DEVCOM C5ISR Center works to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into sharper focus for students and provide direction and awareness of what work in the technology fields entails. A few of these opportunities include: 


The C5ISR Center Math and Science Summer Camp is a one-week introductory STEM program providing students with hands-on learning in science and engineering, featuring the development of models to solve real world problems. Campers participate in planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing data, and discussing, explaining, and using evidence for ideas. 

The Summer Program enhances your child’s interest in STEM through a fun, hands on approach based on how today’s students learn science. The curriculum for each session revolves around observation, questioning, and designing solutions using engineering and technology. All programs are taught by state-certified teachers. The C5ISR Center Math and Science Camp is designated as a camp in “good standing” by the license board of the Maryland Department and Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). 

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Thank you for your interest in the C5ISR Center Math and Science
Summer Camp. 

As always, applications will be processed on a strict first come – first
served basis
, with placement preference given to campers whose
parent(s)/guardian(s) are holding a current Active Duty, Reserves, or
National Guard member status.

Applications will be available here, beginning Monday, February 5,
2024, at 10:00 AM.
Application link will close on Tuesday, February
27th, 2024, at 11:55 PM.
Step-by-Step application instructions will be
available here . Please be sure to familiarize yourselves with the
process prior to application day.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at the 2024 C5ISR Center
Math & Science Summer Camp.
For questions, please reach out to the
C5ISR Center Community Outreach Office at usarmy.apg.devcom-

Applications will be available starting Monday, Feb. 5, 2025 at 10 a.m. 

Introducing the Summer 2024 Themes: 

STEM in Sports: Entering 5th and 6th Grade.

July 22 – July 26

Can you play tennis with a baseball? Or soccer with a volleyball? What makes hockey gear effective? Find out what makes silly putty special (and make some to take home), and then, design a safe capsule for your athlete to survive different bumps and bruises. Join us as we dive into the STEM that makes the sports that we love fun and safe.

De-Cypher-ing Communication: Entering 9th and 10th Grade.

July 29 – August 2

What do the Julius Ceasar, Big Bang Theory, Titanic, and the US Army have in common? Coded messages! Learn how to decipher codes, send secret messages, and create your own cypher as we dive into cryptology and the history of communication.

STEM-a-Palooza: Entering 7th and 8th Grade.

August 5 – August 9

See STEM all around you. From the games we play to the vehicles we drive; STEM is in every part of our lives. During the week, we will learn how to use solar energy for power, explore if your favorite board and dice games are fair, and dive into the meaning of STEM with fun experiments.


The RISE Program is a two-week internship program for current High School students who will be 16 years of age on or before July 1, 2022.

Program participants work with professional engineers and scientists to complete result-oriented work. In addition to technical skills, student develop professional skills through a series of leadership workshops.

Over the course of the two-week RISE program, students spend between six and seven hours each day working in professional APG labs. Students are exposed to real-world technology and provide assistance to the engineers and scientists who work at APG to support the Soldier.

The RISE Program is scheduled to be held July 10-21, 2023 (Monday-Friday).

This year, applications will be submitted online. The link will be available in January and application are due no later than Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at 11:55 p.m.

Before starting the application process, please review all eligibility requirements including required documents as well as the application review and acceptance process.

Students applying for the RISE Program must meet the following basic program eligibility:

  • Students must commit to a full program schedule (July 10-21, Monday – Friday). 
  • Student must be a current U.S. Citizen (if students holds dual citizenship, contact the C5ISr Center Community Outreach Office at usarmy.apg.devcom-c5isr.mox.outreach@army.mil to request a security determination as to whether the student is eligible. (Students who hold dual citizenship should feel free to submit an application prior to receiving a security derermination in order to ensure they meet all program deadlines.)
  • Students must be 16 years of age or older on or before July 1, 2023. 
  • Students must be enrolled in a Maryland High School. Both rising juniors and seniors eligible to participate. Current year seniors who will graduate in 2023 are not eligible for RISE.
  • Students can only participate in RISE once. Students who have already completed RISE are no longer eligible. 
  • Students must have no major disciplinary history. 
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (preferred program GPA is 2.5 or higher). 

Placement priority will be given to students who self-identify in one or more of the following categories.

  •  Qualify for a free or reduced lunch
  • Minority historically underrepresented in STEM (Alaskan Native, Native American, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Female pursuing research in physical science, computer science, mathematics, or engineering
  • Students receiving special education services/ Students having a disability
  • Students for whom English is their second language
  • Students who are potential first-generation college student (parents did not attend college)

As part of their RISE Application, students will be required to submit the following:

  • Two (2) Essays (Essay Prompts will be provided in the application)
  • A Formal Transcript from their school that reflects ALL high school level coursework and grades taken to date
    • AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS: The transcript must include the student’s name, the name of the school, years of course work and the current GPA. A copy of an electronic transcript that has all of this information is acceptable. Current year report cards without a full listing of all high school coursework/grades will not be accepted to meet this requirement.

Each RISE Application Packet goes through a four-step process.

STEP ONE – Review for Completeness:

Each application is reviewed to ensure it is complete. Due to the number of applicants, we will not be notifying candidates of incomplete or incorrect documents. Prior to submission, please ensure that you have answered all questions thoroughly and correctly, and uploaded the correct version of each document. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to add or amend any information or documents (such as resubmitting essays or transcripts). Applications that have not been fully submitted or that remain in “draft” form will not be moved forward for the review of eligibility.

STEP TWO – Review for eligibility:

Each complete application is reviewed to ensure that the student meets all of the basic eligibility requirements. Once the application has been reviewed for basic eligibility, all personally identifying information (to include school, county/town, gender, race, nationality etc.) is redacted before the application is sent to the RISE Panel for review

STEP THREE – RISE Panel Review:

Each application is reviewed by three members of the RISE Review Panel. Panel members review the Applicant Questionnaire, the Essays, Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation and assign each area a score. Scores from the three reviewers are then averaged, producing a “raw score” for all application packets.

STEP FOUR – Application of Priority Points:

Once the application packet has been given a “raw score”, any “priority points” based on the list above are applied. From here, the scores are re-adjusted and ranked. Students are accepted based on this final ranking.

If you have questions please reach out to the C5ISR Center Community Outreach Office at usarmy.apg.devcom-c5isr.mbx.outreach@army.mil


Our STEM@Home newsletter is geared for kids grades K-12. It offers engaging and educational activities that can be done with minimal materials and a whole lot of imagination.