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Veterans Day profile of Sgt. David Bleak

November 11, 2022

Today is Veteran’s Day, and Idaho National Laboratory joins the nation in honoring our military veterans for their service. INL has employed many former service members over the years, and while each of them deserves to be commended for their...

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Spence Carter receives professional society ‘5 Under 35’ award

October 12, 2022

For Spence Carter, fire protection engineer at Idaho National Laboratory’s Advanced Test Reactor, what he does is more about people than property.  “It’s about buying people time,” he said. “Our job is to assess hazards and put protections in place...

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In focus with Idaho National Laboratory photographer Chris Morgan

July 12, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory has been home to countless research innovations over the course of its 72-year history. While these advancements across nuclear energy, national security and renewable energy have been varied, many of them have shared a singular connection for...

Team player: Former NFL lineman makes smooth transition to INL Security

June 30, 2022

When he mangled his shoulder in his second season in the National Football League, Robert Valenzuela realized his NFL career was over. So, he traded his shoulder pads and helmet for a badge and gun and embarked on a career...

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A lifelong advocate for nuclear’s power

June 15, 2022

Seth Kanter never suspected that his love of the ocean, and more than eight years in the Navy, would eventually lead him to a career in the high desert of eastern Idaho. But as the Radiological Engineering manager at Idaho...

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Pro Force Special Response Team leader ascends to top post with Idaho...

May 2, 2022

When Robert Earley joined the Idaho Army National Guard during his senior year at Blackfoot High School, he didn’t set out to one day be responsible for every soldier in his battalion.  Robert Earley But in late 2021 – nearly...

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Longtime INL fire chief looks back on career

April 7, 2022

Former INL Fire Chief Eric Gosswiller. As he looks back on 15 years as chief of the Idaho National Laboratory Fire Department, Eric Gosswiller can point to plenty of accomplishments, but it’s the people who stand out the most. “I’ve...

INL’s MARVEL engineer develops nuclear test reactor at lightning speed

March 24, 2022

Yasir Arafat is a MARVEL superhero. No, he’s not a Marvel Comics superhero. Rather, he’s a nuclear engineer leading development of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) project at Idaho National Laboratory. And from...

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Former Army intelligence analyst expands nuclear industry partnerships at GAIN

March 16, 2022

Government contracts are complex and difficult to decipher. For Rachel Taow, it’s a language she mastered largely due to her training in the U.S. Army as a cryptanalyst, a Persian Farsi linguist and signals intelligence analyst.  Rachel Taow At GAIN,...

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Hurricanes are no match for INL scientist’s big dreams for a global...

December 6, 2021

Charlyne Smith Charlyne Smith’s grandfather wanted her to be the prime minister of her native Jamaica. She has bigger dreams: to solve the world’s climate crisis using nuclear energy, beginning in her home country.   “I want to build a nuclear energy infrastructure in Jamaica,” said Smith, a distinguished postdoctoral associate at Idaho...

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