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Media Advisory: ORAU to Award $30,000 in Education Grants to Nine Area Schools

Sep. 9, 2009

WHAT: Eighth Annual Education Grant Award Ceremony

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) will award 19 teachers and administrators from nine area schools/school systems with more than $30,000 in grant monies to fund a variety of educational programs and equipment requests, including the purchase of Promethean boards, a SMART Board, microscopes, computers, a projector, calculators and an array of other scientific, mathematics and technical learning materials.

Teachers will be able to take part in an interactive learning demonstration involving a Promethean board—an interactive whiteboard that reflects computer screen images—courtesy of Promethean World.

Program speakers will include ORAU President H. Andy Page; ORAU General Counsel Ivan Boatner; ORAU Vice President of Human Resources Dan Standley; and ORAU Vice President, Science Education Programs Wayne Stevenson.

At the conclusion of the program, ORAU will make a special announcement regarding its successful Extreme Classroom Makeover campaign. For more information about the 2009-2010 Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.

WHY: Since 2002—the beginning of the ORAU Education Grant program—ORAU has provided more than $210,000 to area schools for projects that support ORAU’s mission of enriching science, technology, education and mathematics programs.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
4 p.m. Interactive Learning Demonstration
5 p.m. Award Ceremony and Reception

WHERE: Center for Science Education Classroom
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
100 ORAU Way, MC-100 Building
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

CONTACT: Jennifer Callais
Office: 865-576-9559

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