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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

ORISE is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

November 30, 2016 - ORISE is currently accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students for summer 2017 research

November 2, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications from faculty, undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in one of its 10-week research programs in summer 2017.

ORISE receives its 12th DOE Star of Excellence Award for safety

October 4, 2016 - ORISE was recently presented its 12th consecutive “Star of Excellence” award by DOE during its annual Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association national conference.

Number of undergraduate health physics degrees dropped in 2015 to lowest level in more than a decade

August 3, 2016 - The number of undergraduate students who graduated in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in health physics dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade, while the number of master’s and doctorate degrees increased. This is according to the latest annual study conducted by ORISE, which surveyed 22 health physics programs, representing nearly all such programs at the nation’s universities.

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

June 9, 2016 - Teachers representing 10 states, District of Columbia will apply classroom experience to federal Congressional and Executive branch offices

ORISE report shows nuclear engineering graduation rates rebounding in 2015 after brief decline

May 23, 2016 - After briefly declining in 2014 following five straight years of continual increases, the number of college students graduating with majors in nuclear engineering has rebounded.

ORISE now accepting applications for EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

April 19, 2016 - ORISE, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute, is seeking Ph.D. researchers for a paid, two-year fellowship through the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).

ORISE building earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency

March 16, 2016 - The ORISE Facilities and Transportation Department office building, managed by ORAU, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® certification.

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Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953

Nicole Merrifield
Communications Specialist, Communications
Work: 865.241.0482
Cell: 865.466.0701

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