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Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

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ORNL Media Highlights for
April 18-21, 2017

Amazing Story Tips!!
April 2017
March 2017

List of Luncheon
 Lectures: January 2004 - November 2016

Remembering Dr. Weinberg

Dr. Murray Rosenthal's ORNL's 13 Reactors

By-laws Feb 16 2011

Steve Stow's presentation on ORNL's History Room

ORNL Web Page

ORNL Reporter


FORNL Flyer This is a great document.

Steve Stow's presentation on ORNL's History Room

ORNL Web Page

ORNL Reporter

Dr. W. Rosenthal's Account of ORNL's 13 Reactors

Please read the latest ORNL Media Highlights for April 18-21, 2017 below in the left column for some fascinating ORNL developments !!!

ORNL to collaborate with five small businesses to advance energy tech.

Future meeings from the 4-10-17 Board meeting minutes:
Scheduled Programs

May 9, 2017

Dr. Adam Rondinone of ORNL will speak about a method to convert carbon dioxide to alcohol in an aqueous solution. He creates functional nanomaterials for energy applications.

July 11, 2017

David Holcomb of ORNL will speak about “Salt Cooled Reactors”.

August 8, 2017

A tentative ORNL speaker is Juan Carbajo who would discuss the solar eclipse technically.

Community Lecture Schedule (Bob Hightower)

On May 18, 2017, Chap Percival, a passionate astronomy educator from Florida who has written the book, “Go See the Eclipse: And Take a kid with You,” will lecture about the upcoming solar eclipse that we can observe on August 21, 2017. This lecture at the AMSE is being co-sponsored with ORION and the National Park Service (NPS). He wants to sell his book. The NPS plans to mention their park eclipse activities. Dr. Tracey Beckendorf was a suggested contact for making arrangements so the speaker can interact with students at OR schools. Jim will open the event, David Fields of ORION will say a few words, NPS will discuss their planned eclipse related events, and Kent will introduce the speaker.

Minutes of Board Meeting on  4-10-17

Annual meeting minutes February 14 2017

The Friends of ORNL (FORNL) is a non-profit organization of persons interested in fostering the scientific goals of the OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA.

We are scientists and engineers, as well as individuals from varied backgrounds, who believe we can increase the nation's technological awareness by providing information to teachers, students, and the general public.

FORNL is collecting dues for the 2017 calendar year; the annual dues for 2017 are $20. If you want to gamble that you will live 10 years or more, consider a life membership at $200 and in the future, forget about whether you have paid.  An up-to-date list of members and their dues status will be available for viewing at the meeting.  Dues can be paid at a meeting or sent to the FORNL Treasurer (payable to FORNL, Vinod Sikka, Treasurer); or sent to: Vinod Sikka, 115 Dansworth Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830).

We are accepting requests for ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2017 dues (or who are life members).  To request a visitors’ badge, e-mail Bob Hightower at hightowerjr@comcast.net with your full name (as it appears on your driver license) and a declaration that you are a US citizen.