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Record Crowd Attends Yesterday’s “Nuclear Opportunities Workshop”

More than 200 people turned out yesterday for the “Nuclear Opportunities Workshop” organized by the East Tennessee Economic Council with sponsorship support from a number of organizations that have a stake in the region’s long-standing place in the sector and the nuclear renaissance that is occurring.

“NOW” Panels Explore Four Aspects of Nuclear Industry and Implications for Region

Judging by the turnout – a record of more than 200 people at the all-day program, interest in nuclear power is clearly a “top of mind” item for many in a region with a long and well-known legacy in the nuclear sector as well as a strong footprint in the future in areas like advanced reactor technologies, next-gen reactor designs, and fusion power.

4th Annual Nuclear Opportunities Workshop (NOW) to be Hosted by ETEC in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) is hosting its fourth in-person nuclear opportunities conference on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This day-long conference will focus on supply, technical, production, and workforce-related opportunities in the nuclear industry. Registration is open and available until July 28, 2022. Panel discussion topics include advanced reactors, nuclear fuels, radioisotopes, and the workforce needed to make all of these efforts successful.

Applications for Leadership Oak Ridge Now Being Accepted

Leadership Oak Ridge (LOR) and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce that they are accepting nominations for the Leadership Oak Ridge Class of 2023. Sessions begin in August, and class size is limited. Click here to submit nominations today. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2022.

UCOR Boosts Grants for Region’s STEM Education

This year, UCOR gave $40,000 in grants for 38 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in 28 regional schools. It marked the largest amount the company has awarded since it began its grants program 10 years ago. It also reflects an increase in the dollar amount for the three award categories: $750 for individual classroom projects, $1,000 for multi-classroom projects and $1,500 for whole school projects.

UCOR Increases STEM Mini-Grants for Area Schools to $40,000

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, UCOR announces it has added $10,000 to the company’s 2022 Mini-Grants program. This year’s $40,000 funds 38 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in 28 regional schools.

Nelson-Jean Shares Opportunities, Encouragement With Students in Oak Ridge

Students from various colleges and universities, some nearly 300 miles away, had come to tour cleanup sites and meet Nicole Nelson-Jean, EM’s associate principal deputy assistant secretary for field operations. Nelson-Jean was at Oak Ridge to discuss a major funding boost to EM’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP).