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The Details
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU),
Oak Ridge, TN
Two-week residential program for high school students and high school teachersJuly 5-17, 2020
One-week residential program for middle school students: July 11-17, 2020
Appalachian high school & middle school students, and high school teachers in STEM-related fields.
  • Transportation to attend the programs
  • Full room and board
  • All expenses related to lab work and field trips
  • Teachers also receive a $1,000 stipend.
See the program flyer for more info.
How to Apply
Apply by March 6, 2020!

See the links below for complete application info.


94 students and teachers from all 13 Appalachian states are participating in the first ever virtual ARC/ORNL Summer STEM program. See press release for more info!

Calling Appalachian students and teachers for an all-expenses-paid summer STEM learning opportunity!

The ARC/ORNL Summer STEM Program is a residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia's high school and middle school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields. Hosted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this program is a gateway to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Appalachian Region. Many participants come from economically distressed counties and often gain their first exposure to applied science and STEM education through this experience.

All participants work with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest U.S. Department of Energy research facilities in the United States. High school and middle school students conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects, while high school teachers work with science practitioners to develop STEM-related curriculum.

The program culminates in a graduation ceremony where participants showcase their work.

See What It's All About!

For more information about the program, download this flyer.

Applications are due by Friday, March 6, 2020!

To learn about the program's impact on the Appalachian Region, check out this infographic.