EdConnection News: Unique opportunity for Appalachian students and teachers

The Appalachian Regional Commission encourages middle and high school students interested in math, science and technology to apply for the commission’s 2020 Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer STEM Program.

All middle and high school students who attend public schools in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties are eligible to apply. Appalachian high school teachers focusing on STEM education also are eligible to apply. The free program offers Ohio Appalachian students the opportunity to work in teams with scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The institute will take place July 5-17 for high school students and teachers and July 11-17 for middle school students. Both sessions take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Chaperones will be present 24 hours a day, and the academy will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers are eligible to take part and can receive stipends for attending. See the website for qualifications.

Additional program information and applications are available here. Submit applications online to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia on or before Feb. 28.

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