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News and Notes

Muddy_BootUpcoming ETEC Programs

December 13 – Annual Meeting

December 20 – No ETEC, Merry Christmas!

December 27 – No ETEC

January 3 – No ETEC, Happy New Year!


Other Upcoming 2013 Events

Click here for ETEC’s calendar of upcoming conferences, meetings and events.

ETEC Annual Meeting – This year’s annual meeting will be on December 13th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge, featuring Governor Bill Haslam, Muddy Boot and Postma Award presentations.

ETEC 2013 Finale (invitiation) – Join us at ETEC in the Fisher Room on Thursday, December 19th from 3:30-4:30pm for a disucssion with Congressman Fleischmann and a special ETEC announcement.

News from DOE communities and the world around us

U.S. budget deal should help temporarily shelter science from sequester

Source: David Malakoff | Science Insider

Is the sequester history?

A two-year budget deal announced today by key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would, if approved, wipe-out a major portion of the impending mandatory budget cuts that have struck fear into many government-funded researchers. Read more ….

UT Vice Chancellor named National Academy of Inventors fellow

Source: UT Press Release

In 2001, Taylor Eighmy was issued a patent for an invention that keeps heavy metal from contaminated marine sediments from seeping further into the water. Read more…. 

Y-12 Innovation Competition focuses on technology

Source: Mike Pare | Chattanooga Times Free Press

Drone technology drew a lot of buzz this week when Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said his online retail company is looking at using it to make deliveries in the future. Read more ….

USEC completes American Centrifuge RD&D milestones

Source: USEC Press Release

USEC Inc. announced that a demonstration cascade of 120-machines has operated at commercial plant specifications for 20-machine years. During that performance run, USEC successfully completed the final three milestones set by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the American Centrifuge research, development and demonstration (RD&D) program. Read more ….

Ultrasound microscopy’s potential application for surgeons

Source: Science Daily

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Read more ….

Local Officails Speak

UPF at Y-12 plant needed for local economy and national security

Source: Terry Frank and Ron Woody | Knoxville News Sentinal

As elected officials, we are extremely honored to serve the people of Roane and Anderson counties, and we are extremely proud of the 70-year history that our East Tennessee communities have had in protecting our national security and advancing science and technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities in Oak Ridge. Read more ….

November 2013 Breakfast Sponsor

Thank you to Cadre5 for sponsoring breakfast this month.

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