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ORAU IS NOW ON VOICE!  Science Bowl Prep voice skill helps teams prepare for Tennessee Science Bowl

ORAU IS NOW ON VOICE! Science Bowl Prep voice skill helps teams prepare for Tennessee Science Bowl

The Science Bowl Prep skill is designed to simulate real game play with the voice assistant serving as the moderator. Teams can practice for the Tennessee Science Bowl using the all-new Science Bowl Prep voice skill on either an Amazon Echo (Alexa) device, Google Home device, and their respective apps on their smartphone.

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Is it possible to more quickly determine risk estimates for cancer from occupational radiation exposures?

Is it possible to more quickly determine risk estimates for cancer from occupational radiation exposures?

ORAU researchers are partnering with Texas A&M University to evaluate the feasibility of developing a preliminary set of reference models to address the need for valid and reproducible reference models. These models could be applied quickly and easily to epidemiologic studies of radiation dose to inform policymaking that sets better limits for protecting workers from adverse health effects, like cancers.

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Mae Mosley

Remarkable Women: Dr, Mae Killebrew-Mosley just keeps finding ways to give

WATE-TV is recognizing the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life. Leading up to International Women’s Day, WATE 6 On Your Side is spotlighting ORAU's Dr. Mae Killebrew-Mosley, who has devoted significant time over the years to a long list of nonprofits, all while going about as far as you can in earning an education and raising a family. Her mission in life is to inspire women and girls to go for it.

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Subject Matter Experts conducting peer review

Integrity in science

Avoiding conflict of interest, preventing plagiarism, ensuring diversity of thought and avoiding implicit bias are important issues that have to be addressed in every peer review. In the end, avoiding or preventing these issues not only makes for a better review, it makes for better science.

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‘Silver Wave’ rising

‘Silver Wave’ rising

A silver wave is coming. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2035 adults over age 65 will outnumber children under age 18 for the first time in history. This group of older adults is living longer, and their longevity will necessitate preparing for gerontological issues—health, societal, infrastructure, financial and other impacts—that will result. ORAU is working to address this.

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Ashley Golden

New Episode! Further Together, the ORAU podcast

As the population of seniors and pre-seniors continues to rise, cities across the country and around the world must be better prepared to meet their needs. Austin is an age friendly city, with an age friendly action plan, that allows seniors to age in the place of their choosing, while also cultivating a community of connection and support. For ORAU, the growing field of geroscience gives us opportunities to apply our capabilities in support of the aging population. We talk to Ashley Golden, Ph.D., ORAU biostatistician, and Tabitha Taylor, program coordinator for Austin's Age-Friendly City program about the nation's and the world's changing demographics.

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Going Further. Together.

Going Further. Together.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.

  • Events Sponsorship Program

    The Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

    Deadline is March 1, 2020

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  • 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions

    ORAU’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held March 9-11, 2020 and is focused on “Smart Cities and Communities.” The meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss key technology, economic and policy challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia, federal agencies, and national organizations will share their views on critical infrastructure systems and resiliency, as well as transitioning innovative research to practice.

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  • ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program

    Phase 2: ORAU/University joint applications

    Deadline is March 23, 2020

    Phase 2 projects are defined as innovative research projects that enhance ORAU’s core scientific and technical competencies in partnership with a member university. The project should be achievable in 3 to 6 months, but no longer than 1 year, and is designed to produce "proof-of-concept"-type results leading to a white paper, conference presentation, and/or a technical publication with a clear proposal concept and identification of target funding sources. 

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