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Got Bots? Engineering Design Challenge

CALLING ALL STUDENTS! How many times have you come across a problem in your life that could be solved with the help of a robot? What about a problem in society? Do you think you can design a robot that can solve a real-world problem? Well, now is your chance! We want to know how you will design a robot that can solve a problem that is important to you. It is not necessary that you actually build the robot; it’s only necessary that you explain the engineering design process that you would follow. If you think you can meet this engineering design challenge, enter the Got Bots? Engineering Design Challenge during the month of October!

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ORISE to host virtual career fair for internship opportunities at DOE national labs

Are you an undergraduate or recent grad interested in a STEM internship at a Department of Energy (DOE) national lab? Join ORISE on October 24, from noon to 3 p.m. ET, for a virtual career fair highlighting the DOE Office of Science's Community College Internships (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) programs.

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Bright lights, big science

Janie Kimble and Melissa Jones, who teach math and science, respectively, at Carlin (Nev.) Combined Schools, have transformed STEM education at their school. Together they created a STEM Club, which meets afterschool; added an annual STEM Fest, where companies from across the state showcase the latest technology for students and parents; and recently launched a robotics team sponsored by automaker Tesla.

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Worker health databases facilitate analyses of health and safety trends for employees and contractors for DOE and other agencies

Did you know that ORISE maintains a collection of databases that help DOE and other agencies ensure the health and safety of workers? Information gleaned from millions of occupational health records can help DOE set future policy and determine how to address emerging issues or concerns. These databases, provided through ORISE's worker health data center, also include information that can be studied by researchers and viewed by workers and the public.

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Learn how STEM can launch a lifelong appreciation for learning

A career in science can span a variety of focus areas that extend beyond the perception that science is only conducted in a laboratory. Hear what a few scientists—from students to advanced researchers—say about how a focus in STEM has made a difference in their career.

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What's it like to be an ORISE researcher?

As an ORISE researcher participating in the Mickey Leland Fellowship Program (MLEF), Anne Ruckman gained experience using advanced software to determine the permeability of carbon dioxide molecules in matrix membrane materials. However, one aspect of the internship that Ruckman specifically enjoyed was the superior mentor/mentee relationship. “It is rare to meet a female computational researcher, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to learn from such a skilled professional. She was able to guide me through the entire research process as well as encourage me to pursue graduate studies,” said Ruckman.

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Researcher spotlight: Kaylee Cunningham

Growing up, Kaylee Cunningham had her sights set on a career in theater. All that changed during her sophomore year of high school, when classmates in her Advanced Placement physics and calculus classes encouraged her to check out the school’s Academy of Engineering, a specialized program focused on engineering and computer science. She was hooked instantly.

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STEM Career Resources

Are you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc looking for early-career, professional development opportunities? With the right strategy, you can also find, apply to, and land the perfect research experience.  Find information on how to submit a successful application, how to apply for research funding, what STEM careers are in high demand, where to find career fairs, and more!

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