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ORNL kicks off 2015 United Way campaign with agency fair
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 27, 2015 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory kicked off its 2015 United Way campaign with an agency fair displaying services United Way organizations provide to East Tennesseans.

Jeff Smith, ORNL’s deputy director for operations, said ORNL is one of the largest contributors to United Way in the area.


ANS Dedicates Reactor as Nuclear Historic Landmark on 50th Anniversary
La Grange Park, IL, – The American Nuclear Society (ANS) honored the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) with the ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark Award on April 13.

ORNL’s Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Mar. 17, 2015 - Images have captivated audiences of all sorts. And scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials are no different.

Nobel Prize winner cites progress with more minorities in science
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 17, 2015 – Nobel Prize winner and National Medal of Science recipient Warren Washington told a black history program audience at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that progress has been made in the past 40 years to encourage underrepresented minorities to enter into science, technology, engineering and math.

Girl Scouts USA CEO visits ORNL to discuss STEM programs
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 3, 2015 – Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez visited the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to learn about its efforts on behalf of science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) programs and how they can be incorporated into the Girl Scouts national program.

UT Coach Donnie Tyndall kicks off ORNL United Way campaign
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 8, 2014 New University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall kicked off Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s United Way campaign, telling Lab employees that United Way enables people to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient.

DOE SuperTruck utilizes ORNL technology to boost fuel economy
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck, recently hailed by President Obama as the energy efficient truck of the future, uses technology from DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leads to improved fuel economy.


Google official suggests science, engineering advances vital for development
Google’s vice president of energy told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distinguished Lecture audience that advances in science and engineering play a significant role in meeting future energy challenges in the less developed world.


ORNL working to strengthen seals for nuclear containers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 2013 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a technology leading to more secure seals on containers filled with nuclear material.

63 teams entered in Dec. 7 FIRST LEGO event
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2013 -- Sixty-three teams composed of children ages nine to 14 from East and Middle Tennessee will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking and teamwork using LEGO Mindstorm robots Saturday, Dec. 7 during the FIRST LEGO League East Tennessee Championship at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.


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