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 Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge 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 increase their exposure to applied science and STEM research through this experience. All participants work 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 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 years old by July 10, 2023, am willing to follow all program and safety instructions, am able to participate in all activities for the full program period of July 8-July 21, 2023, currently attend a public, private, charter, or homeschool, or reside, in a designated Appalachian county, and plan to enroll in a public, private, charter, or homeschool, or reside, in a designated Appalachian county for the 2023-2024 school year.