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ORAU wins contract worth up to $89 million from Environmental Protection Agency

Work involves management of EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 19, 2015
FY15-12

Oak Ridge, Tenn.—ORAU recently won a five-year contract worth up to $89 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to manage the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program which provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates to participate in the EPA-sanctioned research and administrative projects.

Through this work, ORAU will recruit and place employees at 13 EPA Office of Research and Development laboratories and research centers across the U.S. These participants in both business and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will receive hands-on training in real-world settings at these laboratories and research centers while contributing to EPA’s mission.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to support EPA’s research and administrative goals,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “ORAU has a long history of successfully managing large-scale science and education programs, and we are already taking applications for this exciting new program.”

Interested students and recent graduates can learn more about these opportunities and apply for appointments for this program by visiting www.orau.org/epa.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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