STEM and Educational Outreach Program

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center) STEM and Educational Outreach Program offers a wide array of immersive educational activities in an effort to inspire students to pursue STEM career pathways. Utilizing evidence-based teaching strategies, CCDC Chemical Biological Center’s STEM programs actively engage students to enhance learning for all demographics. As advisors, guest-speakers, mentors, project judges and scientists in the classroom, our talented workforce invigorates STEM education in their local communities and beyond.

CCDC Chemical Biological Center possesses an unrivaled chemical biological research and development infrastructure with scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists located at four different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Pine Bluff, Ark., Rock Island, Ill., and Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

CCDC Chemical Biological Center has a unique role in technology development that cannot be duplicated by private industry or research universities. It fosters research, development, testing, and application of technologies for protecting warfighters, first responders and the nation from chemical and biological warfare agents. CCDC Chemical Biological Center is currently developing better ways to remotely detect these chemical and biological materials – before the warfighter or first responder ever enters the threat zone. CCDC Chemical Biological Center is also developing a new generation of technologies to counter everything from homemade explosives to biological aerosols to traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards.


 

Did You Know?

It is projected that an additional 1 million STEM graduates will be needed by 2022 in order to address shortfalls in our Nation’s STEM workforce.
(White House “STEM for All” Initiative)

Pre-K through 5th grade

Activities can be facilitated by one of our scientists or engineers right in your classroom. CCDC Chemical Biological Center provides all necessary supplies and tailors instructional materials to highlight Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

U.S. Army AEOP Website

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) provides a portfolio of Army educational opportunities in STEM for the future generations of America’s workforce and teachers. The AEOP is composed of;

  • Competitions (Junior Solar Sprint, eCybermission, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium)
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships (CCDC Chemical Biological Center participates in SEAP and CQL)
  • STEM Enrichment activities for students and educators
  • DoD Scholarships & Awards (SMART)

From elementary school through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real-world STEM experiences involving these important disciplines while also engaging with Army-sponsored mentors.