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ORISE Facilities

Unique laboratories and training centers among the assets managed on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is home to a number of on- and off-site facilities that support the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) science education and research mission. From on-site medical laboratories to radiation emergency medicine training facilities, ORISE facilities are helping to address national needs in the following areas:

  • Environmental and health effects of radiation, beryllium and other hazardous materials
  • Medical and national security radiation emergency management and response
  • Education programs that help fulfill the need for future scientists, engineers, and technicians

Learn more about ORISE’s unique facilities:

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

REAC/TS provides radiation incident response, consultation and preparedness training, and participates in simulation exercises to address the medical aspects of human exposure to radiation.

Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory

REAC/TS maintains a cytogenetic biodosimetry laboratory that supports the medical community in the evaluation, triage and management of patients with acute radiation injuries.

Beryllium Testing Laboratory

The ORISE beryllium testing laboratory is one of only three labs in the U.S. that can perform beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing and is one of the top two in terms of number of tests performed and accuracy of results.

Radiochemistry Laboratory

ORISE operates a radiochemistry laboratory that performs independent analysis of environmental samples collected at survey sites.

ORAU Center for Science Education

ORAU, which manages ORISE on behalf of DOE, created the Center for Science Education to help make K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education more effective.

Pollard Technology Conference Center

Pollard Technology Conference Center

The Pollard Technology Conference Center, located on ORAU’s main campus, provides a central meeting place for science and technology leaders as well as community members.

ORISE office building