Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Since 1981, students and faculty of the Missouri University of Science and Technology have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 91 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunity for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program lengths range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the number of under-represented minority students pursing degrees in science- and engineering- related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found at http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm or by calling either of the contacts below.
ORAU’s office of partnership development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research, and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:
Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, ORAU counselor for Missouri S&T 573-341-4154
Monnie E. Champion, ORAU corporate secretary
865-576-3306 or visit http://www.orau.org