Return to the Fayetteville State University Home Page

Office of College Access Programs


UNITE - Army Education Outreach Program

UNITE is a four-week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).   Through focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration UNITE students have increased opportunities to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields.  

All young people should have the opportunity to think deeply and engage in experiences that will increase opportunities to become leaders of innovation and research designed to solve the most pressing challenges facing our society, both today and tomorrow.  SMART goals of UNITE are as follows:

  • 80% of program participants will have an increased interest in STEM careers.
  • 85% of program participants will demonstrate increased knowledge about STEM through the application of information learned.

During the Camp students will  

  • Gain a better understanding of the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
  • Engage in activities that promote problem solving on a team!
  • Gain confidence in your ability to participate in engineering and other STEM activities!
  • Get exposed to career opportunities in STEM fields!
  • Be better prepared to pursue engineering and STEM in college and, ultimately, in future careers!  

The curriculum is rigorous academic coursework and hands-on activities that are designed to spark and sustain student interest in STEM and that help prepare and encourage students to pursue college-level studies and, eventually, engineering and STEM careers. In addition to academics, the curriculum includes professional and social skills, all of which will be developed by rigorous course work, enrichment activities, and field trips to various industries around the state.


Students accepted into the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to pursuing a career in a STEM field

Eligibility Requirements:

UNITE is designed to broaden participation of underserved populations in STEM and have diverse participation to reflect the nation's demographics. Evaluation criteria for selecting students who fit the definition of diverse include those who identify with two or more of the following:

  • Student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch
  • Student is a racial or ethnic minority historically underrepresented in STEM (Alaska Native, Native American, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; female in specific fields - physical science, computer science, mathematics, engineering)  
  • Student receives special education services
  • Student is learning English as a second language
  • Student is a first-generation college-bound candidate 

For participation at Fayetteville State University students must meet two of the criteria above and be eligible for enrollment in the Talent Search program.

  • Rising 9th-12th grader
  • A potential first generation college student and/or receive free/reduced lunch
  • Have the desire to enroll in postsecondary education
  • Have a need for assistance with Talent Search services to support school success and college enrollment

How Can I Enroll in the UNITE Program?

Talent Search-UNITE Application (Coming April 2017)

Click here to learn more about other Army Educational Outreach Programs (AEOP)    

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina