Documentary film “Alvin Weinberg”

The Alvin Weinberg Memorial Committee (in partnership with CapitalMark Bank & Trust and Crosland Southeast) invite you to attend the World Premiere of the new documentary film “Alvin Weinberg” on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE), 300 S. Tulane Ave. Oak Ridge.

A Reception will be held 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the AMSE lobby.

Screenings #1 and #2 will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m., and 8:00-9:00 p.m., respectively, in the AMSE auditorium.

Admission is free but seats must be reserved in advance by calling Connor Matthews (865-705-5890) or Tom Row (865-705-5174). Seating is limited so call today.

The full invitation is available at:

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Candice McQueen to visit Knoxville

Dr. Candice McQueen, the new Education Commissioner for Tennessee, will be visiting Knoxville on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

At part of her visit, she will engage in a public discussion on “Taking
Tennessee Schools from Good to Great” starting at 7 PM at the downtown Knoxville Marriot, 501 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

A press release about her visit is available here. The event flyer is available here.

The East Tennessee Section of ASME, the Technical Society of Knoxville, and the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Section of AIChE are among the event sponsors.

For more information about the event, please call the Great School
Partnership at 865-215-4501. RSVP is not required, but it would help if
those planning to go inform Amber Goins at the Great Schools Partnership at

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Tennessee Science Bowl

The 2015 Tennessee Science Bowl needs volunteers for the event on Saturday 2/28.  See following link for more information:

Jennifer Tyrell is the new event coordinator and is much more open to working with and recognizing the existence and relevancy of organizations as the ET Section of ASME to the event. Please consider volunteering.

Jennifer Tyrell’s contact info is:

Jennifer Tyrell
Tennessee Science Bowl Coordinator
865-576-3409 (office)
865-227-3595 (cell)
865-576-1609 (fax)

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2015 TSPE Banquet

We hope everyone is off to a great start in the new year.  Just wanted to remind you that the 2015 TSPE STEM banquet is only 6 weeks away.  This year we are giving away over $10,000 in scholarships and grants to middle schools, high schools, and college students.  We hope you will help us to continue to support our local students and teachers by sponsoring and attending the banquet.  Registration is due by February 12th. We will see you all at the Knoxville Marriot on February 19th.  More details and registration information are described in the attached PDF document 2015 TSPE Banquet.  All sponsors will be recognized for their contribution as part of the banquet.  Another option for table sponsorship is to sponsor a charitable table. If you have involvement with a local school or organization that you would like to see involved in Engineer’s Week, this would be a great opportunity to introduce them to engineers.

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Tour de France: French Nuclear Facilities


Presentation by Dr. Belle R. Upadhyaya

Currently about 78% of the electrical power in France is generated by 58 nuclear power units. Electricite de France (EDF) operates all the French nuclear power plants. The tour of the nuclear facilities in France includes the Melox mixed­oxide fuel plant in Marcoule, large light water reactor component fabrication plant in Chalon/St. Marcel, deep underground waste disposal demonstration facility in Bure, La Hague used fuel reprocessing plant, the Flamanville nuclear power station, and the Normandy D­Day Beaches. The presentation concludes with a 5­minute video of AREVA’s Chalon/St. Marcel heavy component fabrication plant.

See the attached PDF OctoberISAMeeting for more details.

Calhoun’s Restaurant in Bearden
6515 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919­

Tuesday, October 28th
6:00 – 6:30 pm ­ social
6:30 – 7:00 pm ­ dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm ­ presentation

Cost (cash or check)
$20 for those requiring PDH’s $15 for others

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