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AGN-201 Nuclear Reactor

Idaho State has one of three operable AGN-201’s within the US, providing a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students alike. The AGN-201m nuclear reactor is a low-power research reactor. The reactor is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to operate at a maximum of 5 watts.This facility has a history of working with many companies to perform experiments with other entities such as INL, UltraSafe Nuclear Corp, and others. Students at Idaho State University have a unique opportunity to perform experiments using the AGN-201m reactor for master’s or PhD theses. A course is offered to train students to become NRC licensed reactor operators (RO) for the facility.

To tour the facility or request joining the RO course, contact:

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar



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Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies is a research and education consortium among Idaho State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, University of Wyoming, and University of Idaho. CAES allows for a unique potential for students to work with other students and professionals from around the Idaho and Wyoming area and provides students with hands-on experience within the fields of computation, materials and fuels, radiochemistry, thermohydraulics, and nuclear engineering unlike anywhere in the nation.

Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)

The Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC)

In coordination with the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) Physics Department, nuclear engineering students get the exciting opportunity to access a low to medium energy particle accelerator for educational or research purposes.

Physics Page (IAC)

The Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC)