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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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August 27, 2020

Designing our Solar Future

Since 2010, graphic designer, Elizabeth Monoian, and architect, Robert Ferry, have been stimulating imaginations by running renewable energy art installation competitions across the globe.

August 13, 2020

Solar Car Design, Virtually.

To help teachers facilitate continuity of learning and provide extracurricular educational opportunities amid the chaos of closed schools, the Technology Student Association (TSA) has bolstered strategies to support virtual STEM learning for students. Social distancing restrictions has required even the most innovative educators to get very creative.

August 3, 2020

Laura Tenorio and her Tyger Lab are New Mexico’s Shining STEM Stars

As a scientist, longtime science fair aficionado and STEM enthusiast, becoming involved with AEOP was a no brainer for Laura Tenorio. Tenorio currently teaches at Taos Academy, a charter school in New Mexico, where she operates the Tyger Lab.

July 28, 2020

eCYBERMISSION 2020-2021 Mini Grant

On behalf of AEOP, eCYBERMISSION is seeking Mini-Grant applications for the 2020-2021 academic school year. The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) administers the eCYBERMISSION competition for AEOP as part of the Battelle Consortium. This collaboration is formed by the AEOP cooperative agreement and is awarded to the Battelle Memorial Institute. eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, […]

July 17, 2020

Teachers: Apply Now for the Next Generation STEM Teaching Project

The Next Generation STEM Teaching Project (NGSTP) is a teacher professional development opportunity which includes funding for a classroom project. 

June 30, 2020

Camp Invention Gets Connected Summer 2020

Camp Invention (CI) was not able to offer its typical summer programming, so they brought CI to the homes of their students with Camp Invention Connect! This summer, young inventors are joining CI Connect virtually and exploring the world of STEM from home.