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An early start: INL STEM Scholars camp helps area students learn about...

November 29, 2022

Helping protect our world’s energy future can be as complicated as developing an innovative technology to cleanly meet our growing electricity needs or as simple as turning off light switches when you aren’t in a room. At Idaho National Laboratory’s...

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Guarding the breach: Cyber Summer Camp teaches students to think like hackers

October 14, 2022

In an age of growing cyber aggression, Idaho National Laboratory is taking a page from an old, old book. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles,” the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote in “The...

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Three Bright Future in Energy winners named

August 23, 2022

Three 11th graders – two from Idaho and one from Pennsylvania – have been named winners of INL’s 2022 Bright Future in Energy Scholarship Competition.  Now in its second year, Bright Future in Energy recognizes and awards 11th- and 12th-grade...

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Making the Most of a Momentous Day: Area schools use INL-generated materials...

April 14, 2021

For decades, this has held true in American schools: When the countdown on TV starts for a space launch or lander touching down, the class joins in. “10 … 9 … 8 …” So it was on the afternoon of...

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Bright Future in Nuclear scholarship winners announced

March 30, 2021

The two winners of the Idaho National Laboratory Bright Future in Nuclear scholarship award – Sarah Cole of Meridian and Andrew Guillen of Idaho Falls – agree that nuclear energy can compete with other forms of power generation, but that...

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National Puzzle Day

January 28, 2021

Each year on Jan. 29, National Puzzle Day recognizes how exercising our brains with puzzles provides various benefits, including memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills.  Put your brain to work today while you learn more about what we do at Idaho National...

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Encouraging young Edisons: Invention Convention gets support from Idaho National Laboratory

August 6, 2020

Failure may not be an option, but failure offers opportunities. In fact, failure is often one of the most valuable tools a STEM student or professional can draw on to eventually succeed. STEM — science, technology, engineering and math —...

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INL Coding Coalition helps local team rank highly in national cybersecurity competition

June 22, 2020

It would have been a challenge even in normal times, but a four-girl team from Skyline High School in Idaho Falls overcame quarantine and equipment issues to finish 29th in Girls Go CyberStart, a national online problem solving competition held...

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Fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day goes virtual

June 17, 2020

How do you organize a popular event that brings together people from our local community when that community can’t be together in person? That was the challenge faced by the organizers of the Idaho Falls Earth Day celebration, which has...

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Instilling a STEM mindset

May 4, 2020

Many students get bogged down in what Jared Gee, a teacher at Sugar-Salem High School, calls the “single mindset” to problem solving: Find the answer, turn in the assignment. But, Gee notes, “that doesn’t match up with what the real...

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