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Students attend ORAU Graduate Recruitment Fair

ORAU recruitment fair gives students chance to explore future educational opportunities

Aug. 17, 2011

Student registers for information at Michigan Tech booth

Following an afternoon poster session where they presented the outcome of summer research projects completed at ORNL, more than 100 students from across the United States gathered at ORAU’s Pollard Technology and Conference Center Thursday for the 12th annual ORAU Graduate School Recruitment Fair. Each year, the event is timed to correspond with the ORNL poster session to leverage the students’ excitement over their summer research achievements and to encourage enthusiasm for further expanding their education. With representatives from 19 of the nation’s premier research graduate programs available in one room, the fair provided students the ability to explore possible future educational opportunities, as well as compare and contrast graduate programs.

Cody Chadwell (above), an undergraduate student at Tennessee Tech University, enters his information into the Michigan Tech database system. Chadwell, who spent the summer working with a prototype reactor control system at ORNL, explained that the graduate fair was a “great way to speak with schools in order to get information not easily found on their websites.”

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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