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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

April 12, 2019

University of New Mexico puts career discovery first!

As college approaches, deciding which major you are going to pursue can seem overwhelming, and with hundreds of STEM pathways available, knowing which path is right for you can seem like an impossible choice to make.

April 11, 2019

Seeking Organization to Partner on STEM Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Program

On behalf of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), Battelle is seeking an experienced partner interested in developing new and innovative ways to execute the AEOP science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) apprenticeship and Workforce Development Program,

April 8, 2019

NSTA is Taking Leadership to a New Level

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has long been an invaluable AEOP partner through their support in eCYBERMISSION and Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS). This year, NSTA has expanded their reach and taken on the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).

April 3, 2019

What Do STEM Careers Look Like in Southeastern Michigan?

By: Sandra Yarema In addition to preparing their research projects and presentations for the Southeastern Michigan Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), high school students in the Wayne State College of Education Upward Bound Program (COE UB) spent their summer learning about a variety of STEM careers available right in their own backyard. 

March 29, 2019

How to Refresh your Teacher Toolkit in One Easy Step

By: Milene de Farias After eight years of teaching chemistry, I was looking for a way to refresh my lesson plans. That’s when I signed up for RESET.

March 6, 2019

Discover Unite @ Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological 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.