SASEF-UT Virtual Science Club
Each year, Strata-G supports the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF), and this year, we’re pleased to support the SASEF-UT Virtual Science Club https://sasef.utk.edu/virtual-science-club/ The VSC is designed to provide free virtual programming to assist students and teachers in the development of scientific skills and to motivate them to enter the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF)! The club is a joint venture between SASEF and The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Pre-College Research Excellence Programs.
Strata-G Practices ALARA During the Pandemic
Strata-G practices ALARA, “as low as reasonably achievable,” as we work to keep our employees safe. This principle means that even if it is a small dose, if receiving that dose has no direct benefit, people should try to avoid it. To do this, we use three basic protective measures employed in radiation safety – time, distance, and shielding – to protect ourselves during the pandemic when we need or have to be around people outside the home. Limit the time spent around others, maintain 6’ distance from others, wear a mask.
Congratulations to Strata-G’s Linda Lawhorn on Prestigious Award!
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) has awarded Linda Lawhorn, CHMM, CDGP, with the Pete Cook Founder’s Award for outstanding accomplishments in support of AHMP. Linda is a Strata-G radioactive and hazardous waste shipper and has served for 20 years in the East TN Chapter of AHMP before serving on the AHMP national Board of Directors. During her service to the national Board, she coordinated the review and update of the AHMP Desk Reference, Fourth Edition, that was unveiled at the 2020 annual AHMP conference. Congratulations, Linda
2020 Strata-G Scholarship Winners are Announced!
Each year, Strata-G is honored to award our employees’ graduating high school seniors with scholarships based on academic performance and community service. This year’s impressive recipients are Julia Mitchell, daughter of Kevin and Camille Mitchell, and Treston Thomas, son of Mack and Venita Thomas. Julia graduated from Oxford (Mississippi) High School and is headed to Belmont University in Nashville. Treston graduated from Hardin Valley Academy and will be a freshman at the University of Tennessee. Both of these deserving graduates represent the latest among the impressive young people who have taken home Strata-G scholarships. Congratulations, Julia and Treston!
Strata-G Has 1st Virtual Intern.
Strata-G welcomed Katherine Glass as its 2020 summer intern, a rising senior chemical engineering major with an honors concentration and a minor in materials science and engineering and reliability and maintainability engineering. Katherine is involved in the community by serving as president of Knoxville Elementary Outreach, in which volunteers from UT lead clubs at local inner city schools. She loves mentoring a 7-year old girl through the Amachi program; and in her spare time, she enjoys her two cats, hiking and cooking, especially hummus. Katherine is Strata-G’s first virtual intern.