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

Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

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Map to UT center

Story Tips for June 2020

Materials — Molding molecular matter.htm

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Energy – Whatever the weathe

ORNL Home page:
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Board Members List of 2019 Board


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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May 26: (new) Please look on the top of left side column for the 2019 Annual Report !!

May 12: ORNL, LANL-developed quantum technologies go the distance

May 11: 3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

May 6: Wireless charging – Special delivery for UPS

May 6:Nuclear – Finally, a benchmark

May 5: GIS – LandScan goes public

May 5: Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events

May 4 Great news: Advanced manufacturing innovation helps industry in COVID

April 20 ORNL’s Brian Post named SME Young Engineer of the Year.htm

April 15 ORNL is in the fight against COVID

March 24 VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time

March 6 Early research on existing drug compounds via supercomputing could combat coronavirus.htm

DaveMcVicker's Treasures from the Archives

Declared to be the World's fastest computer Summit

FORNL is collecting dues for the 2020 calendar  year; the annual dues for 2020 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 2020 ORNL visitors’ badges from those who have paid their 2020 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.

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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.