Pictured above – Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
United Cleanup Oak Ridge is the Department of Energy’s lead environmental cleanup contractor
Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University, the state’s No. 1 public university according to MONEY Magazine and a leading producer of engineering graduates in the state of Tennessee, will sign a new partnership with United Cleanup Oak Ridge Thursday, May 18.
United Cleanup Oak Ridge is the Department of Energy’s lead environmental cleanup contractor at the 37,000-acre Oak Ridge Reservation in East Tennessee. The company’s 2,100+ workers are dedicated to safely reducing environmental risk while enabling new science and national security missions and economic reinvestment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Under the new partnership, Tennessee Tech and United Cleanup Oak Ridge will develop an annual action plan that will specify needs and activities for each school year. The event comes as Tech is set to further its leadership as a top STEM-infused university with the launch of a new nuclear engineering degree program beginning in the fall of 2024.
Remarks will be provided by:
- Ken Rueter, President and CEO, United Cleanup Oak Ridge
- Mike Koentop, Executive Officer, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
- Lori Mann Bruce, Ph.D., Provost, Tennessee Tech University
- Joseph Slater, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech University
The event will conclude with Tech President Phil Oldham and UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter signing a memorandum of understanding formalizing the new partnership.
Photo courtesy of Tennessee Tech.