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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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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.

ETEC Board of Directors

Friday, November 20, 2020

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

All members and guests are welcome to attend.

Join us to hear an update from the Small Business Procurement Office at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and learn about Oak Ridge Environment Management's Vision 2024.

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.

Networking News!!

Zoom has finally created flexible breakout rooms!
Make plans to network after the meeting on Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room. We will have the normal options open as well as some Breakout Rooms designated as private so you can make plans for the meeting after the meeting.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Piper Communications for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in November & December.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

November 27 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving
December 4 - ORNL Virtual Tour & ETEC Annual Member Business Meeting
December 11 - No Friday Morning meeting, but come have virtual 'lunch' with us! (See below)
December 18 - No ETEC, Happy Holidays!
December 25 - No ETEC, Merry Christmas!

ETEC Annual Celebration

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Join us virtually on December 11!
To watch the Awards Presentations!

Each year, ETEC honors members of the Oak Ridge community with the Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal, which serve as a tribute to individuals who make East Tennessee a stronger region through their hard work and community activities.

And...there will be networking and a great keynote speaker.
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Regional Events

Nov 18 - TAEBC: TVA Lunch and Learn with Jeannette Mills, EVP and Chief External Relations
Dec 9 - UT PAC: Manufacturers & Distributors Conference, Doing Business with the Government
Dec 11 - ETEC Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

UT Pandemic to Possibility Webinar Series for TN Businesses & Nonprofits
(Click the link above for more information.)


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Covid Heart ORNL 2020

Sara Alert™ Academic - Helping Universities Monitor COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, the university system is struggling to contain the spread of the disease and keep classes open. Sara AlertTM Academic is available now by subscription for university officials to securely automate the monitoring of students, faculty, and staff exposed to or infected with COVID-19.
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X-Ray Study Explores Potential of Hepatitis C Drugs to Treat COVID-19

Experiments led by researchers at DOE’s ORNL have determined that several hepatitis C drugs can inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, a crucial protein enzyme that enables the novel coronavirus to reproduce. Inhibiting, or blocking, this protease from functioning is vital to stopping the virus from spreading in patients with COVID-19.
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Skilled in the Art: Y-12 Graduates 2020 Apprentice Class

Since 2008, Y-12 has celebrated 97 graduates and held eight graduation ceremonies in the program. Each apprentice is trained to union specifications for journeymen level classification upon completion. In addition to qualifications, apprentices learn from experiential training opportunities and work three-month rotations in different workshops throughout Y-12.
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Final Environmental Assessment Released for ORETTC

DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration announced the availability of the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center Final Environmental Assessment, finding no significant impact, and containing the wetland statement of findings.
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ORISE Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Lab “Gamifies” Radiation Dose Estimation

The CBL is the only federally funded facility with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification in the U.S. that uses cytogenetic biodosimetry to assess absorbed radiation dose in exposed individuals. Click below to learn more and to play the Chromosome Challenge game.
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CNS Business Forums Continue Virtually

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC is demonstrating a continued commitment to business partnership, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of ongoing outreach to business owners and potential vendors, CNS is continuing their Partners in Excellence (PIE) event series virtually.
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More Information

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Virtual Science Classes Offered at AMSE
The American Museum of Science and Energy recently started offering virtual lessons for classrooms in which a scientist or educator will demonstrate interactive science lessons with students. Classes on physics, gravity, the environment and materials are available, among others.
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Take a Virtual Field Trip through Tours of ORNL Facilities
DOE's ORNL is home to one-of-a-kind scientific research facilities and hosts a spectrum of visitors. In an average year, thousands of people tour the lab. ORNL has added 10 virtual tours, each with views of floor plans, rotating dollhouse views and 360-degree navigation.
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John Wagner Named Director of Idaho National Laboratory

Battelle Energy Alliance’s Board of Managers has announced that John Wagner, Ph.D., will be the next director of INL. Prior to joining INL, he worked at ORNL for 17 years, where he held several research and leadership roles in reactor and fuel cycle technologies.
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Community Need

For many years, the Fantasy of Trees has been an anticipated part of the holiday season in East Tennessee. The community has supported East Tennessee Children's Hospital with its participation. Just because the main event was canceled this year doesn't mean that the need has gone away. Consider helping the children through the online fundraiser with the purchase of Thumbprint Ornaments, T-Shirts, or through the Raffle Tree.
Click here for more details.
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