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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.
April 5 - Flora Tydings, Tennessee Board of Regents

April 12 - Morris Hassler, CNS

April 19 - No ETEC – Good Friday Holiday

April 26 - Board of Directors


Apr. 4-5 - Int’l Conf. for Systems & Complexity Sciences for Health (Data Analytics Session: April 5)
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. 11 - Baker Center: Living with Wildlife, Conservation Research, Technology & Education
Apr. 16-19 - DOE Small Business Forum & Expo
Apr. 18 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Apr. 24 - ETEC After Hours at Ts117
Apr. 25 - TN PTAC: DOD SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcement Webinar
Apr. 26 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Apr. 29-May 3 - Safety Fest TN

May 16 - TSBDC: Marketing on a Shoestring
May 24 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
May 29-30 - 2019 TVC National Summit


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FY20 Budget Request: DOE Office of Science

The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request calls for a $1 billion, 16 percent cut to the DOE Office of Science, which would erase much of the budget increase Congress has provided it over the last two budget cycles. Beneath its toplines, the request also proposes small amounts to begin planning on a variety of new experiments and facilities.
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Safety Training Prepares New Generation of Workers

OREM, UCOR, and the United Steelworkers Local 9-288 have partnered for the last three years to cultivate a new generation of environmental cleanup workers by providing free training to east Tennessee high schools. This year, UCOR and USW supplemented that training with a new course.
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Manhattan Project Photogrpaher Westcott Dies at 97

James Edward “Ed” Westcott, Oak Ridge’s official photographer during the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, died on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the age of 97. The famed photographer’s death came on the day an exhibit of his photos titled “Her Story: A Photography Exhibition of Women in the Secret City” opened at the new Oak Ridge History Museum
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DARPA Modernizes Small Business Innovation Research Program

SBIR/STTRs are the principal set-aside programs for small business participation in federal research and development funding. To keep pace with discovery in science and technology worldwide, DARPA intends to release opportunities on an out-of-cycle basis, separate from the three pre-determined announcements traditionally issued directly through DoD.
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Conference: Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health

The ETEC Big Data Analytics Working Group is promoting the upcoming 4th International Conference for Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health: Networks for Local and Global Health Improvement. On Friday morning, April 5 the working group is co-sponsoring a session on how big data is transforming health care organized by Dr. Bruce Ramshaw to explore our regional assets, opportunities, and challenges.
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ETEC Announces Next After Hours Event

Mark your calendars for the upcoming After Hours event on Wed., April 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Einstein Amphitheater of Ts117, the new modern coworking space in Oak Ridge. Sponsored by GEM Technologies, the event will include beer, wine, and snacks. Come for networking and a conversation with Dr. Claus Daniel, ORNL and Bill Malkes, GRIDSMART about a technology that is changing our culture, autonomous vehicles.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to VETsmart for sponsoring the meetings in April.

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