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Latest News at ORISE

Wesely Award Winner Sees the Forest for its Trees
As the amount of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) rise in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning, forests have been seen as critical to the absorption of CO2 emissions. However, research that University of Tennessee doctoral student and Wesely award winner Colleen Iversen is pursuing indicates that carbon storage in forests might be more complicated than was once thought.

Rate of Foreign Doctorate Recipients Who Stay in the U.S. has Declined Slightly in Recent Years, According to Report
The number of foreign students receiving doctorates in science and engineering from United States (U.S.) universities and staying in this country historically has increased. In recent years, however, stay rates peaked and then declined slightly, according to a report issued by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Course Incorporates Toolkit Activities
ORISE and the State of California Office of Homeland Security have revised the HSEEP course to create a balance between learning exercise methodology and using the web-based Toolkit to plan and develop exercises.




The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists.