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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

March 6, 2019

Discover Unite @ Michigan Technical University

Michigan Technical University – a leading global technological university – and the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) are bringing more Native American students into STEM careers by hosting local high school students from Baraga, Michigan to participate in Unite.

March 1, 2019

Science Buddies makes STEM learning accessible at any level

By: Tina Lanese What makes STEM literacy so important?  STEM literacy not only prepares our children to meet today’s challenges and develop the skills necessary to solve the problems of tomorrow, but also open students to STEM fields offering limitless career, academic and personal growth opportunities.

February 22, 2019

Camp Invention and Charting a Course for Success: Working Toward Nationwide STEM Literacy

Late last year, the White House released its five-year STEM Education Strategic Plan, which is “based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation and employment.”

February 7, 2019

URAP students publish neuroscience research in Frontiers for Young Minds

During the 2018 school year, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) participants Allison Joanna Lewis and Isabella Noel Nemer not only conducted research in a university laboratory – they also had their research published in Frontiers for Young Minds!

January 25, 2019

STEM-ify your summer!

Apprenticeships seem to be gaining a lot of favor these days with more and more people talking about ways to prepare for a fulfilling career, outside the bounds of a classroom.

January 22, 2019

AEOP Seeking New Strategic Outreach Partners

The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), through its cooperative agreement with Battelle, is looking to develop new and innovative partnerships with likeminded organizations and technical associations that have similar STEM goals.