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The Howard University UNITE Program is a four week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented rising 9th and 10th grade students from groups historically underrepresented and under-served in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our program encourages students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through a program of focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration. Click here for more information.



The United States Army has long recognized that a scientifically and technologically literate citizenry is our nation’s best hope for a secure, rewarding, and successful future.

For over 50 years, the Army has supported a wide range of educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for our youth, college and graduate students, as well as our valued teachers.


The need for STEM literacy – the ability to understand and apply concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to solve our nation’s most complex problems – is growing exponentially. The requirement for STEM literacy goes beyond the traditional STEM occupations of scientist, engineer and mathematician. The Army also has a growing need for highly qualified, STEM-literate technicians and skilled workers in advanced manufacturing, logistics, management and other technology-driven fields. Success and sustainment for the Army’s Science & Technology Enterprise heavily depends on the continuous development of innovative solutions that protect the greatest asset – our Soldier – and our nation, against current and emerging threats.

Through AEOP, the Army continues its long tradition and strong commitment to the advancement of STEM education and literacy. Leveraging its most valuable assets – world-class scientists and engineers and research facilities – AEOP offers our nation’s youth and teachers a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of opportunities that effectively engage future workforce generations in meaningful, real-world STEM experiences, competitions and paid internships.

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 while also engaging with Army-sponsored mentors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

UNITE is open to all rising 9th and 10th grade students in the DC Metropolitan Area. 

When and how long is the program?

This is a 4-Week Non-Residential program, from June 26th to July 21st, 2017.

Where is the program held?

The program is held on Howard University's main campus.

How many students are able to participate?

This year, 15 students will be selected.

How much is the program?

Free. There are no admission, application, or activity fees. Lunch will also be provided every day.

What are the times of the program?

The UNITE Program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

This 2017 HU UNITE program is no longer taking applications

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at

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