Our Values

ORISE's success is shaped by its commitment to quality, diversity, safety, security, and the environment

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is committed to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s objective to create scientific and innovative solutions to meet the nation’s energy, nuclear security and environmental challenges. ORISE supports the DOE mission by fostering development of the next generation of STEM professionals and by collaborating with the DOE Office of Science, other DOE programs, DOE partner facilities, other federal agencies, the scientific community, and industry to address scientific initiatives. 

The foundation of our values is centered on five key pillars that help define the success of ORISE—quality, diversity, safety, security and environmental stewardship. ORISE operates under these guiding pillars on a daily basis, and as a result, remains focused on its mission to support DOE and the nation.

Learn more about our commitment in these key areas: