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All K-12 Student Programs

STEM Stories logoSTEM Stories

ORAU is connecting scientists to the students through STEM Stories, where students participate in live talks by dynamic speakers and innovators in their fields as they describe their journey to where they are now. Through this experience, students will hear the practical and inspirational steps professional scientists have taken to achieve their dreams and successes in STEM careers.

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.

ARC/ORAU Oak Ridge Middle School Summer Science Academy (Residential)

A week-long, residential, hands-on science academy sponsored by ARC and ORAU focusing on math, science, and technology for middle school students.

Oak Ridge Robotics AcademyOak Ridge Robotics Academy

A week-long day camp where middle school aged students work in small teams to design, build and program robots, as well as tour ORNL.

Math and Movement Mini-AcademyMath and Movement Mini-Academy for Students in Grades K-5th

Math & Movement is designed to keep kids feeling good about math. Kids learn more, retain more and gain valuable basic skills while exercising their bodies as well as their minds. Using simple techniques and fun exercises, the fundamentals of arithmetic and early algebra concepts can be introduced to children of all ages.

Scratch, Bee-Bot, and Pro-Bot Programming

Programming may seem technical but it should also be a blast! Experience a summer camp adventure where computer characters are at your command. This Scratch programming course for kids introduces your younger students to the essential building blocks behind object-oriented programming through creating fun, interactive stories and simple games.

Joint Science and Technology InstituteJoint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

A two-week, residential program for current high school students intended to expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects, to enable students to work with real-world scientists, and to increase students’ awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

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.

Oak Ridge Robotics Academy


Students participate in Oak Ridge Robotics Academy

The Oak Ridge Robotics Academy is a week-long day camp filled with exciting and challenging activities. Working in small teams, students design, build and program a robot. Students also tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s research facilities and learn from robotics and engineering research scientists.

Contact Us

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

Marie Westfall