K-12 Student Programs
Equipping students with the skills to become the next generation of STEM leaders
To meet the demands of a growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce, ORAU provides opportunities for students to gain the motivation, inspiration and skills we hope will lead them to pursue STEM careers.
ORAU has more than 70 years of experience developing and managing STEM education programs that motivate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. Many of these programs provide young people with opportunities to meet and interact with working STEM professionals, either in laboratory settings or more informally through our STEM Stories program.
Students interested in learning more about STEM careers can participate in several programs that will give one-of-a-kind experiences and access to professional researchers.
Oak Ridge Robotics Academy
The Oak Ridge Robotics Academy is a week-long day camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students filled with exciting and challenging activities. Working in small teams, students will design, build and program a robot. Students will have an opportunity to tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s research facilities and learn from robotics and engineering research scientists.
ARC Middle School Summer Science Academy
ARC Middle School Summer Science Academy is a week-long, residential, hands-on science academy sponsored by ARC and ORAU. Students participate in hands-on math, science and computer technology activities.
For more information about K-12 student programs, as well as other classroom, student and educator opportunities, please contact K12@orau.org.