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Chuck Fleischmann

U.S. Representative
3rd District – Tennessee

January 7, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. (EST)

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom

ETEC's Winter Weather Policy - Be Safe

ETEC kindly reminds all members and guests to exercise safety and caution when traveling to and from the weekly in-person meetings, particularly during winter weather conditions.

Snow is forecasted for Thursday evening and below-freezing temperatures are expected on Friday morning. At this time, the Congressman plans to be with us in person on Friday morning. If you would like to join us in the UT Outreach Center, please be safe.

Or, this meeting will have a Zoom option, you are welcome to register and participate online. (

It is ETEC’s policy not to cancel meetings, particularly at the last minute. Chances are, however, if you cannot reach the meeting location, neither can the ETEC staff. In the unusual case that a Friday morning meeting is canceled, you will receive an email message. A notice will also be posted on the homepage of ETEC's website.

Hybrid Friday Meeting Details:

Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future upcoming Friday meetings with the link below:
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In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. Attendees are no longer required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.
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ETEC Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in January.
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Meeting Sponsorships Available

ETEC has 2022 meeting sponsorships available. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are listed below. To see the months available and to purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting during the month
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in ~4 weekly newsletters per month
  • Logo with link to your website on the events page of the ETEC website


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Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

January 14 - Jeff Lyash, Tennessee Valley Authority
January 21 - Dr. Matthew Mench, Dean, UTK Tickle College of Engineering
January 28 - No ETEC: 2022 Regional Legislative Breakfast
February 4 - ETEC 2021 Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration

Local Events

Jan 14 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Jan 18 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Jan 19 - DOE OSDBU & ORNL: Virtual Forum
Jan 20 - U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Webinars
Jan 25 - PTAC: Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference
Jan 25 - Knox Chamber: Talent Redefined – Leveraging Internships in Your Organization
Jan 28 - 2022 Regional Chambers' Legislative Breakfast

Speaker Announcement:
ETEC's 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration:

We are pleased to announce that Adam DeMella will be the keynote speaker at ETEC's Annual Meeting. Adam is the leader of global government affairs for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

The event will take place on Friday, February 4, 2022, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport.

Click here or on the image below for more information and to RSVP.
Annual Meeting 2021 invite - with speaker details


NNSA Annual Report: Prevent, Counter, and Respond

This annual report outlines DOE NNSA’s strategic framework to prevent, counter, and respond to global nuclear threats and describes program activities to meet some of today’s most pressing national security challenges.

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DOE NNSA Annual Report: Prevent, Counter, and Respond—NNSA’s Plan to Reduce Global Nuclear Threats

10 Big Wins for Nuclear Energy in 2021

2021 was a big year for nuclear energy as the nation continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy use is back on the rise and the global appetite for cleaner energy is higher than ever before.

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10 Big Wins for Nuclear Energy in 2021

ORNL's Top 10 Science Stories of 2021

Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021 continued apace, with developments across the lab’s broad science and technology missions.

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ORNL's Top 10 Science Stories of 2021

Y-12's Technology Transfer Office Provides Unique Experience for UT Law Students

For the past several years, Y-12's Technology Transfer Office has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Law to give law students a unique opportunity to work with Y-12.

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Khaleel Named Associate Lab Director for National Security Sciences

In his role as associate lab director, Khaleel will oversee efforts in nuclear security, nonproliferation, biosecurity, cybersecurity, grid security and security for manufacturing, autonomous systems and other emerging fields.

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UCOR's FY2021 Annual Report

As this annual report shows, UCOR’s decade of performance is built on partnerships that serve as a model for the entire DOE complex. These partnerships with OREM, elected officials, appropriators, labor unions, regulators, educational institutions, the community, and others form the foundation for safe and successful environmental cleanup on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

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UCOR's FY2021 Annual Report

Did You Know?

One of the newly updated pages on ETEC's website contains information about ETEC's Nuclear Working Group. Visit this page to see the group's history (as told by Eric Abelquist at the December 10th ETEC meeting), view past nuclear event content, discover current initiatives, and more!
Nuclear Industry Map-East TN - 5.18.16


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