Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach is vital to encouraging the next generation of scientists and engineers. STEM activities for both students and teachers, conducted by ORNL’s NSED staff, are coordinated through the directorate’s Educational Outreach Committee.
A wide range of activities are supported for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Activities include: judging at science fairs, Science Expo for grades K-5, participation with ORAU’s Science Village, presenters for Saturday Science, and attending high school career fairs.
Teacher’s Workshops are conducted for middle and high school science teachers and include classroom presentations, hands-on experiments (that can be taken back to the classrooms), and tours of the research facilities.