Forum: Looking to the Future with the Idaho National Laboratory
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:45 am- 1:15 pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Dr. Mark Peters
Join City Club of Boise as we Look to the future with the Idaho National Laboratory on October 11th 2017.

 

Idaho National Laboratory Director Dr. Mark Peters will address the City Club of Boise about the INL’s nuclear research, clean energy work and emerging mission to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

 

The lab, a staple of Eastern Idaho’s economy and identity, expects to see an expanded presence in Boise, with a cyber-security partnership with Boise State University, growing nuclear power research grants here and more.

 

What’s more, as 30 percent of INL’s workforce nears retirement age, the lab is investing in STEM education in Idaho schools and working to align university curriculum to meet industry needs — all in hopes of developing an Idaho talent pipeline that will help more Idahoans build a career in nuclear energy and cybersecurity research.

 

Dr. Mark Peters became director of Idaho National Laboratory on Oct. 1, 2015. He manages more than 4,000 scientists, engineers and support staff in multiple nuclear and non-nuclear experimental facilities, with an annual budget of over $900 million. Peters also serves as a senior adviser to the Department of Energy on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs, and nuclear waste policy. As a recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies and nuclear waste management, he is called upon frequently to provide expert testimony to Congress and to advise in formulation of policies for nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation and nuclear waste disposal.

 

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INL: https://www.inl.gov/

INL history: http://www.id.doe.gov/insideNEID/BriefHistory.htm

 


City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, AARP of Idaho and our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene UniversityRed Sky, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by MicronPerkins Coie, and Echelon Group.  We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho.  Our media partners include Idaho Public TelevisionPeppershock Media and Boise State Public Radio.

 

Chair: Greg Hahn
Moderator: Bill Manny