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May 24, 2021

Dear CAES Community, Lots on tap heading into the start of summer! The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Summer Visiting Faculty Program with 17 UI/BSU/ISU university researchers and 18 INL collaborators kicks off today, as does the first-ever INL Innovation Week. The joint CAES-UI-BSU-ISU Idaho I Corps Ignite faculty commercialization pilot has double the applications than seats (more information on this pilot […]

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May 18, 2021

The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC) is hosting a conference later this week featuring workshops run by Applied Visualization Laboratory (AVL)  Lead John Koudelka and AVL researchers Xingyue Yang and Rajiv Khadka: High Performance Computing for Scientific Visualization (May 19, flyer attached) Virtual and Augmented Reality: Applications and its Future (May 20, flyer attached) […]

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May 4, 2021

Idaho I-Corps Ignite is a 4- to 6-week pilot program geared toward faculty, research staff and graduates at higher education institutions throughout Idaho who are interested in entrepreneurship or commercializing their research. The program will deliver training, provide a network, facilitate connections and establish a scalable structure for faculty seeking to go to market with […]

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Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the Class of 2020-21 winners of the Solar District Cup, a competition that challenges college students to integrate solar, storage, and other technologies to power a group of buildings with the same electrical distribution feeder, known as a district. DOE also announced the launch of next round […]

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Apr 27, 2021

Happy Earth Day from CAES! Please find below announcements and amplification of current energy funding, innovation and applied education opportunities. Congrats to all as the academic year comes to a close! Paid Energy Internships (!):The Office of Technology Transitions at the Department of Energy (DOE) has opened an application window for a paid summer (undergraduate) technology transition/entrepreneurship internship working […]

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Apr 14, 2021

CAES hosted a virtual roundtable on Monday, April 19 featuring a presentation by Jess Gehin, associate laboratory director for INL’s Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate followed by lightning presentations by 12 faculty members from the CAES universities. The slides are available here. Here is some information about the presenters: Jim Browning, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boise […]

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Apr 1, 2021

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 result of a $285k Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) award in FY19 to a University of Idaho-led project, Multi Universities SMR Simulators: NuScale. Rich Christensen, director of U of I’s Nuclear Engineering […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Energy Frontiers Challenge is a new CAES initiative designed to accelerate energy innovation to solve the most pressing energy issues of our time. The application period for 2021 has ended. Stay tuned for details on 2022. Proposals should detail the research, planning and investment required to develop mid- to large-scale research teams that can lead […]

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Mar 22, 2021

The National Environmental Policy Act is the focus of the next installment of the  virtual Power Talks series hosted by the CAES Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University. The event is set for 11:30 am Wednesday and features University of Wyoming’s Temple Stoellinger. CAES Energy Policy Institute’s The New CEQ NEPA Regulations in 2021: […]

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Mar 18, 2021

CAES is hosting a panel discussion on the potential impact and opportunities of changes in national energy policy on Idaho, the region and the nation. Set for April 27 at 3:30pm MT, CAES Currents: Insights on Energy features panelists Brianne Miller, who is INL Government Affairs Director; Idaho Power VP Jeff Malmen; Idaho Falls Power […]

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