Excellent science facility with a great variety of research opportunities.
Siemens STEM Academy Fellow (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – April 1, 2014
Pros: performing experiments related to current research, collected data, contributed to research
Cons: time spent there was much too brief!
The time at ORNL was a unique experience provided by the Siemens Corporation. Twenty educators from across the United States were selected to work with research scientists at ORNL. I was very fortunate to have been selected from the many applicants. Each educator was placed into groups and assigned a team of researchers. There was a wide variety of research taking place during that time: from solar radiation panels to energy manufactured by biological organisms. I was very impressed with the high quality of researchers who hailed from countries all over the world.
Internship (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – August 20, 2015
I was busy on a daily basis and had plenty advisers and graduate mentors to monitor my work as well as give me advice. I learned plenty about additive manufacturing, specifically the intra-build effects on the mechanical properties of electron beam melting. I also, learned about porosity and how to operate machines like the SEM and archam. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to learn to operate these machines as well as analyze the results of our research.
Research fellow (Current Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – July 9, 2015
Located in the small town, ORNL is a good place to do research. It has the best computational resources and the best neutron facility. The people are good and smart, the working environment is friendly and the working pace is good.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (or ORNL) was a fantastic place to work. Everyone supports and assists each other. While there are many people who work there, it feels like a very small group when it comes to getting the job done. Management supports their employees to the highest degree. I will very much miss working there.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – June 14, 2015
Wonderful opportunity to intern as a research assistant for a materials scientist. I spent the summer performing research on nuclear graphite materials. I learned a lot about writing research reports and submitting research for publication. One of the best educational experiences of my life.
Research Associate (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN, USA – February 20, 2015
Cons: in the middle of nowhere
ORNL is a good place to work if you want to be around some of the most advanced computing and other sciences in the world. Lots of good people tend to be hampered by clueless management. The endless jockeying for funds get old.
Principal Investigator of CNMS proposal (Former Employee), CNMS – January 28, 2015
The people here are nice, and the equipment in the ORNL is almost the best all over the world. I love the lunch time, when people come together, have jokes and share their funny experiment of both work as well as daily life. You have good opportunities to work with scientist from other universities, research institutes. I can Learn a lot from them.
Finance Manager (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – December 3, 2014
Pros: pleasant atmosphere
Management and co-workers are concerned with the end product and making life at work more enjoyable. You can be proud that you supported the overall accomplishments of the company even though your task are back office.
Jr. Radiological Control Technician (Current Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – October 8, 2014
• Rad/con surveys in support of cask/carrier shipments • Rad/con surveys in support of reactor startup/shutdown • Material clearance surveys • Instrumentation and Dosimetry • High Radiation and High Contamination entries • Radiological work permits • Hood and Hot Cell work