students and teachers from all backgrounds and interests, and are designed to complement classroom learning and teaching by providing exciting, engaging, hands-on experiences. EXPLORE


STEM Competitions are designed to expose students to scientific research methods and engineering principles in an interactive, hands-on way, and enables them to compete for recognition, scholarships and awards. EXPLORE

Apprenticeships & Fellowships

Apprenticeships & Fellowships

AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships help you gain the skills and experience you need today to prepare for the STEM careers of tomorrow. As an apprentice or fellow, you will conduct cutting-edge research in a state-of-the-art facility alongside a professional STEM mentor. EXPLORE

Scholarships & Grants

The Department of Defense provides a variety of opportunities that enable students to pursue STEM education through fellowships, grants and tuition-for-service programs. EXPLORE

Scholarships & Grants

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Latest Blog Posts

June 27, 2022

Curious About Robotics? Spend the Summer Learning to Build a SumoBot!

Have you ever wondered how to make and operate a robot? Spend the summer learning how with the AEOP SumoBots program – no prior experience necessary! During AEOP SumoBots, students will learn to design, build and program SumoBots that navigate and battle in a fun competition format with other robot teams. SumoBots are small autonomous […]

June 14, 2022

Checking in with Katie Culbert, Host of Profiles in STEM

A year ago, Katie Culbert, an AEOP alum and sophomore from New Jersey, launched the Profiles in STEM series. As Katie began her STEM journey, she was interested in hearing about the pathways of various professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. How did these individuals get to where they are today? 

June 13, 2022

Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) and AEOP are celebrating a decade-long partnership that has resulted in sowing these seeds of innovation!

May 24, 2022

Lighting a Passion for STEM One Student at a Time

Sarah Cooper is not your typical high school chemistry teacher. A former microbiology researcher who worked with the military as a civilian scientist, Sarah has spent her teaching career crafting exciting and innovative ways to engage her students.

May 24, 2022

Best Friend Research Team Agrees: AEOP Sets You Up for Success

Meet Jack Wilds, a North Carolina State University freshman majoring in Physics and Math, Cameron Davis, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill freshman majoring in Biochemistry and vocal performance, and Colin Davis, a Columbia University freshman majoring in biochemistry on a pre-med track, all former AEOP Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) alumni. 

April 29, 2022

The Country’s Top STEM Talent Return to Albuquerque for the 60th Annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) returned for an in-person event for the first time since 2019, and it did not disappoint! Over 220 students from across the country and DoDEA-supported schools in Europe and the Pacific joined us in Albuquerque, N.M. for the 60th annual National JSHS.