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January 2, 2019

Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
  • January 4 - No ETEC Meeting
  • January 11 - Jeff Nichols, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • January 18 - Glenn Jacobs, Knox County Mayor
  • January 25 - Board of Directors Meeting (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)


Jan. 14 - ETEC After Hours
Jan. 28-29 - TVBA: Keynote Dinner, Business Expo & Veteran Job Fair
Jan. 29-31 - Advanced Reactors Summit VI

Feb. 11-13 - National 8(a) Association: 2019 Small Business Conference
Feb. 22-23 - 2019 Tennessee Science Bowl

ETEC After Hours

Join us Monday, January 14, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the UT Outreach Center. This event is perfect for early career professionals in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region. With the goal of fostering an environment of mentoring and relationship building, all ETEC members and guests are invited and are encouraged to invite the emerging leaders in your network. Sponsored by: North Wind Group.


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ETEC Presents 2018 Awards at Annual Celebration

Three women captured the Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medals at the ETEC annual awards luncheon: Ashley Hartman Saunders, UCOR; Naomi Asher, United Way of Anderson County; and, Sherry Browder, UCOR.
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Report: Tennessee Economy Expected to See Growth

On the heels of very strong growth in 2018, experts project that Tennessee and the US will see sustained economic growth in 2019 with the potential that growth could slow as the economy confronts tightening labor markets.
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Discover 2018: UTRF Annual Report

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation presents: Discover 2018, a report which celebrates their inventors and UTRF’s impact on innovation, new venture formation, and corporate engagement for the University of Tennessee.
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This New Year Can't We Do the Right Thing with O Nuclear Waste?

The Nation’s largest volume of nuclear waste sits in 177 million-gallon-or-so tanks up at the Hanford Site in Washington State.
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Suresh Babu to Lead UT-ORNL Bredesen Center

UT Knoxville and ORNL have selected Suresh Babu as the next director of their jointly operated Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
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Laura Wilkerson Named DOE OREM Deputy Manager Environ. Cleanup

DOE announced recently the selection of Laura Wilkerson as the deputy manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM).
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Atkins Nuclear Secured for sponsoring the meetings in January

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