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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

October 17, 2022

AEOP Allows Students to Be Curious and Dream Big

Prisha was in eighth grade when she first started her project to create an AI-based wildfire prevention, detection and suppression system. When she visited LA, she witnessed a wildfire in real life that destroyed everything in its path and devastated the locals.

October 11, 2022

500 Students and Counting… The Mini-Grant Helps this Middle School Teacher Bring eCYBERMISSION to the Classroom

As we enter fall and kick off a new school year, it’s time for eCBYERMISSION registration! When it comes to eCYBERMISSION, our competition would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Team Advisors, who are often teachers.

September 26, 2022

AEOP Hosts Fifth Annual Alumni Awards

Each year, AEOP Membership celebrates a few standout alumni during the Annual AEOP Alumni Awards. The Alumni Awards give us an opportunity to highlight the outstanding achievements of our students, educators and mentors. This year, here are the six alumni who earned recognition for their work in AEOP and their communities. 

August 8, 2022

Into Unchartered Territory: An AEOP Apprentice’s Research Experience

Reflecting on his apprenticeship experience, Jacob Masur shared, “It’s important to remember that at one point, even the smartest person in the room was the one asking questions. So never be afraid to keep asking questions.” 

August 8, 2022

What’s College Research Life Like? Ask these High School Apprentices

This summer, Muhammed and Kai became the first high school apprentices in the physics department at Miami Universityin Ohio.

July 18, 2022

A Summer of STEM for AEOP’S 2022 Unite Students!

It’s summertime, which means high school students across the country are exploring the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with AEOP’s Unite program!