Monthly Archives: May 2020

June 2020 Technical Society Meeting

On June 8, 2020 the Technical Society of Knoxville will have its next ZOOM meeting. James Tente, Knoxville Building and Plans Review Chief: International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)  will speak on the reduction of residential energy consumption through the Passive House.  

The ZOOM information for the June 8, 2020 meeting is below:

Future programs (as circumstances dictate).

July 13: Prof. Dr. Tolbert  on Electrical Grid (tentative)

August 10: Dr. Jim Beaver on Earthquakes (tentative)

September 14

October 5: 

November 9

December 14: Meeting geared to 100. Birthday of the TSK. 

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Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Meetings


May 2020 Technical Society Meeting on Youtube!

COVID-19 and its Economic Impact

The speaker was Dr. Matthew Murray
Director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Murray talked about the formation and the mission of the  Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19) team, which is a network of researchers in public health, economics, public policy, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines who seek to:
Provide timely and evidence-based information for policymakers, industry, and the public on pressing questions regarding the global pandemic.

Dr. Murray holds a joint appointment with the   Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy , the    Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research  (CBER) and the   Department of Economics  at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of the Baker Center.

Dr. Murray has worked closely with state and local governments on a wide range of public policy issues including economic development incentives and economic/fiscal impact analysis. His research focuses on public finance and public policy, state and local tax policy, education finance, tax compliance, and regional economic development.

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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Meetings