Student ATI Fellow


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ARI is currently accepting applications for students that are highly motivate, innovative and interested in one of the following areas of focus:

  • Virtual Reality, Motion Capture, and advanced Film-making
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and construction (3-D Printing, engraving)
  • Ham Radio, Electronics (advanced soldering), and radio-frequency technology.
  • Making History come alive- creating Virtual Field trips

Students will complete projects with assistance from KVEC/ARI .  Please note that transportation to Hazard will be the responsibility of the individual student.  General information is listed below and the application is attached.   The deadline is January 19, 2018.   Please send information to me  as soon as possible so that appropriate signatures can be obtained.   ‚ÄčTeams may participate, however, each person MUST submit an application---make a notation that it is a team entry.   

Students wishing to participate will select one “Area of Focus” from the list below.  Students will meet 1-to-4 days in Hazard to complete an innovative project.  The projects will include the use of advanced technology and real-world application.  Student projects will be highlighted to a national audience at the FIRE Summit in April.              


-Virtual Reality, Motion Capture, and advanced Film-making

-Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and construction (3-D Printing, engraving)

- Ham Radio, Electronics (advanced soldering), and radio-frequency technology.

- Making History come alive- creating Virtual Field trips


Project-Based Learning


The core idea of project-based learning is that real-world problems capture students' interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. The teacher plays the role of facilitator, working with students to frame worthwhile questions, structuring meaningful tasks, coaching both knowledge development and social skills, and carefully assessing what students have learned from the experience. Advocates assert that project-based learning helps prepare students for the thinking and collaboration skills required in the workplace.


Procedures and Requirements:

Applications will be accepted from KVEC district school students until Friday, January 19, 2018. All applications will be screened by an independent panel.  Winners will be notified by January 26, 2018.


Applications should include the following sections:

1.      Completed Application with commitment signatures

2.      A student developed product that exemplifies the student’s passion and work ethic (around area of focus).

Examples could include a student essay (less than 500 words), video/art/multi-media presentation, any other student developed artifact that demonstrates passion/work-ethic.

3.      One letter of recommendation from a student… describing why you should be considered as a Student Fellow.

Final Product:

  • A completed project that can be showcased on
  • Participation and demonstration at FIRE Summit

Requirements for considerations include:

1. A complete submission of application. Deadline for submission January 19, 2018

2.  Commitment to attend 1-4 days in Hazard at the Holler Innovation Studio.

3. Commitment to share project results (photos, evidence, etc) on the ARI interactive WEB portal (Holler)

4. Commitment to attend Spring FIRE Summit in Pikeville on April 11, 2018.  (Not required for all winners)


Important Dates for Applications

January 19, 2018

Deadline for Grant Submission to KVEC

January 26, 2018

 Winners will be notified

February and March

Attend 2-4 days of in person training


Project evidence will be shared via

April 11, 2018


Teams will showcase their Projects at the FIRE Summit at the East KY Expo Center in Pikeville

 May 1, 2018


Final report due