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

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

FORNL Membership Form

Map to UT center

Story Tips for

This is a great one !!!September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 17,2019

June 3, 2019

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:
DOE bus tours


Board Members List of 2019 Board

FORNL 2018 Annual Report  March 2019 Final

Benficial Legacies:
Beneficial Legacies of the Manhattan Project June 15 2016

List of Luncheon
 Lectures: December 2018

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


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Weekly ORNL_DOE Communications for 2-4-19

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September 16: DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies

September 12: Building products manufacturer licenses ORNL technology for increased thermal insulation

August 17,2019: Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

August 9,2019: IDEMIA Identity & Security USA licenses ORNL advanced optical array

August 2, 2019: Seven ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards

July 30, 2019: Neutrons shed light on industrial catalyst for hydrogen production

July 30, 2019: Two ORNL researchers receive presidential early career award

July 23, 2019: Two ORNL researchers featured on ‘Periodic Table of Younger Chemists'

July 23, 2019: ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

October 2018:Dave McVicker's:
Treasures from the Archives,  Jan-Mar 1961
Treasures from the Archives,  Oct-Dec 1960
Treasures from the Archives, Jul-Sep 1960
Treasues from the Archives, Apr-Jun  1960
Treasures from the Archives, Jan-Mar 1960
Treasures from the Archives, Oct-Dec 1959
Treasures from the Archives, Jul-Sep 1959
Treasures from the Archives, Apr-Jun 1959
Treasures from the Archives, Jan-Mar 1959
Treasures from the Archives Oct-Dec 1958
Treasures from the Archives, Jul-Sep 1958
Treasures from the Archives, Apr-Jun 1958
Treasures from the Archives,  Jan-Mar 1958
Treasures from the Archives, Winter 1957

Declared to be the World's fastest computer Summit.htm

Pubished April 8,2018 2017 Annual Report

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

FORNL is collecting dues for the 2019 calendar year; the annual dues for 2019 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 2019 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 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.


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.