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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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