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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 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

March 13 - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, TN-3rd District

March 20 - Jim Evans, McGhee Tyson Airport


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
Mar 24 - KTech: Women in Tech Happy Hour
Mar 31 - ETEC After Hours

Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 8 - UTRF: Alumni Startup Showcase
Apr 12-13 - Baker Center: Data Science in the Energy Sector
Apr 27-May 1 - SafetyFest TN 2020

ETEC After Hours Event

Mark your calendars for the next ETEC After Hours!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Room 147 of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) Building
University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm.

Sponsored by TechmerPM, the event will include beer, wine, and snacks. Come for networking and to hear an update from Tom Rogers and Alan Liby about the UT Research Park and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials.

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ORNL, TVA Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Advanced Reactor Technologies

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate a new generation of flexible, cost-effective advanced nuclear reactors.
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Oak Ridge Makes Progress Demolishing Largest Remaining ETTP Complex

EM crews have started tearing down the second of four sections of the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park, the latest step towards completion of major demolitions at the site this year.
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MOX Expected Soon

Termination of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility will be completed in fiscal year 2021, according to the DOE's latest budget documents, a milestone marking the end of one multibillion-dollar project and, perhaps, the beginnings of another.
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UT's Newest Research Initiative Focuses on Humans, Animals, Environment

The University of Tennessee announced a new health research initiative. The UT One Health Initiative will look at how the health of humans, animals and the environment are connected, and improving the health of all three. It will combine the research efforts of UT-Knoxville, the UT Institute of Agriculture, ORNL, and the UT Health Science Center.
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Advanced Composites: UT Startup Recycles Fibers for Nonwoven Mats

Endeavor Composites has developed an innovative mixer system that can disperse long (1 to 1.5 inches) carbon fibers in water, producing defect-free nonwoven mats for use in fiber-reinforced composites manufacturing — a challenge that researchers have been unsuccessfully attempting to solve for the past few decades.
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Using Neutrons to try to Develop Better, Less Costly Dental Restorations

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. A professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry, is conducting research at the DOE's ORNL High Flux Isotope Reactor to try to change that.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes North Slope Solutions, LLC as a new member.

North Slope Solutions provides Business Process Reengineering, Business Process Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning services for mid to large organizations utilizing Oracle ERP applications and HighGear® software solutions.

With over 20 years of progressive hands-on Oracle ERP Experience, Diverse Federal Government (DoD), and Commercial ERP implementation experience, they are a privately held small business, that is eligible to handle and review classified government material.
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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.
• To join the Council, please submit a membership application.

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• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
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• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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