K-12 Students and Teachers Opportunities at ORNL
Due to age restrictions at ORNL, we can offer only a few opportunities for K-12 students at the laboratory. Through Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Center for Science Education, K-12 student and teacher programs allow younger audiences to engage in the research at ORNL. For more information, please visit the Center for Science Education website.
Tours of selected ORNL facilities are available on a limited basis to K-12 school groups. For more information or to arrange a tour of ORNL, please see the Visiting ORNL page on ORNL’s website.
The Appalachian Regional Commission/ORNL Summer Institute for Math, Science, & Technology is a two-week summer program that provides high school students and teachers from the Appalachian region the opportunity to work with scientists from ORNL. Many activities other than research are incorporated in the program to promote teamwork, expose students to college opportunities, and promote pride in the cultural richness and historical importance of the Appalachian region. Students and teachers must be nominated by their school.