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These science education programs, in combination with ORAU’s Center for Science Education, help to prepare America for the impending retirement of a large segment of the science, engineering, and technology workforce.

Last year alone, ORAU supported nearly 9,000 students and faculty who took part in internship, scholarship, and fellowship programs that either provided further direction for their careers or encouraged them to pursue degrees in areas of critical national need. That number consisted of:

  • 1,225 undergraduate students
  • 877 graduate students
  • 2,214 recent graduates
  • 1,697 postdoctoral fellows
  • 194 university faculty
  • 411 other scientists
  • 1,405 K-12 students
  • 873 K-12 teachers

We also play a key role in expanding the diversity of the engineering and scientific workforce through our efforts to raise the level of participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Education Institutions (MEI) in our education programs.


Number of health physics degrees granted in 2013 has increased for undergraduates, declined for graduates

Report shows the number of college students graduating with majors in health physics has increased slightly for bachelor's degrees, but decreased for both master's and doctoral candidates.