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The mission of URA is to establish and operate –in the national interest– unique laboratories and facilities for research, development, and education in the physical and biological sciences to expand the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation, and promote the education of future generations of scientists.

For over 50 years, URA has been dedicated to the management and operation of national research facilities, which includes investing in STEM workforce development across academia and national laboratories. URA is committed to growing more inclusive STEM research ecosystems and envisions a dynamic and diverse science and technology workforce. This inclusivity will be a catalyst for transformative research, education, and innovation, and will accelerate the frontiers of knowledge to contribute to a brighter, more scientifically informed future for our nation and beyond.

URA has been involved in complex scientific endeavors, including the development of the Tevatron at Fermilab, early activities related to the Super-Conducting Supercollider, Pierre Auger Cosmic Observatory, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), and the associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), and involvement in the Honeywell International-led National Technology and Engineering Solutions at Sandia (NTESS) that manages and operates Sandia National Laboratories.

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