FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 18, 2009
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has been named a Best Diversity Company for 2009 Diversity/Careers magazine. ORISE was one of only four organizations to be ranked as a diversity leader in the "research" topic area, and one of 98 organizations to be ranked highest overall.
Each year, Diversity/Careers—a publication that spotlights minority groups in technology-related fields—asks its readers and web site visitors to name those organizations that "do the best work in diversity" and then rank them based on 1) support of minorities and women; 2) attention to work/life balance; and 3) commitment to supplier diversity.
From the list of submissions, the magazine then selects those companies that received the most positive responses as a best diversity company. The award for the highest ranking organizations in these areas is then categorized by topic.
For a complete list of Best Diversity Company awardees, please visit the Diversity/Careers Web site.
ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
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).