Army Educational Outreach Program

Friday December 1, 2006

What is it? The U.S. Army has long recognized that a scientifically and technologically literate citizenry has far reaching impacts for our national security. The Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP) is comprised of Army-sponsored research, education, competitions, internships, and practical experience designed to engage and guide students and teachers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. From kindergarten through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests, and ethnic, economic and academic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real world experiences involving these important disciplines.

What has the Army done? At the 2006 Army Science Conference recently held in Orlando Florida, area eCYBERMISSION winners were recognized for their achievements and introduced to cutting edge Army technologies. Just one of AEOP's many programs, eCYBERMISSION, is the U.S. Army's free, web-based science, math, and technology competition for 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade teams. Teams propose a solution to a real problem in local communities and compete for regional and national awards. The program is in its fifth year and has an ever growing number of student participants and national recognition.

The 2005-2006 competition even got the attention of Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corporation. In a videotaped address to the national finalists, Gates challenged the students to continue their pursuits of science, math, and technology: "Your experience with eCYBERMISSION is just the beginning. I urge you to continue to stay focused, to think outside the box, to ask yourself 'how does this work,' 'how can I solve this problem,' or 'how can I make this technology better.' "

For more information, please visit www.usaeop.com and www.ecybermission.com.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

2006 Army-Navy Football Game in Philadelphia

The Army-Navy football game is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football. The game will be televised on CBS on Saturday December 2 at 2:30 pm and will also be streaming Live on AKO.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Soldier Found Guilty of Negligence in Disappearance of Over 2000 MREs (SAS)
  • Army OKs New Museum Site After Concerns Over Gridlock (WT)
  • $55M Military Center Planned on Big Island (HA)
  • Ex-Reservist Questions Handling of Casket (EB | WP)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraq Panel to Urge Pullout of Combat Troops by '08 (EB | WP)
  • U.S. Commander Denies City of Baqouba Has Shut Down (SAS)
  • The Only Consensus On Iraq: Nobody's Leaving Right Now (NYT)
  • Bush Rejects Troop Reductions, Endorses Maliki (EB | WP)

OF INTEREST

  • Army-Navy Game: Rivalry for the Ages (PI)
  • Personal Products Needed for Wounded Servicemembers at Walter Reed (SAS)
  • First-Ever Purple Heart Memorial Opens (ARNews)
  • Pen Pal Letters Become Life Lesson (IBA)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. Soldier Dies Fighting in Iraq's Capital (JP | Story)
  • U.S Army Kills Two insurgents, Frees 3 Hostages (GPA | Story)
  • Kuwait Warns U.S. Against Pullout (DWN | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Different Fight, Same Patch(SH)
  • Combat Camera: Mission in Alabara (BS)
  • Was Fallen Hero Treated Like Baggage? (BS)
  • "Quality" and "Dropout" in the Same Sentence? (BS)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Our goal is to ensure that the prime minister has more capable forces under his control so his government can fight the terrorists and the death squads and provide security and stability in his country."-President George W. Bush said yesterday, November 30, 2006, while meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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