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ORAU Seeks Out the Next Generation of Science and Technology Leaders

ORAU's programs are aimed at recruiting the next generation scientists and technology leaders.

In recent years, the United States has continued to lose its competitive edge in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) arenas. In fact, the White House signed into law the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, And Science Act (America COMPETES), in 2007 to keep America’s scientific workforce competitive on the global stage.

As the second component of our Research-Based Approach, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) leads an aggressive recruitment campaign to encourage students, teachers and faculty to participate in one of its 150 science education programs.

Just last year, we assisted more than 9,400 participants from more than 900 U.S. and foreign colleges and universities in identifying internship, scholarship, fellowship or research appointments that best suited their research career goals. Those appointments involve more than $106M in research stipends, nearly 2,600 domestic and foreign trips, and sponsorship of more than 500 immigration statuses for foreign nationals.

Whether you need a nationwide search with as many minorities as possible, or you are more focused on local recruitment with not as much emphasis on diversity, we offer a wealth of resources, including:

  • Partnerships with professional associations, student associations and chapters, colleges and universities, ORAU member universities and campus career centers
  • Attendance at numbers of professional associations, meetings and conferences
  • Advertising placements within journals, magazines and direct mail
  • A strong Web presence
  • An in-house bilingual, multicultural diversity recruitment team
  • Proven experience fostering personal relationships with key individuals at colleges and universities