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UT, UK to Spearhead $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Project for Army

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the University of Kentucky, and the U.S. Army have announced a new five-year, $50 million advanced manufacturing project aimed at developing the next generation of military equipment.

Christman Company Places 92 in National Contractor Ranking

The Engineering News-Record (ENR), a news outlet known as the authority for tracking the construction industry, has placed The Christman Company (Christman) at #92 on its 2021 “ENR 400” list of the top 400 contractors nationally. Overall rankings were calculated according to 2020 construction revenue.

ORNL’s Bernholdt & Programming Environment Team Prepare for Frontier and Exascale

The world’s fastest supercomputer comes with some assembly required. Frontier, the nation’s first exascale computing system, won’t come together as a whole until all pieces arrive at DOE’s ORNL to be installed—with the eyes of the world watching—on the data center floor inside the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

Bechtel Names John Howanitz President of Nuclear, Security & Environmental Global Business Unit

Bechtel announced it has named John Howanitz president of the company's Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit, which provides engineering, construction, project management, and site operations services for the U.S., allied nations, and the civil nuclear power industry. Howanitz succeeds Barbara Rusinko, who is retiring following a nearly 40-year Bechtel career. The change will be effective September 1.

ORNL, UT Collaborate to make East Tennessee a Technology Corridor

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee teamed up to create the SMaRT internship, designed to bring STEM students to East Tennessee. This is the first year of the internship program. Eighteen students from around the country have applied and been invited to work at one of the University of Tennessee's labs.