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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 Meeting

Friday, February 26, 2021

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

All members and guests are welcome to attend.

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 Amentum for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

March 5 - Dr. Deborah Crawford, University of Tennessee
March 12 - Alan Lowe, AMSE (American Museum of Science and Energy)
March 19 - Dr. Jim Vosburg, Director, ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)
March 26 - Board of Directors Meeting

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.

Regional Events

Feb 25 - CNS: Virtual Partners In Excellence Workshop
Feb 25 - VVC Investor Series: Microfund Investing into Military Veteran Businesses
Feb 25 - PTAC: Doing Business with TVA
Mar 1 - TVA: Virtual Open House – Clinch River Nuclear Site PEIS
Mar 4 - ETPA: Virtual Diversity Business Expo
Mar 8-12 - Waste Management 2021 Virtual Symposia
Mar 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Mar 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Mar 25 - TAEBC: 2021 Annual Meeting

New Member

ETEC welcomes Omega Technical Services as a returning member.
Omega Technical Services provides professional and technical services for various federal sites around the Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Complex (DOE NWC), including Y-12, Portsmouth, SRS, Hanford, Rocky Flats, LANL, INL, ORNL, ETTP, and many others. Omega is proud to have a long history of ensuring safe and compliant nuclear operations in many of the nation's (and world's) most unique, aged, and dangerous facilities.


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National Academies Panel: Time Is Right For U.S. To Build Pilot Fusion Plant

The U. S. government should build a 50-megawatt fusion power plant to demonstrate the technology, according to the authors of a report released by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Now is the time, the scientists say, because of the convergence of recent technological developments.

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PNNL Deputy Associate Director to Lead ORNL Isotopes Directorate

Balendra Sutharshan, deputy associate laboratory director for operational systems at the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as associate laboratory director for the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate, or ISED.

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Y-12's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Virtual Event

The Y-12 National Security Complex will take the Introduce a Girl to Engineering event virtual this year to introduce students about careers in engineering. Through a series of E-Talks, girls in East Tennessee can watch pre-recorded videos with Y-12 employees explaining their day-to-day and answering questions.

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AMSE Celebrates Black History Month, Creates Video

This week the American Museum of Science and Energy celebrated Black History Month by posting a video of 55-year veteran of the DOE community Harold Conner Jr., along with UCOR’s Sonya Johnson and Marty Lowe, President of MSi Workforce Solutions. Connor discusses growing up in the 1950s, and being the only Black student in his engineering school.

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Former Radioisotope Dev. Lab Demo Underway at ORNL

DOE’s OREM and contractor UCOR have begun removing the two remaining structures at the former Radioisotope Development Lab at ORNL. Known as “hot cells,” the structures being demolished are heavily shielded concrete rooms that provided researchers protection from highly radioactive material during the years the laboratory was operational.

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Y-12 Builds Storm Shelter at ETTP Facility

Did you know that some Y‑12 employees work at East Tennessee Technology Park? The Material Acquisition and Control Center, or MAC, is located at the former K‑25 site and provides a state‑of‑the‑art supply chain management option to Y‑12 and Pantex. These buildings, one with 48,000 square feet of storage space and one with 38,000 square feet, are similar to large commercial fulfillment centers.

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