UNITE, an initiative in the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) portfolio, is a pre-collegiate, academic, summer program for high school students (who comprise a two-year cohort) from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in STEM. The program is designed to encourage and help prepare students to pursue college-level studies, and, ultimately, careers in engineering and related STEM fields.
Underserved populations include low-income students; students belonging to race and ethnic minorities that are historically underrepresented in STEM (i.e., Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students with disabilities; students with English as a second language; first-generation college students; students in rural, frontier, or other Federal targeted outreach schools; and females in certain STEM fields (e.g., physical science, computer science, mathematics, or engineering).
In the first year of a designated two-year cohort, the UNITE program targets rising 10th grade students only. In the second year of a cohort, preference is given to returning students (as rising 11th graders), however, new rising 11th grade students also may apply. The 2015 UNITE program is in its second year of a two-year cohort and, therefore, open to rising 11th grade students only.
Application submission is online and is available at the weblink given below:
For more information about Army STEM programs and opportunities, please visit the AEOP website at http://www.usaeop.com.