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What's Happening at ORISE

  • Oak Ridge Robotics Academy prioritizes STEM outreach and student safety

    Held each year in July, the Robotics Academy offers upcoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade students an introduction to engineering, coding and robotics. The week-long experience concludes with a competition of the students’ robots, which is always highly anticipated. Faced with the new challenges of COVID-19, this year’s Robotics Academy would have to be re-thought and re-planned if held at all.

  • Teachers! Win cool classroom technology in our latest educator competition

    Until August 15, ORISE is asking teachers to submit a digital resource with a lesson or activity plan to go with it. The digital resource could be a video of a lab or experiment, creative video, virtual breakout, or anything that you have developed to teach online!

  • ORISE virtual internships fulfill research program needs during coronavirus pandemic

    In these days of physical and social distancing, ORISE program managers worked with customers to be innovative and deliver to students the quality experiences they need to strengthen their scientific knowledge and ultimately become productive members of the nation’s scientific workforce.

  • Connect with ORISE… on the GO!

    The all-new ORISE GO mobile app helps you stay engaged, connected and informed during your ORISE experience and beyond! Use ORISE GO to search and apply for opportunities, learn about exclusive ORISE events, manage applications, accept offers, and more! Visit the ORISE GO page for more info on how to download the app to your mobile device.

  • ORISE supports DOE Office of Science with first-ever Virtual National Science Bowl® finals competition

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    ORISE supports DOE Office of Science with first-ever Virtual National Science Bowl® finals competition

    DOE Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists created the National Science Bowl® in 1991 and ORISE has assisted with coordinating and executing the competition on DOE’s behalf since 1998. This year, the two organizations worked closely together to monitor current events and continuously adjust in response to the unfolding global pandemic.

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    Peer Review team overcomes COVID-19 with virtual meetings

    In an average fiscal year, the ORISE Peer Review team manages more than 200 meetings across the country, with over half of those meetings held in person. But, by March of 2020, managers knew that the onset of COVID-19 would require an immediate shift of plans, changing the outlook of the year ahead.