Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Value through Partnerships


An Oct 17 lunch presentation on research and education opportunities through partnerships and award opportunities with ORAU.

Date:            Monday, October 17
Time:            Noon – 1:30 PM
Place:           The Yerby Conference Center Auditorium 
Speaker:      Ms. Cathy S. Fore, Director of Collaborative Initiatives, ORAU

About the Presentation: The first half will be an overview about ORAU, faculty and student opportunities, and ORAU award grant programs. The second half, beginning at 12:45 PM, will provide more detail on student opportunities. A five minute break in between will allow transition for those who can attend only one half or the other, but the entire presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

About ORAU: The Oak Ridge Associated Universities is a consortium that cultivates member university collaborations with federal and private partners to advance scientific education and research. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy. ORAU core competencies are in the fields of Radiation Emergency Response and Operational Readiness; Environmental Health, Analysis, and Communications; Forensic Analysis; Science Workforce Development and Evaluation; and Technical Training. These competencies cut across departments such as Computer and Information Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

About ORNL: Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a Department of Energy science and technology facility conducting basic and applied research and development to “create solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.” ORNL has principal interests in neutron sciences, computational applications, and climate change research.

About the Speaker: Cathy Fore has more than 30 years of expertise in strategic business planning and partnerships, program management, and business development, and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Cathy’s current position is one of Connecting the Dots – matching the intellectual assets of ORAU’s member universities with the needs and interests of federal agencies and private industry.

To Attend: If you plan to attend either or both parts of the presentation, and would like a box lunch, please e-mail events@research.olemiss.edu by Thursday, Oct. 13, so that we can order enough food and ensure adequate seating space.

To Collaborate: If desired, bring a one-paragraph (<200 word) description of your research capabilities related to ORAU/ORNL focus areas and interests shown above.

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