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ORNL Senior Staff Scientist Dr. Colleen Iversen talks about the importance of mentoring early career scientists and how Zintellect helps find participants looking for opportunities to conduct research at world-class federal research facilities.


STEM Career Outlook: Computer and information research scientists

Computer and information research scientists study and solve complex problems in computing for business, health, and science. Because their field is so specialized, they are likely to experience excellent job prospects because many organizations report difficulties finding these workers. 

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DOE Scholars Program now accepting 2019 applications

ORISE is accepting applications for the 2019 DOE Scholars Program for undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students. The program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that help prepare them for entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission. The deadline to apply is Dec. 17, 2018.

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ORISE accepting applications for 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

ORISE is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program. The 10-week summer program is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The MLEF Program provides students with the opportunity to gain and develop research skills by training under the mentorship of program officials and scientists within the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy.

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Two students participate in a drill during a REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Medicine course

Registration now open for 2019 REAC/TS training courses

Registration is now open for three accredited training courses in radiation emergency medicine on site at the REAC/TS training facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. These courses include lectures, demonstrations, hands-on lab activities and live exercises. 

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Protecting worker health and safety

ORISE supports DOE’s commitment to worker health and safety by collecting, assembling and managing occupational data on current and former workers in a manner that enables future issues concerning worker health to be addressed. Through the management of numerous worker health databases, ORISE provides support to DOE and other agencies in the assessment of workforce health and safety trends. 

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What does it take to submit a successful application?

Something that all successful fellowship and internship participants have in common is the experience of submitting an application and ultimately being selected by a research mentor. With the right strategy, you can find, apply to and land the perfect research experience.

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A male undergraduate student performs computer modeling and simulation during a research participation program internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Students: Interested in nuclear engineering? We have a program for you!

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides nuclear engineering research opportunities and associated activities for current undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are now being accepted for spring and summer 2019. Apply today!

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Meet an ORISE researcher

Jack Pashby confers with his mentors, Chuck Divin, Ph.D., and Steve Glenn, Ph.D., (left to right) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Pashby investigated the detection of unknown nuclear materials while participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program.

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What does ORISE do to support DOE and its national laboratories?

Learn more about how ORISE accomplishes its mission, the ORISE pillars of success, and each of ORISE’s capability areas.

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