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Looking for the latest news about the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)? The ORISE Media Center offers an extensive collection of media resources, including news releases, photos, media contacts, links to ORISE publications, background information and videos.

News Releases

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program accepting applications for 2016-2017 fellowship year

Oct. 7, 2015 - The Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office.

ORISE report shows nuclear engineering graduation rates leveling off in 2014 after five years of increase

July 31, 2015 - The number of college students graduating in nuclear engineering has flattened after five years of increases, according to a report by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education that surveyed 35 U.S. universities with nuclear engineering programs.

ORISE and Fayetteville State University establish mentor-protégé agreement

July 21, 2015 - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and Fayetteville State University (FSU) recently signed an agreement under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Mentor-Protégé Program supporting a two-year mentoring relationship.

ORISE beryllium laboratory achieves accreditation from College of American Pathologists

July 14, 2015 - The College of American Pathologists, or CAP, has accredited the ORISE beryllium laboratory in Oak Ridge for the third time since the laboratory’s first accreditation in 2009.

Health physics degrees declined in 2014, enrollment trends reverse

June 25, 2015 - The total number of degrees awarded to students graduating with majors in health physics has declined across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs for the first time in four years.

ORISE receives DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star status for 11th year in a row

May 27, 2015 - After a recent onsite evaluation, the Department of Energy (DOE) named the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site for the 11th consecutive year. contractor sites.

Balajee named director of Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Lab at REAC/TS

May 21, 2015 - Adayabalam Balajee, Ph.D., has been named the director of the Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory (CBL), which is operated as part of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).

Applications being accepted for internships and research opportunities with Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Program

May 12, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) currently is seeking college students and recent graduates for paid internships and research opportunities in Oak Ridge.

Dainiak Named Director of REAC/TS

March 6, 2015 - Nicholas Dainiak, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been named director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

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Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
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