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Jan 20, 2023

CAES is accepting applications for CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds through February 28. These Collaboration Funds are available to assist Idaho National Laboratory researchers in establishing collaborative relationships with CAES entities – Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho. They are intended to provide an opportunity for members of INL’s R&D community […]

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Jan 10, 2023

Idaho State University faculty member Mustafa Mashal has been named the CAES associate director for ISU. Mashal replaces Dave Rodgers, who retired in December after more than three years in the role. Mashal is an associate professor and director of the Disaster Response Complex and Structural Laboratories in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering […]

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Jan 3, 2023

Ten Idaho State University researchers were awarded ISU CAES Seed Grants in December. The grants are awarded each year to collaborative research projects led by ISU researchers in collaboration with their peers from Idaho National Laboratory and the other CAES universities. Funding for the projects is intended to help the researchers develop research proposals with […]

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Dec 6, 2022

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is accepting applications for its Summer Visiting Faculty Program through February 28. The program pairs selected faculty members from the CAES universities with researchers from Idaho National Laboratory for collaboration over 12 weeks during the summer (May 15-August 4) on a submission-ready research proposal. In its sixth year, […]

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Oct 25, 2022

Idaho is poised to supercharge recruiting, retention and career pathways for engineering and computer science students with a National Science Foundation award of nearly $5 million. With this six-year award, Boise State University researchers will form a higher education consortium across southern Idaho with the College of Western Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho […]

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Sep 30, 2022

Two projects involving Idaho National Laboratory and CAES universities were among 29 projects that received a total of $21M through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program in September. • Idaho State University’s Cori Jenkins, an assistant professor of Chemistry, and ISU colleague Josh Pak were recipients of an EPSCoR award in collaboration […]

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Aug 29, 2022

More than 70 people attended a workshop at CAES designed to develop a roadmap for the pursuit of funding through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines program. The program catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the nation. It accomplishes this by providing up to 10 years of funding, as much as $160M, to […]

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Aug 10, 2022

Physical security at nuclear power plants has traditionally been heavily labor-intensive, requiring multiple shifts of staff per day. A team of researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Idaho State University (ISU) is examining the feasibility of using robots to enhance and modernize security operations at these plants. The project, one of 13 to receive […]

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Jul 11, 2022

Nahuel joins CAES as our Programmatic Graduate Intern from Oregon State University, where he is finishing his Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Policy. His background is in economics, and he is passionate about researching energy policy and energy transitions. Nahuel views energy systems as multidimensional systems in which communities […]

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