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ORAU's Freddy Gray shares the importance of contact tracing
Contact tracing is a key part in helping public health officials better understand COVID-19, along with limiting its spread. While the process has been a highlight this global pandemic, it is not new. Freddy Gray, ORAU director of health preparedness and response and health communication, describes the process related to COVID-19 as "the ability to try to find out people that have been exposed to another person that is infected."
Register now for 2020 educator professional development sessions
STEM teachers from Kindergarten through high school, and others interested in the STEM fields, can choose from a number of professional development opportunities provided by ORAU.
Workshops and professional development sessions are free to attend. Sessions will take place on Zoom.
Podcast: COVID-19: what do we know now and where do we go from here?
As the nation and the world take steps to reopen for business after weeks of safer at home/stay at home practices, the subject of contact tracing is making headlines. What is contact tracing, how does it work, and why is it important? These questions and more are addressed by ORAU health communication and marketing team members. Freddy Gray, Julie Crumly, Rachel Vasconez and Jennifer Burnette join hosts Michael Holtz and Jenna Harpenau for this important and timely conversation.
2020 William G. Pollard Scholarship Winners
ORAU has awarded five William G. Pollard Scholarships of $2,500 each toward undergraduate studies for the 2020-2021 academic year. The recipients of this year’s scholarships are Jamie Batson, Cody Blankenship, Olivia Hudson, Audra Jean (AJ) Jones and Savannah Jones.
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.