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CAES December 2023 Newsletter

Final CAES Newsletter – Start of DRED Newsletter

We are excited to announce that the Division of Research and Economic Development is launching a revamped semi-monthly newsletter coming from the office of the VPRED. Because the newsletter will also contain updates about CAES activity and opportunities, this CAES newsletter will be discontinued. If you would like to continue to see the CAES updates in the DRED newsletter, please fill out the following form to be added to the mailing list.

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Araujo and Koerner Present at Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland

Members of the Boise State community spoke at the Arctic Circle Assembly hosted in Reykjavik, Iceland on Oct. 19-21, 2023. Kathy Araujo, a professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Innovation and Policy with the School of Public Service and the director of the CAES Energy Policy Institute (EPI), and Cassie Koerner, the assistant director of research, communications and development for EPI, leveraged insights from their regional diversification analyses that examine energy strategies, local strengths/priorities, workforce and policy.

Both presented in a panel which was built upon work by the Idaho National Lab-led Emerging Energy Markets Analysis Initiative.

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Advanced Manufacturing REU Website and Application Open Dec 15

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). Last year was our first year and we are excited to announce our application process for the second year.

This 10-week program will enable 10 undergraduate students from Idaho’s 2-year and 4-year institutions, and universities from across the nation, to work alongside CAES-affiliated faculty from Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho and INL Scientists, at the CAES headquarters located near the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Research Campus in Idaho Falls. Students will work on projects related to advanced manufacturing in collaboration with university faculty and scientists from INL. The selected research projects will leverage new capabilities in the CAES facility, including a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope and a suite of instruments for advanced manufacturing of sensors and instrumentation for extreme environments.

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

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Student Opportunity: University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP) Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship Applications Open

The UNLP Undergraduate Scholarship for students attending a four-year institution will provide $10,000 toward the cost of tuition and additional expenses for the 2024-2025 year.

Student applications are due on January 16, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

The UNLP Graduate Fellowship provides $169,000 over three years to support graduate research and supports a summer internship at a DOE national laboratory or approved facility.

Student applications are due on January 16, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET

Graduate Fellowship Application