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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 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

Youth participants in 2017

Adult participants in 2017

Of alumni indicated they were interested in pursuing a STEM career


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Latest Blog Posts

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.

September 17, 2018

Experiencing JSS First-Hand

June was a very busy month for Carson Middle and STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy teams as preparations and travel for the National Technology Student Association (TSA) JSS competition in Atlanta, Georgia were top of mind.  

August 23, 2018

Calling Colleges and Universities: Become a Summer Host Site for High School STEM Apprentices!

The Academy of Applied Science, on behalf of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), is looking for new partners to mentor  high school students interested in STEM.  The Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) works with universities across the country to provide high school students, underserved in STEM, a summer research experience.

July 26, 2018

STEM Research 101

It is never too late to pursue a career in STEM. This past academic year we worked with nearly 200 high school students from Toledo Public and Springfield Local school districts and introduced them to real scientific research and how to conduct research projects under the guidance of teachers, mentors and scientists.

June 20, 2018

U.S. Top STEM Students Win Scholarships at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 56th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) competition held in Hunt Valley, MD on May 2-5, 2018. The 3-day event was organized and supported by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by The Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit STEM education organization.