New ORNL building observes top-off ceremony
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2009 — Construction crews have installed the final girder at the new Chemical and Material Sciences building being constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT-Battelle community giving tops $2 million in 2009
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2009 — Led by two legacy gifts and a record United Way campaign, UT-Battelle and ORNL staff contributed more than $2 million to a variety of local projects and initiatives in 2009.
UT-Battelle employees increase efforts to help communities
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2009 — More than 800 employees of UT-Battelle have provided volunteer time to community service projects in East Tennessee during 2009.
UT-Battelle's delivery of science highlights strong DOE performance ratings
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2009 — Led by a number of scientific breakthroughs and operational milestones at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT-Battelle has again earned high performance ratings from the Department of Energy.
Knoxville team wins Tennessee Lego Tournament
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 15, 2009 — A group of Knoxville students ages 9 to 14 will head to Atlanta in April to compete in the World First Lego Tournament after winning the state tournament Dec. 5 in Cookeville.
ORNL receives Recovery Act funding for Carbon Fiber Technology Center
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2009 — A new, stimulus-funded research center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help strengthen the very 'fiber' of America's automotive and energy industries.
ORNL again tops $1 million in United Way giving
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2009 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory is charting big numbers again, but this time it's not megawatts or petaflops. The Department of Energy laboratory for the second time has topped the $1 million mark in its 2009 United Way campaign.
DOE science poster competition at Oak Ridge National Laboratory boasts top student winners
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2009 — Eighteen top national undergraduate science students, including one grand prize winner, have been named at the U.S. Department of Energy's second annual Science and Energy Research Challenge (SERCh,) held recently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL "deep retrofits" can cut home energy bills in half
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 25, 2009 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced plans to conduct a series of deep energy retrofit research projects with the potential to improve the energy efficiency in selected homes by as much as 30 to 50 percent.
ORNL, Los Alamos pioneer new approach to assist scientists, farmers
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2009 — Sustainable farming, initially adopted to preserve soil quality for future generations, may also play a role in maintaining a healthy climate, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Los Alamos national laboratories.