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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

August 8, 2022

Into Unchartered Territory: An AEOP Apprentice’s Research Experience

Reflecting on his apprenticeship experience, Jacob Masur shared, “It’s important to remember that at one point, even the smartest person in the room was the one asking questions. So never be afraid to keep asking questions.”  Last year, Jacob spent the summer working with Dr. Denys Bondar in a physics lab at Tulane University during […]

August 8, 2022

What’s College Research Life Like? Ask these High School Apprentices

This summer, Muhammed and Kai became the first high school apprentices in the physics department at Miami Universityin Ohio. Their day-to-day activities include learning about optical physics with Dr. Carlo Samson, quantum computing with Dr. Imran Mirza and working with and building their own lasers and infrared viewers (using Raspberry Pi’s, which are credit card […]

July 18, 2022

A Summer of STEM for AEOP’S 2022 Unite Students!

It’s summertime, which means high school students across the country are exploring the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with AEOP’s Unite program!

July 11, 2022

JSS Participants Race Their Solar Cars at the National Stage

In the last week of June, Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) participants brought their solar cars to race at the 2022 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Dallas, Texas. Throughout the year, teams of fifth through eighth grade students worked together to design and build a solar car for a chance to race at the […]

July 8, 2022

Students Wow Judges at the 20th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging & Educational Event

Congratulations to this year’s winners of AEOP’s eCYBERMISSION! Over 20 teams from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for the 20th annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) for the first time in-person in two years.

June 27, 2022

Curious About Robotics? Spend the Summer Learning to Build a SumoBot!

Have you ever wondered how to make and operate a robot? Spend the summer learning how with the AEOP SumoBots program – no prior experience necessary! During AEOP SumoBots, students will learn to design, build and program SumoBots that navigate and battle in a fun competition format with other robot teams. SumoBots are small autonomous […]