The Robertsville Middle School cube-shaped satellite — dubbed RamSat for the school’s mascot was Launched June 3 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center as part of SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service to the International Space Station, RamSat was deployed into low earth orbit on June 14 and is currently traveling at 17,000 miles per hour.
Recruiting the next generation of organized labor in the skilled trades is vital to EM’s important mission. Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR continues working with labor organizations to address a shortage of skilled workers needed to perform cleanup projects in Oak Ridge.
A recent series of camps teaching computer numerically controlled machining focused on training the current and future workforces that will be using this advanced manufacturing method of production. Held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, and Pellissippi State Community College, the camps welcomed participants ranging from pre-college teens to current professionals.
A recent National Science Foundation grant involving faculty in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will further strengthen that presence through the establishment of the Center for Composite and Hybrid Materials Interfacing.
The land passersby see cleared in west Oak Ridge near the Oak Ridge Turnpike will soon host a training center for first responders, including those responding to nuclear emergencies.