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Educational Outreach

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) continues to be at the forefront of developing and implementing a continuum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities essential to developing the potential in our youth for STEM careers. Participation starts by application to STEM student programs of the US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) at globe4.gif

The U.S. technological advantage may soon be lost due to the “flat” world where US students have weaker scores in STEM, problem solving and preparedness when compared to students in other developed countries. The federal workforce is aging and our graduate schools are filled with foreign nationals who may not be eligible for security positions involving STEM.

The DoD and the US economy must have the driving force of science and technology advanced by US citizens. US students no longer have the mentors for STEM careers or choose less challenging careers because of the lack of enthusiasm in our STEM education pipeline.

WRAIR takes part in the AEOP to engage a diverse group of the youngest scientists and engineers in hands-on experiments in our teaching laboratory or in research internships in our laboratories. It is part of the National Security Strategy that we train the next generation of STEM professionals.

Through the Departments of Army and Defense and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Awards, WRAIR has helped establish a series of programs to involve students in STEM activities. See the links below for program descriptions and applications!

For all AEOP opportunities, see pdf PDF Icon or click the link globe4.gif

WRAIR has the following STEM programs:

  • Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS): globe4.gif for ages 13-18
  • Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP): globe4.gif for high school students
  • College Student Leadership Program (CQL): globe4.gif for college students

Last Modified Date: 09-September-2016

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