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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.
November 1 - Oak Ridge High School Robotics Team

November 8 - Morgan Smith, CNS

November 15 - Dr. Gina Tourassi, ORNL

November 22 - Board of Directors Meeting
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Events

Nov 6 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Nov 7 -
Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge Final Pitch
Nov 12 - SDVOSB Opportunity Day
Nov 13 - House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Nov 14 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government
Nov 19 - ETEC After Hours & Ts117 Explore Event
Nov 19-21- Carbon Fiber 2019 Conference, Knoxville

ETEC After Hours + Ts117 Explore

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 game.
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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.

Thanks to Methodist Medical Center for sponsoring this fun event!

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News

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FCC Authorizes Over $5.5M for Rural Broadband in TN

The Federal Communications Commission authorized more than $5.5 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to more than 2,000 unserved homes and businesses in Tennessee, part of the sixth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect American Fund Phase II auction.
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ORNL Data Scientists Support Historic Arctic Expedition

In the vast frozen whiteness of the central Arctic, the Polarstern, a German research vessel, has settled into the ice for a yearlong float. Misha Krassovski, a computer scientist who works at DOE's ORNL is one of the 60 scientific personnel who embarked on the first leg of the largest polar expedition of all time, called the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate.
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Demolition Begins on Sprawling Centrifuge Complex

The largest and most visible remaining structures at ETTP are coming down. Demolition is now underway on the Centrifuge Complex as employees work to achieve EM’s goal to finish major cleanup at the site by the end of 2020. The complex spans more than 235,000 square feet and sections of it reach heights of 180 feet.
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DOE Presents ORISE its 14th Star of Excellence Award

For the 14th year in a row, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has met the exceptional health and safety standards set by DOE who recently presented ORISE with the Star of Excellence Award during DOE’s annual Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association national conference.
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Roane State Hosts 5th "Dream It. Do It." Competition

Roane State hosted the launch of the 5th annual “Dream It. Do It.” competition at the community college’s mechatronics campus in Clinton and is also providing judges for the months-long events. Now in its fifth year, the unique student competition highlighting manufacturing careers is sponsored by CNS and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
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ORAU’s Cindy Snow Promoted to Director of Procurement

Cindy Snow has been promoted to director of procurement for Oak Ridge Associated Universities. In her new role, she will direct all ORAU procurement and small business activities and staff, including internal purchases, acquisitions and sub-contracting, and ensure excellent customer service to internal and external clients.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Realty Executives Relocation for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in November.
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