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What's Happening at ORISE

  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Students

    K-12 Students: May the Force Be With You Student Challenge

    CALLING ALL STUDENTS!! Force is all around us – and we see examples of it every day without realizing it! ORISE wants you to go on a scavenger hunt and find an example of force! TWELVE prizes will be awarded with three winners per grade band— three for K-2nd, three for 3rd-5th, three for 6th-8th, and three for 9th-12th.

    See the Competitions for Students page for more information. This competition ends May 31, 2024.

  • Future of Science Awards

    Feature Story

    Future of Science Awards call for nominations!

    These prestigious awards recognize excellence performed by ORISE participants in the areas of scientific achievement, professional growth, project contributions, and leadership. Mentors and leaders at sponsoring organizations may nominate outstanding participants from May 1, 2024 through July 26, 2024. New this year: ORISE participants may recognize their exceptional mentors. Eligible mentors must have been an active ORISE mentor for at least one day within the period of Aug. 1, 2023, through July 31, 2024.

  • ORISE receives DOE silver award for GreenBuy program, fourth consecutive year

    ORISE receives DOE silver award for GreenBuy program, fourth consecutive year

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a silver-level recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s GreenBuy award for fiscal year 2023.

  • CDC Mentor: Sara Wolicki

    Research Spotlight

    Health Scientist and Former ORISE Fellow Relishes Mentor Role

    Sara Wolicki uses data science to bridge the gap between public health science and practice. She is relishing her new role as a mentor and wants to provide encouragement and support for her ORISE fellow.