Mentors are scientists, engineers or STEM professionals who provide guidance, support and professional input to STEM focused students through a variety of activities, including classroom presentations, teacher professional development, curriculum development, STEM competition mentoring and project judging.

 

Unite Check Eligibility

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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For high school students, Unite is a pre-collegiate summer experience held at higher education institutions across the country. Unite encourages students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through a program of focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment and career exploration. LEARN MORE

 

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Check Eligibility

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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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

 

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) Check Eligibility

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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For high school students, the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students to create a direct mentor-student relationship. This level of first-hand research experience is unparalleled at most high schools. LEARN MORE

 

College Qualified Leaders (CQL) Check Eligibility

Grades: Undergraduate Student
States: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia

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For undergraduate students, College Qualified Leaders (CQL) matches them with practicing DoD scientists, creating a direct mentor-student relationship. This training is unparalleled at most colleges. CQL students receive firsthand research experience and exposure to Army laboratories and centers. Selected participants may participate year-round or for the summer. LEARN MORE