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ARC/ORNL High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute

Dates: July 7 – July 20, 2018

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 in the Appalachian region the opportunity to partner with ORNL scientists on projects in science, math, and research-related computer technology.

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ARC/ORAU Oak Ridge Middle School Summer Science Academy

Dates: July 15-20, 2018

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)/Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Middle School Science Academy is a week-long, residential, hands-on science academy sponsored by ARC and ORAU focusing on math, science and technology for middle school students.

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Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

Dates: July 21 – August 3, 2018

JSTI is a two week residential program in Maryland for current high school students that exposes them to scientific research through hands-on projects. This program enables students to work with real-world scientists and increase student awareness of career opportunities in STEM-related fields. There is also a one week component for middle school students.

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Tennessee Science Bowl

Dates: February 23-24, 2018

The Tennessee Science Bowl brings together student teams from across the state to compete head to head for bragging rights, cash prizes, and to represent Tennessee at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The annual event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office; ORAU, ORISE, and other organizations.

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Oak Ridge Robotics Academy

Oak Ridge Robotics Academy is a week-long day academy where middle school students work in small teams to design, build and program robots, as well as tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Math & Movement Mini-Academy K-5

Math & Movement Mini-Academy is a study workshop offered in the summer 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.

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3D Printing with Scratch Programming

3D Printing with Scratch Programming is a workshop offered in the summer for students to learn more about 3D printing and to transform their designs into reality. From hardware and software engineering to industrial design and manufacturing, 3D printing industry opportunities are at the forefront of an emerging trend toward fast prototyping and rapid product development. Students will have an understanding of additive manufacturing and understand math in a new and exciting way.

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Scratch, Makey Makey, and Code.org

This multimedia adventure is the perfect student workshop for aspiring coders. Students will create animated stories and games while learning programming concepts with Scratch. With this drag-and-drop platform developed by MIT, they’ll play with sprites and blocks to set a foundation of computational thinking—an essential skill in today’s tech-driven world. Programming may seem technical but it should also be a blast! This workshop is offered during the summer months.

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