Thursday, August 7, 2014
ORNL in the News

ORNL’s Peggy Emmett honored

(Knoxville News Sentinel) Peggy Emmett, popular and respected researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the top honor from Women In Nuclear. The Leadership Award is the group’s highest honor, and Emmett — retired ORNL staffer — was recognized at a recent ceremony in Boston...8/6

August Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program prepares veterans to get top manufacturing jobs

(WBIR-TV) ...The Energy Department's inaugural Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing Internship is a six week program. It consists of classes taught at Pellissippi State and hands on laboratory work at ORNL's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility...8/6

UT-ORNL Governor's Chair Program Takes Off

(Metro Pulse) After struggling to gain traction for several years, the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair program for joint research appointments is now on a roll...8/7

Science and Technology

Quest for an Ebola Cure Intensifies as Doctors Struggle to Treat Patients

(Wired) John Connor would really like to cure Ebola. He’s a microbiologist at Boston University, working in an interdisciplinary unit with BU computer scientists and engineers...8/7

U.S. Army Contemplates 3D-Printed Warheads

(Popular Science) ...The latest issue of Army Technology focuses on 3-D printing. Designing new shapes for warheads is one promising new avenue of research...7/29

Energy and Science Policy

Senate FY 2015 U.S. Geological Survey Appropriations Bill

(AIP) A draft version of the report accompanying the FY 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill was released by Senate appropriators...8/5

Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science

(Nature) Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, Steven L. Chown and colleagues outline the most pressing questions in southern polar research, and call for greater collaboration and environmental protection in the region...8/6

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

(Energy.gov) The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research...8/4

Obama’s Energy Guru on America’s Nuclear Future

(Popular Mechanics) Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz talks with PM about modular reactors, fossil fuels, and electricity shaming...8/7

NREL uses industry best practices to add partners

(PhysOrg) The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accelerating the availability of next-generation energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in the marketplace by making it easier for industry partners to work with the laboratory...8/6

Local and STate

DOE wants Clark Center Park to remain recreational if transferred to city

(Oak Ridge Today) ...“Given the park’s benefit to the citizens of Oak Ridge, the option we currently favor would be to transfer ownership to the city at no cost, provided that the property remains a recreational park asset for the public,” John Shewairy said...8/7

TVA to cut more than 2,000 jobs

(Chattanooga Times Free-Press) TVA President Bill Johnson said about 1,000 jobs, or half of those being cut by TVA this year, came from not filling staff vacancies in the past year. Most of the employees leaving TVA this year are doing so voluntarily through retirement or resignations...8/5

Endowment Backs UT’s Focus on Energy; Could Mean Millions in Funding

(Tennessee Today) ...The Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering has been created with the specific goal of expanding research into environmentally friendly, sustainable energy, with Stephen Paddison, professor and Ferguson Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, named as the first chair...8/6