Are you inventive? Do you enjoy creative challenges? Looking for opportunity for an apprenticeship or internship in a research or engineering field to see if it's for you? Up for a little competition with a scholarship prize at the other end? Then take a look at one of the programs the Academy of Applied Science has to offer.
We administer a variety of programs and scholarship awards, with special consideration those coming from under-privileged circumstances who would otherwise not be exposed to careers in the sciences, mathematics, engineering or technology. We sponsor symposia and fairs where youth can display and be recognized for their creative efforts. We support teachers with program guides and curricula. We connect mentors to eager apprentices. We administer awards and scholarship money and provide internship opportunities for hundreds of local, regional and national science and engineering fairs. Maybe we can help you.
The Young Inventors’ Program® This classroom-based program helps youth (K through 8th grade) develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by challenging them invent solutions to everyday solutions. The program encourages exploration and participation by those students who may not “fit the mold” for traditional sciences. If you would like to see the program offered in your school, visit the the Young Inventors’ Program® site for more information.
The Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) challenges and engages students in grades 9 through 12 in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). As a participant, you compete for scholarships and recognition on a national level by presenting original research efforts before a panel of judges during the annual symposium. You will need to apply to a regional JSHS symposium to vie for awards and recognition, including the opportunity to advance to the National symposium. Interested? You (and your teacher) should contact the JSHS regional symposium director in your area to obtain application guidelines and materials.
The Research Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) provides opportunities for all high school students, including underrepresented groups, to gain hands-on work experience in scientific research and development programs on a university level. You must be recommended by your high school teacher(s) to be consided for one of our apprenticeships. As a REAP student participant, you will be exposed to the real world of scientific research and—we hope—be able to see yourself making a living as a scientist or a researcher. Selected students are awarded a stipend for their summer research experience in a university lab. All students must apply via the AEOP using the following link: http://www.usaeop.com
The Naval Science Awards Program (NSAP) was established to encourage the interest of high school students to pursue careers in science or engineering by rewarding their scientific achievements through scholarships. The program provides scholarship awards to over 300 local, regional and state science and engineering fairs in which high school students exhibit their projects. You must participate in one of the affiliate science and engineering fairs to be considered for an NSAP scholarship.
Please call or email any one of us at the Academy for information on the programs that interest you.