Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Since 1993, students and faculty of Lincoln Memorial University have benefited from associate membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 105 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

ORAU works with 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, which 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 number of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science, technology, mathematics, 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 contact the ORAU Corporate Secretary, Monnie E. Champion, at 865.576.3306; or visit ORAU online at http://www.orau.org.

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, and faculty research and support programs, as well as services to chief research officers.

In Conclusion

The faculty, students, and administrative personnel work together at Lincoln Memorial University to build a supportive community that cares for people and fosters individual creativity and growth. Under dynamic, experienced administrative leadership and a committed, well-prepared faculty, LMU has an atmosphere of openness and concern for the needs of each individual and sets a premium on creating the best conditions for learning.

The University exists for students and shows genuine concern for the students’ development of knowledge and skills for use in meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing and global society.

A curriculum of relevant professional studies combines with instruction in the liberal arts and sciences to produce LMU graduates with marketable credentials, analytical skills, and commitment to ethical citizenship.