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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

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Latest Blog Posts

September 14, 2021

Twenty Years of eCYBERMISSION

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Army answered the President’s call to action to prepare and inspire students to explore the world of STEM.  In response, eCYBERMISSION was born. The eCYBERMISSION competition engages a broad spectrum of America’s sixth to ninth graders offering them the opportunity to explore STEM concepts, investigate problems in their communities, and […]

September 8, 2021

Use Your Creativity and STEM Skills to Honor Veterans in Our New Challenge

Bring your creativity, passion for 3D design and appreciation for our veterans together in our new STEM challenge! Today, AEOP is launching the “We <3 Veterans Pin Design” challenge with our partner, Future Engineers.

September 1, 2021

Planes, trains and…drones? A summer with Unite at Humboldt University

Earlier this year, Unite welcomed Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata, California to the AEOP community. The site launched its Humboldt County Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Youth Education Training Effort, which aims to educate students about UAS technology.

August 27, 2021

AEOP Invites Seven New Strategic Outreach Initiative

At AEOP, we are always looking for collaborative partners that will help our programs reach more students and further our mission to make STEM learning opportunities accessible to all students. We are excited to announce seven new strategic outreach initiative (SOI) partners who will be joining the AEOP community, including:

August 27, 2021

Meet Katie Barajas, the AEOP Superstar Who Helped Lead the Apprenticeship Research Foundations Summer Course

Katie Barajas was not born knowing she wanted to be an engineer. Now, twenty-two years later, she finds herself a senior at Cornell University and helping lead a summer course for high school students interested in research. So how did she get here? 

August 27, 2021

Started from 2015 eCYBERMISSION, and Now They’re Here.

In 2017, the members of Team Charger Fire presented their project at the eCYBERMISSION National Judging & Educational Event. The team had worked tirelessly to develop and refine a wildfire detection and notification system. Fast forward to 2021, that same team of students is still building on their eCYBERMISSION idea and continuing to innovation.