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SAGE Journey Camp

On August 1st-6th, ORNL participated in SAGE Journey, a career development program to empower young women to consider STEM careers, increase their higher education aspirations, and educate them on career opportunities at National Laboratories. SAGE stands for Science Accelerating Girls’ engagement in STEM. Along with ORNL, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National …

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Robersville Middle School Launches Satellite to International Space Station

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Bs8yOYrOI Check out this short video about Robertsville Middle School students’ visit to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the NASA RamSat, launch. In June 2021, a spring-loaded arm aboard the International Space Station (ISS) released the RamSat satellite into Earth’s orbit. RamSat, a small nanosatellite, weighs less than three pounds. It is the cumulation of seven …

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TSF at ScoutFest

J.P. Biondo, ORNL’s hosting and rigging manager, demonstrates mechanical leverage using three 25-pound sandbags with one, two and four pulleys to scout Luke Henley, 10, of Pack 718 in Knoxville. Scouts from around East Tennessee learned about supercomputing, electricity, isotopes, physics and much more at ORNL’s final Traveling Science Fair event of 2019, held at …

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October Traveling Science Fair Events

ORNL’s Traveling Science Fair visited two regional events in October. On Sunday, October 13th, the trailers were a part of Knox County Public Library’s first LitUp Festival in downtown Knoxville’s Market Square. The festival featured author talks, writing workshops, poetry slams, and a variety of hands-on activities for teens and families.  On Saturday, October 19th, the …

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STEM Connection

On June 10th-14th, students from Oak Ridge and surrounding counties participated in STEM Connection, an interactive summer program for students between the ages of 10th grade and 2nd year post high school. Sponsored by ORNL, The City of Knoxville’s Save Our Sons Initiative, and The AMSE Foundation, STEM Connection introduced students to a variety of …

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RamSat Day #2

  In February, a group of students from Oak Ridge’s Robertsville Middle School RamSat team visited the Lab, for a day of presentations by the ORNL chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), whose members have visited the school on several occasions and have provided ongoing guidance and technical expertise for …

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RamSat Day

ORNL researcher Andrew Duncan explains the control systems for an unmanned rover to a group of Robertsville students. A group of Robertsville Middle School students constructing an experimental cube satellite for NASA visited ORNL on Wednesday, February 22, for an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations from Lab staff. The students were part of Robertsville’s Enrichment …

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National Engineers Week

Lipscomb University, Nashville — On Tuesday, February 19, ORNL’s Traveling Science Fair trailers visited Lipscomb University, as a part of National Engineers Week celebrations. More than 50 scientists from ORNL brought six mobile, interactive exhibits to the Lipscomb campus. Each themed trailer focuses on a different area of laboratory research, including: Become a Neutron: Visitors  …

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