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Bringing imagination to life: CIA Mission Possible: Makerspace Nation contest awards three schools with $30,000 each
Thanks to the CIA Mission Possible: Makerspace Nation contest, three classrooms in Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri now have $30,000 each to create Makerspace labs which will engage students with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The four teachers who won this contest submitted short videos creatively illustrating the need for and potential uses of Makerspace labs in their classroom.
Creating world changers: CIA Mission Possible: Operation Advance Technology contest awards five teachers $60,000 each
With the CIA Mission Possible: Operation Advance Technology contest, those possibilities have become a reality. From New Jersey to Montana, five teachers across the United States have been awarded $60,000 in laptops and other advanced technology to engage their students with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). To enter the contest, these teachers submitted short videos creatively illustrating the need and possible uses for advanced technology in their school.
ORISE offers free summer mini academies for students in June and July
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education will offer six free mini-academies for students of various ages in June and July. ORISE mini academies are designed to enrich STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and help students learn in a fun, engaging and unique way.
ORISE offers free professional development courses for educators throughout June
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education will offer a variety of professional development courses throughout the month of June to equip STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educators with valuable new skills and experiences.
ORISE officially presented with renewed DOE VPP Star Site Status
ORISE continued its status as a DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site in 2023. Contractors whose programs meet the requirements for outstanding safety and health programs receive Star recognition, the highest level of achievement.
ORISE STEM Workforce Development and Health Studies programs collaborate on Institutional Review Board webinar
The ORISE STEM Workforce Development and Health Studies programs partnered to create the Not-So-Formal IRB Survival Guide webinar that was hosted on March 16, 2023 by ORISE Epidemiologist Sara Howard and ORISE Administrator for the DOE Central and Oak Ridge Site IRBs Lindsay Motz.
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