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ORAU listed among Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security

ORAU listed among Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security

ORAU is listed among the Top 25 Veteran-Friendly Businesses in National Security by ClearanceJobs.com and the Security Clearance Careers podcast. Podcast hosts discuss U.S. Veterans Magazine's list of top veteran-friendly companies, and ORAU is featured in what they call the Top 25 Speed Round.

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ORAU and MITRE: partnering to solve next gen problems

ORAU and MITRE: partnering to solve next gen problems

Solving today’s complex national security and public-sector problems needs fresh perspectives. ORAU has strategically partnered with MITRE to 1) track virus spread across college campuses nationwide, and to 2) develop an artificial intelligence roadmap focused on AI bias and the equitable technology distribution in the education system. A joint white paper on the critical issue of using AI in STEM education is forthcoming. Learn more about our work with MITRE here.

NASA selects ORAU as Postdoctoral Program support contractor

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.

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ORAU selected for NIH Path to Excellence Initiative

ORAU selected for NIH Path to Excellence Initiative

ORAU recently was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health 2021 Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative 2.0 cohort. The new NIH PEI 2.0 cohort is designed to assist in strengthening contracting opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while improving collaborations with small businesses.

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ORAU names Brenda Blunt as health policy director

ORAU names Brenda Blunt as health policy director

Brenda Blunt, DHA, MSN, RN, has joined ORAU as health policy director. In her role, Blunt will be responsible for the strategic development and management of ORAU’s health policy team, and serve as health policy subject matter expert across federal health programs.

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week: A conversation with Rachel Creager

National Postdoc Appreciation Week: A conversation with Rachel Creager

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is September 21-25. In preparation for the observance, ORISE Featurecast host Michael Holtz sat down with four members of our team who shared about their own postdoc experiences. In this episode, he talked to Rachel Creager, who discusses her postdoc experience, how she got interested in a career in the STEM fields and what she does today. Give a listen!

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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.