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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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Friday, May 1, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Joe Hoagland, Tennessee Valley Authority
Topic: TVA’s Efforts Around Innovation


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform again this week. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Please Note: Your video camera and microphone will be active when you enter the meeting. You can choose to turn off your camera and microphone once you are in the "room". In order to allow for attendees to interact, the Zoom session will be open from 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m.

New Feature: If you are interested in using a breakout room for a private meeting with other attendees, please let us know. Email Tracy with questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning!

Future Virtual Meetings

May 8 - Indya Kincannon, Knoxville Mayor
May 15 - Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator (starts @ 8:30)
May 22 - No ETEC, Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 - Board of Directors
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in May.

Virtual Events

Apr 30 - MGMT SOLN'S: Using MS Team to Run Your Business & Collaborate with Staff
Apr 30 - KTECH: WIT (Women in Technology) Happy Hour

May 6 - KTECH: Healthcare Technology During COVID-19
May 6 - AVERTIUM: Remote Workforce + Data Breach = A Perfect Storm
May 8 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
May 12 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
May 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
May 22 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
May 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar


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Work Starts to Increase Power of SNS Proton Beam

Construction work has started on a part of a project to double the power of the proton beam in the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL. It’s the first construction work at the $1.4 billion SNS since 2006.
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Working Group Presents Strategy- US Uranium Revival

Establishing a uranium reserve, ending the DOE’s bartering of uranium, and re-evaluating DOE’s excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group’s recommendations to revive the USA’s nuclear fuel cycle.
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ORNL Shows Fast Wireless Charging On UPS Truck

Researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in late February demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck.
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City of Oak Ridge Releases Guidelines

The city of Oak Ridge released their external community guidelines for businesses, restaurants, and public facilities in response to the governor’s announcement of a phased reopening of the state’s economy.
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UT/ORNL's Babu Appointed to Nat. Science Board

President Donald Trump announced his intent to appoint scientist Dr. Sudarsanam Babu, of the UT Bredesen Center and ORNL to the nation’s top science board, according to a White House press release.
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Kenneth Tobin Named VP ORAU’s Univ. Partnerships Office

Tobin will develop, direct and strengthen programs to create collaborative research and education partnerships among universities, national laboratories and private industry.
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