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Media Advisory: ORAU to Award $31,000 in education grants to area schools

Aug. 27, 2010

What: 2010 Annual Education Grant Award Ceremony and Reception

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) will award 15 teachers and administrators from 11 area schools/school systems with more than $31,000 in grant monies to fund a variety of educational programs and equipment requests. These include the purchase of Promethean boards, iPod touches, microscopes, computers, calculators and an array of other scientific, mathematics and technical learning materials.

Program speakers will include ORAU President H. Andy Page and ORAU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phil Andrews.

Information regarding the 2011 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition will also be available at the event.

Learn more about the 2010 Extreme Classroom Makeover results

Why: Since 2002—the beginning of the ORAU Education Grant program—ORAU has provided more than $240,000 to area schools for projects that support ORAU’s mission of enriching science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

When: Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, 5 p.m.

Where: ORAU Center for Science Education Classroom
100 ORAU Way, MC 100 Building
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
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Contact: For more information, contact:
Pam Bonee
Office: 865-576-3417

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