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All K-12 Educator Programs

ORAU offers several FREE professional development workshops for educators during the summer. Workshop topics range from technology to hands-on activities that you can bring back to your classroom.

Tennessee Science Bowl

Students from across the state of Tennessee compete in this annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office and other local businesses, including ORAU. The winning team receives a trip to the National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C.

National Science BowlNational Science Bowl®

In this highly visible educational event and academic competition, teams of high school students gather in Washington, D.C., to attend science seminars and compete to solve problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.

ARC LogoARC-ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute is a two-week summer program that provides high school students and teachers the opportunity to partner with ORNL scientists on projects in science, math, and research-related computer technology.

The Harnessed Atom logoThe Harnessed Atom

A curriculum for teaching middle school students about atomic structure and nuclear power. Includes teacher presentation materials and interactive lessons.

Contact Us

For more information about the ORAU Center for Science Education, and other K-12 educator STEM education opportunities, please contact:

Marie Westfall