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ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Bobby Wilson

Executive Director
Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Agency (TWRA)


Friday, June 18, 2021

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

Bobby Wilson - TWRA
ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND:

https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGrqT4pE9xpcT0s7L2VWoRhYEPNN_R2

*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Amentum for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in June.
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Let's Network After the Meeting

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room! If not, let Tracy know and she can move you into a room after the meeting. We will have multiple rooms open and hope to see you then!
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

June 25 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome)
July 2 - NO ETEC – Happy 4th of July Weekend
July 9 - Pellissippi State Motorsports Formula SAE Team

Fusion Innovation Forum

Join public and private industry leaders on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a discussion on fusion innovation. This virtual Zoom event will be hosted by the Fusion Industry Association and ETEC; and, sponsored by: US ITER, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Tennessee Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Click for more details and to register.
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Regional Events

June 17 - Doing Business with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
June 23 - KTECH + CISC: Cybersecurity Part 1: Ransomware Incident Response
June 23 - NNSA/NSA: June Virtual Job Fair
June 24 - CNS: Virtual Business Forum
June 24 - DOE EM: Virtual Business Opportunities Forum
June 24 - KTECH: Women in Tech Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
June 29 - ETEC & FIA: Fusion Innovation Forum

ETEC 2021 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 23, 2021.

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News

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ITER Global Fusion Project: World’s Most Powerful Magnet Ready

After a decade of design and fabrication, General Atomics is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid, the world’s most powerful magnet. It will become a central component of ITER, a machine that replicates the fusion power of the Sun. ITER is being built in southern France by 35 partner countries.

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Spark Innovation Center to Launch New Cleantech Accelerator

Is Knoxville now the area that has the most start-up accelerators with an energy focus? It just might be. If not, it is certainly closing in on first place. The University of Tennessee’s Spark Innovation Center recently announced a partnership of which it is a part has secured a $900,000 award from DOE.

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EM Contractor Hosts Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Interns

EM cleanup contractor UCOR conducts college internships each year to attract and retain the next generation of talent. This year, the company is expanding its internship program by hosting interns from the Mentorship for Environmental Scholars (MES) Program for the first time.

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DOE Scientists Deploy Creativity, Speed to Disrupt COVID-19

As the spread of COVID was ramping up in 2020, DOE launched the National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory, or NVBL, program with funding from the U.S. government’s CARES Act and began shoring up teams from across DOE’s national laboratory system. The molecular design team took shape, bringing together experimental validation with computation. Within months, they offered five promising drug therapy approaches.

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NRC Approves Centrus Energy’s License Amendment for HALEU Production

Centrus Energy Corp. announced the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the Company’s license amendment request to produce High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium at the Piketon, Ohio, enrichment facility. The Piketon plant is now the only U.S. facility licensed to enrich uranium up to 20 percent Uranium-235 and expects to begin demonstrating HALEU production early next year.

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Cohort 3 of ORNL's “Innovation Crossroads” Program Graduates

Another cohort wrapped up its fellowship with Innovation Crossroads. The program, run through Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosted a graduation event, where all seven members of Cohort 3 pitched their companies. Innovation Crossroads partnered with FedTech, a venture builder and accelerator based in Washington, DC for the virtual event.

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