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All K-12 Student Programs

Tennessee Science Bowl

Students from across the state of Tennessee compete in this annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office and other local businesses, including ORAU. The winning team receives a trip to the National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C.

National Science BowlNational Science Bowl®

In this highly visible educational event and academic competition, teams of high school students gather in Washington, D.C., to attend science seminars and compete to solve problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.

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

ARC/ORAU Oak Ridge Middle School Summer Science Academy (Residential)

A week-long, residential, hands-on science academy sponsored by ARC and ORAU focusing on math, science, and technology for middle school students.

Oak Ridge Robotics AcademyOak 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 ORNL.

Joint Science and Technology InstituteJoint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

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.

Math and Movement Mini-AcademyMath and Movement Mini-Academy for Students in Grades K-5th

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. The techniques have been used successfully with children as young as pre-school and as old as the high school years. Our activities are fun for math learners, and build on extensive brain research together with practical field testing.


Oak Ridge Robotics Academy


Students participate in Oak Ridge Robotics Academy

The Oak Ridge Robotics Academy is a week-long day camp filled with exciting and challenging activities. Working in small teams, students design, build and program a robot. Students also tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s research facilities and learn from robotics and engineering research scientists.

Contact Us

For more information about the ORAU Center for Science Education, and other K-12 student STEM education opportunities, please contact:

Marie Westfall