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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.
November 22 - Board of Directors Meeting

November 29 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving

December 6 - No Friday morning meeting, due to the ETEC Annual Awards Luncheon (Sold Out. Waitlist.)

December 13 - ETEC Member Business Meeting


November 22 - New Life for Cancer Research Celebration
Nov 19-21- Carbon Fiber 2019 Conference, Knoxville

Dec 2-4 - 2019 Perma-Fix Nuclear Waste Management Forum
Dec 17 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government

New Life for Cancer Research Celebration

The U.S. Department of Energy, Isotek Systems, Atkins, and TerraPower invite you to attend the “New Life for Cancer Research” celebration and press conference on Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, in the Ts117 Coworking Meet + Train Room.

This event celebrates a partnership between the medical research community, the federal government, and private companies that will advance cancer treatment research through using the medical application of radioisotope technologies.

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Battelle Looking for Partners on Reactor Project

The contractor that runs Idaho National Laboratory is looking for private partners to build the first new test reactor in the United States in decades. The Versatile Test Reactor will have dedicated “fast-neutron-spectrum” testing capability. INL is leading the project in partnership with Argonne, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest and Savannah River national laboratories, plus industry and university partners.
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Tackling Turbulence on the Summit Supercomputer

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have achieved world record performance on the Summit supercomputer using a new algorithm for turbulence simulation. Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant transport, weather forecasting, astrophysics, and more.
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Academia, Industry Draw from Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs

As EM crews work to ensure the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) remains safe until its decommissioning, they are also collaborating with academic and industry professionals interested in developing new molten salt reactors for nuclear power production. MSRE only operated from 1965 until 1969, but it earned an enduring legacy as an innovative technology concept.
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BWX Technologies Developing Microreactors With Military Customers In Mind

BWX Technologies is developing tractor trailer-sized micro nuclear reactors that could illuminate a small U.S. city, run a forward operating military base, power directed energy weapons or fuel deep-space missions. BWX Technologies has for years devoted a portion of its earnings to fund microreactor research and development funding. Fiscal Year 2020 could be the year micro nuclear reactors move from proposal to reality.
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DOE EM Appoints Director of EM Consolidated Business Center

DOE's Office of Environmental Management announced the appointment of Jack Zimmerman as Director of the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Zimmerman is presently Manager of the Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. For the past five years he has provided leadership in all aspects of the EM cleanup mission at the site.
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UniTech Services Group Hires Kevin Bumpus, Expands Service to Government Sector

UniTech Services Group announces the hiring of Kevin Bumpus as Business Development Manager for government accounts. The talent acquisition signals the company’s expanding commitment to serving U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, designated Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and projects, as well as U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) groups.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes High Bridge Associates as a new member.

High Bridge Associates, Inc. is a Planning and Project Management service company that supplies professional support to various industries including:
  • Electric Power Generation & Transmission: Nuclear, natural gas, hydro, wind, & solar
  • Government: Nuclear defense, science, EM, HLW, & advanced nuclear power technology
  • Oil, Gas, & Petro-Chemicals: Exploration, refining, & distribution
  • Environmental: Decommissioning, deactivation, remediation cleanup, & demolition
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Realty Executives Relocation for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in November.
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