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Two-Week Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute Ends Friday

Morristown Teacher and Cannon County Student Among Participants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2007
FY07-57

WHAT: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) 2007 Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute Final Presentation Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Cumberland Room, Oak Ridge City Center (formerly Oak Ridge Mall), 333 Main Street, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

WHY: High school students and teachers from across Appalachia will be presenting results from research projects completed during the past two weeks under the guidance of ORNL mentors. The projects range from studying aquatic ecology to building Web sites and researching nanotechnology.

SPEAKERS:  

  • Anne Pope, ARC Federal Co-Chair
  • Thom Mason, Director of ORNL
  • Ron Townsend, President of ORAU

A group of 45 high school students and teachers from 12 Appalachian states are currently participating in the ARC/ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute, now in its 18th year. The two-week program ends on Friday, July 20, with a ceremony where the participants will demonstrate what they have learned in their research projects through combination of skits and computer-based presentations.

Administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the institute gives students and teachers a chance to have fun and conduct research in one of the nation’s most renowned national laboratories.

*NOTE TO EDITORS: Tennessee participants include Amber Simpson of Morristown and Christopher Bowman of Bradyville. Simpson is a math teacher at Morristown East High School. Bowman will be a junior at Cannon County High School in the fall. Please see the full list of participants below.

ARC/ORNL Summer Institute Participants

Students High School Home Town
Dustin Adkins Lincoln County High School West Hamlin, WV
Ariel Auge Chautauqua Lake Central High School Mayville, NY
Amy Bagg Bainbridge Gulford High School Oxford, NY
Sean Bailey Bradford Area High School Bradford, PA
Jenn Barnes Bradford Area High School Bradford, PA
Christopher Bowman Cannon County High School Bradyville, TN
Alex Brasher Hazard County High School Blackey, KY
Phillip Carey Palmetto High School Belton, SC
Candy Cason Calhoun High School Calhoun, GA
Justin Coburn Lincoln County High School West Hamlin, WV
Ceegan Danielson Bradford Area High School Bradford, PA
Courtney Denney Vinton County High School McArthur, OH
Alissa Faulkner Canisteo-Greenwood High School Canisteo, NY
Cody Franks Calhoun High School Calhoun, GA
Becca Fuller Fort Hill High School Cumberland, MD
Tempa Grabans Vinton County High School McArthur, OH
Barrett Gray Houston High School Houston, MS
Stephen Graycheck Lumpkin County High School Dahlonega, GA
Travis Hudson Canisteo-Greenwood High School Hornell, NY
Richard Huie Calhoun High School Calhoun, GA
Jada Isenhower Murray County High School Murray County, GA
Nathan King Fort Hill High School Cumberland, MD
D’Arlous Madden LaFayette High School LaFayette, GA
Desirae Meisberger Southern Hills Joint Vocational School Mt. Orab, OH
Jessica Morrow Fannin County High School McCaysville, GA
Victoria Niemeier Western High School Latham, OH
Jennifer Pominville Palmetto High School Williamston, SC
Joe Qualls Vinton County High School Radcliff, OH
Gabrielle Rathfon North Clarion Junior/Senior High School Tylersburg, PA
Ivan Stacy Buckhorn High School Buckhorn, KY
Jonathan Strange James F. Byrnes High School Greer, SC
Chase Weaver North Clarion Junior/Senior High School Lucinda, PA
Zachary Wilson Palmetto High School Williamston, SC
Teachers High School Home Town
Terry Bennett Calhoun High School Calhoun, GA
Davette Carpenter Canisteo-Greenwood High School Bath, NY
Jerry Cremeans Lincoln County High School Branchland, WV
Jeremy Crock Waterford High School Marietta, OH
Elaine Custer Karns City High School Emlenton, PA
Donald Custer Cornell Abraxas High School Emlenton, PA
Sandy Little Jackson High School Jackson, OH
Erika Loucks Schoharie Central High School Schoharie, NY
Phillip Peyton Nelsonville-York High School Shawnee, OH
Jennifer Pruett Carroll County Intermediate School Hillsville, VA
Amber Simpson Morristown East High School Morristown, TN
Edward Whonic Lumpkin County High School Dahlonega, GA

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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