ORAU recently welcomed Arizona State University and Yale University as its newest sponsoring institutions during the 72nd annual meeting of its Council of Sponsoring Institutions. Oakland University and Villanova University were named new associate members.
â€œWe are honored to have these four institutions joining our growing university consortium,â€ said Andy Page, ORAU president and chief executive officer. â€œMembership in ORAUâ€™s consortium broadens the already diverse opportunities these universities provide for students and faculty researchers in many critical areas of science and technology.â€
ORAU includesÂ 120Â sponsoring institutionsÂ across the nation and in England. Now in its 70th year, ORAU originally was formed under the auspices of the Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies and consisted of 14 southern academic institutions.
An ORAU sponsoring institution is a nonprofit institution of higher learning granting doctoral degrees in multiple science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, fields. Associate members are institutions of higher learning offering bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s, or a limited number of doctoral degrees in the STEM fields. [Read more…]