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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

For more than 70 years, we have helped our customers advance their mission by providing science, health and workforce solutions. Through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 120 universities, we connect the right people and resources to help our customers solve our nation’s most challenging issues.

Registration now open for 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions

Registration now open for 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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Breast cancer awareness ribbon on green background

Slowing, reversing the decline in U.S. life expectancy

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ORAU has provided support to CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control to further education and awareness campaigns geared toward young women at risk for hereditary breast cancer, as well as healthcare providers and the general public.

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Solving problems and meeting customer needs: A conversation about business development

Solving problems and meeting customer needs: A conversation about business development

Wanda Gamble is vice president of business development at ORAU. With more than 20 years of experience in planning, operations, sales, business development and customer relationship management in the science and technology industry, Wanda is very passionate about her work and ORAU’s mission. Wanda loves social media, is an avowed War Eagle as a graduate of Auburn University, and is a big fan of “Game of Thrones,” as you’ll hear in this wide-ranging and fun conversation.

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Powe awardee researches rocks that formed Earth’s continents

Powe awardee researches rocks that formed Earth’s continents

Suzanne Birner, an assistant professor of geology and earth science at Berea College, is one of 36 junior faculty members from ORAU member institutions to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. She analyzes rocks from the Earth’s upper mantle once they are exposed along tectonic plate boundaries. With careful analyses, she hopes to learn more about volcanic eruptions, particularly those that formed the Earth’s continents billions of years ago.

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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.

  • Gerontological Society of America 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

    • Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks
    • Nov. 13-17, 2019
    • Austin, Texas

    Look for the ORAU booth in the exhibit hall at the 2019 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning and practice.

  • 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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  • 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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