Target Audience: 9th-10th Grade Students
The ARC Appalachian STEM Academy - Bridge Program is a two-week, fully funded, hands-on learning experience for those students who previously completed the 2021 or 2022 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 Oak Ridge Associated Universities 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.