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Contract Signing for New ORAU/ORISE Center for Science Education

Facility Scheduled to Open in December 2008

April 5, 2007

WHAT: Contract signing with Partners Development ( for the new Center for Science Education (CSE)

WHEN:  Thursday, April 5, 2007; signing will take place at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE); Building MC-212, Third Floor Balcony

Building MC-212 is located on the ORAU/ORISE main campus adjacent to the Pollard Technology Conference Center at 212 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge (see visitor’s map).

WHY: The Center for Science Education will house the ORAU president’s office, ORAU executives, Human Resources Department and ORAU/ORISE Science Education programs

NOTE: ORAU/ORISE is a restricted facility. Members of the media, including accompanying photographers, should call ahead for information on obtaining a visitor’s badge at the event. In the event you are unable to reach Ms. Bonee, you may also call Wendy West at 865-207-7953 (cell).

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953