CAES REU Program is under way 

The first CAES REU Program is officially underway. Ten students are taking part in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future at CAES through the end of July. 

Five students were selected from Idaho’s 2-year and 4-year institutions in Idaho and five students were picked from a pool of applicants from across the nation. The cohort will work alongside faculty from the CAES universities and INL researchers to assist on projects related to advanced manufacturing that leverage new capabilities at CAES, including a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope and a suite of instruments for advanced manufacturing of sensors and instrumentation for extreme environments. 

A $365K grant from the National Science Foundation led to the creation of the program, which will run 10 weeks each summer through 2024 and is designed to give students hands-on research experiences and networking opportunities to develop their STEM identity and literacy, while also providing professional development opportunities for careers in the energy sector.  

The following undergraduate students are REU Fellows this summer:  

  • Lydia Beardsley, University of Idaho  
  • Miranda Cardenas, University of Utah  
  • Dylan Cox, Oregon State University  
  • Stratton Jenks, University of Idaho  
  • Minh Nguyen, Idaho State University
  • Josh Peck, Idaho State University  
  • Hayden Pritchard, University of Montana  
  • Avery Rambur, College of Idaho  
  • Katelyn Shadley, University of Idaho  
  • Hannah Smith, University of Utah