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CAES is a research, education, and innovation consortium consisting of the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory and the public research universities of Idaho and Wyoming: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming. CAES harnesses the power of collaboration, closely integrating the universities and national laboratory to solve critical energy challenges while providing workforce training opportunities and encouraging economic development in communities throughout the region. CAES accomplishes this through cutting-edge research and programming that pair university students with INL researchers and industry partners.

Vision

A Better Energy Future

Our vision is to create a better energy future through collaboration that inspires energy leadership, ignites technology innovation, and catalyzes global impact.

Vision

A Better Energy Future

Our vision is to create a better energy future through collaboration that inspires energy leadership, ignites technology innovation, and catalyzes global impact.

Mission

Collaboration Inspiring Innovation and Impact

CAES is the collaboration that inspires innovation and impact by leveraging our collective capabilities to empower students, researchers, faculty, and industry to accelerate energy solutions.

Collaboration Inspiring Innovation and Impact

CAES is the collaboration that inspires innovation and impact by leveraging our collective capabilities to empower students, researchers, faculty, and industry to accelerate energy solutions.

Mission

Through collaboration, CAES member organizations leverage the following collective assets:

Researchers

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Facilities and 2.5 Million square feet of space

Degrees/Certificates

Annual Research Funding

Watt’s Up

CAES News Demonstrating Success Through Collaboration

CAES Collaboration Fund recipients announced

CAES announced the 2020 recipients of $139,000 in CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds in May. In its third year, the CAES Collaboration ...

Cybersecurity working group holds workshop

The CAES Cybersecurity working group held a workshop in late April, a daylong event that featured three breakout sessions and updates from each ...

Phase II of construction of Disaster Response Complex under way

The second phase of a collaborative project involving Idaho State University (ISU) and INL is under way. The Disaster Response Complex (DRC) ...
Pandemic ‘drastically changed’ CAES resident Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar’s term as ANS President

CAES resident and Idaho State University Associate Dean Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, current American Nuclear Society president, has had to change how that office operates during the coronavirus pandemic.

When she was president-elect last year, Dunzik-Gougar – associate dean for the ISU College of Science...

CAES Currents: Trash Talk

More than 50 people tuned in for a virtual panel discussion, CAES Currents: Trash Talk, focusing on recycling, plastics, and sustainability that CAES hosted on October 19.

Boise State University, INL, and University of Idaho were represented on the panel, along with DOE and a national organization,...

October 2020 Codebreaker: History’s Most Secret Project

The Manhattan Project was the topic of a presentation by Alan B. Carr, Senior Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), at the virtual CAES Codebreaker seminar on October 1. Considered the most secret project in history, the Manhattan Project was a research and development endeavor in World...

Idaho State University kicks off Nuclear Science Week Activities with Nuclear Reactor Console Ribbon-Cutting/Dedication

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new operating console for Idaho State University’s research and training nuclear reactor was held on Oct. 20 as part of Nuclear Science Week activities at the University. The event was closed to the public because of the pandemic, but video of the ceremony...

CAES helps bring innovative safety culture training pilot program to Idaho State University

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...

Codebreaker: Human Performance Improvement

September 2020 Codebreaker seminar: Human Performance Improvement

An improvement initiative underway at INL was the topic at the CAES Codebreaker seminar on September 3. The presentation by Duke Henningsen, "Human Performance Improvement Rejuvenation at Idaho National Laboratory," explained...

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OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 CAES is founded on three pillars. Research, Education, and Innovation. Our work provides a collaborative environment where cutting-edge research, education, and innovation can flourish in these key areas of focus.

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