The Army Education Outreach Program, or AEOP, is the Army’s platform for advancing STEM education and literacy through STEM experiences, internships and competitions. As a connector of opportunities to transform STEM education, we’re proud to issue this notification of a second round of grant opportunities for strategic initiatives from AEOP.

Organizations that support STEM education and reach underrepresented student populations OR military-dependent K-12 students can apply for the grants.

This is the second round of AEOP’s Strategic Outreach Initiatives Grant. The grant aims to:

  1. Promote AEOP’s portfolio of STEM opportunities within grant recipient’s existing STEM programming and where possible, implement or integrate AEOP elements into that organization’s own programs;
  2. Expand partnerships with technical associations enabling more AEOP participants to engage in scientific meetings/technical symposia to showcase their STEM achievements.

In the first round, eight organizations were awarded grants of $45,000-$52,000 in April 2016. These organizations were selected for their leadership in STEM learning and outreach to under-represented groups, female and military-connected students.

April 2016 AEOP Strategic Outreach Initiatives Grant winners:

  • DC STEM Network, Carnegie Academy of Science Education (Washington, D.C.)
  • EduCare Foundation (Van Nuys, California)
  • Harmony Public Schools (Houston, Texas)
  • Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Albany, New York)
  • Society of Women Engineers (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Tiger Wood’s Foundation (Irvine, California)
  • Stanford Research (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • TechBridge (Oakland, California)

If you are interested in partnering with AEOP for the Strategic Outreach Initiative Grant, please respond to the Request for Information (RFI) listed on the AEOP website by May 31, 2016.

To find a description of the various STEM education programs visit

Battelle is the lead member of the AEOP consortium.

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