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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 more than 9,800 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:

Academic status Participants
Undergraduate students 1,327
Graduate students 1,245
Recent graduates 2,912
Postdoctoral fellows 1,970
University faculty 231
Other scientists 408
K-12 students 1,223
K-12 teachers 583
Total 9,899

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 number of health physics degrees granted 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.