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Wamp Visits ORAU Center for Science Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2009
FY09-40

ORAU Interim President Homer Fisher (pictured right) and ORAU Director of Science Education Programs Wayne Stevenson (pictured left) demonstrated to U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp how a SMART Board can be used to perform a virtual dissection of a frog.

ORAU Interim President Homer Fisher (pictured right) and ORAU Director of Science Education Programs Wayne Stevenson (pictured left) demonstrated to U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp how a SMART Board can be used to perform a virtual dissection of a frog. Click image to enlarge.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—United States Congressman and Tennessee Gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp visited ORAU on Wednesday to gain an overview of the organization’s science education programs and to tour the Center for Science Education.

Hosting the tour were ORAU Interim President Homer Fisher and ORAU Director of Science Education Programs Wayne Stevenson, who explained the purpose of the center and the capabilities of its technology classroom. According to Stevenson, “the classroom provides a portal to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology being conducted across the country, enabling educators to bring it into their own classrooms.”

The center, which hosts teacher and student workshops and other activities that support educating a new generation of students in the digital age, opened in January.

For more information on ORAU’s Center for Science Education, visit www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/.

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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