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ORAU awards 36 research grants to junior faculty at its member universities

ORAU awards 36 research grants to junior faculty at its member universities

ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $180,000 to 36 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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STEM Camp teaches elementary school students to solve problems with ‘unplugged’ tools

STEM Camp teaches elementary school students to solve problems with ‘unplugged’ tools

A four-day STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Camp held at North Clinton Elementary School in May had its share of breath-taking moments.

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Can a machine accurately predict whether a social media user is gullible to “fake news?”

Can a machine accurately predict whether a social media user is gullible to “fake news?”

With “fake news” being such a hot topic, ORAU and Penn State University are trying to answer whether a machine can accurately predict if a social media user is gullible to “fake news?” The goal is to develop and validate a survey for measuring people’s susceptibility to fake news and refine a machine-learning tool designed to identify fake news.

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Further Together, the ORAU podcast - Episode 1 now available!

Further Together, the ORAU podcast - Episode 1 now available!

Join your hosts Michael Holtz and Jenna Harpenau as they discuss all things ORAU, through interviews with our experts who provide innovative scientific and technical solutions for our customers. They’ll talk about ORAU’s storied history, how we’re impacting an ever-changing world, as well as our commitment to our community.

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Beryllium exposure testing procedure

Evaluating the impact of the 1999 DOE beryllium rule on the incidence of beryllium sensitization

ORAU and the Colorado School of Public Health Center for Health, Work & Environment conducted a study to evaluate the impact of the DOE’s 1999 Beryllium rule on occupational exposures and the incidence of new cases of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease. This research could provide support for the rule-making as well as result in advances in the science of beryllium exposure and associated health effects.

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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.

  • East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019

    ORAU is proud to be a sponsor of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019, a one-day event where employers, education providers and policy makers will share their insights and vision into how technology, automation and generational trends will change the very nature of work and alter the skills needed in the modern workforce. The gap between workforce needs and workforce supply will be discussed and strategies to bridge the gap will be identified during the full day of panel discussions and speakers. The conference will be held at Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Ave. in Oak Ridge. Click here for more information or to register.

  • 2019 International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) conference

    International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft. Lugo Spain, July 22

    Ed Dumas has been invited to present findings from the testing of two small, unmanned aircraft systems at the ISARRA conference on Monday, July 22. This presentation advances ORAU's position as a thought leader in atmospheric research. Dumas is pilot of small unmanned aircraft systems and computer programmer/analyst the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Air Resources Lab in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ISARRA is a society for researchers around the world using unmanned aircraft to observe and monitor, and to collect measurements related to atmospheric research.

  • 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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