K-12 STEM Education Programs
Inspiring the scientists of tomorrow, today
Colorful and Sweet Chemistry. Project Wet. Design Thinking.
For teachers, these are just some of the professional development programs ORAU offers at no cost every summer to enhance their knowledge and skills in STEM education. Our hands-on, multifaceted programs give teachers opportunities to test new techniques and keep up with technological innovations. The goal: to help them motivate and inspire tomorrow’s STEM leaders.
For students, we offer real-life laboratory experiences, hands-on activities and personalized experiences through programs we manage in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Joint Science and Technology Institute.
The future of STEM is in their hands. Through these programs, we help them get there.
Make a STEMpact in your community
Is your organization interested in helping sponsor STEM education programs in your community? All programs offered by ORAU are carefully designed and presented to be appropriate for the age, grade and achievement levels of the participating students. Training for teachers is included in program design. ORAU furnishes the curriculum, instructors and all resource materials. STEM learning experiences can be conducted at a nearby school, community center, place of business or other appropriate venue.
Whether you simply want to sponsor and fund these activities or you want to participate fully in the delivery of them, ORAU can provide your organization with a fully customizable plan to offer and support STEM education programs in your community.
Learn more about partnering with us to make a #STEMpact in your community!
View the K-12 STEM Programs Fact Sheet
The ORAU Center for Science Education provides a number of free hands-on STEM programs for students to engage in learning and for the educators who inspire them. ORAU places a high value on equipping elementary, middle and high school teachers with tools and experiences to enhance their classroom instruction.
Our hands-on programs give teachers opportunities to test new techniques and keep up with technological innovations. The goal—to help them motivate and inspire tomorrow’s STEM leaders.
Our K-12 activities offer students a way to participate in authentic, hands-on experiences designed to engage young minds in STEM subjects and challenge them beyond the classroom environment.