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What's Happening at ORISE

  • Undergraduate Scholarships

    ATTENTION UNDERGRADS!

    Mean, Green, Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

    ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students and you could win a $5,000 scholarship! The challenge? Develop a website on plastic recycling. Research your school's current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient.

    The deadline for this contest is November 30. Visit the STEM Scholarships page for more info!

  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators

    Educators! Receive a fabulous classroom makerspace filled with maker tools and supplies!

    Empathy in STEM Lesson Plan Competition

    Makerspaces are fantastic for giving students the autonomy to be real-world problem solvers, developing their own solutions and then testing and improving them. Here’s an opportunity for you to win supplies to start your own classroom makerspace! The kit includes three 3D printers, a LEGO Robot Inventor Set, and three Sphero coding robots in addition to lots of great maker tools and supplies.

    The deadline for this contest is November 30. Visit the STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators page for more info!

  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Students

    CALLING ALL STUDENTS!

    STEM Journal Student Challenge

    Do you ever stop and think about what happens around you from day to day? Do you wonder how things work and why they work that way? Here is your chance to dive deeper into these great thoughts you have and find some answers! The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites you to observe the world around you and document what you find! We are asking that you spend time examining the world and create a journal or a blog documenting your discoveries!

    The deadline for this contest is November 30. Visit the K-12 Student Competition page for more info!