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Oct 16, 2020

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 has been posted and available […]

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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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Sep 17, 2020

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 the initiative and how it impacts all aspects of INL’s mission, specifically the approach of failing safely […]

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Sep 17, 2020

ISU Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar filmed for Discovery Education video 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 […]

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Sep 17, 2020

Versatile Test Reactor key to answering big science questions for university researchers By Cory Hatch for INL Communications & Outreach The promise of flexible, reliable, emissions-free power has inspired dozens of U.S. companies and universities to design the next generation of nuclear power reactors. Even as the Versatile Test Reactor makes its way through the […]

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Aug 17, 2020

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony on July 16 for a $5M project to install a new Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). This state-of-the-art piece of equipment will enhance the research capabilities and further enable collaboration at CAES. The new TEM is more technologically advanced than any of the current […]

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Aug 17, 2020

A number of faculty from CAES member universities are leading or collaborating on teams that recently received awards through DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET). Congratulations to Amir Ali, R.A. Borelli, Ron Boring, Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, Mike Hurley, Dan LaBrier, Don McEligot, Chad Pope, Richard Schultz, Jonathan Scott, and […]

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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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