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Oct 28, 2020

An article on the CAES Annual Pitch Event, also known as Baby Shark Tank, is available on INL’s web site. The competition began in August with 33 registrants and ended in late September with a marathon competition in which 10 finalists pitched their ideas before a panel of judges. INL Visualization Researcher Xingyue Yang, a […]

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Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Christopher Nomura joined the CAES Steering Committee on October 1, when he became University of Idaho’s vice president of research and economic development. “I am so excited to work with President (Scott) Green and the University of Idaho community to build on the strong foundation already in place and elevate research to new heights,” […]

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Oct 22, 2020

CAES resident and Idaho State University Associate Dean Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, current American Nuclear Society president, has had to change how that office operates during the coronavirus pandemic. When she was president-elect last year, Dunzik-Gougar – associate dean for the ISU College of Science and Engineering and an associate professor of nuclear engineering who serves […]

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Oct 20, 2020

More than 50 people tuned in for a virtual panel discussion, CAES Currents: Trash Talk, focusing on recycling, plastics, and sustainability that CAES hosted on October 19. Boise State University, INL, and University of Idaho were represented on the panel, along with DOE and a national organization, the US Waste and Recycling Association. The discussion centered […]

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Oct 20, 2020

The Manhattan Project was the topic of a presentation by Alan B. Carr, Senior Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), at the virtual CAES Codebreaker seminar on October 1. Considered the most secret project in history, the Manhattan Project was a research and development endeavor in World War II that led to the creation […]

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Oct 16, 2020

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new operating console for Idaho State University’s research and training nuclear reactor was held on Oct. 20 as part of Nuclear Science Week activities at the University. The event was closed to the public because of the pandemic, but video of the ceremony has been posted and available […]

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Oct 16, 2020

Thirty students, faculty, and staff from Idaho State University (ISU) participated in a pilot program tailored to enhance the university’s approach to building and maintaining safety culture. ISU collaborated with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to offer six four-hour sessions of the Laboratory Operations Supervisor Academy (LOSA), an […]

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Sep 17, 2020

September 2020 Codebreaker seminar: Human Performance Improvement An improvement initiative underway at INL was the topic at the CAES Codebreaker seminar on September 3. The presentation by Duke Henningsen, “Human Performance Improvement Rejuvenation at Idaho National Laboratory,” explained the initiative and how it impacts all aspects of INL’s mission, specifically the approach of failing safely […]

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Sep 17, 2020

ISU Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar filmed for Discovery Education video POCATELLO – Discovery Education, an offshoot of the Discovery Channel, was on the Idaho State University campus earlier this month to film Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar for an educational video segment as part of its “Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World” K-12 curriculum. Dunzik-Gougar is an associate […]

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Sep 17, 2020

Versatile Test Reactor key to answering big science questions for university researchers By Cory Hatch for INL Communications & Outreach The promise of flexible, reliable, emissions-free power has inspired dozens of U.S. companies and universities to design the next generation of nuclear power reactors. Even as the Versatile Test Reactor makes its way through the […]

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