Science, Technology & Energy Committee
Science, Technolgy and Energy has always played a major role in the development of Idaho Falls. From the early 1900’s, Innovative projects have shaped the future of Idaho Falls as an icon in the development of energy sources. Such projects as the development of the city’s first power plant by taming the Snake Rivers rapids and diverting the waters through hydroelectric turbines, to the development of the first experimental Breeder Reactor which chalked up one of the most historic achievements of the century in producing the first use of nuclear fission electricity at the Idaho National Laboratory. Today the Department of Energy has designated Idaho as the lead laboratory in the development of the Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate as it engages its core research, development and demonstration capabilities to advance DOE’s national energy, environmental and homeland security missions. One of its highest priorities is to implement INL’s overarching energy security strategy — that is — to support the production of nuclear and non-nuclear energy, boost the distribution and use of power systems, protect critical energy infrastructure, protect water resources and manage wastes that result from energy development.
The Mission of the Science, Technology and Energy Committee (STE) enhances private enterprise in the local business community by providing a focus group for the Chamber membership to explore science, technology, and energy issues that affect our region and impact our business community.
MEETINGS: The STE Committee meets the 2nd Friday of every month at noon at the Chamber office.