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2013 Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute Applications Available

Program targets students in Ohio’s Appalachian region

COLUMBUS - Today the Governor’s Office of Appalachia announced that applications for the 2013 Middle and High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute are available. Middle and high school students and high school teachers from Ohio’s Appalachian region that are interested in applying to the program can visit or Udemy for detailed information and a copy of the application.

The 2013 Middle and High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute will take place from July 6-19, 2013 for high school students and July 14-19, 2013 for middle school students. 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.

"The institute is a great opportunity for students to work with math and science professionals in real-world scenarios and see how what they learn in school can be the foundation for a successful career," said Jason Wilson, director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. "The Governor’s Office of Appalachia is proud to partner with Appalachian Regional Commission to provide this opportunity. It is my hope that we will have applicants from each school district in the region this year."

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. High school students who wish to participate must be at least 16 years of age by July 10, 2013. Middle school students who wish to participate must be between 12 and 14 years of age by July 14, 2013. Students will have 24 hours of chaperoned service and the program will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers participating in the program will receive a stipend for their participation.

Applications will be mailed to middle school and high school guidance counselors, and are also available on the Governor’s Office of Appalachia website. Application materials must be submitted directly to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia and received no later than February 27, 2013.

Inquiries regarding participation, applications and program details should be directed to:

Governor’s Office of Appalachia
c/o Mrs. Christa Callihan
77 South High Street, 24th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-0060