A complete application consists of:
*IMPORTANT NOTE: On the question asking about your degree, please enter the following on the indicated questions*
*If you are homeschooled: For any question asking for your school name, please enter "Homeschool" or the name of your homeschool organization or coop.
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, 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 virtually with scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest U.S. Department of Energy research facilities in the United States, and other experts to conduct virtual guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects. The program culminates in a final group presentation where participants showcase their work.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, will be at least 16 by June 19, 2021, am willing to follow all program and safety instructions, am able to participate in all virtual activities for the full virtual program period of June 19-July 2, 2021, currently attend a public school or homeschool in a designated Appalachian county, and plan to enroll in a public school or homeschool in a designated Appalachian county for the 2021-2022 school year.