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Board meetings are held  Monday 9:30am before the Second Tuesday of the Month.

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

2018 Board Member Information

FORNL Membership form

Map to UT center

NEW Story Tips for: February 2018

ORNL Home page Please visit this awesome site. Click on the underlined to view - right click for viewing options!

For information and reservations for the DOE public bus tours please click the following link:


Researchers run first tests of unique system for welding highly irradiated metal alloys

Researchers reveal how microbes cope in phosphorus-deficient tropical soil

For the subject of last Tuesday's great presentation that I call the "2nd Industrial Revolution" go to: http://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/mdf/

February 13, 2018 Annual meeting and election of board members and their biographical sketchs

ORNL researchers use Titan to accelerate design, training of deep learning networks

New study visualizes motion of water molecules, promises new wave of electronic devices

Recent Board Meeting Minutes January 8, 2018

Harold Strohl's ORNL Media Highlights for February 13,2018 and  February 5,2018, December 11, 2017, December 1-6, 2017

Genes found in drought-resistant plants could accelerate evolution of water-use efficient crops

FORNL is collecting dues for the 2018 calendar year; the annual dues for 2018 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 now accepting requests for 2018 ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2018 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.  Remember that the badge issued is good only for the current dues year; you must make a request each year that you desire one.
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 Reporter


FORNL Flyer This is a great document.


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.