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HSAP provides current rising high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Though this commuter program, students will learn research methods and develop skills in Army critical research areas in a university lab setting, preparing them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.

You'll Get To...

  • receive a stipend equivalent to $10 per hour for 8 to 10 weeks/up to 300 hours
  • experience authentic science and engineering research
  • be introduced to Army research and associated educational opportunities available to students through the Army’s Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and DoD
  • build experience in developing and presenting scientific research
  • develop an independent research program in preparation for research fellowships, graduate school, and careers in science and engineering
  • develop skills and background to prepare for competitive entry to science and engineering undergraduate programs
  • benefit from the expertise of a scientist or engineer as a mentor for professional and engineering research


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Current rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible

More Information

This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates

January 2
Summer Program Applications Open

February 28
Summer Program Applications Open

March 1 - March 31
Applications Reviewed

April 1 - April 30
AAS notified by universities and labs of confirmed participants

May 1
Notification process of selections & non-selections to students begin

May 1 - May 31
Welcome letters to students, mentors & lab coordinators

June - August
Summer Apprenticeships - Weekly notices to students, mentors/directors/lab coordinators

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call Jennifer Ardouin at 919-549-4209. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

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    Tuscaloosa, AL
    University of Alabama

    Tempe, AZ
    Arizona State University

    Santa Barbara, CA
    University of California

    Alamosa, CO
    Adams State University

    For Collins, CO
    Colorado State University

    New Haven, CT
    Yale University

    Miami, FL
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    Orlando, FL
    University of Central Florida

    Tampa, FL
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    Augusta, GA
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    Savannah, GA
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    Evanston, IL
    Northwestern University

    Chicago, IL
    University of Illinois – Chicago

    West Lafayette, IN
    Purdue University

    Notre Dame, IN
    University of Notre Dame

    Baton Rouge, LA
    Louisiana State University & A&M College

    Medford, MA
    Tufts University

    Amherst, MA
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    College Park, MD
    University of Maryland

    Durham, NC
    Duke University

    Greensboro, NC
    North Carolina A&T State University

    Raleigh, NC
    North Carolina State University

    Charlotte, NC
    University of North Carolina

    Camden, NJ
    Rutgers University

    New York, NY
    City University of New York
    Columbia University
    New York University

    Postdam, NY
    Clarkson University

    Rochester, NY
    University of Rochester


    Columbus, OH
    Ohio State University

    Clemson, SC
    Clemson University

    San Marcos, TX
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    Victoria, TX
    University of Houston, Victoria

    Arlington, TX
    University of Texas, Arlington

    Blacksburg, VA
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    Pullman, WA
    Washington State University


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