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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 26, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Featuring: Dr. Thomas Zacharia and GIGA Data Centers

Content will include an update from Dr. Thomas Zacharia, director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We will also hear from Oak Ridge’s newest company, GIGA Data Centers.

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

July 3 - NO ETEC, Happy 4th of July
July 10 - Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
July 17 - DOE OREM–Impact of Environmental Cleanup, Jay Mullis & Ken Rueter
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Virtual Events

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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Lamar Alexander: Bill to Help Smokies is 'Most Satisfying' of Career

The legislation fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a goal of Congress since it was first passed in 1964. It includes Alexander’s earlier bill, Restore Our Parks Act, to restore the country’s national parks and cut in half the national parks’ $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog.
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Japanese Supercomputer Takes Crown from Oak Ridge for the World's Fastest

China and the United States are locked in a contest to develop the world's most powerful computers. Now a massive machine in Japan has topped them both. The machine is dubbed Fugaku and is installed in the city of Kobe by the government-sponsored institute Riken.
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Workers Successfully Bring Down ETTP’s Tallest Building

Using massive winches, workers successfully pulled down the tallest section of the Centrifuge complex at East Tennessee Technology Park. Removal of the 180-ft tower marks a major landscape change as work continues to complete demolition later this summer.
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ORNL Fight

Isotek & DOE Sign $254M Waste Mgmt. Contract Mod.

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC and DOE have signed a contract modification to perform processing operations to disposition Uranium-233 material through 2024 on the U-233 Disposition Project located at ORNL.
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ORNL Launches Rapid Access Licensing Program

DOE's ORNL has launched a program designed to accelerate deployment of innovations to help fight the pandemic. The COVID-19 Rapid Access Licensing Program will allow companies to license these select technologies at no cost for one year.
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DOE ARPA-E Funds X-energy’s Xe-100 Reactor

Nuclear reactor and fuel engineering company X-energy announced it will receive $6 million in funding from DOE's ARPA-E Program. The funding will go towards developing the company’s Xe-100 reactor.
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Local News

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GIGA Data Centers Building New Facility
GIGA Data Centers, LLC announced the company is building its newest data center in Oak Ridge.
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Old AMSE Building Being Demolished
The former American Museum of Science and Energy building is being demolished, and apartments are planned on the site.
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Updated DOE Oak Ridge Reservation Map
DOE has recently published an updated map of the Oak Ridge Reservation showing property boundary demarcations.
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