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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 19, 2020

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

Randy McNally
Lieutenant Governor
State of Tennessee


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!

Meeting Sponsor

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

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

June 26 - ETEC Board of Directors (all members & their guests are welcome)
July 3 - NO ETEC, Happy 4th of July
July 10 - Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
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Virtual Events

June 19 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
June 24 - Innov865 Webinar: Mayor Indya Kincannon
June 24 - NNSA Virtual Job Fair
June 25 - Oak Ridge Chamber: Retirement Reception for Parker Hardy
June 29 - EERE Adv. Manu: Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain Opportunities Workshop

July 3 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
July 16 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session
July 23 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session
July 30 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session


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 21, 2020.
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DOE Invests $20M in Workforce Dev. at University of TN

Today, DOE announced a $20 million investment in the University of Tennessee to advance workforce development in emerging energy fields. DOE’s investment in UT, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant university, will expand the University’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through the Oak Ridge Institute.
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Oklo Announces Historic Acceptance of Combined License Application

Oklo becomes the first advanced fission company in the country to have a combined license application accepted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NRC acceptance of a novel application and application structure is a breakthrough for advanced fission technologies.
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ORNL Welcomes Six New Research Fellows to Innovation Crossroads

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed six technology innovators to join the fourth cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.
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Nuclear Power System Delivered for Mars Rover Launch

DOE has delivered the nuclear power system for the Perseverance rover for NASA's Mars 2020 mission which is due to launch next month. The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) was fuelled, built and tested by DOE's national laboratories.
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Civility in a Time of Unrest-Senator Howard Baker

The Baker Center received an inquiry asking what would have been Sen. Baker’s comments on these times of social and civil unrest. They turned to his words on civility and their roots, representative of Sen. Baker’s character. These are his words and his actions of civility.
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Another Teardown on Path to Vision 2020

OREM has conducted large-scale demolition at ETTP for nearly 15 years. One facility recently demolished had supported demolition work over the years. Crews took down K-2500-H. Contaminated equipment, piping, and other items generated by demolition projects were sent to the facility to be prepared for shipment for disposal.
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More Information

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New ORISE App and Website Provides a Variety of Resources
The all-new ORISE GO mobile app offers college students, recent graduates and postdoctoral students a mobile tool to search and apply for hundreds of science, technology, engineering and math internships, fellowships and research opportunities at national labs and facilities across the U.S.
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Management Solutions Launches Workforce Development and Recruiting Subsidiary
Management Solutions announced the launch of Talent Solutions, a purpose-driven workforce development and recruiting firm committed to cultivating the next generation of project controls professionals, especially among underrepresented groups in STEM.
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Stained Glass Art Donated to AMSE
The American Museum of Science and Energy is proud to receive a spectacularly beautiful, original, and yet unnamed, stained glass composition from local artist Laura Goff.
AMSE is awaiting federal guidelines on reopening and is eager to showcase this work along with a new special exhibit: Eat Well, Play Well.
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COVID-19 Business News

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TN Small Business Relief Program
Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Request COVID-19 Testing
Gov. Lee's Economic Recovery Group is inviting Tennessee employers—with 250+ employees—to request pop-up testing events. If you are interested in on-site testing at your facility, please complete the form.
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SBA Reopens EIDL Program Portal
SBA has reopened the portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. EIDL program offers long-term, low-interest assistance for small businesses and non-profit organizations.
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