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Connection to Oak Ridge Opens Doors to Cutting-Edge Research Opportunities

May 13, 2016
Craig Teague

Craig Teague in the lab at Cornell College.

"I do research for three reasons," said Cornell College chemistry professor Craig Teague. "One reason is to help society, another is to benefit students, and the other is just learning about the natural world."

Those three reasons have come together for Teague at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), one of the premier facilities in the US for energy-related research, where he has conducted research twice before and will return this summer to begin a year-long residence.

His connection to ORNL is through ACM's affiliation with the Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS), which gives ACM students a rare chance to receive full academic credit while working as part of a team of scientists doing cutting-edge research. Read more


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Festival Highlights Creativity of Student Filmmakers Festival Highlights Creativity of Student Filmmakers Apr 12, 2016
Three-day event at Lawrence featured screenings of nearly 70 student-created films and awards for filmmaking, screenplays, and research papers.
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Grinnell College senior Nelson Ogbuagu named winner of the 2016 Nick Adams Short Story Contest for his coming of age tale.

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Workshop Focuses on Strategies to Attract and Retain a Diverse Faculty May 9, 2016
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Visiting Faculty on London & Florence Program Will Focus on Theatre and Museum Studies May 5, 2016
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Online Course in Applied Calculus Will Focus on “Real World” Problems and Data Apr 7, 2016
Knox math professors Mary Armon and Andrew Leahy will teach summer class for students at ACM colleges.
Six ACM Faculty Will Travel to Italy to See the Florence Program in Action Apr 6, 2016
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