ORISE offers scholarship opportunities to students pursuing careers in STEM

Nuclear Power: A Safe Future

There has been a significant increase in usage of nuclear power plants in the past 60 years, which comes along with an increased need for attention on nuclear safety. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) hosted a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge for undergraduates was to develop a plan to improve nuclear safety for the future. Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

1st place: Lukas Poteracke, San Diego State University, Nuclear Reactors: The Frontier of Energy Innovation

2nd place: Aryobimo Wibowoputro, San Diego State University, Threats of Nuclear Power and Plans for the Future

3rd place: Cole Maguire, University of Texas at Austin, The Future of Nuclear Power

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

  • Radiation Exposure: What Not to Fear

    Despite living in a world of constant radiation exposure, people have a negative association with the word “radiation.” In March, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) hosted a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge for undergraduates was to develop a strategic communication approach for the general public on the everyday occurrences of radiation, the benefits, risks, and safety of all types and uses of radiation.

    Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

    1st place: Julia Trainor, Syracuse University, #RadiationReimagined: Strategic Communications Report

    2nd place: Cole Maguire, University of Texas at Austin, Radiation and Its Communication to the Public

    3rd place: Ian Wietecha-Reiman, Penn State University, Radiation Exposure PSA Proposal: Using the Internet to Placate Fears