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REAC/TS Director Dr. Carol Iddins, Health Physicist Dr. Jason Davis, and Nurse/Paramedic Angie Bowen participated in the Fort Thunder virtual exercise that was held Aug. 24-26, 2021.
ORISE has released the Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, which presents the results of analyses of occupational radiation exposures at DOE National Nuclear Security Administration facilities during 2019. The report including occupational radiation exposure information for DOE employees, contractors, and subcontractors, as well as members of the public who have worked or entered controlled areas monitored for exposure to radiation.
Applications are open now for the 2022-2023 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program.
Each year, Einstein Fellows bring their expertise, practical insights, and real-world experiences as classroom teachers to Congress and to branches of Federal government to contribute to the educational outcomes of research, award, and instructional programs at their sponsoring agencies. AEF Program applications must be submitted by November 19, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, through the online application system.
ORISE awards $25,000 to Roland Park Elementary & Middle School teacher in CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition
Jenna Porter, a visual arts and photography teacher at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School, was the winner of the inaugural CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition and a $25,000 grand prize with which she can purchase new technology for her classroom.
REAC/TS staff members were closely involved with the Health Physics Society’s (HPS) 66th Annual Meeting that took place during the month of July.
ORISE awards $25,000 to Mary Munford Elementary School teacher in CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition
Crystal Clark, a teacher at Mary Munford Elementary School, was the winner of the inaugural CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition and a $25,000 grand prize for new technology for her classroom.
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