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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.

ORAU awarded contract to build workforce capacity for rural and frontier health departments in response to COVID-19

ORAU awarded contract to build workforce capacity for rural and frontier health departments in response to COVID-19

ORAU was awarded a contract to provide tailored training and technical assistance in public health communication to rural and frontier health department awardees for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). This work aims to build the workforce capacity of local health departments related to their COVID-19 contact tracing and testing and vaccine administration efforts.

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Mark your calendar: Data science webinar on June 9

Mark your calendar: Data science webinar on June 9

Join us as researchers from the University of Oklahoma discuss data science as it relates to enhancing understanding of weather system and climate change research. Discussions will also address strategies to strengthen the pipeline of diverse data science professionals; and how the combination of being a data educator, a data scientist, and a data policymaker are critical to advance data science.

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Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions for Early Talent recruiting

Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions for Early Talent recruiting

ORAU Workforce Solutions is among the recipients of the first-ever Early Talent Awards from Handshake, the online early career community and job search platform. Awards were presented to companies across 12 industry categories. ORAU is among the winners in the Education, Government and Non-Profits category.

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Research in progress: Finding the links between COVID-19 health risk disparities and air pollutant exposures

Research in progress: Finding the links between COVID-19 health risk disparities and air pollutant exposures

ORAU and University of Houston researchers examine how stay-at-home/safer-at-home orders have impacted human activity and pollutant concentrations, particularly in underserved communities.

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Podcast | ISO 9004 and the future of quality standards, a conversation with Kristy Kistner

Podcast | ISO 9004 and the future of quality standards, a conversation with Kristy Kistner

Kristy Kistner, ORAU's Director of Performance Excellent, knows a thing or two million about quality standards and assurance practices. So much so, in fact, that she was one of three United States experts invited to join an international ad hoc group established to examine the feasibility of converting International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9004 into a quality assurance standard with stated requirements for organizations to achieve. Currently, 9004 is a series of best practices for ongoing quality assurance. Michael Holtz and Jenna Harpenau discuss the work of this ad hoc group, Kristy's role and ORAU and how she became the organization's quality expert.

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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.