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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

February 2, 2023

Unlock Your STEM Pathway with Unite

For Robert Cobb Jr., Associate Professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (N.C. A&T) State University, AEOP’s Unite program is all about revealing STEM career possibilities and pathways to his students. 

January 6, 2023

AEOP All-Star Katie Culbert Receives State Recognition for Her Work with Bees

Many of you may know Katie Culbert as the winner of the 2020 AEOP Alumni Challenge or as the host of AEOP’s Profiles in STEM series or as the third place Life Science poster winner at 2022 National JSHS to name a few. To say the least, Katie is an AEOP All-Star. 

January 5, 2023

Stay Connected and Grow Your STEM Career with AEOP Membership Council

Gabriel Acuff loved AEOP’s Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program so much, he participated in it three times! In GEMS, he was more than a student, he was a “lab technician in training,” able to ask questions and experiment.

January 4, 2023

AEOP Releases RFP for Strategic Plan and Audit

The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), through its COA with Battelle, seeks a consultant to support the AEOP Consortium in a strategic planning process to create a Strategic Plan and Audit.

December 21, 2022

Resource Teachers and Near-Peer Mentors Keep GEMS Engaging and Fun

Each summer, our amazing teams of Resource Teachers and Near-Peer Mentors bring the exciting world of STEM to students across the U.S. through AEOP’s Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program.

December 20, 2022

GEMS provides a Gateway into STEM and More

Before joining GEMS, Ethan Zhou had been actively looking for hands-on STEM programs, but it wasn’t until his mom stumbled upon the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program that they were both convinced this is how he should spend his summer.