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Students Conclude ORNL Summer Research Programs and Get Glimpse of Graduate School Opportunities at ORAU Fair

Aug. 10, 2009

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Approximately 175 students from across the United States gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Aug. 5 for a student poster session that showcased their summer participation in 14 scientific and technical research participation programs at ORNL.

The 14 programs are administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. That same evening, those students and others met with graduate school representatives from 22 of the nation's premier research graduate programs at the tenth annual Graduate School Recruitment Fair in the Pollard Technology and Conference Center lobby.

Ahmad Ibrahim and Germina Ilas

Ahmad Ibrahim (left), a University of Wisconsin graduate student, and Germina Ilas of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Nuclear Science and Technology Division discuss the results of Ibrahim's summer research on fusion energy conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis research program at the ORNL student poster session. Click image to enlarge.

Delores Black and Stephen Ma

Dolores Black, coordinator of graduate student recruiting at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, talks with Princeton University student Stephen Ma about his graduate school options at the tenth annual Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Graduate Student Recruitment Fair. The event was held on Aug. 5 in the Pollard Technology and Conference Center lobby. Click image to enlarge.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the nation's premier research laboratories and with a focus on energy, climate, and national security, is managed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science by UT-Battelle, LLC, a partnership of The University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute.

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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