The ARC/ORNL Summer STEM program is still scheduled for July 2020. Should this program need to be modified, an announcement will be made in mid-April.
Applications are now closed for 2020. Please check back in January 2021 for Summer 2021 Institute information.
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.
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.