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Dr. Doug Kothe

DOE's Exascale Computing Project

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

March 3, 2023

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

In person at the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom

Friday Meeting Details

In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge.
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Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future Friday meetings with this link:
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.

Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

March 10 - Dr. John Cardarelli, President, Health Physics Society - Specialists in Radiation Protection
March 17 - Glenn Jacobs, Mayor, Knox County
March 24 - Featured Friday with the ETEC Board (All ETEC members and their guests are welcome to attend.)
March 31 - Dr. Jon Rysewyk, Superintendent, Knox County Schools

2023 Meeting Sponsorships - 4 Months Still Available

Sponsorships for a month of ETEC Friday Morning Meetings are available for May, June, July, and November/December 2023. The cost is $1,000 per month and the benefits are listed below. For more information and to easily purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.


ETEC's Nuclear Opportunities Workshop

August 1-2, 2023
Hilton Knoxville Airport
Oak Ridge Corridor

More space, more content, and more opportunities to connect!

Sponsorship details coming soon!
Save the Date - Final
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Calling Early Career Professionals...

Help Shape the Future of Oak Ridge Downtown Living!

Join us for an Early Career focus 👓 group with the Architects designing the Wilson Street condos in downtown Oak Ridge! This partnership with the city is imagining and modernizing Oak Ridge living and amenities. What makes you love 💛 where you live? Tell us, enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks, and network with other Early Career Professionals.
  • Thursday, March 2, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • ETEC- UT Outreach Center (where ETEC meets on Friday mornings)
  • No Need to RSVP

After Work with ETEC

This free event will be hosted at the new Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology & Training Center (ORETTC), where Director Ashley Stowe will update us on the training facilities' current projects and future plans. It will include food, drinks, networking, and a tour. Thank you to Burns & McDonnell for their sponsorship.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Y-12’s ORETTC
  • For both established and early career professionals

Regional Partner Events

Mar. 2 - Wilson Street Downtown Oak Ridge Dev. Focus Group for Early Career Professionals
Mar. 5 - KEC: What’s the Big Idea Pitch Competition – Finale Night
Mar. 7 - PTAC: Oak Ridge Construction Opportunities with ORNL, UCOR, & Y-12 @ ETEC
Mar. 7 - TAEBC: 2023 Annual Meeting
Mar. 7 - Knox Chamber: Fund Tennessee – East Regional Kickoff Meeting
Mar. 9 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Mar. 14 - TSBDC: Capital & Finance for Business
Mar. 20 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 1
Mar. 22 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 2
Mar. 27-31 - LaunchTN: Innovation Week
Mar. 28 - After Work with ETEC
Apr. 4 - Knox Chamber: Knox County Workforce Summit
Apr. 22 - AMSE: Foundation Gala



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Member News


New Members

Barnhart Crane & Rigging

ETEC welcomes Barnhart Crane & Rigging as a new member.
Barnhart is America's premier heavy lift and transport contractor, providing innovative solutions through their dedicated team of engineers and rigging professionals. Barnhart’s Oak Ridge, Tennessee office was established in 2002 and is located just outside the local DOE campus. Barnhart services include engineering, heavy transportation, operated cranes, steel erection, specialty rigging, storage, and contingency planning. Markets include DOE, nuclear, chemical, fossil, hydro, industrial, and commercial.

Vertx Partners

ETEC welcomes Vertx Partners as a new member.
Vertx Partners helps businesses in Appalachia connect and solve problems for the federal government. All at no cost to small businesses or research labs. Their deep bench of professionals helps these companies diversify their businesses, simplify the process of discovering new markets for their innovative technologies, and offer advice for each step. The first to Chris Ford or connect through their website.

Thinking about Joining?

• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit our website.
• To learn more about membership and to join, click here.

Already a Member?

• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Nicole
• To pay dues by credit card, please click here to pay online.
• To update your company profile, account, or visit the member directory, click here.

ETEC Initiatives

Internships In Industry (I3)

A School-to-Industry Talent Bridging Partnership

At the Board meeting last Friday, we launched ETEC's newest initiative. Internships In Industry (I3) is an ETEC-led partnership with schools, students, and companies to bridge the gap between the classroom and experience through internships.

East Tennessee Economic Council member companies and others are invited to participate in this innovative new program. This program connects high school junior and senior students from Oak Ridge, Anderson County, and Clinton High Schools with businesses and manufacturers in short, easy-to-manage internships.

Please help us spread the word to suppliers and partner companies in your industry. Let’s give our future workforce a reason to stay in the area and a chance to become exemplary employees. Thank you for helping ETEC to grow and sustain our future workforce!

Weekly Wisdom

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson
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