ORISE recently hosted the 2020 Department of Defense (DoD) Belcamp Participation Program Virtual Recruitment Fair. The event allowed students the opportunity to chat with DoD scientists, subject matter experts, recruiters, and other staff about what it is like to participate in an ORISE internship.
The virtual environment featured ten booths representing ORISE and other organizations such as:
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Combat Capabilities Development Command Data & Analysis Center
- S. Army Public Health Command
- Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
- S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
- Military Health System
- S. Army Corps of Engineers
- S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
More than 1,500 individuals registered for the event and 823 attended. Attendance was global with eight countries, 45 states, and the District of Columbia represented. The top 10 academic institutions with the largest student attendance included the University of Texas at Austin; University of Maryland Baltimore County; Wright State University; City College of New York; University of Tennessee Knoxville; George Washington University; Clemson University; and a three-way tie for 10th among Florida Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The top disciplines of study represented were engineering; life health and medical sciences; computer sciences; other physical sciences; and mathematics and statistics.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.
ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.osti.gov.