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Friday, October 8, 2021

In-person or on Zoom

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


Attracting Industries of the Future
Panel Discussion for Innov865 Week

As part of Innov865 Week, ETEC's Friday meeting will be about attracting industries to East Tennessee and will feature a panel discussion with:
  • Randy Boyd, President, University of Tennessee
  • Jeff Lyash, President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Thomas Zacharia, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Moderated by: Tricia Martinez, Managing Director, Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator
We expect most or all of the panelists to attend in person, but ETEC members and their guests are welcome to attend either in-person or online.

ETEC's Friday In-Person / Online Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend the Zoom Friday morning meetings. Breakout rooms will be available afterward.

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In-Person Attendees (registration not needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. The University has asked that masks be worn in all indoor spaces.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

October 15 - ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads
October 22 - Board of Directors
(All members and their guests are welcome to attend.)


Oct 4-8 - Innov865 Week
Oct 5-7 - ETEBA: 2021 Business Opportunities & Technical Conference
Oct 13 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Oct 13 - TAEBC: Advanced Energy Virtual Business Roundtable East Tennessee
Oct 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Oct 21 - Knox Chamber: Virtual Endeavor Summit 2021


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Energy Secretary Granholm Visits ORNL in Virtual Tour of World-Class Science Facilities

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined leadership and top scientists and engineers online at ORNL for a two-hour whirlwind tour. At 14 stops, researchers highlighted the lab’s world-class facilities and projects that enable leading-edge scientific discoveries and innovations that address some of the nation’s most compelling scientific and technical challenges.

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Former UCOR Intern’s Passion for Environmental Justice Now Her Full-Time Focus

Fresh from a unique internship this past summer, Sierra Generette began a new full-time position serving as UCOR’s lead on environmental justice matters. Environmental justice refers to the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, when it comes to development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.

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Atomic Trades and Labor Council Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The ATLC has always represented members who are most highly skilled in their craft. It is not uncommon to talk to people who are third-generation union members following the footsteps of their parents and grandparents. Atomic Trades and Labor Council's legacy continues to be passed on to the next generation and then the next.

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ORNL Upgrades Data Center, Home to World's First Exascale Supercomputer

DOE has begun installing what will become the world's most powerful supercomputer. ORNL has finished upgrading the data center that will house Frontier, set to be the world's first exascale system (capable of at least 10¹⁸ floating-point operations per second).

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Snail Darter Matures from Notoriety to Success Story

In late summer, a proposal was released to remove the tiny snail darter from the endangered species list of the Endangered Species Act. In 1975, TVA's unfinished Tellico Dam threatened the snail-eating species. TVA has since improved the quality of the water and added fish habitats. If delisted, it will join 52 other species that have been removed from the ESA due to recovery efforts since 1973.

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Pro2Serve Announces Executive Management Changes

Professional Project Services, Inc. announced changes to its Executive Management. Dr. Barry Goss, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Pro2Serve, and long-time friend and Board member of ETEC, has announced his retirement effective October 4. After which he will assume the role of non-executive Chairman of the Board.

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New Member

ETEC welcomes Ultrasonic Technology Solutions.
The drying energy sector in North America is responsible for 15% of the country’s energy consumption. Ultrasonic Technology Solutions has developed industrial and commercial ultrasonic dryers that are two times faster and three to five times more efficient than the conventional heat-based drying system. Their products can cut millions of dollars from operational expenses, and significantly increase the throughput of various manufacturing production lines.

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