AEOP seeks to offer students and teachers a collaborative cohesive portfolio of Army sponsored STEM programs that affectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent through K-college programs and expose them to STEM careers. From elementary school through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests,
ethnic, economic and academic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real world experiences involving these important disciplines. Scientists, technology experts, engineers and mathematicians, who act as mentors and guides, introduce students to various levels of research and engineering and provide advice for technical skill development and career
opportunities. Funding for such initiatives is available through the AEOP Strategic Outreach Initiatives funding opportunity.
Through its programs, AEOP focuses on three primary goals:
- STEM Literate Citizenry – Broaden, deepen and diversify the pool of STEM talent in support of our defense industry base.
- STEM Savvy Educators – Support and empower educators with unique Army research and technology resources.
- Sustainable Infrastructure – Develop and implement a cohesive, coordinated, and sustainable STEM education outreach infrastructure across the Army.