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Outreach Activities

Below are some of the recent outreach activites that the researchers from the Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility have participated in. View a list of upcoming outreach activities.


ACE Composites Workshop

ACE workshop held in July 2020 had 20 participants. This cohort enabled a test bed of hosting a week long workshop. 4 workshops are planned annually using this model.Click on the link for more information.


FCMF Team at Steam Fest

Steam Festival

Nearly 400 students, teachers, and parents learned about composites as well as about the research in supercomputing, additive manufacturing, nuclear energy, and much more conducted at ORNL every day.

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Philip Barnett Demonstrates Heat Shield

Manufacturing Day

Nearly 100 students from Austin-East Magnet High School and Fulton High School participated in activities hosted on campus at Pellissippi State Community College during a two-day event.

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FCMF hosts open house Summer 2019

Over 130 participated in the FCMF open house. Click the link to see details.


Cody Knight on Snow Sled

Snow Tubing Center Opening

This event allowed researchers from UT, IACMI, and ORNL to increase awareness of advanced composites in consumer goods such as sleds, and ultimately the ecosystem of collaboration in Tennessee.

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FCMF Researchers Working on Snow Sled Mold

Snow Sled in the Making

The snow sled engages student interest and allows them to get hands-on experience in creating something memorable while learning about composite manufacturing process.

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