A pair of male and female survey technicians scan for radiological contaminants during an environment site survey.

Number of undergraduate health physics degrees dropped in 2018 to lowest level in nearly two decades

The number of undergraduate students who graduated in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in health physics dropped, while the number of master’s and doctorate degrees increased. This is according to the latest study conducted by ORISE, which surveyed 23 health physics programs, representing nearly all such programs at the nation’s universities.

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Some of the nation’s most accomplished STEM teachers selected as Albert Einstein Educator Fellows

Nine accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers from across the United States will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.

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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows

Bringing cytogenetic biodosimetry to the world

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is creating a reference biodosimetry/radiobiology laboratory, which will provide assistance with estimating absorbed radiation dose for exposed people in developing or third-world countries who do not have adequate resources. Adayabalam Balajee, Ph.D., director of the REAC/TS Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory (CBL), shared his experience in establishing robotic platforms for automated processing of a large number of samples for rapid individualized biodosimetry.

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ORISE participant studies carbon recapture to move Earth toward a greener future

Anne Ruckman has had a never-ending curiosity to learn about the world around her. As a child she enjoyed math class, viewing it as a game where she acquired new techniques to solve challenges. As she grew older, she attended STEM summer camps and participated in youth science labs, so it was no surprise to anyone when she decided to enter a scientific field after high school.

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REAC/TS Guidance for Radiation Accident Management

Guidance for Radiation Accident Management is a web-based resource for emergency responders and receivers who may encounter patients with illnesses or injuries caused by ionizing radiation. The resource was created to reflect real-world experience gained by the physicians, nurse/paramedics, and health physics professionals at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

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How does ORISE design peer reviews and recruit subject matter experts?

Find out why government agencies trust ORISE’s peer review planning process, which is helping to promote the quality and credibility of scientific information and funded research.

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Watch: USDA ARS participant researching ways to combat avian flu

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Participation Program, postdoctoral researcher Liz Pusch, Ph.D., is working to find a vaccine for an avian influenza that largely affects poultry.


Which STEM careers are the fastest growing science fields in the United States?

From automation and robotics to software development, a career in science can span a variety of focus areas that extend beyond the perception that science is only conducted in a laboratory. ORISE labor trends and workforce studies experts have culled through data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and have summarized the outlook for more than a dozen STEM careers.

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