Applications Available for Appalachian Students! ARC 2020 Summer STEM Program July 5-17, 2020

Jan 07, 2020

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. This year’s Summer STEM program will be held from July 5-17, 2020. 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, download this flyer. The online applications are listed below. Applications are due February 28, 2020. For additional information or if you have questions about the program, contact Kathy Zook at or 234.254.1518

Click here for more information and to watch this year's program video

How to Apply

Program Flyer

See the links below for program criteria and online application a or visit:

Applications are due by February 28, 2020!


Applicant criteria

Student Application

Teacher Application


Applicant criteria

Student Application