New summer internship program for University of Tennessee undergraduates

Attention UT Knoxville undergrads! ORISE wants you to take part in an exciting new internship opportunity at Oak Ridge National Laboratory! The UTK/ORNL Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Summer Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time internship that will engage students in STEM research projects under the direction of ORNL research staff at either ORNL’s main campus, Hardin Valley campus, or ORNL research facilities on the UT Knoxville campus. Apply by March 25, 2019.

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A male student evaluates 3D-printed prototypes on his computer during a research participation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

What STEM careers are in high demand?

ORISE labor trends experts have highlighted more than a dozen fast-growing STEM career fields. From automation and robotics to software development, learn more about the latest in-demand professions and what hiring trends look like in the near future!

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STEM scholarship opportunity!

ORISE is hosting a problem-based challenge for undergrads! The challenge: Identify a situation in which an instrument interferes with its own measurements and data collection, and propose a solution to the problem. Your proposal could win you a $5,000 scholarshipSubmit your proposal by April 3, 2019.

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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.

A REAC/TS nurse demonstrates a radiation detection instrument during an on site course held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Register for 2019 REAC/TS training courses

Registration is 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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STEM recruiters: How to evaluate your recruiting strategy

Evaluating your data can help you improve your recruiting strategy by answering questions such as whether that new career fair you attended paid off; if your new website design is bringing in more applicants; or if the application process itself is too cumbersome. ORISE section manager and recruiter Amanda Hurley explains some of the best ways to use data when recruiting.

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Postdoctoral researcher investigated avian influenza virus

Christina Leyson started her doctoral program knowing that she wanted to conduct research on avian viruses, but she wasn’t sure on which virus species to focus. As a participant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Research Participation Program, she focused her research on avian viruses. "It is really no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed my research experience since Georgia is a top producer of poultry and has a large concentration of leading experts in avian diseases."

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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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