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Upcoming Friday Programs - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, April 17, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

An Update on the State of Things.
Specific Speaker Details will be Announced as Soon as Confirmed.


Join us on Friday morning for an informative update. You won’t want to miss it!

This meeting will be a ZOOM Webinar. Please register BEFORE Friday morning. After registering, the ZOOM meeting link will be on your confirmation page and will be emailed to you. You may join via telephone as well. All participants' microphones and cameras will be muted upon entry.

We look forward to “meeting” with you on Friday morning!

Future Meetings

Friday, April 24 - ETEC Board of Directors Meeting
7:30-8:30 a.m

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Christman Company for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.

Virtual Events

Daily - TN ECD: SBA Loan Information WebEx Session
Apr 16 - DOE: Women Leading Sustainable Energy Collaborations Webinar
Apr 16 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government – Part 2 Webinar
Apr 17 - KTECH: Engaging Virtually Webinar with Fire by Light
Apr 22 - TN CHAMBER: Handling Stress Online Workshop
Apr 30 - MGMT SOL’NS: Using MS Team to Run Your Business & Collaborate with Staff


SNS lab activities

Neutron Facilities Ramping Up Research to Combat COVID-19

At DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor have a plan of attack to unleash a full barrage of neutron capabilities in an ambitious set of experiments that aim to provide critical pieces of information about the virus’s biological structure and how it behaves.
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Entrepreneurs Teams Up, Develop 3D Printable Face Mask

Justin Nussbaum, Founder and CEO of local Ascend Manufacturing, Tito Melega, a former Chief Creative Officer for Ford Motor Company in California, and Amine Arezki, a Product Strategy and Autonomous Systems Specialist living in Germany, launch 'A Mask for All', an efficient, ergonomic, and easily printable on any 3D printer, even at home.
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NRC’s Regulation of Nuclear Material During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a letter including frequently asked questions to all agreement and non-agreement states to address the NRC’s regulation of nuclear materials—and its policies and recent activities related thereto—in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
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ORNL cave snail 2020

Big Science, Tiny Snail

Sometimes conducting big science means discovering a species not much larger than a grain of sand. Evin Carter, a research associate and wildlife ecologist at DOE's ORNL, helped discover a new species of cave snail just outside the Oak Ridge Reservation.
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Fogbank-Mysterious and Secret Material Used in Nukes

To this day, details about the weapons in America's nuclear arsenal, especially regarding their warheads, remain some of the most secretive, while still publicly known, elements America's nuclear weapons enterprise.
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DOE Announces Contract Award to RSI EnTech, LLC

DOE awarded the Office of Legacy Management support contract to RSI EnTech, LLC, in Oak Ridge. Historically, this requirement has been serviced by approximately 470 contractor personnel at a cost of $366 million during a performance period of 5 years.
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From Martin Luther King Jr... "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."


Did you know that ETEC has a directory of all of our members? Find people you would like to connect with easily. Login to the Members Only section and click on Member Directory.


Click here to view a list of resources and web links provided to us by Senator Marsha Blackburn's Office during this pandemic (updated 4/15/20).

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