Colorful and Sweet Chemistry. Project Wet. Virtual Reality in the Classroom.
For teachers, these are just some of the professional development programs ORAU offers at no cost every summer to enhance their knowledge and skills in STEM education. Our hands-on, multi-faceted programs give teachers opportunities to test new techniques and keep up with technological innovations. The goal: to help them motivate and inspire tomorrow’s STEM leaders.
For students, we offer real-life laboratory experiences, hands-on activities and personalized experiences through programs we manage in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission.
- ARC-ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute gives high school students from throughout Appalachia the opportunity to partner with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on inquiry-based, applied research projects
- During the ARC/ORAU Summer Science Academy, middle school students collaborate, with guidance from experienced teachers, to tackle and investigate a research question with the goal of arriving at an innovative solution.
The future of STEM is in their hands. Through these programs, we help them get there.