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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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ETEC will NOT Meet on Friday, May 22.

Have a great Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

ETEC appreciates and honors those who have
served and sacrificed for our country.
Thank you!

Meeting Sponsor

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

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

May 29 - Board of Directors (Click Here to Register)
June 5 - Rita Baranwal, DOE Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy
June 12 - Panel of 3 Local Government Leaders
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ETEC After Hours...
A Place to Network & Connect

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Have you missed networking on Friday mornings? Join us for the next event in the After Hours series on Wed. May 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m. This free virtual experience will be provided by Lunchpool, a unique online event platform designed to facilitate networking and presentations. John McNeely, senior vice president of Avertium, will be our speaker. There will be a discussion around Cybersecurity and COVID-19, what it means now and on into the future.

Register Here

Virtual Events

May 21 - KTech WIT Virtual Happy Hour: “Branding Yourself: Importance of Your Online Image”
May 22 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
May 27 - ETEC: After Hours - Networking and Presentation
May 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar


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ORNL's VISTA Lab Accelerates Big Data Breakthroughs

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DOE Launches $230M Advanced Reactor Demo Program

DOE announced the launch of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program within the Office of Nuclear Energy. ARDP is designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.
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ORNL Mines for COVID Connections

Scientists have tapped the immense power of the Summit supercomputer at ORNL to comb through millions of medical journal articles to identify potential vaccines, drugs and effective measures that could suppress or stop the spread of COVID-19
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Boston Government Services is an INC. 5000 HONOREE

BGS has built a thriving national government services business based in Oak Ridge. Click below to read an article by Tom Ballard, author of, to learn more about this company and the honor they received.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes Lunchpool as a new member.

Lunchpool offers unique virtual experiences that enable intimate, meaningful conversations, even during large group gatherings. They host virtual lunch breaks, online happy hours, and a number of professional and corporate events - all in the comfort of your browser.

Host or join a Lunchpool virtual experience to build the right connections, strengthen existing relationships, and take a break that could lead to your next breakthrough.
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