Teachers! Summer social media contests are still in session!

Throughout the month of August, we want to know how has inquiry-based learning benefited your students? Or if it is new to you, how do you imagine inquiry-based learning benefiting your students? Comment your answer on our Facebook post and fill out the form using the link below for a chance to win one of five 3-D printers!

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A group of middle school students participate in a STEM exercise during a summer science research experience.

Free STEM activites for the new school year

ORISE offers a wealth of STEM curricula and classroom resources available to assist educators in engaging students in STEM subjects. Find more than 100 activities and lesson plans that support classroom learning.

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Researcher spotlight: Deborah Sunter

Deborah Sunter, Ph.D., spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Postdoctoral Research Award Program. Her research explored and expanded a modeling platform designed to help evaluate and meet the United States’ growing energy demands.

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Disrupting the SySTEM: East Tennessee races to build future STEM workforce

It's crtical to plan 20-25 years in advance for the jobs of tomorrow, according to Craig Layman, associate director for workforce development for ORISE. But how can you start to develop a roadmap for that far into the future when it's a struggle to fill some of the jobs of today?

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Researcher spotlight: Julita Inca Chiroque

An interest in high performance computing led Julita Inca Chiroque to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she participated in the Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) Program. During her time at ORNL, she contributed to a project that sought to connect different computing systems with one authentication process.

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A male undergraduate student conducts a laboratory experiment during a research participation program internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

STEM Career Resources

Are you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc looking for early-career, professional development opportunities? Find information on how to submit a successful application, how to apply for research funding, where to find career fairs, and more!

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