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CAES April 2023 Newsletter

BSU Team Wins EnergyTech University Bonus Prize

Congratulations to Boise State students Katelyn Wada and Cadre’ Francis, and staff members, Tony Valayil Varghese and Michael Eppel for being chosen for the EnergyTech University Bonus Prize for their submission on Additively Manufactured Sensors for Nuclear Energy. As a Technology Bonus Prize winner, they were awarded $25,000, and are invited to attend Energy Thought Summit in Austin Texas this month and present their business plan.

The EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) named winners in the Explore Phase in EnergyTech UP 2023. The teams were tasked with identifying a DOE National Laboratory-developed or other high-potential energy technology, assessing its market potential, and pitching their strategy for commercialization to a panel of industry judges at a regional Explore Event.

One Regional Winner and several Bonus Prize Finalists were chosen in each of the 15 regions by a panel of industry judges. The final winners of the Bonus Prizes were then selected by the bonus prize’s corresponding DOE technology office.

Upcoming Events

Energy Policy Institute Power Talk – Energy Storage: Policy and Potential in 2023 – April 6th, 2023, 1:30pm MT Register Here 

Energy Policy Institute Power Talk – Idaho Agriculture: Opportunities and Progress with Clean Energy – April 27th, 2023, 1:30pm MT Register Here 

TMS Conference Recap

Boise State University was well represented by alumni, students, faculty and staff from the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, College of Engineering, and College of Arts and Sciences, at the 2023 Minerals, Metals and Materials conference in San Diego, CA last month. Several students were presenters at the conference.


Some of the BSU attendees included here are: Allyssa Bateman Draves, Twinkle Pandhi, Tony Valayil Varghese, Hailey Burgoyne, Fereshteh Rajabi Kouchi, Josh Eixenberger, Kati Wada, Dave Estrada, Mone’t Alberts, Kaelee Novich.

Codebreaker: Additive Electronics Manufacturing Research at Boise State University

CAES Associate Director at Boise State University Dave Estrada will discuss his research into additive electronics manufacturing at the Codebreaker webinar on April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

CAES’ monthly Codebreaker webinar provides a forum for researchers and students from the CAES universities to address their work, communicate opportunities and challenges to a receptive audience, and increase dialogue among CAES affiliates.


Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 247 182 246 131

Passcode: gMZiz7

Call in (audio only): 208-901-7635

Phone Conference ID: 633 670 42#

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