I-CREWS is Idaho’s newest NSF EPSCoR Track-1 award, providing $20 million over 5 years to study and address resilience of energy-water systems. The project leverages Idaho’s research strengths while expanding computational modeling capabilities.

Using diverse Idaho communities as study sites, the project integrates local knowledge, governance dynamics, and advanced analytics to evaluate resilience strategies, model current and future energy-water configurations, and develop future scenarios.

Over 35 core researchers, 8 new faculty hires, 10 postdocs, and 20 graduate students are involved. The project emphasizes community engagement, increasing diversity in STEM fields, and co-producing knowledge. Key partners include Idaho tribes, national labs, public agencies, utilities, and non-profits.

I-CREWS’ research and education ecosystem includes three research universities, two Tribal nations, three primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and more than a dozen public, private, and nonprofit collaborators and stakeholders. PUIs include Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), College of Western Idaho (CWI), and College of Southern Idaho (CSI). Tribal nations include Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Shoshone Bannock Tribes.

Idaho EPSCoR Annual Meeting

RII Track-1: I-CREWS

April 23, 2004
The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho