STEM High School Students

Appalachian STEM Academy

Who: Rising 10-12th Grade Students in Appalachia

When: July 6-19, 2024

Where: Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Application Deadline: February 2, 2024

The Appalachian STEM Academy will allow 26 high school students to participate in collaborative research at ORNL, a world-class research facility. Working with mentors and facilitators, students will broaden their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and expand their research skills. Students will be provided information on STEM careers and will be encouraged to pursue post-secondary educations, particularly in STEM fields.

In small teams of students, participants will conduct short-term research projects at ORNL and/or Pellissippi State Community College. The participants will also receive an introduction to engineering design and entrepreneurship through evening activities. In addition, they will have opportunities to attend a variety of cultural and recreational activities that enrich and celebrate their Appalachian heritage and extend the research and science activities outside the laboratory.

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