Learn more about ORISE and how we're supporting DOE and other federal agencies' missions to strengthen the nation's science education and research initiatives.

What's Happening at ORISE

  • Undergraduate Scholarships


    Mean, Green, Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

    ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students and you could win a $5,000 scholarship! The challenge? Develop a website on plastic recycling. Research your school's current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient.

    The deadline for this contest is November 30. Visit the STEM Scholarships page for more info!

  • Teachers observe students working together on a project during the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

    Educators! Receive mini-grants up to $1,000 to help buy equipment for your classroom

    History in STEM Lesson Plan Competition

    Teachers, history is being made every second of every day, and there are so many fun ways to tie it to STEM! The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) wants to see how you can incorporate history into one of your existing content specific STEM lesson plans.

    The deadline for this contest is October 31. Visit the STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators page for more info!