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CAES August 2022 Newsletter

Boise State University Partners with PlexTrac to Resource its Cyberdome Project

PlexTrac, the premier cybersecurity reporting and collaboration platform, and Boise State University’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity announced their new partnership to supply PlexTrac to students and participants in the Cyberdome Project. PlexTrac is pleased to donate its platform for students performing critical cybersecurity work through this program to benefit rural Idaho organizations in managing their security posture.

The Cyberdome is Boise State’s newest cyber initiative, a collaborative hub for competency-based training, with the mission of reducing cyber risk in rural communities and helping expand the cyber workforce in sync with Idaho’s business, technology and government sectors.

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ThermoFisher Spectra 300 STEM Installed at MaCS

The ThermoFisher Spectra 300 STEM installation at the Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS), Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is complete. This STEM is monochromated, probe- and image- corrected, equipped with Super-X EDS, Gatan Continuum Superfast DualEELS, EMPAD, ASTAR, etc., works at 30 – 300 kV, provides ultra-high resolution in both energy (0.2 – 0.3 eV) and structure (50 pm), is capable of handling a wide range of materials, bringing the PIE capability to the next generation at MaCS, CAES. This new addition is ready for the next NSUF RTE and CINR calls, as well as other projects outside the nuclear field.

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Upcoming Events

CAES Codebreaker: Overcoming Range Anxiety & the Future of Electric Vehicle Charging, August 4th, 2022 3:30pm MST, More Information Here

SAVE THE DATE CAES Fall Meeting, October 3rd, 2022 12-2pm, Stay Tuned for Details

 

FY 2023 CINR FOA Webinar

The FY 2023 CINR FOA webinar will be held August 8-11, 2022. DOE-NE anticipates discussing FY 2023 NEUP R&D, NEUP IRP, DOE-NE’s Distinguished Early Career Program, University Nuclear Leadership Program, the Scientific Infrastructure funding opportunity and applicable NSUF workscopes. New aspects of DOE-NE’s consolidated FOAs will also be discussed.

Registration will be available the week of August 1st.

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A New Frontier in Water Purification

According to the World Health Organization, one in three people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation services. These problems have only increased across the world due to the effects of climate change. As a result, combined with investment and operational costs, developing countries and vulnerable communities are the most affected by the adverse effects of water scarcity.

“Water scarcity is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century,” David Estrada, associate professor of materials science and engineering said. “At our lab, we are committed to finding solutions for problems, which have no regard for political, socioeconomic, or cultural boundaries. This new system can be tailored to fit the water remediation needs of communities of different sizes and economic backgrounds across the globe.”

Boise State researchers from the College of Engineering joined with researchers from Drexel University and the Idaho National Laboratory to investigate a simple, energy efficient technique to remove ammonia from agricultural wastewater. Research is co-led by Estrada and Tedd Lister, a chemical separations researcher in Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Science and Technology directorate. The group’s work was published in the Nature Partner Journal, Clean Water.

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