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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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Friday, June 5, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Dr. Rita Baranwal

Assistant Secretary, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. 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.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning!

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

June 12 - Panel of 3 Local Government Leaders
June 19
- To Be Announced Soon
June 26
- ETEC Board of Directors (all members & guests are welcome)
July 3 - NO ETEC, Happy 4th of July
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Virtual Events

June 9 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
June 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
June 12 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
June 19 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series

After Hours Event Video

Want to see what happened at last weeks After Hours event? Watch this video that Lunchpool, creators and managers of the interactive virtual platform we used, provided for us!
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ETEC Call for 2020 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 2, 2020.
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ETEC Honors Hot Bagel Owners

Donna and Tom Sullivan were celebrated last Friday morning on the eve of their retirement for their community service over the past 25-plus years with a Muddy Bagel Award.
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5 Impacts of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

ETEC's latest “After Hours” event last Wednesday afternoon provided useful insights on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cybersecurity, both now and going forward.
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Coca-Cola Bottlers Dedicate Production Capability to Support COVID-19 Test Kits

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated with ORNL to identify manufacturers who could address a supply chain gap of COVID-19 test collection tubes to support increasing testing needs.
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UCOR's Cleanup Contract Extended

The UCOR contract to clean up federal sites in Oak Ridge has been extended one year to July 31, 2021, and the consideration of a new cleanup contract won’t be considered until November 2020 at the earliest.
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Calciner Project Authorized to Begin Installation at Y-12

DOE/NNSA has authorized the start of installation construction of the Calciner Project at Y-12. The project is part of NNSA’s strategy to modernize enriched uranium capabilities and infrastructure.
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ITER Fusion Reactor Tokamak Assembly Begins

ITER, the world’s largest international scientific collaboration, is beginning assembly of the fusion reactor tokamak that will include 12 different essential hardware systems provided by US ITER, which is managed by ORNL.
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ExaAM Project Aims to Transform Additive Manu.

Additive manufacturing enables customized and efficient design of parts and products—from very precise implants to military body armor, aeronautic parts, and more. 3D printing of human organs may be on the horizon.
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DOE Could be Ready to Go With Minimal Nuke Test

It would take only a matter of months for the Department of Energy to perform an underground nuclear-explosive test with minimal diagnostics, a Pentagon official said.
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ETEC Featured in Knox Startup Guide.
The “Startup Knox Ecosystem Guide,” has already been enhanced with the first of several planned additions over the next few months.
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Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant
The East Tennessee Development District is asking for your help. Please answer a questionnaire if you know of any land in the 16-county area that could be classified as a brownfield.
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Read this nice article written by Atlanta travel writer Caroline Eubanks who participated on a DOE bus tour of Oak Ridge prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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