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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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Dr. Lee Riedinger

Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Tennessee Knoxville
& Coauthor of the Book:

Critical Connections; How Partnerships Forged at the Dawn of the Atomic Age Helped Transform a University,
a National Laboratory, and a City

Friday, June 11, 2021

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

Riedinger, Lee

*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.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Amentum for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in June.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

June 18 - Bobby Wilson, Executive Director, TWRA
June 25 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome)
July 2 - NO ETEC – Happy 4th of July Weekend

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; and, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of Nuclear Engineering. Click for more details and to register.
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Regional Events

June 10 - UT PTAC: Cybersecurity for DoD contractors
June 10 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
June 16 - TSBDC: Commercial Capital Considerations
June 17 - Doing Business with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
June 23 - KTECH + CISC: Cybersecurity Part 1: Ransomware Incident Response
June 23 - NNSA/NSA: June Virtual Job Fair
June 24 - KTECH: Women in Tech Virtual Trivia Happy Hour
June 29 - ETEC & FIA: Fusion Innovation Forum

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