b'University Partnerships workswhen University Place opened its closely with INL leadership todoors at the north end of Idaho ensure that employees educa- Falls, few had any idea that it tional pursuits support the labswould become part of a bustling agenda and core capabilities. INLresearch campus operated in managers have identified projectcollaboration with INL, Idahos management, computationalthree public universities and science and engineering, andinstitutions from throughout the energy and sustainability as theMountain West. top fields where training and education are needed. The formation of College of Eastern Idaho in 2017 brought Expanding Collaboration another key collaborator into the mix, providing opportunity for INL has long worked to buildundergraduate study and specific lasting relationships withtraining. In 2019, University institutions of higher learning.Partnerships contracted with Such relationships develop vitalBoise State University on its Ph.D.The University Partnerships research talent and establish theprogram in computer science andDivision is vital to INLs success, lab as a natural collaborator withgraduate level courses in systemstoday and into the future. This experts around the world. In 1976,engineering. is where we begin the process of developing the future energy DEGREES OBTAINED IN 2019 workforce, increase staff diversity, and cultivate meaningful and 2 Doctorates lasting relationships with research universities throughout the nation. University Partnerships supports the ever-evolving 19 Masters needs of a multifaceted research laboratory, and by doing so helps enable the talent, creativity, and innovation required to resolve 12 Bachelors the nations energy and security challenges.Dr. Marianne Walck3 Associates Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer2019 Annual Report| 22'