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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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ETEC Board of Directors

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

All members and guests are welcome to attend.
The meeting will feature updates from TVA and ORNL.

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

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 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 5 - tnAchieves 100,000th Student Celebration – Webinar Series
Oct 8 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 3
Oct 8 - tnAchieves 100,000th Student Celebration – Webinar Series
Oct 9 - tnAchieves 100,000th Student Celebration – Webinar Series (9:00 am)
Oct 9 - tnAchieves 100,000th Student Celebration – Webinar Series (12:30 pm)
Oct 13-15 - ETEBA's BOTC Virtual Conference

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


y-12 new leaders 2020

Experienced Leaders Assume New Roles with CNS

Two established leaders moved into new roles within Consolidated Nuclear Security. Gene Sievers, formerly vice president of the Mission Assurance organization, now serves as the Y-12 National Security Complex Site Manager. Blake Scott, previously senior director of Lithium Transformation, replaced Sievers as vice president of Mission Assurance.
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ORNL Neutron Facilities Offer Remote Access

How can scientists conduct experiments if they can’t be in the same room with their samples and instruments? That was the challenge the DOE’s ORNL faced when the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. The HFIR and the SNS at ORNL, two of the most powerful neutron sources in the world, attract hundreds of researchers to the laboratory each year.
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How Cold Warriors Stopped Nuclear Smuggling

With the dawn of the atomic age came a highly classified operation to intercept nuclear explosives at U.S. airports. The idea that raw material for one or more of those nuclear devices might be smuggled into the U.S. is a worry that stretches back to the onset of the cold war and was the topic at a closed hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy in 1945.
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Celebrating Vision 2020 with Virtual Town Halls

DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor, UCOR, are celebrating reaching Vision 2020 next month. This EM 2020 priority is a historic achievement that will mark the first-ever cleanup of a uranium enrichment complex in the world.
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Spark Innovation Center Holds Virtual Ribbon Cutting

The University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm hosted a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony last week for its new “Spark Innovation Center.” More than 80 people tuned-in for the event that featured brief descriptions by the six inaugural participants and more.
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Texas A&M System and UT Join in Bid for Contract

Top leaders of The Texas A&M University System and the University of Tennessee System announced a strategic alliance for purposes of joining a team to compete for the management-and-operations contract of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas.
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More Information

Roane State Helps Students, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Roane State Foundation received a $75,000 “Tennessee Community CARES” grant to assist students and provide training for local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and contractors.
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tnAchieves Celebrates 100,000th College Student Enrolled
This fall, tnAchieves directly supported its 100,000th student into college. To celebrate, tnAchieves will host webinars throughout the week of October 5th highlighting its varied stakeholders.
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KEC Hosts Co.Starters Rebuild Program
As small businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis, the CO.STARTERS Rebuild program provides entrepreneurs with a practical pathway and trusted tools to approach the market in new way, one step at a time.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes East Tennessee PBS as a new member.

East Tennessee PBS is a non-profit, viewer-supported public broadcasting station dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities to more than two million viewers in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina, via antenna, cable, broadband, and satellite services. They exist to serve the needs of East Tennessee as a community partner affecting positive change by educating, entertaining, and challenging minds.

Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
• To join the Council, please submit a membership application.

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