High School Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)
REAP is part of the portfolio of opportunities funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) in the effort to encourage Americans to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to ultimately fulfill the nation's economic and security needs.
REAP is a summer program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at pre-determined area colleges and universities with the Center of Research in Computer Vision at UCF being one of them. Each REAP apprentice works under the direct supervision of a scientist or engineer on a hands-on research project. Through the REAP experience, apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM.
REAP apprenticeships are 6-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend of $1,500 for their participation.
REAP students must be from groups that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM. They must self-identify as meeting two or more of the criteria listed below:
To apply for the 2014 program, please visit http://www.usaeop.com/programs/REAP/