Deadline Approaching for Appalachia Summer Learning Opportunities
Applications for the 2021 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer STEM Programs and the Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy are due March 1. Middle and high school students and high school teachers who attend a public school in Appalachian Ohio are encouraged to apply online by the March 1 deadline.“We encourage all students who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship or STEM careers to apply,” said John Carey, director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. “You don’t have to be a straight-A student to apply. These opportunities are open to all students.”The ARC/Oak Ridge Summer STEM Program is a residential learning experience connecting high school and middle school students, and high school teachers with award-winning scientists at
Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Students will gain exposure to applied science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) while teachers will work to develop STEM-related curriculum. The program will take place June 19-July 2, 2021 for high school students and teachers, and from June 26-July 2, 2021 for middle school students.The Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy is designated for rising high school seniors to develop skills and promote creativity essential to entrepreneurial success. Through mentorships, industry tours, teambuilding and other curriculum components, students can discover innovative career paths and enhance their way of thinking. The Academy will take place in two phases: June 14-25, 2021 and July 12-30, 2021.
All major expenses, including lodging, extracurricular activities and transportation to and from the participant’s home, will be covered. Appalachian high school teachers who apply for the STEM program will receive a stipend for their participation. Both programs are planning for in-person components but are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and prepared to make any necessary changes to ensure the safety of participants.Those interested can learn more and apply at the Governor’s Office of Appalachia website. Applications are due no later than March 1, 2021.Students or parents with questions can contact Julia Hinten, Appalachia Program Manager,