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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 9, 2020

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

Bill Hagerty
U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate, Tennessee

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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 16 - More Information Coming Soon
October 23 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)
October 30 - Bill Tindal, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

Meeting Sponsor

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


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 10 - AMSE Day - Fall Fundraiser
Oct 13-15 - ETEBA's BOTC Virtual Conference
Oct 20 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Oct 21 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Oct 28 - PTAC: 2020 Construction Opportunities Conference
Oct 29 - Knox Chamber: Endeavor Summit 2020
Oct 29 - KTech: Broadband for Knox County - Policy Forum

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


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Cleaning Up a Radiologically Contaminated Site, A POWER Interview

POWER Magazine interviewed Ken Rueter, president and CEO of UCOR, to learn more about the work that has taken place at the site and how lessons learned could apply to nuclear power plant decommissioning projects.
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Machine Tool Dynamics, A U.S. Supply Chain Strategy

In December of 2019, DOE's ORNL entered a two-year CRADA, with a North American service provider and distributor of metalworking products. ORNL will train employees on how to conduct a machining dynamics test.
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Exascale Computing: Frontier Moves into Pole Exascale Position

There are indications that Aurora will be delayed, but Frontier at ORNL is on track as is the Exascale Computing Project, reported Barb Helland, associate director of the Office of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research.
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Supporting Knoxville's Black-Owned Businesses

Knox News Sentinel guest columnist Brandon Bruce writes about a new website and a new movement to grow Black-owned businesses. When it comes to supporting Black-owned businesses in Knoxville, it’s about sustained commitment to growth in order to create jobs and wealth in our community for generations to come.
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Y-12 Sponsors Dream it. Do it. Competition for Middle Schools

Y-12 National Security Complex is kicking off its annual Dream it. Do it. competition for Anderson County and Oak Ridge middle schools. This is a continuation of their efforts to educate students about careers in manufacturing. A partnership with the Anderson County Chamber and local manufacturers, the competition will be virtual.
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Ervin Named REAC/TS Associate Director

Dr. Mark Ervin has been named associate director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site. Ervin will provide management and medical leadership, participate in all aspects of emergency response planning, and manage all professional and technical activities of radiation emergency management at REAC/TS.
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More Information

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AMSE to Host 'AMSE Day' Online Fundraising Event
Saturday, October 10th, the AMSE Foundation is presenting “AMSE Day,” a two-hour, online program designed to show the many fascinating moving parts of the American Museum of Science and Energy, while asking for the support of viewers.
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Knoxville Chamber Workforce Study Needs Your Input
The Knoxville Chamber is seeking employer input on current workforce requirements as well as what they need for future growth. Information gathered will create a regional workforce development strategy.
Read more Class of 2020 40 Under 40
Many ETEC member employees were named to this year's 40 Under 40. This list includes Ashley Saunders with UCOR, Jill Neace with Coulter & Justus, others from ORNL, ORAU, and more. Congrats to all of those named, and to our members.
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