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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.
March 8 - Kelli Chaney, TN College of Applied Technology

March 15 - Carol Iddins, REAC/TS

March 22 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)

March 29 - Patrick Wilson, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
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Mar. 14 - Diversity Business Expo
Mar. 21 - TSBDC: Business Planning
Mar. 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Apr. 2 - Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Apr. 8 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Apr. 9 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Apr. 10 - East Tennessee Small Business Growth Conference
Apr. 10-12 - Women in Nuclear Conference (WIN)
Apr. 16-19 - DOE Small Business Forum & Expo
Apr. 18 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Apr. 26 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Apr. 29-May 3 - Safety Fest TN


Ts117 coworking - Chinns 2019

Coworking Space Plans to Appeal to Y-12, ORNL Contractors

A new, 30,000-square-foot coworking space in Oak Ridge has opened and hopes to attract the science and technology startups, consultants and experts flowing into the region. Ts117, (the periodic symbol and atomic number for the synthetic elemental chemical Tennessine) offers space across the street from Y-12 and near ORNL. Developed by R&R Properties, Ts117 offers flex space modeled after coworking giant WeWork.
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ORNL AI Cancer 2019

New ORNL AI Tool Uses Data to Match Cancer Patients with Clinical Trials

A team of researchers from ORNL's Health Data Sciences Institute have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to better match cancer patients with clinical trials. The researchers were part of The Opportunity Project (TOP) Health Sprint, a 14-week effort. The TOP tools rely on emerging technologies and were built using open data from governmental agencies such as the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Coal ask NC

Report Finds Contamination at Nation’s Coal Ash Sites

The vast majority of ponds and landfills holding coal waste at 250 power plants across the country have leaked toxic chemicals into nearby groundwater, according to an analysis of public monitoring data recently released by environmental groups. The report found that 91% of the nation’s coal-fired power plants reported elevated levels of contaminants such as arsenic, lithium, chromium and other pollutants in nearby groundwater.
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bear ears

Seeking to Shrink Bears Ears, Uranium Firm Met with Interior Dept.

A meeting between an Interior Department official and a company tied to mineral interests in the Bears Ears National Monument area — almost a month before President Donald Trump requested a review that substantially reduced its boundaries — may end up in the crosshairs of House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva. The Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to hold its first oversight hearing on the monuments review in March.
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Gate Opening History

Events to Mark 70th Anniversary of Gate Openings, AMSE

Three events are planned in March to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the opening of both the city’s gates and the nation’s first atomic energy museum. Join AMSE, the AMSE Foundation, the Oak Ridge History Museum and the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association for these upcoming events that will uniquely honor the 70 years of science and heritage and the people who shaped and redirected a pivotal moment in history for the betterment of all.
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orhs science bowl 2019

Oak Ridge High School Wins State Science Bowl

A team of students from ORHS won the DOE Tennessee Science Bowl last weekend. After months of training, studying and improving their competition skills, 55 high school teams from across the state gathered at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County campus to test their knowledge in broad science disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and energy. The team has won an all-expenses-paid trip to the DOE National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the meetings in March.

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