A Battelle-led consortium has won a potential 10-year, $185 million contract to help administer the U.S. Army’s portfolio of programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Battelle said Monday it will support the service branch’s Army Educational Outreach Program in partnership with the Academy of Applied Sciences, Education First, MetriKs Amerique, National Science Teachers Association, Purdue University, Technology Student Association, Tennessee Technological University and Widmeyer Communications.
The cooperative agreement award also includes alumni management, communication, strategic outreach and program evaluation work.
Battelle expects the group to help recruit at least 65, 000 students and teachers for the program by 2025.
AEOP covers Army-sponsored STEM initiatives such as the Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, Camp Invention, UNITE pre-collegiate summer program, Junior Solar Sprint car competition, eCyberMission virtual learning initiative and apprenticeship programs.