More than 2,000 STEM students, faculty and graduates participate in 2017 summer programs

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), more than 2,000 students, faculty, recent graduates and postdoctoral researchers are spending the summer of 2017 supporting scientific research and discovery at more than a dozen DOE facilities across the United States.

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ORISE welcomes 2017 summer researchers to ORNL

More than 475 summer researchers have arrived at Oak Ridge National Laboratory this summer to gain hands-on experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Sponsored by the DOE Office of Science, these programs provide real-world experiences in scientific research and fosters future involvement in STEM careers.

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Become a Mentor to the Next Generation of Scientists

Ian Anderson, director of graduate education and university partnerships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, discusses why mentors are so important to the STEM fields.


Where are they now? - Jim Castelaz

Jim Castelaz is dedicated to improving fleet carbon emissions by eliminating transportation exhaust. He is CEO of Motiv Power Systems and is a former Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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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.
A REAC/TS nurse demonstrates a radiation detection instrument during an on site course held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Medicine course available in August

Learn about the fundamentals of radiobiology as well as the medical care and management of patients involved with radiological and/or nuclear incident during this 3½-day course, presented by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site.

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ORISE’s Radiological and Environmental Analytical Laboratory receives ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its quality of operations

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An ORISE scientist analyzes a sample for radiological or chemical contaminants