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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: Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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CAES News Demonstrating Success Through Collaboration

Dr. Christopher Nomura joins CAES Steering Committee as VPR at University of Idaho

Dr. Christopher Nomura joined the CAES Steering Committee on October 1, when he became University of Idaho's vice president of research and ...
Pandemic ‘drastically changed’ CAES resident Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar’s term as ANS President

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 ...
CAES Currents: Trash Talk

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 ...
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University of Idaho announces new funding program, names first recipients
University of Idaho announces new funding program, names first recipients

Seven projects have been awarded funding through the new UI-CAES Seed Funding Program that began in February. The program provides up to $10K to University of Idaho-led projects with the potential to garner additional, external funding. Its funding comes from the UI Office of Research and Economic Development, where 25% of Facilities & Administration (F&A) funds from sponsored projects are returned to UI research institutes, including UI-CAES, to incentivize competitive research awards. In launching the program, CAES Associate Director for UI John Russell said its priorities are to:
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CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund through Feb. 28
CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund through Feb. 28

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 to seek program development resources to work collaboratively with the CAES universities in building strategic relationships that enhance the mission and vision of INL and CAES within the CAES...

Mustafa Mashal named CAES associate director for Idaho State University
Mustafa Mashal named CAES associate director for Idaho State University

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.Mustafa 1.png?fit=scale&fm=png&h=1024&ixlib=php 3.3 Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Homepage
Mashal is an associate professor and director of the Disaster Response Complex and Structural Laboratories in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at ISU. He...

Idaho State University announces recipients for ISU CAES Seed Grant Program 
Idaho State University announces recipients for ISU CAES Seed Grant Program 

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 the potential to garner additional funding and comes from the portion of ISU’s annual state funding that is allocated for CAES activities.
Here is a list of the recipients:

Application period open for CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program
Application period open for CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program

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, the program features professional development opportunities, seminars and informational sessions aimed at building the faculty member’s understanding of the US Department of Energy and its core capabilities, INL’s strategic...

National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $5M to Support Idaho Student Success
National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $5M to Support Idaho Student Success

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 to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need.

This project, led by the Boise State College of Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Don Plumlee,...

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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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Last Call to Apply for our 2023 CAES REU Program! Application Deadline is Wednesday, March 1st at 11:59pm MST. https://t.co/42ZZ8cNTJT
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Tune in to the CAES Codebreaker webinar Thursday, March 2, at 3:30pm MT to hear from Trevor Atkinson, a research scientist at Idaho National Laboratory who performs research and development design and modeling to evaluate the properties of geological systems, including their movement, heat transfer,...

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Tune in Thursday, March 2, at 3:30pm MT for the CAES Codebreaker webinar with Trevor Atkinson, a research scientist @INL. Details: https://t.co/Ho97ocH6PL https://t.co/kF3egZImuW
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Ten researchers from Idaho State University were awarded ISU CAES Seed Grants in December. The grants are awarded annually to projects led by ISU researchers in collaboration with their peers from Idaho National Laboratory and the other CAES universities. Details: https://caes.org/idaho-state-university-announces-recipients-for-isu-caes-seed-grant-program/