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ORAU History - 2003

Members of the research team in the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) teamed with Rutgers University to win a $2.96-million, three-year contract from the Department of Energy to establish a Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science. Rutgers actively sought ORAU’s University Radioactive Ion Beam Consortium as a partner because of its university connections and extensive experience in nuclear studies. The research goal is to provide scientific advances in low-energy nuclear science.

The 2003 Class of Department of Homeland Security Fellows.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded ORAU a contract to assemble a group of university experts to provide advice on the use of weapons of mass destruction in terrorist events and to help present scientifically grounded information to the public.

ORAU also helped launch the DHS Fellowship and Scholarship Program, which ORAU also manages. The program provides students with educational funding and research internships at DHS-designated facilities with the goal of better preparing those students to meet future workforce needs in support of homeland security.