Win an iPad in the "I’m the Teacher Now" student challenge
Did you know that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to someone else? We want you to try it out by creating a 1-2 minute original presentation that creatively explains or demonstrates a scientific concept of your choice to a student younger than you. Six prizes will be awarded—two for the K-5 grade category, two for the 6-8 category, and two for the 9-12 grade category. Submit your video by April 30!Learn More
Million Worker Study examines health effects from radiation exposure in former uranium production workers
When data on one million workers is studied, numerous opportunities emerge that offer an the chance to find better methods for radiation protection and uncover answers to elusive questions like “what is the cancer and/or mortality risk when exposure is received gradually over time rather than briefly as for the atomic bomb survivors?”Learn More
ORISE congratulates 70 students selected for DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program
Awardees were selected from a diverse pool of university-based graduate applicants. Selection was based on merit peer review by outside scientific experts.Learn More
Designing peer reviews and recruiting subject matter experts
ORISE designs and manages a flexible, scientific peer review process that involves recruiting experts from across the United States. ORISE’s existing tools and reviewer systems—coupled with the experience of reviewing proposals from a government agency perspective—are helping to promote the quality and credibility of scientific information and funded research.Learn More
Watch: Mentoring the next generation of research scientists
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.
Launch a lifelong appreciation for STEM learning
A career in science can span a variety of focus areas that extend beyond the perception that science is only conducted in a laboratory. Listen to what a few scientists—from students to advanced researchers—say about how a focus in STEM has made a difference in their career.Learn More
Postdoctoral researcher learned the art of conducting high-grade research in meat quality
Giulia Tasoniero, Ph.D., had the opportunity to apply her knowledge of food science as a participant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Research Participation Program. Her research on the characteristics of meat is intended to enhance the quality and processes of processed products.
“It [the program] was a great opportunity from both a professional and personal point of view,” Tasoniero said. “From a more practical point of view, I learned how to carry on many analytical procedures that I did not know before and that are useful for my activity, as well as how to plan research. From a more personal point of view, I improved skills such as solving unexpected events, collaborating in a team or independently when it was necessary.”Read More