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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.

Mission

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

CAES Graduate Student Emma Redfoot Heads to Oklo, Inc.

CAES Graduate Student Emma Redfoot Heads to Oklo, Inc.

After conducting her graduate research from the CAES facility, University of Idaho's Emma Redfoot is headed to microreactor startup Oklo, ...
Argonne hosts Modeling, Experimentation and Validation School

Argonne hosts Modeling, Experimentation and Validation School

Argonne National Laboratory hosted the ninth annual Modeling, Experimentation and Validation summer school in late July. It drew 48 nuclear ...
Naval Academy Researcher Uses Microscopy and Characterization Suite

Naval Academy Researcher Uses Microscopy and Characterization Suite

By Paul Menser, for CAES Communications It was a homecoming of sorts when Dr. Elizabeth Getto came to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies ...
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Advanced Visualization Lab Publishes 15-Year Study
Advanced Visualization Lab Publishes 15-Year Study

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The CAVE at the CAES Applied Visualization Lab

Researchers in the CAES Applied Visualization Lab (AVL) recently published a study sharing experiences and lessons learned during the lab’s 15 years in operation.

Inside the lab, you’ll find the CAVE, a Cave Automated Virtual Environment. Using technology similar to virtual reality headsets, the...

CAES Supports Boise State University’s Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environment
CAES Supports Boise State University’s Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environment

Boise State University (BSU), a partner in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) consortium, hosted an Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environments Workshop in Idaho Falls on March 26 and 27. The audience was comprised of over 120 researchers and content experts, members of academia, students and industry professionals.

CAES Hosts First High School Career Exploration Event
CAES Hosts First High School Career Exploration Event

In March, over 100 high school juniors and seniors from Idaho Falls and Bonneville County visited the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to participate in the first Days @ CAES event. The students explored the labs during tours led by researchers and technicians and networked with Idaho university and community college recruiters.

CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund & Summer Visiting Faculty through March 8
CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund & Summer Visiting Faculty through March 8

CAES is accepting applications for CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds and Summer Visiting Faculty through Friday, March 8. The funds are intended to provide an opportunity for members of the R&D community within INL, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho with program development resources to work collaboratively in building strategic relationships that enhance the mission and vision of INL and CAES within the CAES strategic focus areas and INL mission areas.

CAES Collaboration Fund provides funding to...

Idaho National Laboratory and Colorado School of Mines expand research partnership
Idaho National Laboratory and Colorado School of Mines expand research partnership

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand their joint efforts in scientific research over the next five years. The agreement outlines a framework for collaboration on projects in a variety of areas including energy storage, high-temperature fuel cells, geothermal energy systems, nuclear fuel cycle and reactor engineering, environmental science, and next-generation mining science and engineering.

CAES Collaboration Fund: Recipients selected
CAES Collaboration Fund: Recipients selected

Fourteen collaborative projects involving INL researchers and their counterparts at the CAES universities were awarded CAES Collaboration Funds in April. CAES Collaboration Funds are awarded once a year to projects led by INL researchers in collaboration with faculty members from the CAES universities. The goal of this program, which is in its sixth year, is to not only help advance promising research but also to build strategic relationships that enhance the vision and mission of INL and CAES within the CAES strategic focus areas and INL mission areas. Awards typically range from $30K to $40K....

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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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