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Jennifer Hoff named deputy project manager of the ORAU Team Dose Reconstruction Project for NIOSH

Jennifer Hoff named deputy project manager of the ORAU Team Dose Reconstruction Project for NIOSH

Jennifer Hoff, Ph.D, has been named the new deputy project manager of the ORAU Team Dose Reconstruction Project for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Hoff has served as associate director on the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Project since 2021, and has worked on this project in different capacities since 2003.

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Birds of a feather: Jeff Kelly uses weather data for biological research

Birds of a feather: Jeff Kelly uses weather data for biological research

Once you have the data, the possibilities are endless. That’s what University of Oklahoma biology professor and ORAU consultant Jeff Kelly thinks. Researchers like Kelly, whose research focuses on migratory animals, understand the inherent value of weather data for biological research. They can look at archived data to connect the dots between their previous findings, drawing conclusions between climate and weather change and the impact of those changes on animal behaviors.

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ORAU awards $21,000 in education grants to nine East Tennessee teachers

ORAU awards $21,000 in education grants to nine East Tennessee teachers

Nine teachers from schools in Anderson, Campbell, Morgan and Scott Counties received a total of $21,000 in new teaching materials and supplies through the 2022 edition of the ORAU Education Grants program. Since the Education Grants program was launched in 2002, ORAU has awarded more than half a million dollars to Clinton City and Anderson County Schools in it its mission to support STEM programs.

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ORAU launches new app with a variety of resources available, including hundreds of STEM internships, fellowships and research opportunities

ORAU launches new app with a variety of resources available, including hundreds of STEM internships, fellowships and research opportunities

ORAU unveiled its all-new ORAU Pathfinder app, providing a wide range of resources on the go. This app offers college students, recent graduates and postdoctoral students a mobile tool to search and apply for hundreds of science, technology, engineering and math internships, fellowships and research opportunities at facilities across the U.S., such as NASA and the Army Research Laboratory.

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ORAU wins EPEAT Purchaser Award for environmentally friendly purchasing practices

ORAU wins EPEAT Purchaser Award for environmentally friendly purchasing practices

For the eighth consecutive year, ORAU has earned recognition from the Global Electronics Council (GEC) for its commitment to purchase information technology products that meet the highest standards for being environmentally friendly.

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ORAU named Top Entry Level Employer, Top 10 Intern Employer by CollegeGrad.com

ORAU named Top Entry Level Employer, Top 10 Intern Employer by CollegeGrad.com

ORAU has been named a Top Entry Level Employer and a Top 10 Intern Employer (we're listed #6) for 2022 by Collegegrad.com, the number one entry level job site on the internet and the leader in entry level job search. Learn more about CollegeGrad's annual survey and how ORAU and other companies are meeting the needs of today's entry level workforce.

ORISE Featurecast: Christina Wildfire on the importance of collaboration

ORISE Featurecast: Christina Wildfire on the importance of collaboration

We wrap our celebration of National Postdoc Week with an enlightening and inspiring interview with Christina Wildfire, a two-time ORISE research program participant at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Wildfire's research has focused on using microwave energy to revitalize the coal industry. Currently, as an employee at NETL, she works with scientists and industry to reduce carbon emissions. In this conversation with host Michael Holtz, Wildfire discusses her journey into science (she didn't start out with a plan to study engineering) and the trajectory of her impactful career. Learn more about Dr. Wildfire and NETL here: https://orise.orau.gov/netl/experiences/wildfire.html.

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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.