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Wonderful Opportunity!!! Amanda Ripley is coming to Knoxville

Amanda Ripley is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way". It's the hottest book in the education world right now. Ms. Ripley is coming for a community-wide presentation about the importance of great schools and how some of the highest performing school districts in the world are achieving them.

WHEN: April 9th at 7:00pm

WHERE: Bijou Theater

Tickets are free but due to the high demand, reservations will be required. Reserve seats by calling the Great Schools Partnership at 865-215-4501 or by visiting www.bethebestknox.com

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All Knoxville-area engineers, their guests, and engineering students are invited to 2014 Engineers' Banquet on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 for a celebration of STEM educators and engineers, and their impact on society.

Proceeds from the event will fund grants administered by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) for its Grants for Engineering, Arithmetic, and Science (GEArS) Education Program. The GEArS Education Program is designed to provide small grants for schools or teachers to:

The 2013/2014 GEArS grant recipients will be honored at the banquet.

The banquet will be held at the Knoxville Marriott on Hill Avenue. The guest speaker will be George Hawkins, General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). DC Water has an operating and capital budget of nearly $1 billion, operates the world's largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 mgd and a peak daily of more than a billion gallons, and has a water service area of 725 square miles.

Prior to joining DC Water, Mr. Hawkins served as director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), a $110 million dollar agency with 300 employees. Mr. Hawkins was also executive director of New Jersey Future and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Mr. Hawkins has held senior positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Hawkins began his career practicing law for the Boston firm Ropes & Gray, and is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University in 1983 and Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1987. Since 1999, Mr. Hawkins has taught Environmental Law and Policy for the Princeton Environment Institute at Princeton University.

Event Details:

Speaker: George Hawkins, Esq., General Manager of DC Water

Menu: Mushroom chicken, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert* *dietary restrictions can be accommodated, contact Joe Carson for details.

The standard ticket price is $50 for engineers and their guests; $25 for engineering students. The Executive Board of the East Tennessee Section of ASME encourages all Section members, their guests and student members to attend and so has decided to subsidize 50% of the cost of the tickets to this event for Section Members, their guests and Section Student members.

To reserve tickets, pre-payment of $25 for each member and their guest or $12.50 for each student member must be *received* by February 4, 2014 by Joe Carson, PE, the Section Chair. Make the check out to "East Tennessee Section of ASME" and send to him at: Joe Carson, 10953 Twin Harbour Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934

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We hope to have a big turnout from our Section's almost 450 members!