The Army Education Outreach Program, or AEOP, is the Army’s platform for advancing STEM education and literacy. AEOP includes a portfolio experiences, internships and competitions. AEOP, through its cooperative agreement with Battelle, has opened a formal Request for Proposals.

AEOP rfp thumbnailAEOP and Battelle seek a partner to increase participation in the eCYBERMISSION program. Specifically, the proposal should detail a strategy to engage underserved students, families and teachers and also target military dependents. Overall, the aim of this RFP is to dramatically increase the likelihood of a diverse participation in this competitive program that reflects our nation’s demographics.

eCYBERMISSION is managed by the National Science Teaching Association. The program is a web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades 6 – 9 that enables all students to recognize real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering) and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community.

Battelle will accept proposals from businesses, organizations and associations with a history of operating initiatives focused on STEM education competitions with a proven track-record of delivering measurable results. It is our intent that the selected business, organization or association will use/promote the materials developed by NSTA for the eCYBERMISSION program. Moreover, the proposal should detail multiple access points (email, social channels or established connections) that can specifically target underserved populations and military dependents in support of the AEOP eCYBERMISSION.

Proposals are due by May 22, 2020 and should be emailed to knisley@battelle.org. The complete RFP posted here.  Proposing organizations must also read and adhere to the following documents.

  1. AEOP Articles of Collaboration
  2. AEOP Consortium Member Requirements
  3. AEOP National Policy Requirements
  4. Battelle Consortium Terms and Conditions

 

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