Applications Available for Appalachian Students! ARC 2019 Summer Stem Program July 6-19, 2019

Feb 05, 2019

Calling Appalachian students and teachers for an all-expenses-paid summer STEM learning opportunity!


The ARC/ORNL Summer STEM Program is a residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia's high school and middle school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields. Hosted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this program is a gateway to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Appalachian Region. Many participants come from economically distressed counties and often gain their first exposure to applied science and STEM education through this experience.

All participants work with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest U.S. Department of Energy research facilities in the United States. High school and middle school students conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects, while high school teachers work with science practitioners to develop STEM-related curriculum.

For more information about the program and how to apply, download this flyer. Application forms are available for download in the "How to Apply" section of this page. Applications are due by March 15, 2019. For additional information or if you have questions about the program, contact Kathy Zook by email or at (234) 254-1518


 Each year the Governor's Office of Appalachia and the Appalachian Regional Commission send two middle school and two high school students as well as two high school teachers to the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and Summer Science Academy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


Video and Information


Program Flyer

download this flyer


How to Apply

Apply by March 15!

The applications must be emailed to Julia by Close of Business on March 15, 2019.

See the links below for complete application info:



Applicant criteria (PDF)
Application (PDF)
Application Instructions (PDF)



Applicant criteria (PDF)
Application (PDF)
Application Instructions (PDF)