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ETEC will NOT meet
Friday, September 3.

Have a safe and happy Labor
Day holiday weekend!


Upcoming Friday Meetings

September 10 - Dr. Angelique Adams, 3 Keys to Leading Innovation
September 17 - EM Update with Jay Mullis, DOE OREM & Ken Rueter, UCOR
September 24 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome.)
October 1 - Dr. Vanessa Chan, U.S. Department of Energy

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates, Inc. for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in September.

Regional Events

Sept 8 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Sept 9 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Sept 9 - PTAC: Cybersecurity for DoD contractors: Planning for CMMC Level 3 Certification
Sept 15 - KTECH, WiT: Stress, Time Management & Resilience Virtual Workshop
Sept 15 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Sept 22 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Oct 5 - Innov865: Startup Day 2021


Resources from Last Friday's Meeting

At last Friday's ETEC Board Meeting Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, executive director of UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy gave a fascinating update on the local and national labor market. You can view the slides she presented here. Also, during the meeting, she recommended subscribing to the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR) newsletter. The sample she sent showed trend reports and local area data.
POST - Bd Mtg Wanamaker 8.27.21

FY2020 DOE Economic Impact Study

ETEC is pleased to provide the latest report on the Department of Energy's Economic Impact in the State of Tennessee for Fy2020. Click here to read the report and one-page summary.
DOE Fy20 Economic Impact Study 2021-cr

Awards Nominations Still Open

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal has been extended to Friday, September 3. Click here for all the details.


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Granholm Urges Vaccinations, Discloses Recent DOE Deaths

Top brass at DOE are urging workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Granholm applauded several companies and universities that manage DOE’s 17 national laboratories for instituting vaccine mandates for employees, including UT-Battelle at ORNL in Tennessee.

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NNSA Looks to Recruit the Next Generation of Nuclear Security Talent and Hire Thousands Annually

Navigating the labor market can be a challenge, but it’s one NNSA’s Office of Management & Budget is prepared to meet. With more than a third of the nuclear security enterprise’s workforce eligible for retirement within the next five years, attracting and recruiting top talent is a high priority for NNSA.

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High-Power Wireless Vehicle Charging Technology Licensed by HEVO

DOE's ORNL has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system provides the world’s highest power levels in the smallest package and could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are driven at highway speeds. HEVO intends to work with ORNL to continue development of this technology to increase efficiency of existing charging techniques.

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OREM Replaces Piping to Ensure Reliable Waste Treatment Operations

EM is replacing extensive piping to extend the life of the Liquid and Gaseous Waste Operations system at ORNL. Replacing the piping and completing other upgrades will alleviate the recurring need for maintenance and repair of the aging infrastructure built many decades ago, and ensure the system's reliability. Portions of the piping have rust and corrosion that need to be addressed.

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REAC/TS Staff Participate in Silent Thunder Crisis Management Exercise

REAC/TS Director Dr. Carol Iddins, and two of her employees presented and participated in the recent virtual Fort Thunder exercise. Fort Thunder is part of the Silent Thunder exercise series designed to foster collaboration among representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies/ organizations with a shared stake in mitigating the effects of a radiological terrorism incident.

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UT Students, Local STEM School to Design and Build Mobile Design Lab

Students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Interior Architecture will engage fifth- and sixth-grade students at a local middle school to address diversity in the profession, with support from a $72,000 grant that will fund the creation of the Engaging Youth to Make Interactive Experience Lab, a mobile lab and library equipped with tools and technology for design and making, as well as design/build installations that benefit local communities.

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