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In July, Idaho State University professor and CAES affiliate Leslie Kerby traveled to Tokyo, Japan with her team to compete in an international data visualization competition. They came back boasting some new hardware!

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Data Visualization Idaho State University

Though they are still considered to be early-career professionals, two Idaho National Laboratory employees, Noël Bakhtian and James Hanneman have consistently performed above and beyond expectation, and are being recognized as honorees of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce 2018 Distinguished Under 40 Award.

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Professional Highlights Idaho National Laboratory

On July 25, 2018, Dr. Mark Rudin was named the sole finalist for the position of president of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Rudin, a founding member on the CAES Steering Committee had been Boise State University’s vice president for Research and Economic Development since 2007. Before departing for his new position, Rudin addressed his time in the Treasure Valley, his thoughts on education, and CAES’s bright future.

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Professional Highlights Boise State UniversityIdaho National Laboratory

After conducting her graduate research from the CAES facility, University of Idaho’s Emma Redfoot is headed to microreactor startup Oklo, Inc. for a six-month fellowship. Before departing, Redfoot spoke to Rachel Davis about her passion for nuclear energy, environmentalism, and how millennials view the changing face of energy.   

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Nuclear EnergyProfessional Highlights University of Idaho

Argonne National Laboratory hosted the ninth annual Modeling, Experimentation and Validation summer school in late July. It drew 48 nuclear engineering students from seven countries, including Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellow and University of Idaho graduate student Stephen Hancock. Hancock was joined by fellow Vandals Jordan Argyle and Kelley Verner.

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Nuclear EnergyProfessional Highlights Idaho National LaboratoryUniversity of Idaho

Recently, the CAES Microscopy and Characterization Suite played host to Naval Academy Researcher Liz Ghetto. Her visit was the first time a U.S. military academy had made use of CAES' unique analytical capabilities.

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Nuclear Energy Boise State UniversityIdaho National LaboratoryIdaho State UniversityUniversity of Idaho

On July 25, 2018, Idaho National Laboratory announced the selection of 13 university students to the second class of graduate fellows. The competitive program provides mentorship and financial incentives to high-performing students pursuing advanced degrees in INL mission areas.

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Nuclear Energy Idaho National LaboratoryIdaho State University

Before departing for a research fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, CAES graduate research assistant Seth Dustin spoke to our Rachel Davis about his unique career path into chemical engineering, his time at the University of Idaho, and the value of CAES.

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Nuclear EnergyProfessional Highlights Idaho National LaboratoryUniversity of Idaho