For Grades
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

*Due to the impact of COVID-19, the selection process has been delayed. Changes are being made on a site-by-site basis. Participants will be notified via email of their selection or non-selection status. Please check back for programming updates.

SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Army Laboratories and Centers. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.

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

You'll Get To...

  • receive a stipend based on your experience and education level
  • work personally with scientists or engineers doing real life research
  • do research in Army Laboratories and Centers – an environment unlike local high schools or colleges
  • have the opportunity to present your research to your peers

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • High school students – Each lab has specific age requirements.  Visit the site location map for details

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 1, 2019
Summer Program Applications Open

March 2, 2020
Summer Program Applications Close at 11:59 PM EST

March 31, 2020
Redstone, AL - hosted by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - Aviation and Missile Center (CCDC-AvMC)
Fort Detrick, MD - hosted by the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
Applications Close at 11:59pm EST

March - April 2020
Applications Reviewed and Selections Made

June – August 2020
On Site Apprenticeship

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call 585-475-2566. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

    Click a highlighted state to find a location near you

    Redstone, AL
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC)
    Program dates: Coming soon
    Entering grade 12 in the fall to graduating high school senior AND 18 years of age by the start date with U.S. Citizenry and a valid SSN
    Field of Research: Aerodynamics/Aeromechanics, Aviation, Systems Engineering, Modeling/Simulation

    Playa Vista, CA
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)-West/University of Southern California
    Program dates: Coming soon. Start and end date of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Human Information Interaction: How humans generate & interact with data to effectively and efficiently make decisions

    Champaign, IL
    U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
    Program dates: Coming soon
    Entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure , Smart sustainable Materials

    Rock Island Arsenal, IL
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Biological Chemical Center (CCDC-CBC)
    Program dates: June 15 – August 7, 2020
    Entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Physics, Physical Science

    Chicago, IL
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)-Central/University of Chicago
    Program dates: Coming soon. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials, Mechanisms, & Computing: Impact physics, quantum science, high performance computing, materials for weapons and protection.

    Adelphi, MD
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)
    Program dates: Coming soon
    Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks. For students entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Sensors and Electronics Research, Power and Energy, Robotics, Information Sciences, Synthetic Biology, Cyber, Computer Science

    Fort Detrick, MD
    U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
    Program dates: Coming soon

    Silver Spring, MD
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command – Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Program dates: June 15 – Aug 14, 2020.  Students are required to participate for 8 weeks within this time frame.
    STEM Expo and Poster Session:  August 14, 2020.  All SEAP students are expected to participate in this event.
    Eligibility:  Students entering 10th Grade in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade by start date AND at least 16 years of age by start date.
    Fields of Study: Biomedical Sciences (biology, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, medical entomology, infectious diseases)

    Vicksburg, MS
    U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center
    Program dates: Coming soon
    For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Engineering and environmental sciences

    White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Data and Analysis Center (CCDC DAC)
    2020 Program Dates: Coming Soon

    Alexandria, VA
    U.S. Army Research & Development Center Geospatial Research Laboratory (ERDC-GRL)
    2020 Program dates coming soon
    For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Human Geography, Geospatial Intelligence, Geo-Enabled Computing Environments

    Austin, TX
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)-South/University of Texas, Austin
    Program dates: Coming soon. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials & Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing, biosciences, energy & power, energetic materials, cyber science

    Boston, MA
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)-Northeast/Northeastern University
    Program dates: Coming soon. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials & Manufacturing: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Additive manufacturing

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