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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

For more than 70 years, we have helped our customers advance their mission by providing science, health and workforce solutions. Through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 120 universities, we connect the right people and resources to help our customers solve our nation’s most challenging issues.

Beyond the eye of the storm

Beyond the eye of the storm

ORAU retiree Ron Dobosy has found a hobby unlike those of most retirees as he helps Joe Cione and other hurricane hunters launch unmanned aircraft, known as flying coyotes, into previously unexplored parts of a hurricane--the wall of the hurricane's eye.

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ORAU Workforce Solutions uses technology to meet customer needs during pandemic

ORAU Workforce Solutions uses technology to meet customer needs during pandemic

While the rest of the world slowed down or stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amanda Hurley, ORAU section manager for Workforce Solutions, said her team has been busy meeting the staffing needs of their customers.

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ORAU experts contribute to first-ever Total Exposure Health book

ORAU experts contribute to first-ever Total Exposure Health book

The first-ever book about the concept of Total Exposure Health includes a chapter written by three ORAU subject matter experts and their research related to the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP), which ORAU manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. The book, Total Exposure Health: An Introduction, was published by Routledge and CRC Press in June. Chapter 12, Identifying Exposures and Health Outcomes in Former Worker Populations, was written by Jeffrey Miller, Ph.D., Ashley Golden, Ph.D., and Zachariah Hubbell, Ph.D.

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Proof of Concept: Employee empowerment leads to business culture success

Proof of Concept: Employee empowerment leads to business culture success

While ORAU has always had a great culture, we set out to stimulate further cultural transformations and employee empowerment with the launch of a new set of Leadership Standards in 2018. It began with a simple concept: everyone is a leader. When we empower our employees to lead, we enhance our efforts to succeed as a business. In addition to the survey responses, the following insights shared by ORAU employees and managers reinforce the idea that cultural transformation begins with every employee being empowered to lead. The evidence may seem subtle, but for the stuff employees really care about, it is absolute proof of this concept.

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Podcast: Leading Indicator: Wastewater surveillance and COVID-19

Podcast: Leading Indicator: Wastewater surveillance and COVID-19

The waste we flush down the toilet can serve as a leading indicator of the prevalence of COVID-19 in a community, whether it's a city or a university campus. In this episode of Further Together, the ORAU podcast, Michael Holtz discusses wastewater surveillance with Dr. Kunal Rambhia and Dr. Monique Mansoura of The MITRE Corporation. They are joined by Ken Tobin, vice president of ORAU's University Partnerships Office, and Cathy Fore, senior university partnerships specialist.

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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.