The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the best and most diverse students and faculty members to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and more than a dozen other federal agencies.
Current ORISE science education program opportunities include:
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Graduate fellowships
- Postgraduate internships
- Postdoctoral research opportunities
- Faculty/student team research experiences
- K-12 education programs
- Teacher professional development
- Science education events
Realizing that it can take years to cultivate highly qualified scientific and technical talent, ORISE designs, implements, operates, and evaluates science education and workforce development programs for all levels in the academic continuum.
Our science education capabilities include:
ORISE identifies critical national needs in science education by analyzing labor trends, evaluating program outcomes and assessing educational technologies.
ORISE recruits a diverse pool of highly qualified students, faculty and postdoctoral participants and encourages them to participate in national scholarship, fellowship, internship and other science education programs.
ORISE manages high-profile, local and national education initiatives in an effort to create excitement and inspire teachers and students to pursue interests in scientific fields.
The success of ORISE research participation programs depends heavily upon mentoring leadership and guidance from the host facility. To help prepare mentors, ORISE provides training through an online orientation program.
The Center for Science Education serves as a national resource for featuring products, services and programs that can help make science, technology, engineering and math education more effective at all levels, from K-12 to postgraduate.
The overall number of students who graduated in 2015 with health physics degrees dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade. 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.