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CAES August 2023 Newsletter

BSU CAES REU Program Second Cohort Complete

The second Boise State University Center for Advanced Energy Studies’ Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future Research Experience for Undergraduates sponsored by the National Science Foundation cohort ended with a closing reception on July 28, 2023.

“Being a part of the REU student’s experiences for the last 10 weeks has been an absolute joy! It’s not just the research or studying; our REU students expanded their professional networks, gained valuable insight into labs (like the INL) and explored the differences between working in industry or working in academia.” Levander Davis, CAES Program Coordinator

Thank you to all of the Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory faculty, staff and students who made this possible!

Pakala Receives National Outstanding Teaching Award

Boise State University Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Krishna Pakala received the 2023 National Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. Krishna’s national recognition comes after receiving the University Foundation Excellence Award earlier this year.

A former student supported his nomination saying, “the amount of effort he puts forth to assist us outside of class is exemplary and I’ve never experienced someone willing to do those things. He holds meaningful relationships with his past students becoming not just an academic mentor, but also a life mentor.”

Congratulations to Dr. Pakala on his national recognition! His dedication to nurturing and developing the ideas of our students and future innovators is crucial not only to their success, but to the success of our college, university, and world.

National Outstanding Teaching Award

CAES Fellow, Professor Hui (Claire) Xiong named Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

Hui “Claire” Xiong, a faculty member of the Boise State University College of Engineering has been accepted as a fellow for the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry. This honor recognizes Xiong’s significant contributions to the field of chemistry and her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. The Royal Society of Chemistry, established in 1841, is a renowned professional body that aims to promote excellence in the chemical sciences and foster collaboration among researchers worldwide.

“I’m very honored and thrilled to be selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry,” Xiong said. “I could not achieve this without years of hard work from my current and past students and postdocs, and support from amazing collaborators and mentors. I am also very grateful for the continued support from the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and COEN.”

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