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.
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.
ORAU recently was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health 2021 Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative 2.0 cohort. The new NIH PEI 2.0 cohort is designed to assist in strengthening contracting opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while improving collaborations with small businesses.
The Biden administration is requesting a 6% budget increase for the Department of Energy Office of Science, even as the office shoulders an increasing cost burden from its construction portfolio and expands its work on special initiatives.
Eighteen K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States have been named 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows. The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena. The AEF Program, now celebrating its 31st year of operation, is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists in collaboration with the sponsoring agencies and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).