Army Offers STEM Teachers a Summer Research Experience

A new program associated with the United States Army is preparing a summer program to help teachers of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Applications are being accepted through April 22 for the Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) program planned by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

While some participants will experience the workshops via an online portal, others will spend up to four weeks in an Army laboratory. The goal is to provide a summer experience for teachers of underserved populations and reinforce their content knowledge through research and interaction with U.S. Army and Defense Department scientists and engineers.

One group of about 20 participants will complete two online learning modules, each lasting about a week. In the early summer, all participants will work on the Introduction to Research course and, in late summer, Taking Research Into the Classroom.

A smaller group of those same participants — probably six — will experience four weeks of paid on-site research time at a participating U.S. Army laboratory. Those working in the labs will share their research with the others on a weekly basis.

AEOP is an Army-sponsored program intended to help students and teachers of STEM subjects.

Potential participants and applicants can learn more and apply at

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