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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

December 21, 2021

GEMS Ignites STEM Passion for Students and Teachers Alike

Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science, also known as GEMS, looks to spark interest in STEM for 5th through 12th grade students. The GEMS Program is supported by Near-Peer Mentors and Resource Teachers who guide students through hands-on STEM activities, while growing themselves as mentors and educators along the way. 

December 15, 2021

Considering an Undergraduate Apprenticeship? Hear from alum Justin Jorge!

Considering an Undergraduate Apprenticeship? Hear from alum Justin Jorge! To celebrate the opening of summer 2022 Undergraduate Apprenticeship applications, we spoke with apprenticeship alum Justin Jorge. Justin shares his experience with an AEOP Apprenticeship and what he’s doing now. 

December 15, 2021

JSHS Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Since the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) began 60 years ago in 1961, the Tri-Services-supported competition has been challenging students to explore their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interests and hone their research skills.

November 2, 2021

Join the 2022 AEOP Membership Council

For the last several years, the AEOP Membership Council has worked alongside AEOP to help spread the word about our programs by sharing their AEOP experiences with potential students and coordinating a variety of efforts to support fellow alumni.

October 20, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Future in STEM One Unite Student at a Time

AEOP is committed to creating opportunities that spark a lifelong interest in STEM for all students. That’s exactly what Faye Jones and Ebrahim Randeree, part of the team that manages AEOP’s Unite program at Florida State University (FSU), are doing.

October 13, 2021

2022-2023 Unite RFP: Your Institution Could Become the Next Unite Site!

AEOP is looking for a new partner to host our Unite program. Your institution could help prepare and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.