The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the appointment of Nannan Jiang and Harriett McCurdy to its Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s Citizen Advisory Board.
Jiang, who lives in Knoxville, is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a doctorate in energy science and engineering through the university’s Bredesen Center. Graduate students in this program perform interdisciplinary research by joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory and university research teams focused on a diverse set of challenges related to energy and applied data sciences.
McCurdy, a resident of Oak Ridge, retired in 2014 after more than 40 years as a teacher for middle- and high-school students both in the United States and abroad, with a focus on the sciences. Most recently she served as a teacher of science and biology for grades 6-10 at Yangon Academy in Yangon, Myanmar. Prior to that, she taught a variety of science courses and environmental studies courses in China
The Oak Ridge Site-Specific Advisory Board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides independent advice and recommendations to OREM, which is responsible for the cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation. The new members were introduced at the board’s February meeting.