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ORAU Commits $25,000 to Junior Achievement, Students

Dec. 11, 2006

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU presented a check to Junior Achievement of East Tennessee to support the Science Research Center within the Junior Achievement Capstone City. The company committed $25,000 to the center, which will serve as one of 19 businesses located in the Capstone City. The Capstone City will provide a working understanding of business and government through real-world experience for East Tennessee's estimated 13,000 5th graders.

"The Junior Achievement Capstone City will be a great asset to East Tennessee and will clearly enhance the educational experience for a lot of elementary school students," said ORAU President Ron Townsend. "The Science Research Center is an especially important component, and we're pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this initiative."

Ann Rigell, Tami Carroll, Janet Kile and Ron Townsend

ORAU President Ron Townsend presents Donna Walker, president of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, with a donation for the Capstone City Project. High-resolution verison of photo.

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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