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ORISE Project Manager Chris Copeland, Ph.D., is passionate about helping others explore a future in STEM.
Amanda Fanelli de Souza, an ORISE postdoctoral fellow in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Participation Program, has been named the winner of the 2023 Ignite Off! competition.
Melissa Jones has been promoted to manager of the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory. ORISE is a leader in beryllium studies and maintains a comprehensive beryllium exposure testing program for the U.S. Department of Energy that assesses the health effects to workers who have been exposed to airborne beryllium.
ORISE announces Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship applications are now open for 2024-25 cohort
Applications are open now for the 2024-2025 cohort of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program. The AEF Program provides unique opportunities for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to serve 11 months in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office. AEF Fellows bring their extensive classroom knowledge and experiences to their host offices to inform federal education policy, programs, and initiatives.
At KinderCoding, a STEM summer class hosted by ORISE, rising first through third graders got an introduction to coding in a way that was fun and accessible with Sphero Bolt robots. In KinderCoding, students used iPads to program commands, coaching the Spheros around the classroom.
ORISE beryllium laboratory recertified by College of American Pathologists for eighth consecutive time in 14 years
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has accredited the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Energy beryllium laboratory in Oak Ridge for the eighth time since the laboratory’s first accreditation in 2009.
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