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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

Competitions

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

Competitions
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to conduct real-world, Army-sponsored research alongside scientists and engineers in world-class facilities. They inspire students to pursue further education and careers in STEM. 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

32,947
Youth participants in 2017

8,714
Adult participants in 2017

88%
Of alumni indicated they were interested in pursuing a STEM career

 

Meet Our Students

AEOP alumni are doing amazing things. Hear what our alumni learned and what they’re up to now.

 
 

Latest Blog Posts

December 6, 2018

Ready to Race?

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is providing free JSS kits to schools with Title 1 funding! JSS is available to 5th through 8th grade students. This fun, hands-on program encourages competitors to apply scientific understanding, creativity, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race solar electric vehicles.

November 15, 2018

VCU RAMS Go Solar: Excitement and Anticipation Await our Junior Solar Sprint Event

This summer, a small group of teachers piloted Junior Solar Sprint at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), teaching students to build solar cars and introducing them to the science behind solar and renewable energy. As the program wrapped up, we realized that even more teachers and local engineer graduate students were eager to participate!

November 15, 2018

Summer Can’t Come Soon Enough for Unite Program

  More than 480 high school students spent the summer of 2018 exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics  (STEM) at Unite sites on university campuses across the United States and in Puerto Rico.

November 8, 2018

AEOP Apprenticeship Webinars: Ask a Scientist or Engineer

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a scientist or engineer is like? AEOP apprenticeship webinars are a perfect opportunity to step into their shoes! Last summer, the AEOP apprenticeship programs sponsored a series of discussions with Army scientists.

October 5, 2018

National Science Teachers Association to Manage Tri-Service Student Research Symposium

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has been awarded administration of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), an Army, Navy, and Air Force program.

September 24, 2018

Florida Students Learn That Rain or Shine, Solar + Batteries = Fast Cars

Nothing keeps these STEM students from competing – not even a hurricane. Students from Saturn Elementary Afterschool in Cocoa, Florida finished the 2017 – 2018 schoolyear with enthusiasm and grace, despite a slow start.