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NASA selects ORAU as Postdoctoral Program support contractor
NASA has selected ORAU to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers across the agency. The NASA Postdoctoral Program 2 (NPP-2) contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum potential value of approximately $129.7 million. The one-year base performance period begins Sept. 9, 2021, and is followed by four one-year options, which would end Sept. 8, 2026.
Mark your calendar: Data science webinar on June 23
Join us for a data science webinar hosted by ORAU and MITRE featuring AI experts who will discuss identifying risk mitigation opportunities for achieving equitable outcomes in AI adoption in K-12 education. The webinar will feature a panel of experts in both AI and education, and will build upon feedback gathered during virtual focus groups conducted last month to identify AI technology use, perceptions, and barriers in education, both in classrooms and at the district level.
ORAU-sponsored Tennessee Valley Corridor session focuses on regional collaboration to strengthen scientific workforce
The importance of collaboration in strengthening the region’s workforce—to include the science workforce and tradespeople—and the need to increase diversity of talent were among the topics discussed during an ORAU-sponsored session of the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit, held in-person and virtually on June 2 and 3, 2021. Andy Page, ORAU president and CEO, also spoke of ORAU’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies.
ORAU awards 35 research grants totaling $175,000 to junior faculty at its member universities
ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions. The annual grants are made through the company’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program that provides funds to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty.
ORAU facility move provides office supplies for area teachers’ classrooms
ORAU donated more than 30 large boxes of miscellaneous supplies such as staplers, pens, paperclips, tape and much more to assist Anderson County & Clinton City Schools teachers in outfitting their classrooms.
Creating a Data Science Consortium for Minority Serving Institutions
In this episode of the Further Together, the ORAU podcast, host Michael Holtz talks to Jason Black, Ph.D., an associate professor of information systems at Florida A&M University. His mother was a computer scientist for IBM Watson in the 1960s who later taught at FAMU. Because of her work, Dr. Black was around and worked with computers for much of his life, including coding games that he would charge his friends a quarter to play. Today, he is leading a data science consortium for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions. Michael Holtz and Dr. Black had a great conversation. Join them for great insights into the world of data science.
Going Further. Together.
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