Introduce Your Students to AEOP
One of the biggest hurdles to greater nationwide STEM literacy is a lack of awareness. That’s where you can help. Let your students (or their parents) know about AEOP programs that might be a good fit for them. You can explain how they tie in to what they’ve been learning, and how they present great opportunities to work with world class scientists and facilities.
Programs for Educators
Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
States: Alabama, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Texas
For middle and high school students, Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is a summer STEM enrichment program that takes place at participating U.S. Army Research Centers and Laboratories. GEMS’ mission is to interest young people, who might not otherwise give serious thought to becoming scientists or engineers, in STEM careers early enough that they can attain the appropriate academic training. LEARN MORE
For teachers, Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) provides an opportunity to get summer research experience at participating U.S. Army Laboratories and Centers. This enriching reinforces teachers’ content knowledge through research experience and interactions with U.S. Army and DoD scientists and engineers. Teachers can translate this knowledge and experience into enhanced STEM research curricula and enriched learning for their students. LEARN MORE
Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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For fifth to eighth grade students, Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a competition to create the fastest, most interesting and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Students will design, build and race solar powered cars using engineering skills and principles of science and math, develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues and gain hands-on STEM skills. LEARN MORE
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
eCYBERMISSION is a free, virtual STEM competition for 6-9 grade students that promotes teamwork, self-discovery, and the real-life applications of STEM. Students form teams of 2-4, led by an adult Team Advisor, and select a problem in their community to investigate with science or solve with engineering. LEARN MORE
Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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For high school students, the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is an opportunity to compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their STEM projects before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Students also get access to hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking. LEARN MORE
Find a Volunteering Opportunity
Visit our Program Volunteers page for a tool to find the best opportunity for you.
The eCYBERMISSION Mini-Grant is intended to support teachers/program leaders as they implement eCYBERMISSION with their teams. Educators (formal and informal) of students in grades 6-9 are encouraged to apply. Special consideration is given to Title 1 schools and to those with underserved/ under-represented populations.
Latest AEOP News
Empowering Young Scientists: Laura Stary and the eCYBERMISSION Journey, September 26, 2023