Partnerships for Innovation
Science Education and Workforce Development Fact Sheet (PDF, 825 KB)
DOE is currently seeking undergraduate students for paid internships at ORNL for the 2015 spring term of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. The program at ORNL is administered by ORAU, through a contract with DOE to manage ORISE.
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:
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.
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.