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Winners of Volkswagen Distinguished Program announced


July 9, 2010


OAK Tenn. —Eleven students three Tennessee universities are in the first Volkswagen Distinguished Program. The program, sponsored by Group of America. Oak Ridge Universities and Oak Ridge National is a summer internship that students with research at ORNL during the first and an optional second summer at the new Volkswagen production facility in Tenn.

The students will under the mentorship of top scientists in the science and technology fields, such areas as low-cost fiber, battery storage, engines and emissions, intelligent system and sustainable manufacturing. students must be undergraduate or seniors or graduate students who not yet finished coursework and must be one of the five schools participating in the Fisk University, Tennessee University. the University of Memphis. and the of Tennessee in either Knoxville or .

Pictured are 2010 VW Distinguished and representatives from sponsoring First row (L-R): Megan Levon Brassfield; Carolyn Jennifer Lewis and Sarah Second row (L-R): Marisa ORAU; Tom Ballard, ORNL; Reid, Brian Doll, Higgins; Robert Singleton; Marshall; Scott Wilson, and Joshua Solomon.

“ORAU is to be a part of this collaboration and we are to Volkswagen Group of America for this learning opportunity to in the Tennessee area,” said Page, CEO and president of ORAU. partnership gives students and practical research opportunities which they can help the industry address some issues. Everyone benefits.”

“Since our first day in Chattanooga, has emphasized the importance of education in and has supported that with than $5 million in philanthropy to Tennessee schools,” said Wilson with Volkswagen relations. “Our partnership the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a opportunity for these Tennessee to get experience with international while completing their

“The Volkswagen Scholars is a special opportunity to provide a summer internship for students at universities who are considering careers in the industry,” Tom Ballard, ORNL’s of partnerships. “We are indebted to for underwriting the cost of this

The Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars is part of Volkswagen Group of “Partners in Education” program, is a five-year, $5.28 million initiative for educational enrichment and training in the state of Tennessee.

ORAU . Oak Ridge Associated is a university consortium leveraging the strength of 98 major research to advance science and education by with national laboratories, agencies, and private industry. manages the Oak Ridge Institute for and Education for the U.S. Department of

About ORNL . Oak Ridge Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle for the of Energy’s Office of Science. is home to the Oak Ridge Leadership Facility (OLCF), the nation’s powerful open resource for computing, which engages a team from national research institutions, computing universities and vendors.

About Group of America, Chattanooga LLC . Volkswagen Group of America will invest $1 billion in the economy for the Chattanooga plant and more than 2,000 jobs in the region. According to studies, the new Volkswagen plant is to generate $12 billion in income and an additional 9,500 jobs to the project. The Chattanooga plant build a new midsize sedan designed for the North American

ORAU provides innovative and technical solutions to advance priorities in science, education, and health. Through specialized of experts, unique laboratory and access to a consortium of more 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, works with federal, local and commercial customers to national priorities and serve the interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit and federal contractor, ORAU the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of (DOE).

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