Future Net-Zero Innovators Symposium

Overview

Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho are hosting an in-person student symposium for undergraduate and graduate students from across the Mountain West who have an interest in carbon neutrality. The student symposium will take place March 29th-31st in Idaho Fall, Idaho at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

Please review the event flyer here.

Sessions include:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Computational Modeling
  • Energy Storage
  • Environmental Energy Engagement
  • Fusion Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Renewable sources
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to prepare a poster and/or presentation. Prizes will be awarded for Best Poster, Best Presentation, Best Speaker and other categories!

    Important Deadlines

     

    • The deadline to apply is Feb. 17, 2023
    • Students will be notified of selection on Feb. 28, 2023
    • Posters should be submitted for print by March 17, 2023

    Registration

    Go here to register

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    Symposium Agenda

    Wednesday, March 29

    A tour of INL and CAES facilities will be offered to the first 60 students who opt in during registration. The various tours will be an all-day event (8:00am – 5:00pm MT). It is important to note that some facilities will be restricted to U.S. citizens only, such as the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and Materials Fuel Complex (MFC). Students will be broken up into two tour group. Below is a sample itinerary of the tour:

    Time   Group 1      Time  Group 2  
    8:00-8:30  Badge at INL Meeting Center    8:00-8:15  Badge at INL Meeting Center 
    8:30-9:00  Tour Energy Innovation Laboratory   8:15-8:30  Load Bus 
    9:00-9:05  Walk to Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL)   8:30-9:30  Travel to Advanced Test Reactor (ATR)
    9:05-10:00  Tour ESL (in groups)    9:30-9:45  ATR Security 
    10:00-10:15  Load Bus    9:45-10:45  Tour ATR 
    10:15-11:15  Travel to Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 (EBR-1)   10:45-11:00  Process out/Load Bus 
    11:15-12:00  Tour EBR-1   11:00-11:15  Travel to Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 (EBR-1) 
    12:00-12:15  Load Bus    11:15-12:00  Tour EBR-1 
    12:15-12:30  Travel to Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) (boxed lunches on bus)    12:00-12:15  Load Bus 
    12:30-12:45  ATR Security    12:15-12:45  Travel to Materials Fuels Complex (MFC) (boxed lunches on bus) 
    12:45-1:45  Tour ATR    12:45-1:00  MFC Security 
    1:45-2:00  Process out/Load Bus    1:00-2:00  Tour Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) 
    2:00-2:30  Travel to Materials Fuel Complex (MFC)    2:00-2:15  Tour Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (DOME)
    2:30-2:45  MFC Security    2:15-2:30  Load Bus 
    2:45-3:45  Tour Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF)     2:30-3:15  Travel To Energy Innovation Laboratory (EIL) 
    3:45-4:00  Tour Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (DOME)    3:15-3:45  Tour EIL 
    4:00-4:15  Load Bus    3:45-3:50  Walk to Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) 
    4:15-5:00  Return to INL Meeting Center   3:50-5:00  Tour ESL (in groups) 
    5:00  Conclude    5:00  Conclude 
    Thursday, March 30

    8:00 am: Registration & Check-In Coffee (Breakfast Bar) & Networking for students
    9:00 am: CAES Welcome & Keynote Speaker (or Keynote speaker panel)
    10:00 am: Refreshment Break
    10:15 am: Technical Session 1
    12:00 pm: Lunch Break
    1:15 pm: Technical Session 2
    2:45 pm: Refreshment Break
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Career Panel 1
    5:00 pm: Networking Reception/Graduate Poster Session Career Expo
    7:00 pm: Adjourn

    Friday, March 31

    8:00 am: Student Coffee & Networking Career Expo
    9:30 am: Plenary Session 1
    10:15 am: Refreshment Break
    10:30 am: Career Panel 2
    11:45 am: Plenary Session 2
    12:30 pm: Lunch Break
    1:45 pm: Technical Session 3
    3:15 pm: Refreshment Break
    3:30 pm: Technical Session 4
    5:00 pm: Refreshment Break
    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: Student Networking Reception/Undergraduate Poster Session
    6:30 pm: Prizes Announced & Closing Remarks
    7:00 pm: Adjourn

    FuNZI Goals and Mission

    Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students interested in carbon neutrality to present their research and to be educated on the multifaceted approach of local industry in increasing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. The FuNZI committee is led by the American Nuclear Society Student Chapters at Boise State University (BSU), Idaho State University (ISU), and University of Idaho (UoI). We are dedicated to forging a future of net-zero emissions as well as contributing to the environmental targets set by our country’s current administration. We hope to create an environment that allows students to network and learn about future careers as well as internship opportunities.

    Student Organization Committee

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    Kaelee Novich
    Chair, 3rd year PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Cadré Francis
    Sponsorship Lead, 4th year Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Lydia Rice
    Marketing Lead, Junior level undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University

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    Will Johanson
    Travel & Logistics Lead, Senior level undergraduate student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Jackie Stone
    Member, Junior level undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University

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    Sarah Cole
    Member, Sophomore level undergraduate student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Tim Phero
    Webpage Designer, 5th year Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Scott Riley
    Selection Lead, 5th year Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

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    Sesily Stewart
    Vice Chair, 2nd year PhD student, Nuclear Engineering, University of Idaho

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    Allen Geringer
    Keynote Speaker Lead, Junior level undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University

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    Drew Glenna
    Member, 3rd year Ph.D. student, Nuclear Engineering, University of Idaho

    Lodging

    Information coming soon.

    Sponsors

    Information coming soon.

    More Information

    For more information, email necboisestate@gmail.com