The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has unveiled its redesigned ORISE website and new ORISE GO app, providing a wide range of resources on the go, a press release said.
The all-new ORISE GO mobile app offers college students, recent graduates, and postdoctoral students a mobile tool to search and apply for hundreds of science, technology, engineering, and math internships, fellowships, and research opportunities at national laboratories and facilities across the United States, the press release said.
The ORISE GO app also provides a platform to remain engaged, connected, and informed during the ORISE experienceâ€”from application, to offer, through the appointment, and even as an ORISE alumni, the press release said.
â€œWe created the ORISE GO app with our target audiences in mind,â€ said ORISE Director Jim Vosburg. â€œWe wanted to provide a platform for ORISE participants and others to connect and be able to stay connected to ORISE on their mobile devices.â€
The ORISE GO mobile app helps those interested stay engaged, connected, and informed during their ORISE experience and beyond, the press release said. Those interested can use the app to search and apply for opportunities, learn about exclusive ORISE events, manage applications, accept offers, enhance skills, access a variety of STEM career resources, and more. Visit ORISE GO for more information and to download the app to a mobile device.
ORISE also launched its new, redesigned website that offers a portal for students and graduates looking for STEM internships, fellowships, and other professional development opportunities; information on scientific peer review; medical consultation for radiation incidents through the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS); worker health surveillance and related studies; environmental and radiological assessments; lab services and much more ORISE information.
â€œA great deal of user research was performed before work on redesigning the website began, including conducting focus groups with people for whom the website is designed to target,â€ Vosburg said. â€œWe used this research to design the website for ease of navigation and to match the design and content with what our target audience wants and needs.â€
The ORISE website has been revitalized with new videos and images, refreshed content, bolder design, and easier functionality, the press release said. The website navigation allows users to identify themselves, so they can quickly navigate to the areas they want to visit. For example, the drop-down menus have been simplified significantly and the ability for users to self-selectâ€”such as university student and graduate, teacher, mentor, K-12 student, or professionalâ€”has been enhanced.
â€œThe website features a colorful modern look, responsive design, new videos and images in addition to refreshed content and other features to deliver a truly informative and relevant user experience,â€ Vosburg added.
Check out the new ORISE website and ORISE GO app today at https://orise.orau.gov/.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOEâ€™s Office of Science.