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

Executive Vice President of Operations
Covenant Health

Friday, April 9, 2021

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

Also, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will speak
for the last few minutes of the meeting.
Mike Belbeck

*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.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

April 16 - Travis Howerton, C2 Labs, on ‘Digital Transformation’
April 23 - Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.
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Regional Events

Apr 13 - MPNHP: Stakeholder Engagement Project Introductory Webinar
Apr 13 - TAEBC: Advanced Energy Virtual Business Roundtable – West Tennessee
Apr 13 - KTech: Women in Tech Virtual Leadership Series
Apr 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Apr 15 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Apr 20 - UT CIS/PTAC: 2021 TN Manufacturers Conference


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ORMP Announces Location Change

Rusty Bittle, developer and founding partner of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park, announced a new location for the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. After a year of discussions between the City of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge IDB, and DOE, Bittle decided to relocate the project to another East Tennessee community.

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UT Earns Best Graduate Schools Designation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has multiple graduate programs highly ranked in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings report—enough to earn a U.S. News Best Graduate Schools designation. Click below to see the departmental rankings.

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EM Removes Tritium Facility at ORNL

EM crews completed demolition on a contaminated 1960s-era building at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, opening land that DOE can reuse for future missions. With the Tritium Target Preparation Facility removed, crews can address the soils and substructures associated with the building.

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ORNL-Led Team Recognized for Impactful Sustainability Research

An analysis published and led by researchers from DOE's ORNL received the 2021 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America.

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CNS and Manhattan Legacy Services Sign DOE Mentor-Protégé Agreement

The two-year agreement provides a mechanism for CNS to provide nonfinancial assistance that may include engineering and technical advice and business and financial management guidance.

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UniTech Services Group Continues Supply of Pandemic-Specific Solutions to the Energy Sector

UniTech Services Group announced that it will continue to offer the U.S. and Canadian nuclear industries pandemic safety products throughout the remainder of 2021.

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New Member

ETEC welcomes the NOAA ARL Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division as a new member.
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The Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD), located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is one of several field divisions of NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory. ATDD has a permanent staff of approximately 40 personnel, and frequently hosts graduate- and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and U. S. and international visiting scientists for varying intervals. Research at ATDD is performed in collaboration with other NOAA laboratories, government agencies, universities, and private organizations. They operate two permanent research stations, one at DOE's ORNL Walker Branch Watershed forested experimental area, and one on the DOE reservation at the Chestnut Ridge Environmental Study site. Important on-site facilities include a wind tunnel laboratory, machine shop, electronics laboratory, and chemical instruments laboratory.

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