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REAP is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.

To find program locations, click on a state in the map below or download a locations list.

You'll Get To...

  • receive a $1,500 stipend for minimum of 200 hours
  • work personally with a scientist or engineer doing real life research
  • have the opportunity to do research at a university or college – an environment not available in local high schools
  • gain self confidence in their abilities and exposure to STEM careers
  • have opportunity to present your research to your peers


Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
High school students must meet 2 of the following requirements:

  • Rural, frontier, or other targeted outreach schools
  • Student is female in certain STEM fields, e.g., physical science, computer science, mathematics, or engineering)
  • Student is a minority historically under-represented in STEM (Alaskan Native, Native American, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Student qualifies for free or reduced lunch
  • English as a Second Language for the student
  • Student is first-generation college student

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

November 15
Summer Program Applications Open

February 28
Summer Program Applications Close

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. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

    Click a highlighted state to find a location near you

    Huntsville, AL
    University of Alabama – Huntsville
    Field of Study: Environmental Engineering, Chemistry & Nanotechnology

    Montgomery, AL
    Alabama State University
    Field of Study: Biology/Cancer Research & Mathematics and Computer Science

    Tuscaloosa, AL
    University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
    Field of Study: Metallurgical Engineering

    Pine Bluff, AR
    University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff
    Field of Study: Biomedical/Nanotechnology

    Los Angeles, CA
    University of Southern California
    Field of Study: Neuroscience

    Sacramento, CA
    California State University
    Field of Study: Engineering & Computer Science



    Glendale, AZ
    Arizona State University
    Field of Study: Cybersecurity/Computer Science

    Fort Collins, CO
    Colorado State University
    Field of Study: Physics

    New Haven, CT
    Yale University
    Field of Study: Biological, Physical & Engineering

    Dover, DE
    Delaware State University
    Field of Study: Forensics

    Orlando, FL
    University of Central Florida
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Tallahassee, FL
    Florida A&M University
    Field of Study: Engineering

    Atlanta, GA
    Georgia State University
    Field of Study: Physics & Astronomy

    Augusta, GA
    Augusta University
    Field of Study: Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

    Savannah, GA
    Savannah State University
    Field of Study: Electronics Engineering/Robitics

    Champaign, IL
    University of Illinois – Urbana
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Chicago, IL
    Loyola University
    Field of Study: Environmental Nanotechnology

    Indianapolis, IN
    Purdue University
    Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering

    Ames, IA
    Iowa State University
    Field of Study: Earth Science

    Cedar Falls, IA
    University of Northern Iowa
    Field of Study: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry

    Ruston, LA
    Louisiana Tech University
    Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering

    Lowell, MA
    University of Massachusetts – Lowell
    Field of Study: Physics

    Baltimore, MD
    Johns Hopkins University
    Field of Study: Engineering

    University of Maryland-Baltimore
    Field of Study: Biology

    Morgan State
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Rochester, MI
    Oakland University
    Field of Study: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

    St Joseph, MN
    College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    St. Louis, MO
    University of Missouri
    Field of Study: Biology

    Jackson, MS
    Jackson State University
    Field of Study: Biology & Technology

    Charlotte, NC
    University of North Carolina – Charlotte
    Field of Study: Physics

    Fayetteville, NC
    Fayetteville State University
    Field of Study: Biochemistry

    Durham, NH
    University of New Hampshire
    Field of Study: Nanotechnology

    Newark, NJ
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Field of Study: Chemistry and Environmental Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Caldwell, NJ
    Caldwell University
    Field of Study: Chemistry & Natural Sciences

    Camden, NJ
    Rutgers University
    Field of Study: Biochemistry

    Galloway, NJ
    Stockton University
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Albuquerque, NM
    University of New Mexico
    Field of Study: Nanotechnology

    Las Cruces, NM
    New Mexico State University
    Field of Study: Molecular Biology

    Las Vegas, NV
    University of Nevada- Las Vegas
    Field of Study: Data Science & Engineering

    Reno, NV
    University of Nevada- Reno
    Field of Study: Computer Engineering/Robotics

    New York, NY
    City University of New York
    Field of Study: Material Science

    Philadelphia, PA
    University of Pennsylvania
    Field of Study: Engineering & Robotics

    San Juan, PR
    University of Puerto Rico
    Field of Study: Physics

    Rapid City, SD
    South Dakota Schools of Mines and Technology
    Field of Study: Advance Materials/Engineering

    Arlington, TX
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Field of Study: Applied Mathematics

    El Paso, TX
    The University of Texas – El Paso
    Field of Study: Environmental Science

    Houston, TX
    Texas Southern University
    Field of Study: Engineering & Chemistry

    University of Houston
    Field of Study: Biology & Biochemistry

    Lubbock, TX
    Texas Tech University
    Field of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Canyon, TX
    West Texas A&M University
    Field of Study: Electrical Engineering

    St. Thomas, USVI
    University of Virgin Islands
    Field of Study: Physics

    Farmville, VA
    Longwood University
    Field of Study: Chemistry and Physics

    Burlington, VT
    University of Vermont
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Huntington, WV
    Marshall University
    Field of Study: Chemistry

    Marshall University School of Pharmacy
    Field of Study: Medicine

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