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Evasius selected as ORAU’s vice president and director of science education programs

Sept. 10, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities has named Dr. Dean Evasius as vice president and director of science education programs.

Dean Evasius

Dean Evasius

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In this role, Evasius will be responsible for providing leadership, oversight and direction for ORAU’s growing portfolio of science education programs. Supporting 330 federal laboratories and research centers, ORAU has 65 years of experience in science education. In 2011 alone, participation in ORAU-administered programs totaled 7,700, with participants representing every state in the nation.

“We are excited Dean is joining our team. His strong background in science education and program management will be instrumental as we continue to grow our myriad of science, technology, mathematics and engineering programs at ORAU,” said ORAU president and CEO Andy Page.

Evasius, who officially began his new responsibilities at the end of August, previously served as senior adviser for science for the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va. In that role, Evasius planned and managed budgets for the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, coordinated the activities of multidisciplinary NSF working groups, and advised the assistant director on new investment areas.

Evasius also served as the program director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF for eight years, where he was responsible for managing a diverse grant portfolio for the division, engaging in a broad range of cross-cutting activities such as the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, and managing collaborations with organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the National Security Agency. Prior to his work with the National Science Foundation, Evasius served as an applied research mathematician for the National Security Agency.

Evasius received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology after obtaining a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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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