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Radiation Protection Research Needs Workshop proceedings now available

Radiation Protection Research Needs Workshop proceedings now available

The workshop facilitated critical dialogue among radiation stakeholders in the governmental and scientific communities, including national laboratories, academic institutions, and industry partners. The goal was to seek stakeholder input toward the development of a national strategic research agenda in the field of radiation protection.

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ORAU recycles more than nine tons of material during Earth Day event

ORAU recycles more than nine tons of material during Earth Day event

ORAU employees beat previous years' totals by recycling more than nine tons of recyclable material, including technotrash like computer components, cables, televisions and kitchen gadgets.

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Middle School students engaged in STEM activity

Registration for K-12 student and teacher programs is now open!

Parents—are you looking for an exciting STEM experience for your child this summer? Teachers—would you like to interact with other teachers and share ideas through professional development? ORAU is kicking off our summer program registration this month! Visit our new K-12 focused STEM website to find our what's in store this summer and what you need to know to register for these exciting STEM workshops.

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Is social media helping or hindering vaccination rates?

Is social media helping or hindering vaccination rates?

That’s the question ORAU researchers asking. Members of ORAU’s Health Communications and Marketing Team are collaborating with the University of Georgia to analyze social media conversations across three major vaccine types—childhood immunizations, HPV, and seasonal influenza—to better inform communication strategies aimed at decreasing hesitancy and increasing vaccination rates. The research is being conducted through an ORAU-Directed Research and Development program grant.

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30,000 nuclear workers surveyed on safety cultures in their workplaces

30,000 nuclear workers surveyed on safety cultures in their workplaces

Workers desire an environment where they are respected for their expertise, acknowledged for their contributions and informed about the reasons behind decisions. By using written surveys and electronic surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews, ORAU gained input from 30,000 workers over six years, which resulted in valuable feedback on the effectiveness of safety programs and initiatives.

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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.

  • 2019 DOE and DOE Contractors Industrial Hygiene Meeting

    Monday, May 20. 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Hilton Minneapolis, Ballroom C. The 2019 DOE and DOE Contractors Industrial Hygiene Meeting/Webinar is scheduled in conjunction with the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis. Online webinar registration is now open for those who cannot attend the meeting in person but would like participate.

    The meeting agenda and the remote DOE sign-in form have been posted on the Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety Special Interest Group website. Certification maintenance points for this meeting will be available.

  • See us at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition 2019, Booth 1125

    Tuesday, May 21. 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. L Lobby: Dr. Ashley Golden, PhD, will be on hand to discuss the poster, “Evaluating the Impact of the 1999 Department of Energy Beryllium Rule on the Incidence of Beryllium Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease.” The study hypothesizes that a quantifiable reduction in exposure and disease due to implementation of the current rule at DOE sites can be estimated and possible used as a predictive metric in estimating the burden of disease that could be reduced with enactment of new proposed rules. Co-authors are Dr. Jeffrey Miller, PhD and Dr. Donna Cragle, PhD of ORAU, and Miranda Dally and Dr. Lee Newman, PhD, of the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, Colo.

  • Events Sponsorship Program

    The Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

    Deadline is September 1, 2019

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  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

    As an investment in the future of science education in America, ORAU’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards Program rewards ambitious young faculty at our member universities.

    Deadline is January 8, 2020

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  • Events Sponsorship Program

    The Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

    Deadline is March 1, 2020

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  • ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program

    Phase 2: ORAU/University joint applications

    Deadline is March 23, 2020

    Phase 2 projects are defined as innovative research projects that enhance ORAU’s core scientific and technical competencies in partnership with a member university. The project should be achievable in 3 to 6 months, but no longer than 1 year, and is designed to produce "proof-of-concept"-type results leading to a white paper, conference presentation, and/or a technical publication with a clear proposal concept and identification of target funding sources. 

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