New Year, New Phenomena Lesson Plan Competition

Welcome to the New Year! ORISE wants you to engage students using phenomena! For example, what are the molecular characteristics of water that cause it to form a “water hat” when dumped on a person’s head, and why does someone’s tears in space look different than someone’s tears on Earth? Submit an original STEM lesson plan that uses phenomena to engage students for a chance to win. THREE teachers will win a trip to NSTA! The deadline is Friday, January 31.

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DOE Human Subjects Protection Program receives AAHRPP accreditation with support of ORISE

For more than 30 years, ORISE has provided technical assistance to the DOE Human Subjects Protection Program, and most recently, played an integral role in the successful Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) accreditation.

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REAC/TS 2020 course registration is now available

Registration for the 2020 Radiation Emergency Medicine, Advanced Radiation Emergency, and Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies courses is now open for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, health physicists and other public health professionals. These courses emphasizes the practical aspects of initial hospital management of irradiated and/or contaminated patients through lectures and hands-on practical exercises.

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Researcher spotlight: Brittany Hicks

Hicks, a GEM intern studying biofuels research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, investigated microbial interactions in soil samples of poplar trees, a potential feedstock for biofuels. The overall goal of the research is to engineer a microbial community that can support a higher yield of biofuel derived from poplars while limiting the need for fertilizers.

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STEM Career Resources

Are you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc looking for early-career, professional development opportunities? With the right strategy, you can also find, apply to, and land the perfect research experience.  Find information on how to submit a successful application, how to apply for research funding, what STEM careers are in high demand, where to find career fairs, and more!

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