A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to ARC-HS@orau.org. Please include "Student" as part of the subject.
The ARC/ORNL High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute is a two-week, fully funded, residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia's high 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 increase their exposure to applied science and STEM research through this experience. All participants work with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest U.S. Department of Energy research facilities in the United States. High school students conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony where participants showcase their work.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, will be at least 16 by July 5, 2020, have attached a letter of reference, am willing to follow all program and safety instructions, am able to participate in all activities for the full program period of July 5-July 17, 2020, am able to reside on-site throughout the full program currently attend a public school in a designated Appalachian county, and plan to enroll in a public school in a designated Appalachian county for the 2020-2021 school year.