Robert W. Smith, Ph.D.
Assoc. Vice-President
(208) 282-7954
FAX: (208) 282-7950

University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr
Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho

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995 University Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402



CAES strives to support policy-makers in their decisions and analyses, as well as to understand the flow and impact of policy on science and engineering. The CAES Energy Policy Institute (EPI), a home for energy-related policy research, analysis, and education, seeks to combine the talents of the four institutions’ policy personnel. Policy researchers and analysts examine proposed energy policy in the context of enabling the nation’s transition to secure sustainable energy solutions. Public and private entities seek this skill base, and CAES intends to support these organizations to achieve their objectives.