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

Alan Lowe

Director, American Museum of Science & Energy and the K-25 History Center

Friday, March 12, 2021

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


*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

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 Atkins for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

March 19 - Dr. Jim Vosburg, Director, ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)
March 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 2 - NO ETEC: Good Friday, Easter Holiday Weekend

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

Mar 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Mar 12 - PYA: ‘Tom Ballard Innovation Award’ Presentation Livestream
Mar 25 - TAEBC: 2021 Annual Meeting

New Member

ETEC welcomes Crossorads Coatings, Inc. as a new member.

Crossroads Coatings is a 70-year-old family-owned business that is a global supplier of specialty coatings ranging from extreme high-temperature resistant products to environmentally friendly, anti-microbial coatings. They have developed AquaTemp, the first-ever air dry 1200F+ water-based high temperature, extremely low VOC paint on the market They take pride in working with customers on developing new and proprietary solutions to meet industry-specific needs.
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