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ETEC Board of Directors

February 25, 2022

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

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom
(All members and their guests are welcome to attend.

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.

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


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. We hope you will make plans to join us! Please RSVP here.

- Casual, drop-in for a moment, or stay for the entire time
- A short program will begin at 5:30 p.m.
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available.
Invite - Campbell Retirement Reception 3.30.22

Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

February 25 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome to attend.)
March 4 - Mike Paulus, Tech Transfer Director, ORNL
March 11 - Derren Burrell, President, Veteran Ventures Capital
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Other Events

Feb 24 - DOE/UCOR: ETTP Transformation and Economic Opportunities (Virtual)
Feb 24 - ECA: Virtual Federal Budget Briefing
Feb 28 - PTAC: How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Mar 1 - KTech/WITT: Women Leaders Panel, Set Boundaries and Avoid Burnout without Guilt
Mar 1 - TSBDC: Introduction to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Mar 1 - Techstars: Inside a Techstars Accelerator
Mar 3 - Smart Factory: 11th Annual Global Robotics Congress
Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022
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 30 - Retirement Reception for Jim Campbell


Input Sought for Test Reactor Environmental Review

NRC staff will seek public views on environmental issues the agency should consider in reviewing Kairos Power’s application for a construction permit to build the “Hermes” test reactor at a site in Oak Ridge.

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Input Sought for Test Reactor Environmental Review

Deactivation Paves Way for Major Skyline Changes in Oak Ridge

Since the start of 2022, EM crews at Oak Ridge have finished deactivating the former Criticality Experiment Laboratory and the mercury-contaminated Column Exchange (COLEX) equipment at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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Deactivation Paves Way for Major Skyline Changes in Oak Ridge

ORNL Experts Help Measure New World Record for Fusion Energy

A new fusion record was announced earlier this month in the United Kingdom. The high-power plasma phase was hailed as the clearest demonstration to date of a viable path to carbon-free fusion energy. Data gathered during months of experiments benefited from the contributions of experts from ORNL and the ORNL-managed US ITER project.

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ORNL experts help measure new world record for fusion energy

ORAU Museum of Radiation and Radioactivity — A Most Unique Collection

This "Historically Speaking" column is intended to introduce readers to one of Oak Ridge’s prized museums that is not usually included when heritage tourism assets are mentioned in the “Secret City” of Oak Ridge.

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ORAU Museum of Radiation and Radioactivity — a most unique collection

Yager Files Bill Encouraging Retired People to Work as Teachers

State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, has filed a bill encouraging retired people to return to work as teachers or substitutes. The bill was introduced as school districts across Tennessee address ongoing staffing challenges.

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Yager files bill encouraging retired people to work as teachers

Gov. Bill Lee Announces $72M to UT-ORII to make East TN a STEM Hub

At his State of the State address, Governor Bill Lee said his proposed budget includes $72 million for the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, a collaboration between the UT and ORNL. The institute's executive director, Joan Bienvenue, said they will use the money to invest in more research, take on more students and develop the workforce in East Tennessee.  

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Gov. Bill Lee Announces $72 million to UT-ORII to Make East TN a STEM Hub

Construction and Demonstration of a Prototype Mobile Microreactor Environmental Impact Statement

The Department of Defense (DoD), acting through the Strategic Capabilities Office and with the Department of Energy serving as a cooperating agency, announces the availability of the Final Construction and Demonstration of a Prototype Mobile Microreactor Environmental Impact Statement. DoD will announce its decision regarding Project Pele in a Record of Decision (ROD) issued no sooner than 30 days after EPA publishes the Notice of Availability for the Final EIS in the Federal Register.

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Did You Know?

One of the new resources on ETEC's website is a Podcasts page. There have been so many interesting podcasts that have come to our attention lately, we thought you might want a readily available list. Check out this new page containing links to seven providers of great and relevant information.
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New Member

ETEC is pleased to welcome Expoquip, Inc. as a new member.
Expoquip provides solutions to private sector, government, and international customers in the construction, earthmoving, and mining industries as well as on highway solutions for parts, repair, and maintenance of medium to heavy-duty vehicles. Expoquip includes a domestic sales department, an international sales department, and a government division, which includes equipment rentals/sales as well as repair/maintenance services, specialty trade construction, and general procurement services.

Thinking about Joining?

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