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REAC/TS staff continues support of the emergency preparedness community throughout COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, REAC/TS staff have continued to support the emergency preparedness community by providing their expertise not only for the medical management of radiation incidents, but also live-saving techniques for use in trauma situations.
CIA Mission Possible – Classroom Transformation offers Baltimore/D.C./Richmond teachers $25,000 in classroom technology upgrades
The CIA Mission Possible-Classroom Transformation competition will award one STEAM teacher each in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., with $25,000 in new equipment to update their classroom with the latest technology. Runners-up in each city will receive $5,000 in new equipment.
ORISE’s Peer Review group leaned on virtual meeting capabilities to keep the mission moving forward after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of all in-person meetings. Out of necessity, the team built upon and expanded in-house capabilities for hosting reviews in a virtual environment.
During the past quarter, ORISE participated in several online outreach events, helping to raise ORISE’s profile within the internship community. ORISE was ranked number nine on Handshake’s list of 500 in-demand companies for internships and the number one organization for research.
REAC/TS hosted an abbreviated, online version of its Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) course. The MicroREM course lasted a total of 12 hours and included 84 participants from around the world, representing a variety of medical disciplines, health physics personnel, emergency managers/planners and researchers from a variety of organizations.
ORISE STEM Workforce Development Group Manager Igrid Gregory participated and shared information about Zintellect, the ORISE GO mobile app, the ORISE website and ORISE social media during DOE's STEM Rising Women in Climate Action Careers webinar.
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