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Looking for the latest news about the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)? The ORISE Media Center offers an extensive collection of media resources, including news releases, photos, media contacts, links to ORISE publications, background information and videos.

News Releases

ORAU-managed ORISE given ‘Legacy of Stars’ award from U.S. Department of Energy for outstanding safety and health performance

Sept. 11, 2014 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which is managed by ORAU for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been given a 2014 Legacy of Stars award.

Gehl named manager of Beryllium Laboratory

Sept. 2, 2014 - Ann Gehl, with nearly 30 years of medical technology and laboratory experience, will become the manager of the Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Laboratory. ORAU manages the lab for the Department of Energy.

Wounded veteran finds new way to serve by training for career in 3D printing

Aug. 5, 2014 - Wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski is part of EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Internship designed to provide accelerated, hands-on career training for veterans and others to prepare them to immediately enter the advanced manufacturing workforce.

Applications being accepted for 2015 spring term of DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

July 31, 2014 - DOE is currently seeking undergraduate students for paid internships at ORNL for the 2015 spring term of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. The program at ORNL is administered by ORAU, through a contract with DOE to manage ORISE.

ORAU receives DOE Small Business Award for work under ORISE contract

July 3, 2014 - ORAU receives DOE small business award. Award recognizes ORAU's achievements with small business suppliers for work performed under ORISE contract.

ORISE recognized by EPA as Federal Green Challenge award winner

June 18, 2014 - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by ORAU for the Department of Energy, received a 2014 Federal Green Challenge award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improving its water consumption levels and its electronic sustainability and recycling efforts in 2013 by the highest percentage increase compared to the previous year in the Southeast region.

ORISE report suggests foreign doctorate recipients routinely take regular employment in the U.S. after completing postdoctoral appointments

May 5, 2014 - The number of foreign doctorate students who remain in the U.S. after graduation has declined slightly over the past five to 10 years, but long-term stay rates indicate that nearly two-thirds of foreign doctorates are continuing to stay in the U.S.

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Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953

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Communications Specialist, Communications
Work: 865.241.0482
Cell: 865.323.5762

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