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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.
July 12 - Tom Drye, Techmer PM

July 19 - Jim Bolon, Isotek Systems, LLC

July 26 - U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn

August 2 - Pellissippi State Motorsports Club
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July 10 - ETEC After Hours Summer Mixer
July 11 - Launch TN: SBIR Lunch and Learn
July 18 - East Tennessee Workforce Summit 2019
July 18 - YWCA Knoxville: Talk and Toast with Edwena Crowe
July 23 - PTAC: SBIR/STTR Technology & Commercialization Forum: A Focus on DOD Research

Aug 8 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Aug 15 - TSBDC: Business Planning
Aug 23 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Aug 27 - ETEC’s Nuclear Supplier’s Workshop

ETEC After Hours: Summer Mixer

IT'S TODAY! The ETEC After Hours event is today, Wednesday, July 10th, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Country Club. Join us for this casual and fun event. We will be mixing with the Young Professionals of Anderson County. This free event will feature networking, a cash bar, and snacks.

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Nuclear Suppliers Workshop

Early bird registration NOW available through July 19.

Join us for the 3rd annual Nuclear Suppliers Workshop on Tuesday, August 27th at Y-12's New Hope Center. This one day event is focused on manufacturing opportunities around small modular reactors, next generation nuclear technology, nuclear medicine, and national security programs. There will be a reception held the evening prior as part of the event.

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ETEC Awards: Call for Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Submissions should include a letter to the selection committee containing specific reasons for the nomination along with the nominee’s resume and bio. Detailed criteria can be found on the ETEC website. Nominations will be accepted through August 16, 2019, and may be submitted online, by email, or through the mail.

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Female Scientists’ Pages Keep Disappearing from Wikipedia

‘I’m being deleted from Wikipedia, which feels like I’m famous,’ Sarah Tuttle tweeted in early May. The astrophysicist’s Wikipedia page was flagged for deletion just weeks after a fierce – and prominent – battle over the page of superheavy element chemist Clarice Phelps.
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VA Contends that it Now has the World’s Largest Biobank

The richness of the data being gleaned from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program is enabling researchers to begin to shed light on the genetics of a range of medical conditions. “Eight years after it began, it is the largest mega-biobank in the world,” said Carolyn Clancy, MD, with the Veterans Health Administration.
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Demolition Reduces Risk at ORNL Building

EM workers have torn down the west end of Building 3017 at ORNL after more than a decade of challenges, evaluations, and repairs to the structure. The building was used for office space by Isotek, the EM Oak Ridge Office of EM contractor responsible for processing and disposing of the site’s inventory of uranium-233.
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Arizona Fire Highlights Challenges for Energy Storage

Arizona’s largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark. Arizona Public Service has been an early adopter of battery storage technology seen as critical for the wider deployment of renewable energy and for a more resilient power grid.
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ORISE Employee Inducted into UT Educator’s Hall of Honor

Layman, associate director of workforce development for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, was among six new members added to the Hall of Honor by UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services during ceremonies at the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.
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GKN Aerospace’s £33M Airlift and Dam Programs Aim to Accelerate Industrial Additive Manufacturing

GKN Aerospace, a global engineering firm based in Worcestershire, UK, has announced that it will lead two additive manufacturing research programs designed to increase market share in the global 3D printing industry.
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Meeting Sponsor

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

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