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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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No Meeting on Friday

ETEC will not meet on Friday, May 28 in
honor of Memorial Day Weekend.

ETEC appreciates all those who have
served and sacrificed for our country.

Next Friday Meeting

June 4 - Mike Zamiara, Niowave, Inc.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in May.

Fusion Innovation Forum

Join public and private industry leaders on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, for a discussion on fusion innovation. This virtual Zoom event will be hosted by the Fusion Industry Association and ETEC. Click for more details and to register.

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Regional Events

June 1-2 - JEC Composites Connect: Digital Event Series for the Composites Community
June 2-3 - 2021 TVC National Summit
June 9 - TAEBC: Virtual Business Roundtable-Middle TN Focus


Call for 2021 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 23, 2021.

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Hands-Free: Wireless Charging System Advances Electric Vehicle Convenience

ORNL scientists have for several years now steadily advanced a wireless charging technology that can make powering an EV just as easy, or easier, than filling a car with gas. Researchers are now nearing the completion of a system to charge EVs while in motion.

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Experimental Reactor Prepared for Deactivation, Demolition

EM crews are preparing to deactivate the former Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor ORNL before removing the contaminated facility and opening the DOE land for reuse. The EGCR is one of 16 inactive research reactor and isotope facilities EM is addressing at ORNL.

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NNSA Legacy Disposition Program Building a Legacy All its Own

Across the sites, a team of employees and subcontractors — working with the NNSA NPO and NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations — has been quietly dispositioning legacy facilities for the past five years.

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Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. Micro Modular Reactor Achieves Canadian Licensing Milestone

USNC announces that its Micro Modular Reactor™ (MMR™) is the first and only small modular reactor to enter the formal licensing review phase with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as part of the Global First Power (GFP) MMR Project. GFP will build, own, and operate the proposed MMR Project at the Chalk River Laboratories site.

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NNSA Production Office Manager Geoffrey Beausoleil— “the French Cowboy from Connecticut”— Hangs Up His Spurs

After taking a deep breath to appreciate the achievements of his team and consider his next steps, NPO Manager Geoff Beausoleil retired on April 30. As manager, Beausoleil was responsible for the overall administration of the M&O contract for Pantex and Y-12, the day-to-day administration of the NPO, and oversight of plant operations.

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Oak Ridge City Manager Inducted as 'UT MPPA Fellow in Professional Practice'

Dr. Mark Watson was recognized this month and inducted as a University of Tennessee Masters in Public Policy and Administration Fellow in Professional Practice. The purpose of the award is to recognize in a formal, public way, the contributions that distinguished practitioners make to the advanced professional education and training of UT MPPA students.

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