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Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions as a top employer

Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions as a top employer

Handshake, the leading early career community in the United States, has ranked ORAU Workforce Solutions #1 among environmental services employers, women applicants and underrepresented minority applicants. Find out why we're #1 when you connect with us!

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Subject matter experts engaged in peer review

Peer review helps research funding agencies get the most value for their dollars

Keri Cagle, director of peer review for ORAU and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, has called peer review "the unsung hero of the research funding and proposal evaluation process." Even though peer review is not the actual research being performed, the process is critically important to ensuring available research dollars are spent wisely.

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Where are they now? Former NASA Postdoctoral Program Participant Gioia Massa, Ph.D.

Where are they now? Former NASA Postdoctoral Program Participant Gioia Massa, Ph.D.

When Gioia Massa, Ph.D., was 12 years old, she was introduced to space plant production research at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). With the goal of becoming a project member, she pursued every opportunity to work at KSC, as an intern, project councilor, student investigator and postdoctoral fellow. Ultimately, her journey led to the role of NASA project scientist. Massa, who received a doctorate in plant biology from Penn State University, joined the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), administered by ORAU. The NPP provides early-career scientists and more senior scientists the opportunity to research alongside NASA professionals and share in NASA’s mission.

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ORAU awards 35 research grants for 2020-2021 academic year to junior faculty at its member universities

ORAU awards 35 research grants for 2020-2021 academic year 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.

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ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

PTP online courses offer the same level of quality without requiring travel or attendance in a webinar. Enrollment in an online course still includes Q&A sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom trainings.

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Podcast: ARC STEM programs are key to Appalachian economic development

Podcast: ARC STEM programs are key to Appalachian economic development

Every summer for the last 31 years, ORAU has managed a High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and a Middle School Science Academy for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the programs had to be conducted remotely. In this conversation, we learned that the ORAU-managed programs have served as a template for other educational programs offered by ARC, and that these programs are vital to the economic development work ARC conducts across the region.

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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.