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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, and educate the next generation of scientists.


Overall number of health physics degrees dropped in 2015 to lowest level in more than a decade

July 18, 2016 - The overall number of students who graduated in 2015 with health physics degrees dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade. This is according to the latest annual study conducted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which surveyed 22 health physics programs, representing nearly all such programs at the nation’s universities.

Some of the nation’s most accomplished STEM teachers selected as Albert Einstein Educator Fellows

June 9, 2016 - Teachers representing 10 states, District of Columbia will apply classroom experience to federal Congressional and Executive branch offices

ORISE report shows nuclear engineering graduation rates rebounding in 2015 after brief decline

May 23, 2016 - After briefly declining in 2014 following five straight years of continual increases, the number of college students graduating with majors in nuclear engineering has rebounded.

ORISE now accepting applications for EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

April 19, 2016 - ORISE, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute, is seeking Ph.D. researchers for a paid, two-year fellowship through the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).

Folami Alamudun at ORNL

Folami Alamudun spent ten weeks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory researching ways to help increase the efficiency and efficacy of mammograms through improved detection tools. Learn more about his research at ORNL.

Research participants placed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through science education programs administered by ORISE share how access to world-class research facilities and staff have catapulted their careers in science and technology.