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Two Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) – Oak Ridge National Laboratory programs will be held in summer 2015: A high school math-science-technology institute, which is a two-week program for students and teachers; and a middle school science academy, which is a one-week program just for students. Both programs are all expenses paid and offer the opportunity to work with world-class scientists doing real science!

The numbers of participants and applications that may be submitted are limited as follows:

  • The high school program will be limited to a maximum of 52 participants: 26 students and 26 teachers. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will not be able to accommodate any additional participants. This allows for a minimum of 2 teachers and 2 students from PA.
  • The middle school program will be limited to a maximum of 26 student participants (students only, no teachers). This allows for a minimum of 2 middle school students from PA. ARC encourages states to select all middle school applicants from the same school, as this provides a better experience for the students and eases transportation arrangements.

For complete program detail and application forms visit the program website.

Applications must be submitted to Neil Fowler (nfowler@pa.gov)  or Lorri Shaver (lshaver@pa.gov) at the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) by Friday, March 13, 2015. They can be faxed to 717-783-4663 or scanned and emailed. It is suggested that applicants contact DCED to confirm receipt of faxed or emailed applications.

Note: All major expenses, including meals, lodging, transportation to and from the participant’s home, and local transportation, will be covered for all participants. Teacher participants will receive a $1,005 stipend.