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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU recently presented Karla West, a math and science teacher at Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville, with a $1,000 check as winner of the 2017 Extreme Classroom Makeover Viewer's Choice Award. More than 5,000 students, parents and teachers voted for Coulter Grove's videos and the money will go towards the purchase of technology materials to enhance Ms. West's classroom.

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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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