ARC/ORAU Middle School Summer Science Academy

Organization
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Reference Code
ARC-ORAU-MS-S-20
How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An online application form

If you have questions, send an email to ARC-MS@orau.org.

Application Deadline
3/6/2020 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

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.

Qualifications
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must currently attend public school (in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at the time of application) in a designated Appalachian county (see http://www.arc.gov/counties)
  • Must plan to enroll in a public school in a designated Appalachian county for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Must be willing to follow all program and safety instruction
  • Must be able to participate in all activities for the full program period, July 11 -July 17, 2020
  • Must be able to reside on-site throughout the full program (lodging and supervision provided)
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Any degree .
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (23 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other (8 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )
Affirmation

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.