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ORAU Names Taylor Vaughan Capture Manager

Taylor Vaughan has joined ORAU as a capture manager in business development.
In Vaughan’s new role, he will assist in planning and pursuing new business opportunities for ORAU, as well as conducting research and managing proposals.

ORAU Welcomes 6 New University Consortium Members, New Board Members

ORAU announced the election of two new board members, a new Council chair and vice-chair, and welcomed six new institutions to its 152-member University Consortium. The announcement was made during the ORAU Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

East Tennessee Economic Council Presents 2021 Awards

Leaders with impressive resumes of service in East Tennessee were honored with the Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal by the East Tennessee Economic Council at its 2021 annual year-end celebration today, delayed this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

REAC/TS honored by Secretary of Energy for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover support

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm honored REAC/TS with the Secretary’s Achievement Award during a virtual ceremony on January 12, 2022, for supporting NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover launch in July 2020. The award honors teams of DOE/NNSA employees and contractors who accomplish significant achievements on behalf of the Department, demonstrating cooperation and teamwork in attaining their goals.

ORAU’s 75th Anniversary – A Conversation with Ray Smith

Acclaimed Oak Ridge historian Ray Smith, who knows just about everything there is to know about the Manhattan Project that created Oak Ridge and everything that has happened since, sat down with host Michael Holtz to talk about ORAU’s place in Oak Ridge’s history.

ORAU selected for CDC SHEPheRD Program

Oak Ridge, Tenn.—ORAU is proud to announce it is among 25 organizations across the United States CDC has awarded the opportunity to develop and conduct research and innovative prevention projects related to safety in healthcare settings.

REAC/TS Staff Participate in Silent Thunder Crisis Management Exercise

REAC/TS Director Dr. Carol Iddins, and two of her employees presented and participated in the recent virtual Fort Thunder exercise. Fort Thunder is part of the Silent Thunder exercise series designed to foster collaboration among representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies/organizations with a shared stake in mitigating the effects of a radiological terrorism incident.

New Report Highlights DOE’s Impact in the State of Tennessee

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation is a job-creation engine, creating more than $7 billion in economic benefits and supporting nearly 43,000 full-time jobs, according to a report released by the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC). The report examines the impact of DOE’s investment in Tennessee in fiscal year 2020.