UNITE, an initiative in the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) portfolio, is a pre-collegiate, academic, summer program for high school students 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, with a view to serving as professionals in the Army.
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 2016, UNITE program targets rising 9th grade (going from 8th grade to 9th grade) and rising 10th grade students only. Submit the UNITE application available at the web link given below:
- For more information About the UNITE site at Jackson State, please visit the site at http://www.jsums.edu/unite;
- About UNITE program visit http://www.usaeop.com/programs/stem-enrichment-activities/unite/;
- About Army STEM programs and opportunities, please visit the AEOP website at http://www.usaeop.com.