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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 & Fellowships

Apprenticeships & Fellowships

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

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

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Latest Blog Posts

March 21, 2023

Welcome our 2023 AEOP Alumni Council Executive Leadership Members!

The AEOP team is thrilled to announce the 2023 Executive Council of the AEOP Membership Council! The Executive Council team is responsible for bringing together current AEOP participants and alumni from across all AEOP programs and connecting them with council members and leaders to develop new, innovative ways to engage more students in STEM. 

March 1, 2023

Junior Solar Sprint: A New Way to Teach Science in the Classroom

Last year, Amy Sabarre, Director of STEM Education in Harrisonburg City Public Schools in Harrisonburg, Virginia, had a conversation with a TSA advisor about AEOP’s Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), a STEM competition for middle school students where students build and race solar-powered vehicles.

February 23, 2023

We (Heart) Veterans Pin Design Challenge Announces Competition Finalists

Feb. 23, 2022 – The “We (Heart) Veterans Pin Design Challenge,” a joint effort of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and Future Engineers, today announced the 2023 challenge finalists.

February 6, 2023

Volunteer as an eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judge to Support the Future of STEM

Christopher Moran, a Surgical Technology Instructor in the U.S. Navy, knows that his role as an eCYBERMISSION Virtual Judge holds a lot of responsibility; he may be judging the next Nikola Tesla or great scientist!

February 2, 2023

Unlock Your STEM Pathway with Unite

For Robert Cobb Jr., Associate Professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (N.C. A&T) State University, AEOP’s Unite program is all about revealing STEM career possibilities and pathways to his students. 

January 6, 2023

AEOP All-Star Katie Culbert Receives State Recognition for Her Work with Bees

Many of you may know Katie Culbert as the winner of the 2020 AEOP Alumni Challenge or as the host of AEOP’s Profiles in STEM series or as the third place Life Science poster winner at 2022 National JSHS to name a few. To say the least, Katie is an AEOP All-Star.