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Alabama A&M Students Complete National Defense Education Program
Thirty-four students completed the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) recently at Alabama A&M. The NDEP, delivers professional development and STEM career preparation to participants through a series of lectures and training focused on developing a talent pipeline for Department of Defense (DoD) opportunities.
More information on the NDEP is found here.
Participants in the 6-week program were also invited to take part in paid internships in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, 5G, biotechnology, autonomy, cryptography, directed energy, microelectronics, quantum science/computing and other areas.
The goal of this DoD effort is to establish programs to better bolster the STEM workforce for the next generation, a priority that is critical to the Department and national security.
Students affiliated with disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are regularly encouraged to apply. The program enables participants to learn, participate in and explore STEM while simultaneously “jumpstarting” their professional development and preparation for opportunities in Department of Defense (DoD) fields.
Students attend guest lectures with STEM leaders and receive info on professional development. Additionally, leading participants will be invited to take part in paid internships with AAMU faculty in STEM areas. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a $1,000 stipend and certificate of completion.