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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
August 23 - Board of Directors

August 30 - No ETEC, Labor Day Holiday

September 6 - Jonaaron Jones, Volunteer Aerospace

September 13 - Chancellor Donde Plowman, University of Tennessee


Aug 22 - Innov865 Investor Series
Aug 23 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Aug 27 - ETEC’s Nuclear Supplier’s Workshop
Aug 28 - DOD SBIR/STTR Homework Tips for Pre-Release Webinar

Sep 5 - Future of Manufacturing Workshop: Big Data Analytics & Adv. Manu.
Sep 5 - Endeavor Young Professionals Summit
Sep 8 - Knoxville Maker City Summit
Sep 10 - TS117: TedxOakRidge
Sep 10 - TSBDC: Negotiating Subcontract Agreements
Sep 11 - House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Sep 11 - TSBDC: Gov't Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Sep 12 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Sep 19 - GEM Technologies, Inc. Celebrating 25 YEARS
Sep 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Sep 23 - DOE/NNSA Hiring Event
Sep 24 - Innov865: Start-Up Day 2019

Nuclear Suppliers Workshop

Only 1 Week Away...Registration is Still Open

The 2019 Nuclear Suppliers Workshop is focused on supply opportunities for advanced nuclear reactors, nuclear fuels, additive manufacturing for nuclear, and nuclear medicine.


  • The 2019 event begins with an opening reception on the evening of Monday, August 26.
  • Attendees will have opportunities to attend breakout session(s) for a more informal dialogue with industry representatives.
  • Opportunity to tour ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility to see advances in additive manufacturing and how those are being applied to future nuclear applications.
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National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2020

Before the House and Senate departed for August recess, both chambers passed their respective versions of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The annual legislation updates policy for the Department of Defense and National Nuclear Security Administration and always includes numerous provisions bearing on R&D, the nuclear weapons complex, and other science-related matters.
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DOE / NNSA Hiring Event Draws Job Seekers

DOE, NNSA and its management and operating partners have launched a nationwide recruitment initiative. Building on the success of the previous job fair, candidates were invited to come to Arlington, Virginia in July for a chance to work in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. An estimated 90 interviews were conducted at the hiring event, which was streamlined to enable “intent to hire” letters being issued on the spot.
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Electronic Waste is Mined for Rare Earth Elements

Rare earth elements are the "secret sauce" of numerous advanced materials for energy, transportation, defense and communications applications. Their largest use for clean energy is in permanent magnets, which retain magnetic properties even in the absence of an inducing field or current. Now, DOE researchers have invented a process to extract rare earth elements from the scrapped magnets of used hard drives and other sources.
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CANDLE Illuminates New Pathways in Fight Against Cancer

As part of DOE’s role in the fight against cancer, scientists are building tools that use supercomputers to solve problems in entirely new ways. Deep learning puts artificial intelligence to use to discover the complex, often unexpected, correlations hiding within big data. Cancer research provides a complex deep learning challenge that enables DOE to develop new supercomputing capabilities that will, in turn, help scientists address challenges in national security and science.
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Wildlife Now Roam Where US Once Forged its Deadliest Weapons

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the U.S. manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife. An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades.
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Travel Guide to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge

Exploring the national historical park can be confusing. Unlike more traditional national parks with everything located within the bounds of a park, the historic sites and museums of the Manhattan Project NHP are scattered throughout town and some are even located within DOE secure facilities. This travel guide will help you figure out where you need to go to learn all about the Manhattan Project in the Secret City.
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New Member

ETEC would like to welcome Perma-Fix Environmental Services as a new member.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services is a nuclear services company and leading provider of nuclear waste management for both government and commercial clientele. Services include project management, decontamination and decommissioning, waste management, remediation, and radiological protection services. Perma-Fix operates three waste treatment facilities providing the most comprehensive waste management services nationwide.

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Thank you to TS117 Modern Coworking for sponsoring
the Friday morning meetings in August.

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