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ARC Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge - Bridge Program

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Target Audience: 9th-10th Grade Students

The ARC Appalachian STEM Academy - Bridge Program is a two-week, fully funded, hands-on learning experience for students who previously completed the ARC/ORAU Middle School Summer Science Academy as an 8th grader, but are not yet old enough to apply for the Appalachian STEM Academy high school program. 

The Appalachian Bridge Academy STEM Program is hosted by ORAU in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and builds upon the knowledge the participants gained in the Science Academy. All participants work with a master teacher, assistant teacher, and other experts to conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects. The program culminates in a final group presentation where participants showcase their work.

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During the two-week research experience, students and teachers conduct short-term research projects. The culmination of this two-week experience is a poster session where the research groups present their research posters to and answer questions from federal and state ARC dignitaries, ORNL and ORAU dignitaries, parents, and friends.

A male student builds and programs a remote-controlled robot

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