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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.
October 25 - ETEC Board of Directors Meeting

November 1 - Oak Ridge High School Robotics Team

November 8 - Morgan Smith, CNS

November 15 - Dr. Gina Tourassi, ORNL
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Events

Oct 25 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Oct 30 -UT-PTAC: 2019 Construction Opportunities Conference, Nashville

Nov 6 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Nov 12 - SDVOSB Opportunity Day
Nov 14 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government
Nov 19 - ETEC After Hours & Ts117 Meet + Train Launch
Nov 19-21- Carbon Fiber 2019 Conference, Knoxville

ETEC After Hours +

Mark your calendars for the upcoming After Hours event on Tuesday, November 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ts117 Coworking in Oak Ridge. This event will feature Ts117’s new Meet + Train Room with a fun exploration activity.
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Join us for networking, beer, wine, snacks, prizes, and a conversation with Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, managing partner, CQInsights/adjunct professor at UTK; and, Dr. Brian Worley, president/CEO at PYA Analytics and VP of provider analytics at Verana Health, about how data analytics and artificial intelligence are transforming healthcare.

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News

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Who is Dan Brouillette?

On Friday, President Trump nominated a new head of DOE. Since the news that acting Energy Secretary Rick Perry would step down, many speculated Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette would replace him. Brouillette has kept a lower profile domestically than Perry, leading many to publish bland descriptions of him as the nominee to head U.S. energy R&D and keep an eye on the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
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4M Carbon and Montefibre to Partner

4M Carbon Corp. and Montefibre Carbon Fiber are finalizing a potential U.S.-based joint venture. 4M and Montefibre will disrupt the carbon fiber industry by combining Montefibre's ultra-large tow precursor and 4M's low-cost carbon fiber production technology to produce the world's lowest-cost industrial-grade carbon fiber.
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Supercomputing and Cancer Research - Is Computational Biology Useful Yet?

What can you do with 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Floating-point calculations per second (EXAflops)? Simulate nuclear weapons? Yes. Cure cancer? Maybe…That's the message you hear about supercomputers, especially the forthcoming "exascale" computer.
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Pathway to Success – Y-12’s Early Career Group

Y-12’s Early Career Group recently sponsored a professional development panel, “Pathway to Success.” The discussion featured CNS Vice Presidents Linda Bauer, Dave Beck, and Bill Tindal. The executive leadership team members shared insights about their career paths. Question topics included their defining career moment, how to successfully navigate roadblocks, creating career goals and advice they would give to their early career selves.
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EM’s Highest Priority Project at ORNL Gains Momentum

Workers have begun processing a powder form of uranium-233 a year ahead of schedule as part of a larger EM project to safely process and dispose of the remaining inventory of the nuclear material stored at ORNL. Launching this portion of the disposition project is an achievement for OREM and Isotek, the contractor responsible for processing and disposing of the site’s uranium-233 inventory — EM’s highest priority at ORNL.
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U.S. Chamber Honors Strata-G as ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Strata-G, LLC from Knoxville, Tennessee, as the 2019 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth. The award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Energy Solutions for sponsoring
the Friday morning meetings in October.
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New Member

ETEC would like to welcome the Hampton Inn Cedar Bluff Knoxville as a new member.

The Hampton Inn Cedar Bluff is located off I-75 / I-40 in the Cedar Bluff area of West Knoxville. Their 175 sleeping rooms are within a half-mile of restaurants and shopping. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Convention Center, Neyland Stadium, and McGhee Tyson Airport are located less than 25 minutes away. Guests enjoy free daily hot breakfast, WiFi, and an outdoor pool, as well as indoor and outdoor meeting spaces.
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