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Educational Outreach


To ensure that its computing and computational sciences expertise, resources, and scientific capabilities remain world class, ORNL recruits and retains diversity in its intellectual ideas and talent through CCSD’s Educational Outreach Program.


  • Enhance the scientific community's understanding and appreciation of ORNL's high-performance computing and computational programs.
  • Increase educational outreach interactions with universities and other institutions of education and research.
  • Increase diversity in the field of computing and computational sciences by assisting the development of these programs at HBCUs and increasing participation of women and minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Identify and recruit top candidates.
  • Employ targeted recruitment strategies.

CCSD Educational Program

  • STEM outreach is vital to encouraging the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • STEM activities led by CCSD staff for students, mentors, and teachers are coordinated through the program.
  • The program supports a wide range of activities for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Activities include judging at science fairs, participating in science expos for grades K-5, collaborating with ORAU’s Science Village, presenting for Saturday Science, and attending high school career fairs.
  • Middle and high school science teachers can attend teacher’s workshops that include classroom presentations, hands-on experiments that they can take back to the classrooms, and tours of ORNL research facilities.