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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
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
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Latest Blog Posts
February 22, 2021
Heading into our 19th annual eCYBERMISSION competition year, we are reflecting on all the people we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. From teachers to students to school officials, each person holds a special place in our hearts over here at Mission Control. Over the years we have had many repeat […]
February 8, 2021
Middle school is a period marked by rapid cognitive development and identity formation, both of which demand peer interaction and intellectual discovery. When the pandemic upended in-person learning last March, students lost many channels for collaboration, as education quickly went online.
January 27, 2021
Our AEOP Apprenticeships are expanding! Starting this year,* AEOP will now offer fellowship opportunities for STEM graduate students, recent STEM master’s graduates as well as individuals who have recently completed their Ph.D. in STEM. These opportunities will fall under the new AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships program. As an AEOP Fellow, you will have the unique […]
December 28, 2020
As each year comes to an end, we reflect on the hard work, ingenuity and achievement that came from the AEOP community. This year brought a unique set of challenges that AEOP met with creativity and innovation. Our dedicated educators, mentors and students continued to impress us in 2020 with all that they were able […]
December 23, 2020
Congratulations to Gitanjali Rao, 15 from Lone Tree, Colorado on being named the first-ever “Kid of the Year” by Time magazine. Gitanjali is a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch, outside of Denver, and was selected from more than 5,000 nominees in a very competitive process that sought to find the most influential young people […]
November 4, 2020
In the current school year, classrooms across the country are incorporating some form of virtual learning. Teachers are facing a heightened need for ways to actively engage students in STEM virtually. To meet this need, AEOP and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) have teamed up with Scholastic to increase eCYBERMISSION participation.