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

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.

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.

Mission

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

Researchers

Students

Facilities and 2.5 Million square feet of space

Degrees/Certificates

Annual Research Funding

Watt’s Up

CAES News Demonstrating Success Through Collaboration

CAES announces inaugural CAES Fellows cohort

CAES announces inaugural CAES Fellows cohort

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) announces the first cohort of CAES Fellows. The six members of this diverse group – a researcher ...
ISU Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar Filmed for Discovery Education Video

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 ...

CAES project selected for DOE award

A project involving Boise State University and Idaho National Laboratory, led by industry partner Applied Nanotech, has been selected for a Phase
CAES Baby Shark Tank event featured

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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,...

October 2020 Codebreaker: History’s Most Secret Project

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...

Idaho State University kicks off Nuclear Science Week Activities with Nuclear Reactor Console Ribbon-Cutting/Dedication

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...

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OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 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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