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Aug 17, 2020

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) announces the first cohort of CAES Fellows. The six members of this diverse group – a researcher with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and faculty members from Boise State University (BSU), Idaho State University (ISU), and University of Wyoming (UW) – have demonstrated extensive […]

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Aug 17, 2020

POCATELLO – Discovery Education, an offshoot of the Discovery Channel, was on the Idaho State University campus earlier this month to film Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar for an educational video segment as part of its “Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World” K-12 curriculum. Dunzik-Gougar  is an associate professor and dean for the ISU College of Science and […]

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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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May 29, 2020

The second session of the Coping During COVID seminar series, Coping During COVID: Nutrition Wellness Through Mindful Eating, featured ISU Sports Dietitian Natalie Christensen. Held in late May, the presentation addressed the ways in which nutrition is interwoven into every aspect of wellness and the ways we can be mindful about our food choices and relationships with food. Christensen discussed the factors that influence our food choices, including emotions, environment, culture, income, and health status.

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May 28, 2020

A panel discussion on energy policy, jobs, industry conditions and economic challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic was among the highlights of a virtual workshop hosted by the CAES policy working group. The virtual, half-day workshop was open to the public and included an introductory seminar on energy policy for researchers, led by Kathy Araújo and […]

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May 21, 2020

CAES announced the 2020 recipients of $139,000 in CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds in May. In its third year, the CAES Collaboration Fund is designed to help establish collaborative relationships between INL researchers and the CAES universities in research, education, and innovation, by directing funds to INL PIs. After reviewing the submissions, CAES Leadership determined […]

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May 20, 2020

The CAES Cybersecurity working group held a workshop in late April, a daylong event that featured three breakout sessions and updates from each of the CAES entities on cyber-related initiatives. Presentations were made by ISU’s interim Vice President for Research, Scott Snyder, and Cybercore Integration Center Director Wayne Austad, and representatives from each of the […]

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May 20, 2020

The second phase of a collaborative project involving Idaho State University (ISU) and INL is under way. The Disaster Response Complex (DRC) project calls for the construction of a regional/national training center complex in Pocatello that will mimic the features of a structure collapsed by an earthquake, hurricane, or other natural disaster, for the research, […]

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May 18, 2020

The CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program (CSVFP) kicked off its third year with a virtual orientation that spanned several days in mid-May. The program, which pairs CAES university faculty with INL researchers on a project of interest to both parties, features 11 partnerships this year. All of the CAES universities were represented. The kickoff event […]

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Apr 28, 2020

The CAES Computing, Data, and Visualization (CDV) working group met in late April. The meeting included discussions on upcoming proposals, projects, conferences, and news, and was highlighted by a research talk and tutorial by Dr. Lan Li, an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a leader of Materials Theory and Modeling group at […]

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