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ORAU publication celebrates pioneering history, including major milestones, areas of thought leadership and more

ORAU publication celebrates pioneering history, including major milestones, areas of thought leadership and more

Oak Ridge, Tenn.—As part of ORAU’s 75th anniversary celebration, our annual report, ORAU Story, 2021, marks major milestones in the company’s history, including many of the areas in which we were pioneers or leaders in workforce development, technology, medicine and more.

Throughout our history, for example, ORAU has been a pioneer in the area of radiation safety. Since 1948, ORAU has provided professional training to thousands of health physicists, physicians and scientists in the safe handling of radioisotopes. ORAU was one of the first university consortia to manage programs that enabled the emerging science of nuclear energy, was one of the early pioneers in cancer detection, treatment and therapies, was an early leader in global climate change research, and was a trail blazer in early K-12 STEM education initiatives and scientific workforce development programs.

ORAU Story, 2021, showcases our continued commitment to pioneering work in areas like equitable distribution of artificial intelligence in education; the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in workforce development initiatives for our government agency customers; and how our own company is working differently during the pandemic.

The publication also celebrates our management of a new $129.7 million contract for the NASA Postdoctoral Program, which provides research fellowships to early-career and senior scientists.

“We created ORAU Story to highlight the most interesting and compelling stories that defined our year,” said Pam Bonee, ORAU director of communications and marketing. “This publication is loaded with features and profiles about our people, compelling perspective pieces that spotlight our expertise and thought leadership, and highlights of our ongoing research.”

ORAU Story, 2021, is available for viewing on our website.


About ORAU

ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides science, health and workforce solutions that address national priorities and serve the public interest. Through our specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions and help advance their missions. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee Director, Communications Work: 865.576.3146 Cell: 865.603.5142
Wendy West Manager, Communications Work: 865.576.0028 Cell: 865.207.7953