What Organizations are Involved?

Participating Organizations

The SciData program's eight (8) students will interact and work with University of Tennessee programs, including but not limited to the College of Communication and Information, School of Information Sciences, University Libraries.  The students will have the opportunities to work for and interact with (i.e., in a variety of capacities, possibly including internships, assistantships or required program experiences), the participating organizations are:

The School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee
The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee is recognized nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary program of excellence in the information sciences. It serves over 200 Degree-seeking graduate students and was ranked among the top twenty ALA-accredited programs in the country.

The University of Tennessee Libraries
The University of Tennessee Libraries includes the John C. Hodges Library and the Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library. The University of Tennessee is a land grant university with a strong tradition in research and research dissemination.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) largest science and energy laboratory.  With a staff of more than 3,800 and an equal number of guest researchers, basic and applied research and development initiatives cross many scientific disciplines, going beyond their traditional focus on nuclear technologies.  The ORNL Research Library provides highly specialized information services.  Primary subjects covered include nuclear technology, chemistry, physics, materials science, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and the biological and environmental sciences.

The Office of Science and Technical Information
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) leads the Department of Energy's (DOE) e-government initiatives for disseminating R&D information.  OSTI's mission is to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D finding available and useful to DOE researchers and the American people.  It is responsible for coordinating the Department's Scientific and Technical Information Program and for ensuring the collection, preservation, and appropriate dissemination of scientific and technical information resulting from DOE R&D programs.  OSTI provides a number of virtual Web resources to make available the various forms in which scientists communicate their findings; technical reports and gray literature; e-prints; software; journal citations; and other information.

Information International Associates
Information International Associates (IIa) provides information technology solutions to the Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other federal agencies.  IIa is known for excellence in cost-effective, cutting edge scientific and technical information services, national and international information policy and standards development, librarianship, and intelligence work.  IIa provides full services for IT infrastructure support, classified information systems, telecommunications management, network management, systems development, integration, and administration, database administration, and more.  IIa manages libraries and provides information support services for the U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Labor.

United States Geological Survey
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is an organization that focuses on providing information on the United States' ecosystems and environment.  The USGS works to provide information to describe the earth and its geological, biological, ecological, hydrological resources, etc.