STEM Workforce Development

ORISE administers research programs and identifies long-term trends in our nation’s science and technology workforce
ORISE STEM Workforce Development infographic shows that each year, ORISE places approximately 9,000 STEM Workforce Development participants at 400 laboratories, centers, offices and universities across the nation, representing more than 800 colleges and universities and 53 U.S. states and territories.

Today’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is tasked with solving some of the toughest problems facing our nation. Whether investigating alternative energy sources, accelerating the use of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, or exploring applied research for countering terrorism, our nation’s response to these challenges—and many others—is only as strong as the individuals entering the workforce.  

As a leader in science education and workforce development, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education focuses on strengthening the U.S. federal STEM workforce by assessing current science and technology (S&T) labor trends; administering appointments for both research participation programs and Science, Technology and Policy (STP) programs; and measuring program performance.

Learn more about how ORISE is making a difference in the development of tomorrow's STEM workforce: