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Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) team members, who provided consultation during a breached radioactive source event at the University of Washington’s Harborview Research and Training Facility in 2019, received the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award for their contribution.
ORISE-administered Albert Einstein Fellowship plays prominent role in supporting the federal government’s strategic plan for STEM Education
The federal government published its five-year strategic plan for STEM education called Chartering a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education in 2018. The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program—administered by ORISE on behalf of DOE’s Office of Science—plays a prominent role in supporting the development and execution of the federal strategy for STEM education.
In addition to being on-call 24/7 for radiological and nuclear incidents, REAC/TS subject matter experts also contribute to the emergency medical response community by publishing research findings related to radiation exposure, sharing technical expertise at conferences across the globe and educating first responders and first receivers on the management and treatment of those with radiation illnesses or injuries.
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) Director Dr. Carol Iddins and Health Physicist Mark Jenkins, PhD provided essential radiation emergency response support and consultation during the Perseverance Rover launch.
ORISE report shows overall number of nuclear engineering degrees increases to highest level since 2016
The number of nuclear engineering degrees awarded in 2019 were at the highest level since 2016 according to a study conducted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
REAC/TS Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory Director Dr. Adayabalam Balajee co-authored a manuscript, titled “Radiation-induced DNA damage and repair effects on 3D genome organization,” for the Journal of Nature Communications describing how the authors used genetic, molecular and computational approaches to explore how the human 3D genome responds to ionizing radiation exposure.
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