Want some STEM experience?


AEOP (ARMY EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM) UNITE is here in Nevada. AEOP UNITE is a STEM Enrichment program, designed to spark student interest in STEM fields- especially among the undeserved and those in earlier grades and educators by providing exciting, engaging, interactive, hands-on STEM experiences.

Department of Defense (DoD) will provide scholarships to 20 selected students based on the DoD criteria.

The DoD scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition waiver
  • $100 per week stipend

Applications submitted by April 1st, 2018(Sunday, scholarship deadline) will be considered for the scholarships. All applications received after this deadline, may or may not be considered for the scholarship.

Program Details: 

  • Program Dates: May 25th, 2018 – July 3rd, 2018
  • Program Duration: 6 weeks
  • Program Timings: 8:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M (Monday – Friday)
  • Program Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Number of Intake: 20 students
  • Deadlines:
    • Applications submitted by April 1st 2018 will be considered for scholarship.
    • The non-scholarship application deadline is until April 30th (applications submitted after April 1st may or may not be considered for scholarships).

* No application fee required.

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REAP summer term research internship opportunity:

The Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM in research apprenticeships at colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor in a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research where they gain valuable mentorship and 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. Two students, who participated in AEOP-2016, were selected for a 6-week summer term research internship at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

To apply for 2018 REAP program, please send your CV to Dr. Justin Zhan via

Nominations for Presidential Scholars:

The Department of Education (ED) invited the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) to submit nominations for Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars award is a prestigious, national award given to only 160  high school graduates per year. ED is looking to partner with AEOP and other like-minded programs to leverage student success and aid in providing a more diverse pool of candidates as distinguished from the traditional method of nomination selections. As a result of the association between AEOP and the Presidential Scholars Program, mentors and directors in JSHS, UNITE and REAP identify STEM-oriented students who have demonstrated significant independent effort, persistence and accomplishments despite barriers, hurdles to success or limited access to resources. Students participating in AEOP will be evaluated on various criteria such as academic performance, active participation in community services and leadership abilities etc., and are in high standing to be nominated for the Presidential Scholars award.