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


A group of 26 students from throughout Appalachia will be selected to participate in a hands-on learning program that will focus on the application of math and science principles in the areas of technology and alternative energy. The participants will be housed at a hotel in Oak Ridge, Tenn., near ORAU facilities. Students will be chaperoned 24 hours a day by experienced teachers. All major expenses, including meals, lodging, transportation to and from the participant’s home, and local transportation, will be covered for participants.

Participants will tour research facilities, use a variety of technologies to solve problems in ORAU’s learning center, and participate in field trips to nearby industries, research facilities, and museums. Students also participate in cultural field trips. Field trips will illustrate the applications of math and science in the real world and provide participants with opportunities to learn more about Appalachia and its unique characteristics

Applications for Summer 2016 are closed.

2016 ParticipantJuly 16-21, 2017s
First Name Last Name City, State
Ambriana Carlisle  York, AL
Xavier Carlisle  York, AL
Zacheriah Christie Liberty, SC
Gavin  Dondzila Stubenville, OH
Jaylen Gambrell Williamsburg, KY
Ellie Harper Frankfort, OH
Virginia Haverty Chloe, WV
EmmaLee Holloway Liberty, SC
Hunter Jones Lizemore, WV
Alysha Kotkowski Liberty, SC
Caleb Marsh Cortland, NY
Brandon Martin Cortland, NY
Jonah Mathieson Mt. Vision, NY
Samuel Matrisciano Winona, MS
Emily McFarland Tazewell, VA
Logan Pachulski Jim Thorpe, PA
Courtney Phillips Oakwood, VA
Charles Pirnat Roaming Shores, OH
Peter Sawyer Asheville, NC
Abigail Shaffer Cortland, NY
Anabeth Sharpe Williamsburg, KY
Austin Velez Albrightsville, PA
Emma Walden Pioneer, TN
William Weathers Winona, MS
Katelyn Williams Akron, AL
2015 ParticipantJuly 16-21, 2017s
First Name Last Name City, State
Michelle Adkins Griffithsville, WV
Sandtanner Anthony Notasulga, AL
Stephen Bias Andrews, NC
Randy Boyer Calhoun, GA
Wesley Conklin Greentown, PA
Elizabeth Cooper Harriman, TN
Luis Correa-Colon Jamestown, NY
Nicolas Craven Corinth, MS
Summer Dracup Jamestown, NY
Larkin Gardiner Water Valley, MS
Aaron Gillespie Liberty, SC
Ta'Nia Hawkins Water Valley, MS
Zachary Kushubar  Campobello, SC
Joshua Loomis Jamestown, NY
Austin Malin Andrews, NC
Bobbi Moore Chatsworth, GA
Glendon Peaden Decatur, TN
Mary Raymundo Bautista Chatsworth, GA
Gabrielle Rue Landrum, SC
Kaya Ryner Hawley, PA
Anthony Seevers Marietta, OH
Emma Stamper Morehead, KY
Reece Yost Tazewell, VA
2014 Participants
First Name Last Name City, State
Ally Aiken Mount Vision, NY
Josh Albert Damascus, VA
Travett Boughman Millersburg, OH
Jordan Buice Dawsonville, GA
Melissa Campbell Morristown, TN
Megan Clark Laurens, NY
Alayna Collins Gamaliel, KY
Nick Corbitt Knoxville, TN
Sparkle Cummings Dahlonega, GA
Chase Ellis-Wilds Killbuck, OH
Sydney Enderle Booneville, MS
James Fair Liberty, SC
Allyson Graves Tompkinsville, KY
Chantel Kennedy Pilgrim Knob, VA
Kyle Landolfi Hawley, PA
Lauryn Lewis Akron, AL
Mallory Pruitt Gaffney, SC
April Schuppenhauer Bradford, PA
Nathan Smith Knoxville, TN
Tysheena Thomas Akron, AL
Janel Troiani Liberty, SC
Brandon Vega- Monrroy Easley, SC