Summer programs available for Appalachian students and teachers

Summer programs available for Appalachian students and teachers


Applications for the 2021 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer STEM Programs and Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy now are available. Public middle and high school students and public high school teachers in the 32-county Appalachia region are encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline.

The ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program is a residential learning experience connecting high school and middle school students and high school teachers with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Students will gain exposure to applied science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), while teachers will work to develop STEM-related curriculum. The program will take place June 19-July 2 for high school students and teachers, and from June 26-July 2 for middle school students.

The Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy is designated for rising high school seniors to develop skills and promote creativity essential to entrepreneurial success. Through mentorships, industry tours, team building and other curriculum components, students can discover innovative career paths and enhance their way of thinking. The academy will take place in two phases: June 14-25 and July 12-30. 

Those interested can learn more and apply at the Governor’s Office of Appalachia website. Applications are due no later than March 1.