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Mark Berkheimer has been named director of the ORISE Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) department following the retirement of previous director Tom Wantland.
REAC/TS launched its new RadMed app, providing a wide range of resources on the medical management of radiation incidents that can be downloaded free on mobile devices and utilized while on the go.
Dr. Mark Ervin has been named associate director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site located in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Earlier this year, 11-year-old Catherine Manley decided to participate in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s (ORISE) Earth Day student competition. She and dozens of other contestants submitted presentations encouraging others to save the planet from environmental threats like pollution, deforestation and resource depletion.
Held each year in July, the Robotics Academy offers upcoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade students an introduction to engineering, coding and robotics. The week-long experience concludes with a competition of the students’ robots, which is always highly anticipated. Faced with the new challenges of COVID-19, this year’s Robotics Academy would have to be re-thought and re-planned if held at all.
ORISE supports DOE Office of Science with first-ever Virtual National Science Bowl® finals competition
DOE Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists created the National Science Bowl® in 1991 and ORISE has assisted with coordinating and executing the competition on DOE’s behalf since 1998. This year the two organizations had to work closely together to monitor current events and continuously adjust in response to the unfolding global pandemic.
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.
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