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  • ORNL is DOE’s largest multiprogram science lab, with well-defined research capabilities in materials, biology, and computational sciences. We integrate and apply these capabilities to all four DOE missions: science, energy, national nuclear security, and cleanup. ORNL celebrated its 60th birthday in February 2003. Clinton Laboratories, as it was known in its earliest years, was a pilot plant for the production and chemical recovery of plutonium. It also served as a training facility for the technical personnel who went on to operate the plutonium production plant at Hanford, Washington Once its war-time mission was complete, the question of what to do with the scientific and technical expertise and facilities that had been assembled was answered by creating national laboratories. ORNL is the oldest national laboratory still at its original location.
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  • Esip presentation july 2010 ornl

    1. 1. Education Programs and Resources at the Department of Energy and Its Laboratories July 21, 2010 Linda Holmes, Associate Director ORISE/ORAU [email_address]
    2. 2. Outline of Presentation <ul><li>The Other DOE </li></ul><ul><li>Resources within DOE </li></ul><ul><li>Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOE National Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other K-12 Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programs at Other DOE National Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Other DOE Programs </li></ul>
    3. 3. DOE is the single largest federal supporter of basic research in physical sciences in the US. <ul><li>Principal federal funding agency of the Nation’s research programs in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High-energy physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fusion energy sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Government’s largest single funder of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manages fundamental research programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic energy sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological and environmental sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational science </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Materials Sciences Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Nanoscale Science, engineering, and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Superconductivity </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>DOE supports research in a broad range of basic and applied sciences. The advancement of STEM education is an essential part of Energy's mission.
    5. 6. DOE National Laboratories Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Savannah River National Energy Technology Laboratories
    6. 7. ORNL Is Operated by UT-Battelle <ul><li>$1.7 billion budget </li></ul><ul><li>4,450 employees </li></ul><ul><li>3900 research guests annually </li></ul><ul><li>World’s most powerful open scientific computing facility </li></ul><ul><li>Nation’s largest concentration of open source materials research </li></ul>Oak Ridge National Laboratory Is DOE’s Largest Multiprogram Science Laboratory. <ul><li>Nation’s most diverse energy portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Operating the world’s most intense pulsed neutron source </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the billion-dollar US ITER project </li></ul><ul><li>$500 million in modernization </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Laboratory has a daunting science mission but desire to educate students and teachers is healthy mindset. <ul><li>In 2009, ORNL mentored more than 1200 students and teachers </li></ul>
    8. 9. DOE’s Community College Institute provides laboratory-based internships <ul><li>Through a 10-week summer internship, students: </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct authentic research under the guidance of a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to write a research abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Present at a poster session. </li></ul>
    9. 10. ORNL offers programs for pre- and in-service teachers. <ul><li>DOE Pre-Service Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on research under a scientific mentor </li></ul><ul><li>One-day a week in class with a Master Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars to broaden horizons </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to write abstracts and papers and to present at poster session </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to interact with in-service teachers at the lab </li></ul>
    10. 11. DOE Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS) provides professional development for in-service teachers. <ul><li>At Oak Ridge National Laboratory: </li></ul><ul><li>8 weeks of mentored research at the Laboratory for 3 consecutive summers </li></ul><ul><li>For middle, high, and community college faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend of $800 per week </li></ul><ul><li>Travel reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>$1,800 per year for professional development and equipment </li></ul>
    11. 12. At ORNL, each summer’s program focuses the research in a different way. <ul><li>First Summer </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Content knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of science </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory safety </li></ul>
    12. 13. The Goal: to create a cadre of outstanding science and math teachers. <ul><li>Second Summer </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment options and design (formative and summary) </li></ul><ul><li>Data driven instructional decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection methods and validity </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in the classroom </li></ul>
    13. 14. Teachers carry their confidence and knowledge to their classes and schools. <ul><li>Third Summer </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of experiences into curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership skills </li></ul>
    14. 15. The diversity of participants enables teachers to learn from each other. <ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses taught </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching experience </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Stimulating research projects and rigorous accountability make ACTS a top-notch development program. <ul><li>Self assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Education modules </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development plan </li></ul><ul><li>Education artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Poster presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract writing </li></ul>
    16. 17. Participating teachers have done amazing things with their experience. <ul><li>Increases in content knowledge and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activities added to the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Research classes and new courses implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations and workshops conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences attended </li></ul><ul><li>Awards and promotions received </li></ul><ul><li>Educational grants applied for/received </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in science competitions </li></ul>
