Breeding Ground for Innovation & Education

Eastern Idaho is home to several of Idaho’s top colleges and universities:  University of Idaho, Idaho State University,  Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I) and College of Eastern Idaho  .  Over 30,000 students register every semester to create a large base of educated, ready-to-work talent to support a wide range of industries. BYU-I is the safest college campus in the nation.   

The Center for Advanced Energy Research (CAES)  is a research and educational consortium between Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, the University of Wyoming, and the Idaho National Laboratory.

CAES boasts a laboratory containing a four-walled 3D computer assisted virtual environment, or CAVE, which allows scientists and engineers to literally walk into their data and examine it. CAES also houses an IQ-station and a portable 3D system. 

Idaho State University is a Carnegie classified university and home to the Idaho Accelerator Center.  The Center contains 10 operating accelerators for university, INL and private sector research in specialized nuclear facilities, and serves as a principal investigating conduit for R&D in nuclear physics applications in materials science, biology, homeland and national security.