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The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University was selected as 2016-2017 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) site by the US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). REAP is a summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program that places talented high-school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in research apprenticeships at U.S. colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work on a hands-on research project under the direct supervision of a mentor, exposing them to the real world of research and allowing them to learn about education and career opportunities in STEM.

This apprenticeship focused on exploring materials in extreme dynamic environments through our CMEDE program. Program participants performed research and conducted experiments on materials that will help protect US Army soldiers while gaining experience using HEMI’s state-of-the-art facilities. The apprentices also had the opportunity to connect with students through events hosted by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Educational Outreach.

REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours).  Once this requirement is met, the apprentice will receive a stipend of $1,500. Student must arrange for their own transportation to/from JHU for the duration of their apprenticeship.

Visit the AEOP website at for more information on the REAP program.

2016 REAP Interns
Student Name Student’s School HEMI Mentor
AEOP_Logo_ Shawn Abraham Eleanor Roosevelt High School KT Ramesh/Kavan Hazeli
AEOP_Logo_ Fatima Ceesay Chesapeake Math and IT Academy Lori Graham-Brady/David Cereceda
AEOP_Logo_ Prince Nyaga C. Milton Wright High School Mark Robbins/Thomas O’Connor
AEOP_Logo_ Anna Pizzano Elizabeth Seton High School KT Ramesh/Kavan Hazeli

Photos from REAP 2016