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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, September 18, 2020

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

Dr. Linda Kah

Professor, University of Tennessee
& Co-Investigator Mars 2020
Perseverance Rover Mission

Topic: "The Search for Habitability"
Linda Kah UT

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

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning in the Zoom Breakout Rooms.

When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page:
  • General Discussion
  • Business Development
  • Education

Upcoming Friday Meetings

September 18 - Dr. Linda Kah, University of Tennessee (NASA Mars Project)
September 25 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)
October 2 - More Information Coming Soon
October 9 - Ambassador Bill Hagerty, U.S. Senate Candidate

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Acato Information Management, LLC for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in September.
Happy 10th anniversary!
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Sept 19 - NMNS&H: Virtual Symposium for 75th Anniversary
Sept 23 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Sept 24 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Sept 24 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 1
Sept 24 - EERE: Live Demo of New Website for Submissions
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week (Click here to see the calendar)
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 2020
Sept 30 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 2

Oct 1 - UT PTAC: Intro to SBIR/STTR Commercialization
Oct 8 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 3
Oct 13-15 - ETEBA's BOTC Virtual Conference

Roane State Offers Free Courses for Small Businesses
(Click the link above for more information.)


Boyd Center Covid 2020

Chris Fall, Present and Future of the National Labs

AIP's FYI spoke with the DOE's Office of Science Director Chris Fall about a range of issues bearing on the national lab system, including a new “Labs of the Future” thought exercise, pandemic recovery, diversity initiatives, and research security.
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UT Boyd Center Surveys Leaders on Economy, COVID-19

Tennessee business leaders expect the state’s economy to improve more quickly than the nation’s over the next year, largely in part due to strong business investment and government leadership, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Tennessee.
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TerraPower Plans to Invest in Domestic Advanced Nuclear Fuel Production

TerraPower announced plans to team with Centrus Energy Corp. to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for HALEU, which will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs.
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NNSA Hosts Special Presidential Envoy For Arms Control

Administrator Gordon-Hagerty took Ambassador Billingslea on a Nuclear Security Enterprise roadshow including a stop at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The delegation focused on the discussion of weapons components and related work.
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Crews Complete Key Step in Biology Complex Deactivation

Crews recently achieved a key milestone by removing all asbestos from a building being deactivated for demolition in the former Biology Complex facilities at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
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Transportation Electrification Can Recharge TN's Economy

The energy sector, specifically transportation electrification, is a solution Tennesseans should pursue. It has the potential to launch the state into a new phase of manufacturing and job creation.
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More Information

TennSMART Announces Launch of New Mentor Network
TennSMART, a consortium working to advance intelligent mobility solutions launched an “Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network,” joining a program supported by Launch Tennessee.
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Oak Ridge Chamber Names New President and CEO
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Christine Michaels as the organization’s new President/CEO.
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ORNL Stayed Open Safely During COVID-19 Lockdown
When the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown went into effect nationwide in mid-March, some U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories shut down. But not ORNL.
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