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K-12 Events

Promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education among K-12 students is vital to keeping meeting the nation’s needs for workers in the STEM fields. The need for students to be inspired to pursue careers in the STEM fields continues to grow, and ORAU is committed to providing the support necessary to improve education, research and innovation.

ORAU has more than 70 years of experience developing and managing STEM education programs that motivate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. We also have experience providing leading-edge and innovative education for the teachers who will educate the next generation of STEM leaders.

STEM teachers from Kindergarten through high school, and others interested in the STEM fields, can choose from a number of professional development opportunities provided by ORAU.

ARC/ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute

ARC/ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute

The ARC/ORNL summer STEM program is a residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia's high school and middle school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields. 

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STEM Stories

STEM Stories

We connect scientists to students through STEM Stories, live events where students participate in talks by dynamic speakers and innovators in their fields who share their career journeys, who inspired them and what it took to get to where they are now.

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Education Grants

Education Grants

ORAU directly supports the schools in our own backyard by offering education grants to Anderson County educators. Since 2002, ORAU has funded more than $500,000 in grants to area schools for projects that complement ORAU’s mission of enriching STEM education programs.

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Extreme Classroom Makeover

Extreme Classroom Makeover

Technological advancements are an everyday occurrence. Most children today are digital natives, seemingly born with smartphones or tablets in hand. Still, some schools do not have the budgets to keep pace with changing technology. Keeping up with current demands seems like a luxury.

That’s where Extreme Classroom Makeover comes in. Our annual competition awards deserving STEM teachers with a room full of the latest educational technology.

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