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

ETEC Board of Directors

Friday, January 29, 2021

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

All members and guests
are welcome to attend.

TIP: After you register for the meeting and see the confirmation screen, click 'Add to Calendar', and Zoom will place the meeting link as an appointment on your schedule.

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.

Let's Network After the Meeting

Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room! If not, let Tracy know and she can move you into a room after the meeting. We will have multiple rooms open and hope to see you then!
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to IIA Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in January.

Openings for Virtual Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC’s virtual meetings in 2021. Sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in the weekly e-newsletters
  • Logo with a link to your website on the Weekly Meetings page of the ETEC website
Click here to register for this sponsorship.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

February 5 - NO ETEC - Chambers' Regional Legislative Agenda Virtual Event (Register)
February 12 - Dr. Suresh Babu, National Science Board Vision 2030
February 19 - ORR Cleanup Progress at Y-12 & ORNL, Jay Mullis & Ken Rueter
February 26 - Board of Directors Meeting

Regional Events

Jan 28 - PBS NOVA: Beyond the Elements Virtual Event
Feb 3 - Explore Oak Ridge: Virtual Discussion, Economic Impacts of Motorsports Parks
Feb 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - KTech: Virtual Lunch & Learn – FBI InfraGard Enterprise
Mar 8-12 - Waste Management 2021 Virtual Symposia


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DOE Photographer Dies at 62

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New Member

ETEC welcomes Spectra Tech as a new member.
Spectra Tech
Spectra Tech is an engineering, environmental, and nuclear services company that focuses on providing high quality and cost-effective technical solutions for U.S. Federal agencies, government contractors, and private commercial companies worldwide. Their core capabilities include criticality safety, nuclear safety and operations, radiation protection, and nuclear safeguards and security.

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