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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.
February 21 - Oak Ridge Natural Asset Guidebook: Carol Evans, Legacy Parks Foundation

February 28 - ETEC Board of Directors
(All members and guests are welcome to attend these meetings which typically include brief updates on the federal government’s missions in East Tennessee.)

March 6 - Randy Boyd, University of Tennessee
Carol Evans


Feb 27 - K-25 History Center Grand Opening
Feb 27 - TSBDC: Marketing on a Shoestring
Feb 28 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Mar 5 - TAEBC’s Annual Meeting 2020
Mar 5 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Mar 8-12 - WM2020: 46th Annual Waste Management Symposium
Mar 10 - TSBDC: Preparing an Incurred Cost Submission
Mar 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 12-13 - Baker Center: Data Science in the Energy Sector
Apr 27-May 1 - SafetyFest TN 2020


ORNL AI Cancer

K-25 History Center to Feature Exhibits, Artifacts, Galleries

The K-25 History Center in west Oak Ridge will feature exhibits with more than 250 original artifacts and interactive galleries developed with help from almost 1,000 oral histories.
There will be a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the K-25 History Center next Thursday.
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ORNL Develops 'Multitasking' AI Tool to Extract Cancer Data in Record Time

Hundreds of cancer types affecting more than 70 organs have been recorded in the nation’s cancer registries–databases of information about individual cancer cases that provide vital statistics to doctors, researchers, and policymakers.
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Montefibre Carbon to Develop Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber

Montefibre Carbon is investing $17.5 milllion in its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain, to produce polyacrylonitrile precursor for conversion to carbon fiber with semi-aerospace quality and to build a flexible carbonization line.
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Mercury Treatment Facility Project Marks Safety Milestone

Oak Ridge workers building the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility recently achieved a safety milestone: zero lost workday cases and zero recordable injuries since mobilizing for the project six months ago.
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ORNL’s 2019 Top 10 Neutron Scattering Achievements

Year after year, HFIR and SNS are used by scientists from around the world. From aiding in the development of advanced industrial catalysts and adding new knowledge to combatting neurological disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, it was another productive year for neutrons.
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Bryan Coker Named 12th President of Maryville College

Dr. Bryan Coker, vice president and dean of students at Maryland’s Goucher College, will be the 12th president of Maryville College. Coker is a native of western North Carolina who holds degrees from Rhodes College, the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes The Ingram Group LLC as a new member.

The Ingram Group specializes in strategic planning, government relations, and crisis management.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Iris Networks for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.
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Openings for Breakfast Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC breakfast meetings in 2020. Meeting sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Opportunity to speak about your business (3-5 minutes) at one meeting
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Signage with logo at breakfast table at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Logo advertisements with link to your website in 4 weekly newsletters
  • Logo with link to your website on the Weekly Breakfast Meetings page of the ETEC website
To register, click here.

Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
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Oak Ridge, TN 37830