Ohio Development Services Agency
Governor's Office of Appalachia
c/o Joy Padgett
77 South High Street, 29th Floor
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Telephone: (614) 644-9228
The 2014 Appalachian Regional Commission – Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and Summer Science Academy has announced two sessions for the summer of 2014. The session for high school teachers and students will take place from July 5-18, 2014, and the session for middle school students will take place from July 13-18, 2014. Both sessions will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
High school students who wish to participate must be 16 years of age by July 5, 2014. Middle school students who wish to participate must be between 12 and 14 years old on July 13, 2014. Appalachian high school teachers from grades 9-12 will be eligible to participate in the program and will be selected from math, science and technology disciplines.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) allow each state to recommend two students from the same middle school to participate, four high school students and four teachers.
Students will be chaperoned 24 hours a day during the program and it will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers in the program will receive a stipend for their participation.
Please make sure students submitting applications are available to attend the summer institute during the designated dates. For an application to be considered it must meet the mandatory requirements along with the requirements in the "other conditions" criteria. Students meeting both of these criteria will be given first consideration.
Do not mail or fax your completed applications to the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington D.C. Applications should be mailed or delivered to the attention of the Governor's Office of Appalachia at the address above.
If your application is not received by the Governor's Office of Appalachia by March 7, 2014, it will not be considered for this year's ARC/ORNL Institute. Applications must be postmarked before March 7, 2014; those postmarked on or after March 7, 2014 will not be accepted.