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ORAU donates $20,000 to Anderson County Schools

January 21, 2011

ORAU donates $20,000 to Anderson County Schools

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Eric Abelquist (left), executive vice president of Oak Ridge Associated Universities presents Tim Parrott (right), director of career and technical education for Anderson County Schools, with a $20,000 donation. The money will be used to fund curriculum designed to help students learn about various alternative energy sources. As part of the project, they plan to build a small classroom for the environmental science classes that will include solar, wind, nuclear and green building curriculum. "This project will enhance student engagement and enthusiasm for STEM education, particularly focused on green energy," Abelquist explained. "ORAU applauds teachers like Clinton High School's Mr. Riley Sain and Mr. Ben Barrington who seek to engage their students through fun, hands-on experiments. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with ACS as they move forward on this exciting project."

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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