Through its commitment to promoting education at all levels—from K-12 through faculty and postdoctoral researchers—ORAU is helping to address national workforce trends and science education needs by:
Learn more about how ORAU is making a difference in improving education, research and innovation in the United States by browsing through some of science education success stories listed below:
Under the direction of DOE, ORAU programmers implemented a redesign of the web application system for internships and fellowships. The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, Community College Internship, and Visiting Faculty programs were incorporated into the new system and more than 2,100 applications were processed in FY13.
A partnership between ORAU, ORNL and Roane State Community College is hoping to change the high cost to produce carbon fiber through an experimental pilot project that aims to re-energize American manufacturing and create new jobs in this industry.
ORAU hosted middle school teachers from nine rural school districts in East Tennessee to participate in two days of hands-on training and receive “Lab-in-a-Box” kits—materials that support the new statewide curriculum for math and science education.
ORAU’s Science Education Programs (SEP) was a key partner in the State’s winning Race to the Top proposal, which is expected to bring in more than $500 million in federal grants.
Through its partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORAU is administering the Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program—a research internship with the Volkswagen Group of America.
Through its partnership with ORNL, ORAU administers programs that serve more than 1,100 students, faculty and postdoctoral participants annually from colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world.
ORAU was an official partner of the festival, which is a collaboration of more than 500 of the country’s leading science and engineering organizations with the goal to reignite the interest of our nation's youth in the sciences.