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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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Latest Blog Posts
January 4, 2019
Every year, the AEOP Alumni Association has the honor of celebrating some of the inspirational teachers, students and mentors who have participated in AEOP programs. With an outpouring of nominations, the 2018 class of award winners proved to be exceptional participants in a pool of dedicated STEM educators and learners.
December 20, 2018
Are you looking for an amazing volunteer opportunity? Do you want to take part in stoking a passion for STEM in today’s youth? Do you want to use skills you have developed throughout your career to give back to your community?
December 6, 2018
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
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
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
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.