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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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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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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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Energy Innovation Notes, Earth Day edition – April 22, 2021

Energy Innovation Notes, Earth Day edition – April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day from CAES! Please find below announcements and amplification of current energy funding, innovation and ...

CAES hosts faculty roundtable with INL NS&T Associate Laboratory Director

CAES hosted a virtual roundtable on Monday, April 19 featuring a presentation by Jess Gehin, associate laboratory director for INL's Nuclear ...
Construction set to start on new addition at CAES: NuScale control room simulator

Construction set to start on new addition at CAES: NuScale control room simulator

Construction of a state-of-the-art NuScale power plant control room simulator is set to start Monday, April 5, at CAES. Its installation is the ...
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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,...

Collaborative projects involving INL, Boise State and ISU receive EPSCoR awards
Collaborative projects involving INL, Boise State and ISU receive EPSCoR awards

Two projects involving Idaho National Laboratory and CAES universities were among 29 projects that received a total of $21M through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program in September.
• Idaho State University’s Cori Jenkins, an assistant professor of Chemistry, and ISU colleague Josh Pak were recipients of an EPSCoR award in collaboration with INL researcher Simon Pimblott, with the Nuclear Science and Technology directorate. The project, “Mechanistic and Kinetic Analysis of Polymer Deconstruction and Modification by Irradiation for Polymer Upcycling,” developed...

Diverse group turns out for innovation workshop at CAES
Diverse group turns out for innovation workshop at CAES

More than 70 people attended a workshop at CAES designed to develop a roadmap for the pursuit of funding through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines program. The program catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the nation. It accomplishes this by providing up to 10 years of funding, as much as $160M, to each engine
for the establishment and support of of diverse regional coalitions that engage in research and development, workforce development and the translation of innovation to society. A collaborative team from INL, Boise State University...

CAES-funded project aims to help modernize, optimize physical security at nuclear power plants
CAES-funded project aims to help modernize, optimize physical security at nuclear power plants

Physical security at nuclear power plants has traditionally been heavily labor-intensive, requiring multiple shifts of staff per day. A team of researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Idaho State University (ISU) is examining the feasibility of using robots to enhance and modernize security operations at these plants.
The project, one of 13 to receive CAES Collaboration Funds this year, aims to develop a research roadmap
on the use of robots for security purposes at nuclear power plants. The project is led by Vaibhav Yadav, an instrument controls and data science researcher...

CAES welcomes CAES Programmatic Graduate Intern Nahuel Guaita
CAES welcomes CAES Programmatic Graduate Intern Nahuel Guaita

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Introducing the CAES REU cohort
Introducing the CAES REU cohort

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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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Here are more pics from the ribbon cutting held at CAES earlier this week to celebrate the installation of a scanning transmission electron microscope and 3D metal printer.

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Marianne Walck, INL's Deputy Laboratory Director for Science & Technology and Chief Research Officer, cuts the ribbon at a ceremony for new equipment at CAES on Monday. Standing by are CAES Director Philip Reppert, CAES Associate Director for Boise State University Dave Estrada, Boise State...