DOE Scholars Program now accepting 2019 applications

ORISE is accepting applications for the 2019 DOE Scholars Program for undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students. The program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that help prepare them for entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission. The deadline to apply is Dec. 17, 2018.

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Teachers: We loved seeing you in Murfreesboro!

We have many great resources for K-12 teachers. Check out our classroom resources and lesson plan library, give your students a chance to win a 3D printer and laptop with our "All I Want for Christmas is a 3D Printer” competition, or let your students play our interactive programming game, Orbie's Space Walk!

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ORISE accepting applications for 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

ORISE is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program. The 10-week summer program is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The MLEF Program provides students with the opportunity to gain and develop research skills by training under the mentorship of program officials and scientists within the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy.

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Students: Interested in nuclear engineering? We have a program for you!

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides nuclear engineering research opportunities and associated activities for current undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are now being accepted for spring and summer 2019. Apply today!

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Health effects from radiation exposure in former uranium production workers at Mallinckrodt studied as part of Million Worker Study

When data on one million workers is studied, you’re bound to find better methods for radiation protection and uncover answers to elusive questions like “what is the cancer and/or mortality risk when exposure is received gradually over time rather than briefly as for the atomic bomb survivors?”

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What does it take to submit a successful application?

Something that all successful fellowship and internship participants have in common is the experience of submitting an application and ultimately being selected by a research mentor. With the right strategy, you can find, apply to and land the perfect research experience.

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A female undergraduate student performs laboratory research during a STEM-related internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

What is peer review?

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) coordinates scientific peer review for the U.S. Department of Energy and other government agencies using a process that helps these agencies assess research proposals for scientific merit and confirm that funding is well allocated. Through expert evaluation by carefully selected reviewers, the peer review process also ensures that research conclusions are credible before they are widely distributed and that project goals have either been met or have progressed enough to be deemed suitable for continued support. 

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Meet an ORISE researcher

Nathan Walker, a participant in the USDA Forest Service Research Participation Program, helps land managers prepare for the impacts of climate change through reports, tools, and other resources. The USFS-RPP helps train a diverse and highly talented pool of scientists and engineers to address agricultural and technology issues in fields of specific interest to the Forest Service.

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What does ORISE do to support DOE and its national laboratories?

Learn more about how ORISE accomplishes its mission, the ORISE pillars of success, and each of ORISE’s capability areas.

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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.