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Summer program in Oak Ridge, TN available to middle & high school students (and high school teachers) as it relates to the science & technology (CTE related) field.

posted Mar 5, 2018, 10:56 AM by Janice Church   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 10:59 AM by Freedom High School ]

The Appalachian Regional Commission is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to provide two residential, hands-on learning institutes focusing on math, science, and technology for high school students and teachers (July 7-20, 2018) and for middle school students (July 15-20, 2018).

The ARC/ORNL/ORAU Summer Science Academy for middle school students and ARC/ORNL Institute for high school students is a unique opportunity for students to work with research scientists on relevant math and scientific topics facing the world in the 21st century. Middle school students, in the one week academy, and high school students and teachers, in the two week institute, work in teams on research projects during with each team comprising three to six students in the middle school academy and three to six students and teachers in the high school institute. The team approach provides an opportunity to conduct research activities and solve problems in a group setting. Research topics and activities may include such areas as biofuels and alternative energy.

High school students and teachers work with research scientists on relevant math and scientific topics facing the world in the 21st century. Students and teachers work in teams on research projects during the two-week institute, with each team comprising three to six students or teachers. The team approach provides an opportunity to conduct research activities and solve problems in a group setting.

Students work in teams on research projects during the one-week academy, with each team comprising three to six students. The team approach provides an opportunity to conduct research activities and solve problems in a group setting. Research topics and activities may include such areas as biofuels and alternative energy. Interested parties can view examples of the research and other activities engaged in during previous summer science camps at theSummerSTEM website.

The 2018 participants will be housed at a hotel in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near ORNL and ORAU facilities. Student participants will be chaperoned 24-hours a day by experienced teachers. Teachers selected to participate in the high school program will not be responsible for chaperoning students.

All major expenses, including meals, lodging, transportation to and from the participant’s home base and local transportation, will be covered for participants. Teacher participants will receive a stipend.

Participants will tour or spend days in ORNL research facilities, use a variety of technologies to solve problems in ORAU’s learning center, and participate in field trips to nearby industries, universities, and museums. Field trips will illustrate the applications of math and science in the real world and provide participants with opportunities to learn more about Appalachia and its unique characteristics. 

For a quick overview of the Oak Ridge Academy summer programs, click here: https://youtu.be/eNn0c5MN3LI

 

 

Applications must be submitted to Olivia Collier, the North Carolina ARC State Program Manager, on or before March 16, 2018.

 

Applications and additional information are available at: http://www.nccommerce.com/rd/arc/oak-ridge-summer-institute