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ORAU Makes Donation to the Oneida Special School District's Science Resource Center for Science Equipment

June 22, 2004

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Volunteers in Education Team (VET) recently presented a check for $2,100 to the Oneida Special School District’s Science Resource Center.

Most of the funds donated will purchase aquariums, hooded lights, microscopes, and animals. The resource center supplies science materials to nine counties in Tennessee and Kentucky to include 10 school districts and 23 schools.

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).

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