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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, October 2, 2020

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

Renee Hoyos
2nd District Democratic Candidate
U.S. Congress


Naomi Asher
Executive Director
United Way of Anderson County

Update regarding the community’s response to COVID-19.
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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 9 - Ambassador Bill Hagerty, U.S. Senate Candidate
October 16 - More Information Coming Soon
October 23 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)

Meeting Sponsor

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


Sept 30-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week (Click here to see the calendar)
Sept 30 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 2

Oct 1 - UT PTAC: Intro to SBIR/STTR Commercialization
Oct 1 - Innov865/TVA-EPRI: Innovation in the Electric Power System: Startups Wanted
Oct 1 - Innov865/KEC: INC. 5000 Celebration
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
Oct 28 - PTAC: 2020 Construction Opportunities Conference
Oct 29 - Knox Chamber: Endeavor Summit 2020

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


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ORNL, DOE Unveil New Capabilities

ORNL and DOE officials dedicated the launch of two clean energy research initiatives that focus on the recycling and recovery of advanced manufacturing materials and on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
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Environmental Study on Airport OK’d

The city of Oak Ridge took another step toward a new general aviation airport in west Oak Ridge, authorizing an agreement with a contractor for an environmental study. The land for the proposed airport is near the former site of the K-25 building.
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Kazakhstan, U.S. to Eliminate HEU

The U.S. DOE NNSA and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy worked together to remove 2.9 kilograms of unirradiated HEU from the IGR research reactor, transport it hundreds of miles to a secure facility for processing, and downblend it to low enriched uranium.
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Zacharia Announced Co-Chair

Thomas Zacharia, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has become a co-chair of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers.
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Researchers Launch New ACM Special Interest Group

East Tennessee has long been a regional powerhouse for high-performance computing thanks to the mind share and facilities of ORNL and the UT system.
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ORAU Awards Research Grants

Oak Ridge Associated Universities has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions.
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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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