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Apply now for the 2020 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest!

Apply now for the 2020 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest!

ORAU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover helps improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in public schools across East Tennessee by giving one winning teacher $25,000 in new technology. See if you qualify and apply now! Application closes on February 7, 2020.

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ORAU STEM Program Evaluator

Burr selected to Knox.biz 40 Under 40 class of 2019

Congratulations to Erin Burr, section manager of assessment and evaluation, who was recently named to the Knox.biz 40 Under 40 class of 2019. Burr first joined ORAU as a postdoctoral researcher, and now leads a team of seven researchers that evaluates STEM education and workforce development programs for U.S. government agencies, private and non-profit organizations, and universities that target K-12 students and teachers; university students and faculty; and Ph.D.-level researchers.

Cyber security expert in ORAU's Cincinnati office has turned life-long interest in caving into opportunity to help beginning cavers

Cyber security expert in ORAU's Cincinnati office has turned life-long interest in caving into opportunity to help beginning cavers

Darryl Marsh, who works in ORAU's Cincinnati office, developed a volunteer spirit and an interest in caving during his days as a Boy Scout. Today he spends much of his time underground with caving group the Greater Cincinnati Grotto and leads the club's outreach efforts to teach beginning cavers.

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Perspective: Ending the stigma of addiction through the power of words

Perspective: Ending the stigma of addiction through the power of words

ORAU researchers are helping journalists and other media members understand how the power of words can help reduce the stigma of opioid use disorder, which is caused by underlying (and usually incorrect) beliefs about addiction and recovery.

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New Episode! Further Together, the ORAU podcast

New Episode! Further Together, the ORAU podcast

Helping Paws Animal Network is a non-profit organization that supports area animal rescue organizations pay vet bills, meet food needs, get shelter and more for animal found in dire situations. This week, HPAN will celebrate raising more than a quarter million dollars and helping well over 1,000 animals throughout the region. in this episode, we talk to Amy Starkey, a founding board member and treasurer of HPAN, and Lisa Hill, owner of Senior Dog Lodge and Animal Rescue, which is located in Sunbright, Tennessee. Senior Dog Lodge is one of the many rescue groups in Anderson and surrounding counties that HPAN has assisted over the years. This is a doggone good episode!

The Further Together episode guide will allow you to listen to each edition on Blubrry.com. You can also find Further Together on the Apple Podcasts app for iOS devices, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and Stitcher.

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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.

  • Apply now for the 2020 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest!

    ORAU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover helps improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in public schools across East Tennessee by giving one winning teacher $25,000 in new technology. See if you qualify and apply now! Application period closes on February 7, 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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  • 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions

    ORAU’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held March 9-11, 2020 and is focused on “Smart Cities and Communities.” The meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss key technology, economic and policy challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia, federal agencies, and national organizations will share their views on critical infrastructure systems and resiliency, as well as transitioning innovative research to practice.

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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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