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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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ETEC will NOT meet on
Friday, December 18.

Our next meeting is
January 8, 2021

Randy Boyd, president of the University of Tennessee, will be our speaker.
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REGISTER TO ATTEND - Friday, January 8, 7:30-8:30 a.m.:

Feel free to register and add this meeting to your calendar. See you in January!

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Piper Communications for sponsoring the December meetings.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

December 25 - No ETEC, Merry Christmas!
January 1 - No ETEC, Happy New Year!
January 8 - Randy Boyd, University of Tennessee
January 15 - Joe Hoagland, Tech Stars Report

Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

Over 200 people joined us on Friday, December 11, from 11:00-2:00 for our Virtual Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration. Using the Remo platform attendees networked and then enjoyed a program emceed by ETEC's Board Chair, Eric Abelquist.
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Thank you to our sponsors, our event team that included Holloway Events Co. and Rustic Roots Creative, and to you who participated. It was not the same as our in-person event, but it was the next best thing and we appreciate your support!

ETEC is pleased to announce the 2020 award winners! Muddy Boot Awards were given to Dr. Eric Abelquist, Ron Woody, and Dr. Thomas Zacharia.
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Sasha Benjamin and Joe Storch were this year’s Postma Young Professional Medal recipients.

All of these individuals have made lasting and significant impacts on the Oak Ridge community and in East Tennessee. Congratulations to them all! Below are the press releases that contain more information about these award winners.
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ETEC Presents Muddy
Boot Awards

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Benjamin & Storch Receive Postma Medals

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Kairos Power Selects ETTP Site for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Test Reactor

Kairos Power announced today at the 2020 East Tennessee Economic Council Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration its plans to deploy a test reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park pending completion of due diligence and the results of discussions with state and local officials.

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Using GPS Technology to Remediate Former Oil Tank Farm

EM crews have laid protective soil over a 9-acre parcel at ETTP where an oil tank farm once sat, and they’re preparing 21 acres of adjacent land for soil cover to improve site drainage. The oil tank farm, which operated in the 1940s and 1950s, was used to house fuel for the former K-770 Powerhouse.

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UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm Welcomes Two New Tenants

University Health Pharmacy and C2 Labs moved to the Park. ETEC Member C2 Labs, is an enterprise-wide compliance and security software company, has decades of experience in national security and highly regulated industries and moved to the Park for the numerous collaboration and growth opportunities.

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Building an Exascale-Class Data Center for ORNL’s Incoming Frontier Supercomputer

Frontier will reside in the former data center of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer; once the most powerful supercomputer in the world, it was decommissioned after 7 years of service last year. After dismantling and removing Titan's components for recycling, work began to revamp the space to accommodate Frontier’s much higher requirements for power, cooling, and structural support.

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Lamar Alexander Reports Senate Approves Pay Raises, More Equipment for Troops

United States Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement after he voted for and the Senate passed by an overwhelming vote of 84-13, the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes the nation’s military spending priorities for troops, including those at Fort Campbell, and supports important U.S. Department of Energy national security programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

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Rep. Fleischmann's Big Idea: How the US Can Stay Ahead of China on Nuclear Energy

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better? The U.S. must invest in its "nuclear renaissance" to stay ahead of global competitors like China and ensure clean energy for years to come, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., told Fox News.

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Pro2Serve Welcomes Sherry Browder as Sr. VP/Deputy COO

Professional Project Services, Inc. announced that Sherry Browder has been named Senior VP and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. She brings over 30 years of leadership experience, corporate and project management and business development.

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UniTech Names Glenn Roberts Dir. of Health Physics/Eng.

Glenn Roberts has been named Director of Health Physics and Engineering by UniTech Services Group, assuming responsibility for regulatory compliance and corporate oversight while managing the company’s radiation safety and quality control programs.

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ETEDA’s Names Brad Maul as New President/CEO

The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency board of directors has selected Brad Maul as its new President and CEO effective January 1, 2021. Maul will replace Allen Neel who is retiring after serving as ETEDA President/CEO since 1994.

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