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Mike Paulus

Director, Technology Transfer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

March 4, 2022

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

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom
Mike is planning to join us in person on Friday.
Mike Paulus ORNL 2018

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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May, June, August, September, October, and November/December are still available.

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  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
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Jim's Retirement Reception

ETEC is hosting a retirement reception for Jim Campbell on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Calhoun's on the Lake in Oak Ridge. Please RSVP here.

Do you have a good Jim Campbell story? RSVP to let us know if you want to say a few words at the event. Or, you can just fill in the well-wishes section. Those messages will be compiled for Jim to keep after the event.
Invite - Campbell Retirement Reception 3.30.22

Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

March 11 - Derren Burrell, President, Veteran Ventures Capital
March 18 - Global Security: Dr. Krista Wiegand, UT Howard Baker Center
March 25 - ETEC Board of Directors Meeting
April 1 - Special Program and Muddy Boot Awards Presentation
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Other Events

Mar 3 - Smart Factory: 11th Annual Global Robotics Congress
Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022
Mar 7 - UT Baker Center: Asia Policy Challenges with Ambassador Ken Weinstein
Mar 10 - TVA Virtual Open House: Clinch River Nuclear Site/Technology Park Draft PEIS
Mar 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Mar 21-24 - Launch Tennessee: Innovation Week
Mar 22 - BDL: Labor Market & Supply Chain Update, Marianne Wanamaker, PhD
Mar 22 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Mar 24 - UT Baker Center: Energy and Environment Forum with Valerie Karplus
Mar 29 - TAEBC: Virtual Annual Member Meeting
Mar 30 - Retirement Reception for Jim Campbell
Apr 20 - Burns & McDonnell Open House & Ribbon-Cutting


Clinch River Nuclear Site - Draft PEIS Public Comment Period Open

TVA has published the Clinch River Nuclear Site Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology Park Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. A Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register. Click below for information about a corresponding virtual event and the links to the PEIS.

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Clinch River Nuclear Site - Draft PEIS Public Comment Period Open

A New Entry to Y-12’s History

It’s a nondescript yellow brick building just down the hill from the Jack Case Center at the Y 12 National Security Complex. The building could be easily ignored as an inconsequential structure, but looks can be deceiving. Recently, the look improved a bit. Building 9731, known as the Pilot Plant, is Y-12’s oldest structure.

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A New Entry to Y-12’s History

ORNL, TVA Partner to Drive Decarbonization, Explore Carbon-Free Technologies

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority, are joining forces to advance decarbonization technologies from discovery through deployment through a new memorandum of understanding.

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ORNL, TVA partner to drive decarbonization, explore carbon-free technologies

UT Accelerator will Help Clean Energy Startups Develop Climate-Saving Tech

The University of Tennessee Spark Innovation Center is recruiting early-stage, high-growth startups for its Spark Cleantech Accelerator focused on developing decarbonization solutions and advancing circular economy efforts in East Tennessee.

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Oak Ridge Closes in on ETTP Vision Formed Decades Ago

DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor UCOR hosted a virtual event on February 24 highlighting the transformation underway at the East Tennessee Technology Park and new economic opportunities for the community there.

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Oak Ridge Closes in on ETTP Vision Formed Decades Ago

Other Items of Interest...

COVID-19 in the Classroom: Simulating the Spread

ORNL Honors Exceptional Small Business Partners

Tennessee Theatre ‘Pass the Mic’ Series to Celebrate Diverse, Marginalized, Underserved Artists, Audiences

NAI Koella RM Moore Celebrates Record Breaking Year in 2021

Knoxville Chamber Announces Pinnacle Business Awards Winners

Tetra Tech’s Leslie Shoemaker Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Launch Tennessee Selects Lindsey Cox as Next CEO


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