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May 4, 2021

Idaho I-Corps Ignite is a 4- to 6-week program is geared toward faculty, research staff and graduates at higher education institutions throughout Idaho who are interested in entrepreneurship or commercializing their research. The program will deliver training, provide a network, facilitate connections and establish a scalable structure for faculty seeking to go to market with […]

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Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the Class of 2020-21 winners of the Solar District Cup, a competition that challenges college students to integrate solar, storage, and other technologies to power a group of buildings with the same electrical distribution feeder, known as a district. DOE also announced the launch of next round […]

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Apr 27, 2021

Happy Earth Day from CAES! Please find below announcements and amplification of current energy funding, innovation and applied education opportunities. Congrats to all as the academic year comes to a close! Paid Energy Internships (!):The Office of Technology Transitions at the Department of Energy (DOE) has opened an application window for a paid summer (undergraduate) technology transition/entrepreneurship internship working […]

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Apr 14, 2021

CAES hosted a virtual roundtable on Monday, April 19 featuring a presentation by Jess Gehin, associate laboratory director for INL’s Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate followed by lightning presentations by 12 faculty members from the CAES universities. The slides are available here. Here is some information about the presenters: Jim Browning, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boise […]

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Apr 1, 2021

Construction of a state-of-the-art NuScale power plant control room simulator is set to start Monday, April 5, at CAES. Its installation is the result of a $285k Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) award in FY19 to a University of Idaho-led project, Multi Universities SMR Simulators: NuScale. Rich Christensen, director of U of I’s Nuclear Engineering […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Energy Frontiers Challenge is a new CAES initiative designed to accelerate energy innovation to solve the most pressing energy issues of our time. The application period for 2021 has ended. Stay tuned for details on 2022. Proposals should detail the research, planning and investment required to develop mid- to large-scale research teams that can lead […]

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Mar 22, 2021

The National Environmental Policy Act is the focus of the next installment of the  virtual Power Talks series hosted by the CAES Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University. The event is set for 11:30 am Wednesday and features University of Wyoming’s Temple Stoellinger. CAES Energy Policy Institute’s The New CEQ NEPA Regulations in 2021: […]

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Mar 18, 2021

CAES is hosting a panel discussion on the potential impact and opportunities of changes in national energy policy on Idaho, the region and the nation. Set for April 27 at 3:30pm MT, CAES Currents: Insights on Energy features panelists Brianne Miller, who is INL Government Affairs Director; Idaho Power VP Jeff Malmen; Idaho Falls Power […]

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Feb 25, 2021

CAES is pleased to announce the recipients of CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds for 2021. These “collaboration funds” have been awarded for four years to projects led by INL researchers that include faculty from the CAES universities. The goal is to establish and foster relationships between the CAES entities in research, education, and innovation. The […]

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Feb 24, 2021

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – What does it mean to be carbon-free? This central question will be explored in a new Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) webinar series, “Shaping our Carbon-Free Future,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST on March 2. The webinar will examine the magnitude of the carbon-free challenge, what it […]

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