ORISE, ORNL host 43 faculty and undergraduates from minority institutions for networking event
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, or ORISE, recently partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to host a CareerLink Event Day that provided a full day of networking and workshops for faculty and undergraduate students from minority institutions.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Programs and held at ORNL, this inaugural event benefitted 43 distinguished faculty and undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, and minority education institutions, or MEIs, who are interested in career opportunities with DOE or its national labs.
â€œEvents like this help excite and educate faculty and students from our nationâ€™s minority education institutions about STEM-related careers,â€ said Craig Layman, associate director with ORISE. â€œStudents learn more about the critical mission areas of ORNL and, at the same time, network with potential mentors who are among ORNLâ€™s top scientists and engineers.â€ [Read more…]