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Latest News at ORISE

Numbers of Nuclear Engineering Graduates and Enrollees on the Rise
A report prepared by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) titled Nuclear Engineering Enrollments and Degrees Survey, 2007 Data, provides insight into the numbers and demographics of people whose education make them candidates for nuclear engineering careers.

2008 Wesely Award Winner Digs into Soil for Answers to Global Climate Change Questions
2008 Marvin L. Wesely Distinguished Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship Award winner Sarah O’Brien is exploring how tallgrass prairie land formerly used for farming rebuilds organic matter, or humus, that was lost through cultivation

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.