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More grants available from Army STEM consortium

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A central part of our mission is providing opportunities to schools and teachers. One great source of programs for students is the Army Educational Outreach Program or AEOP. To find a description of the various STEM education programs visit usaeop.com.

OSLN’s mission is also to bring together leading STEM organizations to build more opportunities for kids. As a connector, 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 African-American, Hispanic, 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.

Battelle is the lead member of the AEOP consortium.

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2 Responses to “More grants available from Army STEM consortium”

  1. Victoria Zablotny says:

    I am interested in the solar car program for my STEM classes.
    I am also in search for funds to begin a robotics program for the Rural School I teach.
    I will be exploring the possibilities on the AEOP website for the funds, but am I to understand that the solar cars are a free middle school program?

    • OSLN Admin says:

      Thanks for your question Victoria! You’ll definitely want to subscribe to AEOP’s newsletter to hear about when the applications open for students. Here’s Stephanie Johnson from Battelle’s answer: Junior Solar Sprint is available to student teams who are part of a registered Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter or who compete at an approved Army host site. The materials are offered at no cost to registered Technology Student Association teams. Information about the next Junior Solar Sprint competition will be available on the AEOP website in the fall.

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