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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

Competitions

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

Competitions
Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

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

30,334
Youth participants in 2018

9,774
Adult participants in 2018

90%
Of alumni indicated they were interested in pursuing a STEM career

 

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Latest Blog Posts

February 24, 2020

A spotlight on Team Advisor of the Year, Cathy Tombasco

Cathy Tombasco has always been passionate about bringing out the best in her students. As a gifted K-8 teacher in Pennsylvania’s Hazelton School District, Ms. Tombasco recognizes the value in challenging students to think dynamically through year-long projects – like eCYBERMISSION.

January 27, 2020

Travel Awards Make for an “Exciting and Enriching” Field Trip!

Thomas Colburn, a Stanford University student studying chemical engineering, was recently awarded one of AEOP’s Technical Symposia Travel awards to attend the Materials and Science Technology Conference (MS&T) this fall.

January 22, 2020

ARL Adelphi Scientist Awarded AEOP Mentor of the Year

Brenda VanMil, Ph.D., spends most of her time as a research scientist at Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, working with crystalized semiconductors, growing crystals by individual atomic layers. Though she works with incredibly minute materials, this is, in fact, a very large job. Despite her responsibilities, Brenda spends time each year mentoring students participating […]

December 23, 2019

Logan Robles names Teacher of the Week

Logan Robles is not your average biology teacher. Lauded as a “champion” for his students, Robles was named Teacher of the Week in Craven County, North Carolina for his dedication to bringing STEM to life for his students. Through a collection of hands-on lessons — from shark dissections to dry ice experiments —

December 20, 2019

Junior Solar Sprint is the Best Way to Begin the New Year!

The new year is a perfect time to refresh classroom content and introduce students to new concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. AEOP’s Junior Solar Sprint program, which is free to teachers and students, is an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students designed to introduce students to STEM principals while also building […]

November 19, 2019

JHU Plays Summer Host for STEM Apprentices!

This summer, high school, undergraduate and graduate students had the opportunity to take part in research internships and apprenticeships at Johns Hopkins University labs as part of our Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and our Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP).