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Upcoming Friday Programs - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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March 27, 7:30 a.m. - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, TN-3rd District


Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will speak to our members on Friday, March 27, 7:30 am via ZOOM video conference.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required to attend this meeting. Please register BEFORE Friday morning. After registering, the ZOOM meeting link will be on your confirmation page and will be emailed to you. (You may be asked to download the ZOOM app or software before joining the meeting.)

We look forward to “meeting” with you on Friday morning!


Mar 31 - Postponed: ETEC After Hours
Apr 2 - Vistage: Knoxville Executive Forum
Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 8 - Cxl'd: UTRF: Alumni Startup Showcase
Apr 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Apr 15 - Postponed: East TN Small Business Growth Conference
Apr 21 - TSBDC: Preparing an Incurred Cost Submission
Apr 23 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
Apr 24 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Apr 27-May 1 - Cxl'd: SafetyFest TN 2020

ETEC After Hours Event - Postponed

The ETEC After Hours event scheduled for March 31 at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health care situation. We will be working with the University of Tennessee to reschedule the event.


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UT Labs Producing Face-Shield Parts, Protect Health Care Workers in TN

In labs across campus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty and staff are fabricating face-shield headbands and other personal protective gear for use by Tennessee medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19.
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VERA Nuclear Reactor Simulation Software Licensed Commercially

A software package, 10 years in the making, that can predict the behavior of nuclear reactors’ cores with stunning accuracy has been licensed commercially for the first time. EPRI is the first to hold a commercial license for the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications, or VERA.
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DOE, Nevada Might Settle SRS Plutonium Case

DOE and the state of Nevada could soon settle a lengthy legal dispute regarding the cross-country relocation of weapons-usable plutonium once kept at the Savannah River Site. In a court filing last week, the parties said they were "engaged in substantive and promising" negotiations, and that further judicial intervention could jeopardize an "amicable" solution.
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Medical Isotope Firm CEO Tells of Plans for OR Facility

Carmen Bigles and her team at CoquÍ Pharma plan to construct by 2026 a large facility housing two 10-megawatt, open-pool nuclear reactors on Duct Island, a 206-acre tract in the Oak Ridge Heritage Center, an industrial park just east of ETTP and near the site for the proposed new Oak Ridge airport.
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DOE to Provide $16 Million for Isotope Production R&D

DOE announced up to $16 million in new funding to advance research and development for isotope production—part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine, and industry.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Ts117 Modern Coworking for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.

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