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Learn more about how the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is stimulating advancements in science through news articles that illustrate our commitment to strengthening science education and workforce development, worker health research, environmental stewardship, and radiation emergency medical assistance and training.

ORISE’s Radiological, Environmental Analytical Laboratory receives accreditation for operations quality | Oak Ridge Today

Feb. 2, 2017The ORISE Radiological and Environmental Analytical Laboratory received A2LA accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025, an international standard that ensures the quality and accuracy of laboratory equipment calibration and sampling analysis.

CareerLink showcases internships, research opportunities for minorities at ORNL | Oak Ridge Today

Dec. 23, 2016ORISE partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to host a CareerLink Event Day that provided a full day of networking and workshops for faculty and undergraduate students from minority institutions.

Historically Speaking: REAC/TS - 40 years of excellence in radiation emergency medicine | Oak Ridger

Oct. 25, 2016 - Local Oak Ridge Historian D. Ray Smith recaps REAC/TS' 40-year history in providing unique services to the nation and the world regarding radiation accident emergency response.

News about participants in ORISE interships, fellowships, and other research opportunities

What is it like to be an ORISE participant? One of the best ways to learn about the important research participants are conducting during their assignments is to read about their experiences in their own words and as published by news media across the country. These news features illustrate how current and previous research participants are making a positive impact on current and future science.

Increased Oil and Natural Gas Production Could Result from Data on Low Frequency Tremors Discovered by NETL During Hydraulic Fracturing | NETL

April 25, 2017 - Abhash Kumar, a contractor at NETL who developed the new surface seismic monitoring capability along with Erich Zorn, an intern with NETL in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), explained that hydraulic fracturing has revolutionized the Nation's energy security requirements as well as hydrocarbon production capabilities.

Jackeline Rios-Torres: Safe, efficient self-driving vehicles | Military-technologies.com

April 24, 2017 - Jackeline Rios-Torres, a former ORISE research participant, is in the driver’s seat of research helping to create the future of transportation through connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow in the Energy and Transportation Sciences Division, she has been creating control schemes and algorithms for connected cars to ensure better traffic flow, fuel optimization and safety.

Navy Medicine Researcher Plays in Annual NATO Chess Tournament | Navy.mil

April 21, 2017 - Lt. Chaselynn Watters, Navy Medicine researcher and former ORISE research participant, represented the U.S. Navy at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chess Championship in Hungary, March 26 - April 1, 2017.

ORISE Offers Students One Stop Shop for Internships and More | Engineering.com

April 17, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) recently unveiled its website portal specializing in jobs, internships and fellowships all aimed at greenhorn STEM students and new graduates. As ORISE is comprised of elements of the DoE, all of these opportunities fall under the auspices of the DoE and related agencies.

Women's History Month: Breaking Down Fuel Cells BarriersDOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

March 16, 2017Adria Wilson, a former ORISE fellow and now a technology manager in the DOE EERE Fuel Cells Technologies Office, talks about why she chose to pursue a career in science.

FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of below-ground plant ecology | Phys.org

March 9, 2017 - Shafer Powell, an ORISE intern with ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, worked closely with senior scientists to input data to support the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED), a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with and relate to life aboveground.

Why diversity matters in science | DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Feb. 28, 2017 - Nick Litombe, ORISE Fellow in the Energy Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, talks about the importance of involving more students in Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) programs and letting minority communities know the resources available to them.

McGehee to present research to NASA | Hot Springs Sentinel-Record

Feb. 14, 2017 - Diamond McGehee, an ORISE intern with the National Center for Toxicology Research, is among 15 students from across the nation recently selected to present their research during the National Council of NASA Space Grant Directors' Spring Meeting outside Washington, D.C.

Kids & sodium intake | Today's Dietitian

Feb. 1, 2017 - Zerleen Quader, ORISE research fellow in the division for heart disease and stroke prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, led a study to examine the negative health effects of high sodium consumption among children.

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers | Science Magazine

Feb. 1, 2017 - According to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)—the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware.

Masters of energy | University of Dayton

Dec. 14, 2016 - Two University of Dayton graduate students are studying ways to improve energy efficiency with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program, administered by ORISE.

Celebrating progress to improve public health and the environment along the U.S. - Mexico border | EPA "Our Planet, Our Home" Blog

Oct. 26, 2016 - Naseera Bland, an ORISE fellow in EPA's Office of Wastewater Management, expressed her views on how collaboration of partners in the border area will help improve the quality of life and environmental conditions of families and communities along the border.

FDA's clinical investigator training helps support the drug development process | FDA Blog

Sept. 28, 2016 - Mili Duggal, an ORISE fellow with the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Medical Policy, co-authored a blog that promotes clinical investigator training that can aid researchers in advancing new drug development for the American public.

The 'so what?' of EJSCREEN | EPA "Environmental Justice in Action" Blog

Sept. 27, 2016 - Hallah Elbeleidy, an ORISE fellow with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, discusses the importance of EJSCREEN, EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool, and how the general public can use it to understand new connections between health and the environment.

September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day | American Pharmacists Association

Sept. 22, 2016Mamta V. Karani, an ORISE fellow at the CDC, is quoted in a news release advocating that pharmacists trained in fall prevention can have a significant public health impact and help reduce falls.

Making a visible difference through citizen scienceEPA "Environmental Justice in Action" Blog

Feb. 3, 2016ORISE researcher Laura Stewart first learned the value of citizen science during a research project in Swaziland.

I'm young and healthy, but I still need insurance | HHS Office on Women’s Health blog

Dec. 21, 2015 - Taylor Kimbel, ORISE Fellow in the HHS Office on Women's Health, explains why young, healthy people still need health insurance.

Bedside manners | Association for Talent Development

Dec. 8, 2015ORISE Fellow Elizabeth Squire, Health Communication and eHealth Fellow in the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, co-authored an article on how health care professionals can improve patient interaction.

Sodium reduction not linked to higher fasting glucose concentrations | MedicalResearch

Feb. 14, 2015 - Sheena M. Patel, ORISE fellow with the CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is interviewed about her team's research to determine whether sodium reduction may adversely affect insulin resistance and glucose tolerance.

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a world-class DOE institute designed to strengthen a scientific workforce; promote the integrity of scientific research through peer review; provide 24/7 medical response to radiation accidents; evaluate human health data to protect workers from occupational hazards; and conduct independent environmental cleanup assessments.