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ORAU hosts STEM event for area schools

Variety of hands-on activities create an interactive, science experience for students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2012
FY12-20

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Pictured from L to R: A volunteer with the Mind Trekkers, a group of students from Michigan Technological University whose mission is to uncover the mysteries of science, technology, engineering and math for students of all ages, encases an Anderson county middle school student in a gigantic bubble during ORAU's STEM event. More than 300 local middle school students attended the event, held under a large tent across from the Pollard Auditorium on ORAU's campus, where they were able to participate in a variety of hands-on STEM-related experiments. Visit ORAU's flickr photo stream to view more photos from the event.

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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