ARC is Accepting Applications for Summer Learning Opportunities

19 December 2023
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Summer Learning Opportunities in Appalachia

Announcing:ARC 2024 the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the  Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge 

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is accepting applications for two summer study opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge. Both programs, planned for summer 2023, are free intensive learning experiences specifically for the Appalachian Region’s high school and/or middle school students and teachers. Program details are listed below:

Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA)

  • The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA), developed in partnership with Appalachian State University, EntreEd, and STEM West, prepares the next generation of regional entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers. High school students from across Appalachia will be selected to participate in a comprehensive learning curriculum designed to cultivate creativity, sharpen business acumen, and develop skills essential for entrepreneurial success. The students will have the opportunity to develop and implement business ideas, refine and prototype those ideas, and eventually deliver a shark-tank-style pitch presentation for an audience of entrepreneurs. AEA will be held from July 6-19, 2024, at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. More information and application materials are available atwww.arc.gov/AEA.

 Picture of students working in teams at the Entrepreneurship Academy

Applications Open Now! Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy

Who:  Appalachian High School Students

When: July 6-19, 2024

Where:  Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina

Application Deadline: February 2, 2024

Apply Here

 Sample Entrepreneurship Academy Schedule

Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge

  • The Appalachian STEM Academy is a hands-on learning experience for Appalachia’s middle and high 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. Working with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 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. Many students gain their first exposure to applied science and STEM education through this experience.  For the first time in the program’s 32-year history, ARC is excited to expand the middle school STEM Academy into two separate, one-week sessions, allowing double the number of students to participate. This program will be held from July 6-19, 2024 for high school students and teachers. Middle school students dates are from July 6-12, 2024 (Session 1), and July 13-19, 2024 (Session 2). The programs will be held at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. More information and application materials are available atwww.arc.gov/STEM. 

 

Applications Open Now! Appalachia STEM Academy

Who:     Appalachian Middle and High school students / High school teachers

When:  July 6-19, 2024 for high school students and teachers

              July 6-12, 2024 (Session 1) July 13-19, 2024 (Session 2) for middle school students

Where:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Application Deadline: February 2, 2024

Apply here:https://www.orau.org/arc-ornl/default.html

 Picture of previous attendees of STEM Academy

  

What’s Included:

  • Roundtrip travel to Oak Ridge, TN
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Supplies
  • Extracurricular Activities

Participants should expect to bring some extra money for incidental expenses or souvenirs. 

Interested in the Appalachian STEM Academy but still have questions? We have the answers here! Learn More

For more information about these initiatives visit  www.arc.gov  or contact Kathy Zook at  kzook@eastgatecog.org or (234) 254-1518.

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