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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, July 31, 2020

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

Deborah Frincke, PhD
Associate Laboratory Director
National Security Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Deborah Fricke ORNL

We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Ready to Network?

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Sign up for a Zoom Breakout Room when you register for the meeting!

We got great feedback from members who utilized Zoom's Breakout Rooms. The rooms will be available after the meeting this Friday.

When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page. After the meeting, you will be automatically placed in that virtual room with others who are interested in the same topic. The rooms will be open from 8:30-9:00 am. Please register for a room by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

We look forward to seeing, and talking with you, on Friday morning!

Meeting Sponsor

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

Virtual Events

July 29 - IACMI: Helping Composites Manufacturers Solve Problems, Grow Markets Webinar
July 30 - Avertium: Zero Trust-Fast Tracking Security in the New “Work Anywhere” Norm
July 30 - TVC: National Summit – Virtual Session, Public Power Fueling Economic Growth

Aug 6 - TVC: National Summit – Virtual Session, America's New National Security Challenges
Aug 12 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Aug 13 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Aug 13 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session, Meeting TVC's Workforce Challenges
Aug 13 - Chambers: SUMMIT 2020 Conference & Trade Show
Aug 17-21; 24-28 - Virtual 36|86 Festival

Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020


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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The Y-12 National Security Complex is lending its computing power and technical expertise to improve fuel production for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s HFIR.
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ORNL-Produced Plutonium-238 Helps Power Perseverance on Mars

After its long journey to Mars beginning this summer, NASA's Perseverance rover will be powered across the planet's surface in part by plutonium produced at the DOE's ORNL.
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Demolition Underway on Final Building at ETTP

DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and contractor UCOR have begun demolishing Building K-1600 at ETTP, marking the final teardown ending a decades-long effort to remove a shuttered uranium enrichment complex.
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Supporting the Entrepreneurs: UTRF Helps Launch Six Technology Startups

Entrepreneurship sits at the heart of innovation, often driving commercialization and economic development in the state. The University of Tennessee has a wealth of innovators across the UT System who are constantly contributing their passions and skills to bring new ideas, goods, and services to the market.
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Fueling US Nuclear Innovation Starts in Tennessee

Imagine a car that’s just simply better than the rest. It’s extremely efficient, comes packed with technology going farther than any other on the road with a fraction of fuel. It comes with standard safety features that can prevent accidents. Interested? Now, instead of a car, imagine a new nuclear reactor—smaller, more affordable and highly flexible.
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DOE Extends Amentum-Led Joint Venture Contract for Additional Two Years

Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced that the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management extended the UCOR environmental cleanup contract. This extension includes an initial one-year term from Aug. 1, 2020 until July 2021 and two-six-month option periods.
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Joe Lenhard
At the ETEC Board Meeting last Friday morning Johnny Moore, DOE ORNL Site Office Manager, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann spoke about how Joe was both a personal mentor, and a great leader in the Oak Ridge DOE Community.
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UCOR's Chief of Staff, Ashley Hartman Saunders, has been named to the 2020 class of the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates. Saunders, a 2010 graduate of UT’s College of Communication-Information, will serve a three-year term in the program.
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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response
Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation's fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the runaway symptoms produced by the body's response to SARS-CoV-2.
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