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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

September 14, 2023

From Circuits to Compassion: A Look Inside AEOP’s Unite Summer Programs

High schoolers across the country spent their summer gaining hands-on STEM experience at higher education institutions through AEOP’s Unite program. Unite encourages students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through a program of rigorous academics, enrichment and career exploration. 

August 1, 2023

Science Teacher to Science Communicator: Experiencing AEOP’s RESET Program

AEOP’s Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) program provides teachers with summer research experiences and enhanced content knowledge at participating U.S. Army Laboratories and Centers.

July 19, 2023

The 21st Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging & Educational Event was a Celebration of Student STEM Achievement

Congratulations to the participants and winners of this year’s AEOP eCYBERMISSION competition! Out of more than 2,000 participating eCYBERMISSION teams, the top 20 – the five Regional Winners from grades six through nine – gathered in Hunt Valley, Maryland

July 18, 2023

Ready, set, race! The 2023 Junior Solar Sprint teams sped to the finish line during this year’s national competition.

Earlier this month, Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) teams from across the country gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, during the 2023 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference to prove that they built the most creative and speedy solar-powered car.

July 18, 2023

Why the Color of Hydrogen Matters

By: AEOP Membership Council Member Ethan Zhou There is a wide spectrum of colors of hydrogen, ranging from gray to pink. Now, you are probably thinking: “Wait a minute! Hydrogen is colorless, right?” 

July 18, 2023

I Have Seen The Light, And It Is Too Bright!

By: AEOP Membership Council Member Zoe Tavares What were some of your childhood fears? Some common responses include fear of spiders, heights or thunderstorms. Fear of the dark was at the top of the list. My overactive imagination and nighttime darkness in my suburban neighborhood fostered this fear as a child.