Applications Available for Two Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Appalachian Students and teachers!

Feb 01, 2021


The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy and ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program


Announcing: ARC 2021 Summer Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program

 

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

 

  • The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA), developed in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership, prepares the next generation of regional entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers. Chosen via a competitive application process, rising high school seniors from across Appalachia are selected to participate in an intensive learning curriculum designed to cultivate creativity, sharpen business acumen, and develop skills essential for entrepreneurial success. As part of matriculation, AEA participants receive tech support, materials, a stipend, and other resources to participate in all aspects of the program. At completion, participants will receive a formal Certificate of Completion. AEA will be held in two phases – one virtually from June 14-25, 2021 and the second in person in Pittsburgh, PA from July 12-30, 2021. Changes to this schedule may be made due to COVID restrictions. More information and application materials are available at www.arc.gov/AEA.

     

    Who can apply:            High school seniors 

    Dates of AEA:                 Virtual session June 14-25, 2021.

                                                 COVID permitting in-person session July 12-30, 2021

    Application:                   AEA Summer Program Apply Here

    Application deadline:     March 1, 2021

     

  • The ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program 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. This program will be held virtually from June 19-July 2, 2021 for high school students and teachers and June 26-July 2, 2021 for middle school students. If COVID restrictions allow, the program will be held in person in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. More information and application materials are available at www.arc.gov/summerSTEM.

 

Who can apply:           Middle and high school students / high school teachers

Dates of Oak Ridge:    Virtual event:

                                              June 19-July 2, 2021 for high school students and teachers

                                              June 26-July 2, 2021 for middle school students

                                            COVID permitting the event will in-person for the dates above.

Application:                 ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program

Application deadline:     March 1, 2021

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