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Looking for the latest news about the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)? The ORISE Media Center offers an extensive collection of media resources, including news releases, photos, media contacts, links to ORISE publications, background information and videos.

News Releases

Applications being accepted for 2015 spring term of DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

July 31, 2014 - DOE is currently seeking undergraduate students for paid internships at ORNL for the 2015 spring term of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. The program at ORNL is administered by ORAU, through a contract with DOE to manage ORISE.

ORAU receives DOE Small Business Award for work under ORISE contract

July 3, 2014 - ORAU receives DOE small business award. Award recognizes ORAU's achievements with small business suppliers for work performed under ORISE contract.

ORISE recognized by EPA as Federal Green Challenge award winner

June 18, 2014 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by ORAU for the Department of Energy, received a 2014 Federal Green Challenge award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improving its water consumption levels and its electronic sustainability and recycling efforts in 2013 by the highest percentage increase compared to the previous year in the Southeast region.

ORISE report suggests foreign doctorate recipients routinely take regular employment in the U.S. after completing postdoctoral appointments

May 5, 2013 - The number of foreign doctorate students who remain in the U.S. after graduation has declined slightly over the past five to 10 years, but long-term stay rates indicate that nearly two-thirds of foreign doctorates are continuing to stay in the U.S.

ORAU-managed beryllium lab marks outstanding year in 2013

ORAU-managed beryllium lab marks outstanding year in 2013 with zero test errors. Managed for DOE, lab personnel processed nearly 4,100 beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests without a single error.

Number of health physics degrees granted in 2013 has increased for undergraduates, declined for graduates

Report shows the number of college students graduating with majors in health physics has increased slightly for bachelor’s degrees, but decreased for both master’s and doctoral candidates.

Multiple research appointments available through Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program

ORAU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are currently seeking recent doctoral degree recipients for various appointments in the Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program.

Recent Ph.D. recipients wanted for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research Awards

ORAU and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are currently taking applications for the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. Applications are being accepted until April 30, 2014.

ORISE report shows nuclear engineering graduation rates on the rise in 2013

ORISE report shows the number of college students graduating with majors in nuclear engineering in 2013 continues to increase.

ORAU PeerNet® used to support DOE’s Office of Science Enrico Fermi Award selection

ORAU’s electronic peer review and evaluation system, PeerNet®, was used to support the selection of recipients for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Enrico Fermi Award.

New Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education book celebrates 20 years of impact on DOE’s mission and national agenda

New ORISE book celebrates 20 years of impact on DOE’s mission and national agenda. Book chronicles breadth and depth of impact through timeline and feature articles

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Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953

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Communications Specialist, Communications
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Cell: 865.323.5762

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