The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, and educate the next generation of scientists.
October 4, 2016 - ORISE was recently presented its 12th consecutive “Star of Excellence” award by DOE during its annual Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association national conference.
August 19, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2017-2018. The program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators to serve 11 months in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office.
Number of undergraduate health physics degrees dropped in 2015 to lowest level in more than a decade
August 3, 2016 - The number of undergraduate students who graduated in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in health physics dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade, while the number of master’s and doctorate degrees increased. This is according to the latest annual study conducted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which surveyed 22 health physics programs, representing nearly all such programs at the nation’s universities.
Folami Alamudun spent ten weeks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory researching ways to help increase the efficiency and efficacy of mammograms through improved detection tools. Learn more about his research at ORNL.
Research participants placed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through science education programs administered by ORISE share how access to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology.