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ORAU Makes Donation to Karns Middle School Science Olympiad Team

Dec. 2, 2004

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) recently presented a check for $1,500 to Karns Middle School through its Volunteers in Education Team (VET) program.

The funds were donated to the school to assist the Science Olympiad Team, sponsored by science and social studies teacher Tracy Baldwin. The team works on science projects throughout the year, such as building model bridges and robots. Students then participate in an annual competition where their work is showcased and the students' scientific knowledge is put to the test.

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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