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Oct 16, 2020

Thirty students, faculty, and staff from Idaho State University (ISU) participated in a pilot program tailored to enhance the university’s approach to building and maintaining safety culture. ISU collaborated with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to offer six four-hour sessions of the Laboratory Operations Supervisor Academy (LOSA), an […]

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May 29, 2020

A project involving Boise State University and Idaho National Laboratory, led by industry partner Applied Nanotech, has been selected for a Phase I DOE award from the SBIR and STTR Programs Office within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The project, Printed Sensor for Monitoring Reactor Health, calls for the development of innovative […]

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Oct 24, 2018

By Cory Hatch, Idaho National Laboratory To keep the U.S. electrical grid running smoothly, power plants must continuously adjust their output to match customer demand. Producing too much or too little power can cause brownouts, equipment damage and more. During off-peak hours, the need to match consumer demand means that plants with large spinning generators […]

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Sep 25, 2018

CAES Director, INL Telecom Engineer Recognized as Distinguished Under 40 Honorees By Tabrie Cook, Idaho National Laboratory From the man known for his rhymes and wisdom, Dr. Seuss poses the question, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Though they are still considered to be early-career professionals, two Idaho National Laboratory employees, James […]

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Aug 29, 2018

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 […]

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Aug 24, 2018

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. By Argonne National Laboratory Staff […]

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Aug 1, 2018

By Paul Menser, for CAES Communications It was a homecoming of sorts when Dr. Elizabeth Getto came to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to make use of its Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS). A mechanical engineering instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Getto, 29, was born in Idaho Falls, the daughter of an […]

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Jul 31, 2018

This story is part of series featuring INL graduate fellows who attend one of the four CAES universities. Stay tuned for additional features on other graduate fellow students.   By Andrew Taylor, Idaho State University Idaho State University nuclear science and engineering doctoral student Emerald Dawn Ryan is among 13 students in Idaho National Laboratory’s second […]

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Jul 26, 2018

Before departing for a research fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, CAES graduate research assistant Seth Dustin spoke to our Rachel Davis about his unusual career path into chemical engineering, his time at the University of Idaho, and the value of CAES.  By Rachel Davis, CAES Communications During his freshman year of college, Seth Dustin […]

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