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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
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March 19, 2020
Camp Invention is a weeklong summer camp that introduces AEOP’s youngest learners to the world of STEM. Here’s a note from the folks at Camp Invention about why this program is great for your young learners.
March 18, 2020
When working as a former school administrator in Prince George’s County Public School District in Maryland, Dr. Debbie Conn watched the evolution and growth of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
February 24, 2020
Cathy Tombasco has always been passionate about bringing out the best in her students. As a gifted K-8 teacher in Pennsylvania’s Hazelton School District, Ms. Tombasco recognizes the value in challenging students to think dynamically through year-long projects – like eCYBERMISSION.
January 27, 2020
Thomas Colburn, a Stanford University student studying chemical engineering, was recently awarded one of AEOP’s Technical Symposia Travel awards to attend the Materials and Science Technology Conference (MS&T) this fall.
January 22, 2020
Brenda VanMil, Ph.D., spends most of her time as a research scientist at Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, working with crystalized semiconductors, growing crystals by individual atomic layers. Though she works with incredibly minute materials, this is, in fact, a very large job. Despite her responsibilities, Brenda spends time each year mentoring students participating […]
December 23, 2019
Logan Robles is not your average biology teacher. Lauded as a “champion” for his students, Robles was named Teacher of the Week in Craven County, North Carolina for his dedication to bringing STEM to life for his students. Through a collection of hands-on lessons — from shark dissections to dry ice experiments —