    17. 18. ACTS Success Story: Hakan Arma ğ an is Impacting Hundreds of Nebraska Students as a Result of His ORNL ACTS Experience <ul><li>Conducted research at ORNL’s Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility for 3 summers </li></ul><ul><li>Overcame an initial fear of nuclear energy </li></ul><ul><li>After one year in the program, developed a course in energy and nuclear science for high school students </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated hand-on activities and research into his classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Is planning to offer his course through distance learning across Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Presented at the American Nuclear Society’s Winter Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Was featured in ANS’s Nuclear News </li></ul><ul><li>Credits ACTS with increasing his confidence and making him a better teacher AND scientist </li></ul>
    18. 19. DOE wants teachers/scientists to help bring research experiences to others. <ul><li>ACTS Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Have learned the value of an authentic research experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Have the connection with DOE research projects and scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Are prepared to develop projects that can be exported to thousands of other teachers and students so they can have authentic research experiences in their own classrooms. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Collaborations between scientists and ACTS teachers bring ORNL research directly to the classroom. <ul><li>Superhydrophobics </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Material Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Nanoscience </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of Compounds on Fish Development </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul>ACTS teachers have found many opportunities to bring ORNL Research to the classroom:
    20. 21. ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Project Goes to the Classom
    21. 22. SNS to the Classroom brings cutting edge science directly to students. <ul><li>For teachers of advanced physics and math students </li></ul><ul><li>3-day workshop in Oak Ridge followed by series on Webinars with scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists teach accelerator basics </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers work with real SNS data </li></ul><ul><li>Software is provided to allow students to modulate a simulated neutron beam </li></ul>
    22. 23. ORNL, ARC, and ORAU partner to bring a taste of research to Appalachia. <ul><li>Two-week residential summer institute </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of students and teams of teachers conduct mini-research projects under the mentorship of ORNL scientists and retirees. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term impact studies show that most students attend college; many major in science. </li></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><li>Sponsored by ARC, ORNL, and ORAU </li></ul><ul><li>One-week residential camp </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on energy themes – solar, wind, biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on learning and discovery </li></ul>Middle school science camp excites Appalachian students about science.
    24. 25. Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) <ul><li>Two-week residential professional development program </li></ul><ul><li>For middle and high school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>All expenses are paid </li></ul><ul><li>Mentored research conducted in teams at ORNL </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars, field trips, tours </li></ul>
    25. 26. DOE PST, CCI, ACTS operate across the DOE Laboratory system. <ul><li>PST operates at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ames/IA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brookhaven/NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FermiLab/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley/CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NREL/CO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge/TN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PNNL/WA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton/NJ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACTS operates at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ames/IA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brookhaven/NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FermiLab/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley/CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livermore/CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Alamos/NM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NREL/CO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge/TN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PNNL/WA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton/NJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandia/NM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JeffersonLab/VA </li></ul></ul>All programs recruit nationally! <ul><li>CCI operates at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ames/IA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brookhaven/NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FermiLab/IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley/CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livermore/CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Alamos/NM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NREL/CO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge/TN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PNNL/WA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandia/NM </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. All DOE Laboratories have education departments and resources through their Web sites <ul><li>For Example </li></ul><ul><li>Argonne hosts a Rube Goldberg machine contest. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Brookhaven has a list of resources on nanotechnology. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest has lesson plans on Earth Changes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Google the DOE national laboratories to find a wealth of info and resources.
    27. 28. DOE National Science Bowl is a competition for middle and high school students. <ul><li>Regional teams compete locally </li></ul><ul><li>60 winners from regional competitions compete in the week-long national event in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school event features a hydrogen fuel cell model car challenge </li></ul><ul><li>High school event features energy challenges. </li></ul>
    28. 29. DOE Used Energy–Related Laboratory Equipment Grant Program <ul><li>Provides excess used energy-related lab equipment to middle and high schools, colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Search for something you’re looking for or access the equipment list to see what’s available. </li></ul><ul><li>Packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the requesting organization. </li></ul>
    29. 30. Oak Ridge Associated Universities Is . . . Presentation_name . . . a university consortium focused on advancing scientific research and education through partnerships . . . a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor managing the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education . . . and a partner with UT-Battelle helping expand university partnerships and collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1946
    30. 31. <ul><li>Our Center for Science Education is the focal point for: </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowships and Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Camps and programs for K-12 students </li></ul>We operate science education programs for ORNL and many federal agencies.