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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.
September 20 - LaToya Myles, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory

September 27 - Board of Directors Meeting featuring TN House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Members of the Tennessee General Assembly

October 4 - Bill Fox, University of Tennessee

October 11 -Margaret Dolan, Launch Tennessee
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Events

Sep 19 - GEM Technologies, Inc. Celebrating 25 YEARS
Sep 19 - ANS Oak Ridge/Knoxville: September Dinner Meeting
Sep 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Sep 23 - DOE/NNSA Hiring Event
Sep 23-27 - Innov865 Week 2019
Sep 24 - Innov865: Start-Up Day 2019
Sep 26 -Innov865: Innovation Crossroads Showcase
Sep 26 - Innov865 Investor Series: Malkes and Vanderhoofven

Oct 1-2 - 2019 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo
Oct 8-10 - ETEBA: Business Opportunities and Technical Conference
Oct 8-10 - GRIDSMART: INTERSECT Conference
Oct 16 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government
Oct 17 - TSBDC: Marketing on a Shoestring
Oct 24-25 - Governor’s Conference: Economic & Community Dev.

News

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Alexander Says Congress on Track to Provide Record Funding

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein that includes the fifth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including ORNL – and keeps the U.S. number one in supercomputing.
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Has Science Let Radiation Scare Us to Death?

Until now, the notion that has been followed is hat until the impact of low-dose radiation is ascertained, the safest thing to do is to assume the worst. There are countless examples of a phenomenon that scientists and other experts have dubbed radiophobia — the fear of ionising radiation. Every horror filmmaker worth her fake blood and monster makeup knows that nothing is more terrifying than the unseen: the creak on the stairs, the shadow on the curtains, the hint of fatal evil.
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History of Computing Resources at Y-12

This final part of Clyde Davenport’s excellent documentation of advances in computing at the Y-12 plant includes an example where I was personally involved and where we shared a DOE Award of Excellence as a direct result. It is an early “expert system.” Today it would be called “artificial intelligence,” but we knew it was a learning system and used a great deal of data prioritized maintenance work. We just did not presume to label it as “artificial intelligence.”
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Legacy Parks Partnership with UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm

Legacy Parks Foundation and the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm announced a unique partnership to develop a concept plan that will make the research park an even more attractive site for innovative businesses to locate and well as enhance the park for the entire public to enjoy. One of the unique features of the UT Research Park is its unique archaeological zone, which includes nearly 85 acres that will be preserved to recognize the location of major Native American settlements.
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NSF Grant of Support Roane State’s Mechatronics Program

Roane State Community College has been awarded a three-year grant to make sure the community college’s mechatronics students have a well-rounded technical education to benefit themselves and their future employers. The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education grant is for $299,793. It runs through June 2022. “A great team got this project off the ground and will keep it moving forward to benefit students,” said Shelley Esquivel, the community college’s grants specialist.
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ORAU Awards Education Grants to 26 Local Teachers

More than 25 teachers from Anderson County schools received new teaching materials and supplies at ORAU’s Education Grants program on Sept. 10, walking away with a total of $20,000 in grant funds. Now in the program’s 18th year, ORAU has awarded more than half a million dollars to Clinton City, Oak Ridge and Anderson County Schools in it its mission to enrich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. Each year, teachers find more creative ways to incorporate STEM learning into their classrooms.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates, Inc. for sponsoring
the Friday morning meetings in September.
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