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CAES November 2023 Newsletter

Funding Opportunity for Undergraduate Student Research – Higher Education Research Council Fellowship

The Higher Education Research Council (HERC) Fellowship is a paid, 10-week research experience offered to undergraduate students by the Institute for Inclusive & Transformative Scholarship. This fellowship is open to all STEM majors, giving students the opportunity to gain meaningful research skills with a faculty mentor. HERC Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend, and the opportunity to present their research.

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Energy Policy Institute Power Talks: CHIPS and Science Act: Progress and Ties to Energy Nov 2 @ 1pm MT

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Boron-Based Semiconductor Crystal Growth & Relevance to Energy Conversions Seminar Nov 2 @ 3:30pm MT

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Story Collider Event “Veterans and Service Members in STEM” Nov 6 @ 6:30pm MT

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CAES Meets with DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E)

Last week the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) hosted a delegation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) looking at how funding was meeting a goal to enhance the nation’s economic and energy security through the development of advanced energy technologies.

The innovative Traveling Molten Zone Refining Process Development for Innovative Fuel Cycle Solutions project is a collaboration between Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University and University of Utah that is housed at CAES. Researchers are investigating how materials in the fuel rods of sodium cooled fast reactors could be recovered and reused, reducing byproducts and increasing efficiency.

According to Tae-Sic Yoo, an INL researcher and the project’s principal investigator, the visit allowed ARPA-E representatives to see firsthand the progress that’s been made. “We were very excited to demonstrate the positive results we’re seeing on the project and the potential it opens to future research,” Yoo said.