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

Posted on August 27, 2021

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?  See More


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

Posted on August 27, 2021

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.   See More


Exploring the diversity of STEM Careers – from bees to math: AEOP launches Profiles in STEM with Katie Culbert

Posted on June 29, 2021

What do beekeepers, statisticians, mathematicians and robotics engineers have in common? They are all STEM careers. We sat down with Katie Culbert, the host of AEOP’s new Profiles in STEM series to talk about how AEOP has introduced her to a wide range of STEM careers and ignited a new passion for beekeeping. See More


ARL Adelphi Scientist Awarded AEOP Mentor of the Year

Posted on January 22, 2020

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 […] See More


URAP students publish neuroscience research in Frontiers for Young Minds

Posted on February 7, 2019

During the 2018 school year, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) participants Allison Joanna Lewis and Isabella Noel Nemer not only conducted research in a university laboratory – they also had their research published in Frontiers for Young Minds! See More


Alumni Award Winners

Posted on January 4, 2019

Every year, the AEOP Alumni Association has the honor of celebrating some of the inspirational teachers, students and mentors who have participated in AEOP programs. With an outpouring of nominations, the 2018 class of award winners proved to be exceptional participants in a pool of dedicated STEM educators and learners. See More

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