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Research Team Experiences

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) brings together mentors and research teams to serve as a bridge between the classroom and the profession.

ORISE recognizes the important role these relationships can play in professional development of new scientists and engineers. Our programs formally connect research participants with senior-level researchers who can help scientists make the most of their careers. Both participants and mentors benefit from broadening the collegial research experience.

Experiences of ORISE mentors and research teams are highlighted in the following profiles:

Joe Lake

Joe Lake

Joe Lake, a former research participant and now a full-time software engineer for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computational Science and Engineering Division, is giving back by mentoring the next generation of scientists.

Jonathan Mbah and Kiara Moorer

Jonathan Mbah and Kiara Moorer

Jonathan Mbah and Kiara Moorer, both of Tuskegee University, conducted research at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayag├╝ez as part of the U.S. Deptartment of Homeland Security's 2012 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Nuclear Astrophysicist Michael Smith has mentored more than 25 undergraduate students at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Raquel Teasley and Jessye Bemley

Raquel Teasley and Jessye Bemley

Raquel Teasley and Jessye Bemley researched the development of a successful model for predicting the impact a contaminated product would have on its various distributors and consumers.