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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, August 7, 2020

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

Rick Scarbrough
Executive Director
UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC)
Institute for Public Service


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 Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.

Virtual Events

Aug 6 - MPNHP 75th Commemoration: Sunrise Ceremony International Friendship Bell
Aug 6 - TVC: National Summit – Virtual Session, America's New National Security Challenges
Aug 12 - TAEBC Webinar with LACI: How Electrifying Transportation Spurs Economic Recovery
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 13 - Innov865 Investor Series: East Tennessee Capital Call Webinar
Aug 17-21; 24-28 - Virtual 36|86 Festival

Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 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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Some Politicians Do Care About Nuclear Matters

A bipartisan group of political leaders have formed an organization that seeks to inform the public about the benefits that nuclear energy provides. It includes leaders who understand first-hand the political and economic forces that shape the U.S. and our energy needs.
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NNSA Readies Solicitation for Nuclear Security Site Mgmt Contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration has indicated its intent to launch a full and open competition for a 10-year, $28B contract for management and operating support to two nuclear weapons facilities in Texas and Tennessee.
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Composites Bridge Offers Cost-Effective, Rapid Solution

A damaged, decades-old concrete bridge in north-central Tennessee will soon be replaced with a low-cost, low-maintenance, technologically advanced composites bridge deck system with a 100-year lifespan will take its place.
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DFC Lifts Legacy Prohibition on Funding Nuclear Energy Projects

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation decided to lift its legacy prohibition on supporting nuclear energy projects abroad. The DFC’s decision will bolster U.S. national security, boost our economy, and help advance global clean energy goals.
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Crews Finish Takedown of Centrifuge Complex

EM’s cleanup at ETTP took a major step forward with the removal of the Centrifuge Complex in late July. EM is working to complete significant cleanup at ETTP this year and tearing down the sprawling 235,000-foot complex marks one of the final demolition projects at the site.
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MVP Licenses ORNL Co-Developed Additive Manufacturing Technologies

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc.
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More Information

Encounter Oak Ridge Seeking Participants for 2020 Sessions
Encounter Oak Ridge is a four-session program designed to introduce Oak Ridge to new residents and new employees. Each session will focus on different aspects of the Oak Ridge community. The program may be modified for a virtual experience.
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Thirty-Two New Chancellor’s Associates Named
In addition to Ashley Hartman Saunders, other ETEC members have been named as Chancellor’s associates. One being ETEC’s current Board Chairman, Dr. Eric Abelquist, executive vice president and chief research officer at ORAU.
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Lab in Oak Ridge Accredited to Analyze Air, Surfaces for COVID-19 Virus
An environmental microbiology laboratory in Oak Ridge, Assured Bio Labs LLC, is the first in the U.S to receive accreditation to analyze air and surfaces for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes Robert Patrick, financial advisor with Edward Jones, as a new member.

Edward Jones is a financial services firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It serves investment clients in the U.S. and Canada, through its branch network of more than 14,000 locations.
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