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Dr. Matthew Mench

Dean, Tickle College of Engineering & Chancellor’s Professor, Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

University of Tennessee

January 21, 2022

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

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom

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 28 - No ETEC: 2022 Regional Legislative Breakfast
February 4 - ETEC 2021 Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration (see below)
February 11 - Matt Schaefer, President/CEO, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Other Events

Jan 20 - U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Webinars
Jan 21 - Fusion Industry Assoc: PCAST Session
Jan 25 - PTAC: Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference
Jan 25 - Knox Chamber: Talent Redefined – Leveraging Internships in Your Organization
Feb 15 - PTAC, Small Business Finance Strategies for Government Contractors
Feb 15 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022

ETEC's 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

Join us for the ETEC Annual Meeting to hear Adam DeMella speak. Adam is the leader of global government affairs for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. The event will take place on Friday, February 4, 2022, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 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
Sponsor Box 1.19.22


Secretary Granholm Honors Oak Ridge Project Team with Achievement Award

The Oak Ridge Vision 2020 Project Team, comprised of members from OREM and UCOR, was selected for the Secretary’s Achievement Award for successfully cleaning and transforming the former enrichment complex into a multi-use industrial hub, national park, and conservation area.

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Secretary Granholm Honors Oak Ridge Project Team With Achievement Award

Fueled By Billionaire Dollars, Nuclear Fusion Enters A New Age

Having raised more than $3 billion in 2021 from the likes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, fusion developers insist this zero-carbon energy source could be a reality within a decade.

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Fueled By Billionaire Dollars, Nuclear Fusion Enters A New Age

DOE EM Bringing More Change to Oak Ridge

OREM and contractor UCOR have key efforts at all three major cleanup sites — East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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DOE EM Bringing More Change to Oak Ridge

Knoxville Startup Makes Prized Carbon Fibers from TVA Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A Knoxville technology startup has begun producing a new type of carbon nanotube at a Tennessee Valley Authority gas plant that could serve as a model for carbon reduction from fossil fuel power plants across the nation.

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Knoxville startup makes prized carbon fibers from TVA carbon dioxide emissions

Documents of Interest:

TVA's FY2021 Annual Report

The Tennessee Valley Authority has published its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report. Click below to view the webpage and the report.

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DOE EM's 2022 Mission/Priority List

DOE's Office of Environmental Management has published its calendar year 2022 Mission and Priorities list.

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