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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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ORAU and MITRE join forces to ensure equitable AI adoption in education

ORAU and MITRE join forces to ensure equitable AI adoption in education

The MITRE Corporation and ORAU have partnered on a project to research the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. To better understand the real-world needs of and implications for AI in education, the ORAU/MITRE team held focus groups and a webinar to identify issues pertinent to teachers and administrators in schools. Additionally, the team evaluated current academic research and media coverage about this topic, especially around equity issues.

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ORAU voted 2021 Best of the Best!

ORAU voted 2021 Best of the Best!

ORAU won both the “Best Overall Company to Work For” and “Best Benefits Program” categories in the 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards in Oak Ridge and Anderson County. Sponsored by the Oak Ridger newspaper, the winners are nominated and voted on by its readers. According to the Oak Ridger, “these awards celebrate and recognize the best our community has to offer.”

40 Under 40: Jennifer Tyrell has a heart for students and teachers' potential

40 Under 40: Jennifer Tyrell has a heart for students and teachers' potential

The Greater Knoxville Business Journal 40 Under 40 award recognizes professionals under 40 years of age who are improving Tennessee through community involvement and specific business accomplishments demonstrating leadership in their field. Jennifer Tyrell, ORAU senior project manager for K-12 STEM education, brings passion to every single STEM project she tackles. She organizes outreach programs that support teachers and works with organizations that serve young people so they can reach their full potential.

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ORAU listed among Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security

ORAU listed among Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security

ORAU is listed among the Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security by ClearanceJobs.com and the Security Clearance Careers podcast. Podcast hosts discuss U.S. Veterans Magazine's list of top veteran-friendly companies, and ORAU is featured in what they call the Top 25 Speed Round.

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Ensuring Equitable AI Adoption in Education: A Conversation with Experts from ORAU and MITRE

Ensuring Equitable AI Adoption in Education: A Conversation with Experts from ORAU and MITRE

ORAU and The MITRE Corporation partnered in 2021 on a long-term project to research and ultimately improve equitable adoption of artificial intelligence in education. In this episode of Further Together, Michael Holtz and special co-host Jennifer Tyrell, ORAU senior project manager for K-12 STEM education, have a conversation with Chris Nelson, Ed.D., ORAU program manager for K-12 STEM education; Guido Zarrella, senior principal AI engineer in the AI and Autonomy Innovation Center within MITRE Labs; Bobby Blount, Jr., head of MITRE’s Texas Innovation Hub; and Tracy Glazier, a math teacher at Herndon High School in Fairfax County, Va. Our experts discuss how AI is already being used in the classroom, how technology can save time for teachers while engaging students, as well as the importance of equitable access and the need for collaboration to improve access to AI.

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Going Further. Together.

Going Further. Together.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.