Offering educational opportunities to K-12 students and teachers

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors a number of educational events and programs that encourage students to broaden their knowledge of the possibilities that science can bring and provides students with the opportunities to engage in hands-on activities that broaden their STEM education foundation.

K-12 student and teacher opportunities

Math and Movement
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.

Oak 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 Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ARC/ORAU Oak Ridge Middle School Summer Science Academy
A week-long, residential, hands-on local science academy sponsored by ARC and ORAU focusing on math, science and technology for middle school students.

ARC/ORNL High School Summer Math-Science-Technology 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 local high school students and teachers the opportunity to partner with ORNL scientists on projects in science, math, and research-related computer technology.

Joint Science and Technology Institute
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.