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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

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Latest Blog Posts

October 21, 2020

Unite Students Explored the World of STEM from Home this Summer!

Summer 2020 was one of many changes. For students enrolled in the AEOP Unite program, it was a welcome shift from the uncertainty of the spring. Though online, students took advantage of this immersive STEM education and career program at 18 university campuses across the United States.

October 20, 2020

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Offers a Virtual Mentorship Opportunity

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) started a virtual mentoring program that will connect participants with a variety of mentors to guide and support their research! JSHS is a U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored STEM competition for 9-12th grade students in the United States and at international DoDEA schools to conduct original research.

October 20, 2020

Camp Invention Got Creative to Keep Students Connected

Since 2011, the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) has partnered with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) to bring NIHF’s flagship summer STEM program, Camp Invention®, to nearly 13,000 underserved children across the country.

October 16, 2020

REAP 2021 Request for Proposal

Your organization can help high school students gain firsthand research experience with AEOP’s Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)! REAP is a summer apprenticeship opportunity that gives students the chance to conduct research in a real laboratory setting alongside a professional STEM mentor and researcher. The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has an open Request […]

August 27, 2020

Designing our Solar Future

Since 2010, graphic designer, Elizabeth Monoian, and architect, Robert Ferry, have been stimulating imaginations by running renewable energy art installation competitions across the globe.

August 13, 2020

Solar Car Design, Virtually.

To help teachers facilitate continuity of learning and provide extracurricular educational opportunities amid the chaos of closed schools, the Technology Student Association (TSA) has bolstered strategies to support virtual STEM learning for students. Social distancing restrictions has required even the most innovative educators to get very creative.