History

Governor Lee Honors Oak Ridge 85, Clinton 12 – 65 Years Later

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee honored the history-making steps of the Oak Ridge 85 and the Clinton 12 during a ceremony in the Scarboro Community Center recently. He gave out proclamations declaring Aug. 31 as Clinton 12 and Oak Ridge 85 Day. The students of the Clinton 12 also received honorary high school diplomas from Anderson County Schools.
By |September 7th, 2021||0 Comments|

Seeing Inside the Secret City… Without Setting a Foot on Site

The public will soon be able to get a sneak peek inside Y‑12 National Security Complex’s Building 9731 – a historic Manhattan Project-era building – without ever stepping foot on‑site. A virtual tour of select areas of the building is being developed in cooperation with the NNSA Production Office, DOE, Oak Ridge Consolidated Service Center, and the National Park Service.
By |September 1st, 2021||0 Comments|

Unmasked: Top Oxford University professor codenamed ‘Agent Marta’ who handed over nuclear secrets to Czech spies and met her handler in Miss Selfridge

Having kept her Cold War role secret since the collapse of communism, Professor Stone – formerly Rikovska – remains a highly respected and active nuclear scientist, who published her most recent paper in January this year. Now 82, she is still a visiting researcher at Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee, where she moved after retirement from Oxford. She is also listed on the US government's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which specialises in nuclear research.
By |June 1st, 2021||0 Comments|

AMSE Foundation Signs Cooperative Agreement with DOE

The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) Foundation has signed a three-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science effective on March 1, 2021. The agreement entrusts the AMSE Foundation with leading AMSE and K-25 History Center daily operations, mission advancement, fundraising, collections management, and developing partnerships, among other activities.
By |March 1st, 2021||0 Comments|

AMSE Celebrates Black History Month

This week the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) celebrated Black History Month by posting a video of Museum Director Alan Lowe and 55-year veteran of the DOE community Harold Conner Jr., along with UCOR’s Sonya Johnson and Marty Lowe, President of MSi Workforce Solutions. Connor discusses growing up in the 1950s and being the only Black student in his engineering school. It is a fascinating discussion. 
By |February 24th, 2021||0 Comments|