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CAES January 2023 Newsletter

Advanced Manufacturing REU Website and Application Open

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) has established a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site with an intellectual focus on Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future (AMSEF). Undergraduates will have an opportunity to contribute to “Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future.” The program in its second year, is thanks to a grant establishing a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls.

This 10-week program enables 10 undergraduate students from Idaho’s 2-year and 4-year institutions, and Universities from across the nation, to work alongside faculty from Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies headquarters located near the Idaho National Laboratory Research Campus in Idaho Falls. Students will work on projects related to advanced manufacturing in collaboration with university faculty and scientists from Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The selected research projects will leverage new capabilities in the CAES facility, including a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope, a 3D metal printer, and

a suite of instruments for advanced manufacturing of sensors and instrumentation for extreme environments.

During the summer research experience, students will network with and learn from Idaho National Laboratory scientists, have opportunities to share their work with an active research community and co-author publications and presentations based on their research findings.

Learn More About the REU Program and Application Here

Upcoming Events

Energy Policy Institute Power Talk – Geothermal Energy Advances in the US January 27th, 2023, 11am MT Register Here 

Grand Challenge Resource Nexus for Sustainability Launch Event and Open House

The Boise State Resource Nexus for Sustainability Grand Challenge (GC-RNS) tackles the issues of resilience and sustainability with the goal to build more resilient and sustainable urban and rural systems. On January 11, 2023 they will formally launch their GC-RNS efforts to the Boise State community and external community members working on resilience and/or sustainability topics. The purpose of the event is to share our vision for the future, network, and gather community input on how to build community-based projects and sustain our efforts long term.

Project Solicitation (to be discussed at the Launch Event) for Phase II of the efforts will include a solicitation for projects from both the Boise State community and external partners for solution-oriented, societally relevant sustainability challenges. Projects must be multidisciplinary in nature and co-developed by Boise State faculty and a community partner (or partners). Projects that include students will be prioritized.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 4:30 – 8:30pm
  • JUMP – Pioneer Room, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, Idaho

Any and all Boise State Faculty and Staff; Idaho community partners interested in resilience and sustainability are invited to this free event.

CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program, Apply Now!

Faculty listening to a presentation

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is now accepting proposals for the 6th annual CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program!

The deadline to apply is Jan 27, 2023 at 5 pm MT. The 12-week program begins May 15 and ends August 4. The primary objective is to support and guide faculty from the CAES universities in the development of a submission-ready research proposal in collaboration with a researcher at INL, who will serve as co-PI. Awardees receive a $10K stipend that can be used to support students assisting with the project. In its sixth year, the program features professional development opportunities, seminars and informational sessions aimed at building the faculty member’s understanding of the US Department of Energy and its core capabilities, INL’s strategic initiatives and areas of interest, and best practices in cross-institutional collaboration.

For questions related to the application process, accommodations and CAES/INL, please email Program Lead Dr. Hillary K. Fishler,, or your university’s CAES Associate Director.

Click here for more information and to apply for Summer Visiting Faculty Program.

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