The K-12 University Center at RIT& runs the Apprenticeships and Fellowships division of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), helping high school students through post-doctoral students find positions at research labs and centers affiliated with the U.S. Army and with universities across the U.S.
Two outreach specialists with the Army Educational Outreach Program’s apprenticeships and fellowships are poised to host an information session about the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. JSHS is a global STEM competition for youth, which, according to its website, “challenges students from everywhere to achieve, and to build the skills that prepare them for college and career.”
Through a series of opportunities as an apprentice with the Army Educational Outreach Program, Colin Vo, a third-year computer engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology, is able to live out a dream he’s had since childhood. It allowed him to gain experience as a civilian working for the Department of Defense in a job that complements his field of study and provides a guaranteed full-time position after graduation.
Representatives from the U.S. Army look at the K-12 University Center at Rochester Institute of Technology as a model in its relationship with apprenticeships and fellowships through the Army Educational Outreach Program. That’s due to the passion of staff who work to connect with and provide the best STEM opportunities possible for high school through postdoctoral individuals within the program, while also positively connecting with its partners.
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