Partnerships for Innovation
Since its establishment in 1946, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has been a proud supporter of the surrounding community in East Tennessee. Whether providing our employees with a wealth of free safety and health information, or teaming together to construct a Habitat for Humanity home, ORAU realizes that our company is only as strong as the community in which it is based.
In fact, as a multiple-campus organization, ORAU invests in the communities in which it resides. Beyond helping to secure the foundation of our local economies, ORAU also strives in all of our outreach activities to continuously advance scientific research and education.
ORAU is committed to strengthening our communities through in investments and participation in education and economic development.
ORAU’s core mission remains to strengthen America’s competitiveness in scientific research and education. We do it through the management and support of science education programs extending from K-12 through postgraduate.
ORAU’s Pollard Technology Conference Center is available for community groups to use for speakers, events, meetings, or training.
The 2012 Tennessee Middle School Math Competition, now in its 12th year, was held at Pellissippi State Community College and was sponsored by ORAU.