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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
June 21 - ETEC at the Millennial Nuclear Caucus
(New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex)

June 28 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)

July 5 - No ETEC, Happy 4th of July!

July 12 - Tom Drye, Techmer PM
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Events

June 20 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
June 21 - Millennial Nuclear Caucus
June 21 - LaunchTN: SBIR/STTR Workshop, Resources for Entrepreneurial Researchers

July 10 - ETEC After Hours Summer Mixer
July 18 - East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019

ETEC After Hours: Summer Mixer

Mark your calendars for the upcoming After Hours event on Wednesday, July 10th, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Country Club. Since it is summer this will be a different, more casual event. We will be mixing with the Young Professionals of Anderson County. This free event will feature networking, a cash bar, and snacks.

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ETEC Awards: Call for Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Submissions should include a letter to the selection committee containing specific reasons for the nomination along with the nominee’s resume and bio. Detailed criteria can be found on the ETEC website. Nominations will be accepted through August 16, 2019, and may be submitted online, by email, or through the mail.
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News

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NASA Concept for Generating Power in Deep Space a Little KRUSTY

Prospects of establishing a permanent human presence on the Moon have taken a step forward with the test of a system known as Kilopower, a lightweight fission reactor which could provide ten kilowatts of power for at least a decade. Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY)—was developed by DOE's NNSA. The team won a Gears of Government President’s Award for their achievement.
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U.S. Hangs on to Lead in Supercomputing

The Summit and Sierra supercomputers at ORNL held onto the first and second place slots in the latest list of the top 500 supercomputers in the world. The 53rd edition of list also represents the first time all 500 machines deliver a petaflop or more on the performance benchmark. ORNL and Cray Inc. announced development of a first-of-a-kind exabyte storage solution for the lab's Frontier exascale supercomputer, being built on Cray’s Shasta architecture.
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UPF Fab 2019

Offsite Fabrication Facility to Support UPF Construction

Construction has begun on the Offsite Fabrication Facility located at ETTP. This 100,000-square-foot facility will serve as the primary fabrication area during the construction of the Uranium Processing Facility. The Offsite Fabrication Facility will be equipped with common fabrication equipment like shears and drill presses, and include fully-outfitted welding booths, grinding booths, a paint booth, and mobile gantry cranes.
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Crews Demolish Largest Standing Structure at ETTP

Cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park gained headway with the completion of demolition of the K-1037 Building — the largest and one of the most challenging facilities still standing. Built in 1945, the structure grew through the years with additions that brought its square footage to approximately 380,000 square feet. Crews began tearing down the building in February and safely completed the project almost four months ahead of schedule.
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AECOM Announces Intent to Spin Off its Government Services Business

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to pursue a spin-off of the Company’s Management Services segment into a leading, standalone government services company. The transaction is currently expected to be completed in the second half of fiscal 2020. As standalone entities, both AECOM and the government services business are expected to benefit.
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Hanford Could be Resting Place for Vessel's Nuclear Reactors

The Navy is taking a second look at whether to send nuclear reactor compartments from the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Hanford for disposal. In 2012, the Department of Defense found no issues that would prevent the defueled reactor compartments of the U.S. Navy's USS Enterprise from being disposed of at the Hanford nuclear reservation. But a new study is being launched after the Navy identified commercial disposal alternatives, which might cut costs.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in June.
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