Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Since 1969, students and faculty of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 98 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm, or by calling either of the contacts below.
ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:
- Monnie E. Champion
ORAU Corporate Secretary (865-576-3306); or
- Visit the ORAU Home Page (http://www.orau.org)
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees
The University of Tennessee Administration
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Administration
Steven R. Angle, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Jerold L. Hale, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Yancy Freeman, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
Richard Brown, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Information Technology
George Heddleston, B.S., M.S.
Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications
Joanne Romagni, B.S., M.S, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Bryan Rowland, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Development and Executive Director of University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc
Joe Wilferth, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Robert S. Dooley, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Dean of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business
Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D.,P.E.
Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Valerie Rutledge, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dean of the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
Theresa Liedtka, B.S., M.L.S.
Dean of Libraries
Linda Frost, Ph.D.
Dean of the Honors College