John Pender has been selected as director of special projects for science education at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

John-PenderJohn Pender has been selected as director of special projects for science education at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

In this role, Pender has oversight of feasibility and transitional planning in support of strategic efforts that will strengthen ORAU’s capabilities in science education and workforce development. He will also serve as a human resources liaison between program sponsors, participants and host facilities.

ORAU’s science education programs have annual expenditures of more than $150 million and support more than 7,000 participants each year in fellowships, scholarships, internships and other science education programs.

Pender will support and advance ORAU’s recruitment efforts, targeting students and recent graduates from the nation’s highest-ranked research universities.

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