Welcome to the ARC/ORAU Oak Ridge Summer Science Academy!

middle school student at microscope

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), in collaboration with ORAU in Oak Ridge, Tenn., presents a one-week, residential, hands-on science academy focusing on math, science, and technology for middle school students July 15-20, 2018. The ARC/ORAU Summer Science Academy is a unique opportunity for students to work in collaborative teams with experienced teachers to utilize current technology to answer a research question. Students work in three specific teams during the one-week academy, with each team comprising 8-9 students. The team approach provides an opportunity to collaboratively tackle a specific research topic and investigate it using a hands-on inquiry-based approach.

student working on a wind experiment