A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to ARC-MS@orau.org.
The ARC/ORAU Middle School Summer Science Academy is a one-week, fully funded, residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia's middle school students. Hosted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the 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 increased exposure to applied science and STEM education through this experience. Middle school students conduct guided STEM research projects with master teachers. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony where participants showcase their work.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, am willing to follow all program and safety instructions, am able to participate in all activities for the full program period of July 11-July 17, 2020, am able to reside on-site throughout the full program, currently attend a public school (in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade) in a designated Appalachian county, and plan to enroll in a public school in a designated Appalachian county for the 2020-2021 school year.