Students compete in DOE's Tennessee Science Bowl, an annual competition aimed at encouraging high school students to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields

ORISE IS NOW ON VOICE! Science Bowl Prep voice skill helps teams prepare for Tennessee Science Bowl

The Science Bowl Prep skill is designed to simulate real game play with the voice assistant serving as the moderator. Teams can practice for the Tennessee Science Bowl using the all-new Science Bowl Prep voice skill on either an Amazon Echo (Alexa) device, Google Home device, and their respective apps on their smartphone.

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I ♡ VR Research Challenge

Do you think virtual reality would spice up your classes? It’s your turn to convince us! Tell us why and how virtual reality should (or could) be used in the classroom! You can use any medium you would like including, but not limited to, infographic, commercial, animation, video, brochure, PowerPoint, persuasive paper, etc. Make your stance and you could be one of THREE winners to receive your own Oculus Go Headset! (Note: due to the manufacturer’s health & safety warnings, no submissions from students under 13 years old will be accepted.) The deadline is Feb. 29, 2020.

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Feb. 20 virtual career fair to feature ORNL internship opportunities

Are you a college student or recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in your STEM field? This event is for you! On February 20, from noon to 3 p.m. ET, ORISE is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research associate programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory!

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REAC/TS nurses instruct radiation emergency medicine course participants on how to cut contaminated clothing off a radiation accident victim

REAC/TS retains PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre designation

The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) recently received its redesignation as a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre. Collaborating Centres serve as key institutions throughout the world providing relevant expertise and functioning as an extension of the international public health agency’s mission to improve health outcomes for all people.

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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School accepting applications

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is now accepting applications for the summer 2020 program at the University of Texas, Austin. NFUSS is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020.

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Two women discuss requirements to participate in human subjects research.

DOE Human Subjects Protection Program receives AAHRPP accreditation with support of ORISE

For more than 30 years, ORISE has provided technical assistance to the DOE Human Subjects Protection Program, and most recently, played an integral role in the successful Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) accreditation.

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Researcher spotlight: Jada Hoyle-Gardner

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are trying to gain a better understanding of the factors that transform mercury to methylmercury in East Fork Poplar Creek. Jada Hoyle-Gardner, a doctoral student in environmental sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), recently contributed to these research efforts during an internship through the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at ORNL.

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STEM Career Resources

Are you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc looking for early-career, professional development opportunities? With the right strategy, you can also find, apply to, and land the perfect research experience.  Find information on how to submit a successful application, how to apply for research funding, what STEM careers are in high demand, where to find career fairs, and more!

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