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How ORISE is Making a Difference

Science education programs help next generation of scientific workforce gain experience at federal research facilities

How ORISE is Making a Difference

Committed to promoting education at all levels—from K-12 through faculty and postdoctoral researchers—the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) addresses national workforce trends and science education needs by:

  • conducting a variety of annual and semi-annual studies to assess labor trends
  • engaging in aggressive recruitment campaigns to encourage students, teachers and faculty to participate in one of the 150 science education programs we administer
  • overseeing a variety of program administration responsibilities such as processing applications, facilitating selections and distributing research stipends

To learn more about how ORISE is making a difference in improving education, research and innovation in the United States, browse through some of the science education and workforce development examples listed below:

Fuel Cell Vehicle

Postdoc Fellowships in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

ORISE is helping the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recruit recent Ph.D.s for a new postdoctoral fellowship program focused on renewable energy research.

Foreign Doctorate Stay Rates

Foreign Doctorate Stay Rates

ORISE has conducted a series of studies using income and Social Security tax records to estimate the percentage of foreign doctorate recipients from U.S. universities who stayed in the United States after graduation.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Recruitment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Recruitment

Through its longstanding partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORISE directly promotes the recruitment and training of the next generation of scientists and engineers.