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News and Notes

Hawks_3Upcoming 2013 ETEC Programs

November 15 – Cliff Hawks, Cherokee Farms Development Corporation

November 22 – Board of Directors Meeting

November 29 – No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving!

December 6 – TBD

Other Upcoming 2013 Events

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

Recption Honoring Dr. Chris Whaley, President of Roane State, hosted by Tech 20/20, November 13th, RSVP to Brooke Henderson at 865-637-1925 or

ETEBA’s 14th Annual Business Opportunities Conference, Knoxville Convention Center, November 12-14th.

Startup Day 2013 – November 21st at The Standard in downtown Knoxville, admission is free but registration is required. 

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. 

News from DOE communities and the world around us

2014 Start date for nuclear waste movement to Nevada

Source: Steve Tetreault & Keith Rogers | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Trucks hauling dangerous uranium waste from Tennessee for burial in a landfill at the Nevada National Security Site will begin rolling early next year despite objections from Gov. Brian Sandoval who is powerless to stop them, federal officials said Tuesday. Read more ….

Tennessee leads in math and reading gains

Source: Denise Grady | The New York Times

Florence Nightingale, a statistician? Marie Curie, driving to the front during World War I to X-ray wounded soldiers?

Yes, and yes.

Little-known facts about the female pioneers in science

Source: Katherine Ling | E&E Publishing

Drifting off to sleep, you wake with a jolt: You forgot to plug in your electric car. Relax. You have wireless charging. Your car started to replenish power when you parked it over the charging pad in your garage. It’s not a dream. Wireless charging for electric cars is coming faster than most experts predicted. Read more ….

3-D printing and future workforce skills

Source: Travis Hessman | Industry Week

The technologies behind additive manufacturing have hit an exciting tipping point. No longer just for prototypes and fantasy, 3-D printers are churning out new “real-world’ products into the market every day, providing applications for everything from rocket engines to running shoes. Read more ….

Chattanooga’s Enterprise Center reinvents Y-12 Innovation Competition

Source: The Chattanoogan

At the third-annual Y-12 Innovation Competition on Dec. 6, The Enterprise Center is making available technology developed at Y-12 National Security Complex to regional teams to create beta products and develop business plans in competition for cash and prizes, including startup business assistance. Read here ….

B&W Accelerates Search for mPower Investors

Source: B&W Press Release

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that it is accelerating the ongoing search for additional equity partners for its mPower™ small modular reactor (SMR) program. The expanded process is being launched now to seek additional partners who are ready to fully participate in the mPower™ SMR licensing and other pre-construction activities needed to deploy the lead mPower Plant by 2022, consistent with the schedule for the mPower America Project with the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more ….




Contract News

The queit Y-12/Pantex Drama

Source: Frank Munger | Atomic City Underground

The bidders on the Y-12/Pantex contract are scheduled to get their debriefings on Friday, with all parties — including the twice-announced winner, Consolidated Nuclear Security — agreeing to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s proposed two-part, more-open-than-usual briefing process. Read here ….




November 2013 Breakfast Sponsor

Thank you to Cadre5 for sponsoring breakfast this month.


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