Community & Education Outreach
INL is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community and region. We provide support to the community through employee volunteer service, employee charitable contributions, grants and corporate donations. INL provides tours and onsite speaker presentations. INL also conducts outreach for K-12 STEM education initiatives.
Education Outreach: K-12 STEM EDUCATION
Developing a skilled, talented and prepared science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literate workforce in order to fill the pipeline of potential future INL employees with scientists, engineers, and technicians.
INL supports the Idaho STEM initiative and also funds grants to enhance K-12 classrooms. In addition, educators work with INL scientists and technical experts during the summer to come up with research projects relevant to the classes they teach.
INL, on behalf of corporate funds provided by Battelle Energy Alliance, funds philanthropic projects from nonprofit agencies that focus on health and human services, disadvantaged youth, environmental projects, civic affairs, or culture and the arts.
The priority of INL’s community giving program is to give to organizations that support the basic needs of children and the underprivileged.
Charitable Donation Requests
INL’s community outreach donation process is conducted on an annual basis. Donation requests for fiscal year 2016 is closed. You can request a community outreach donation for fiscal year 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017). Submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2016. Please view the guidelines for donation requests.
Team INL Volunteers
Team INL is an employee-driven volunteer program supporting causes in the communities where INL employees live. INL employees have completed nearly 400 volunteer projects since 2005.
If you have an idea for a Team INL volunteer project, please call Lori Priest at (208) 526-9154.
INL Group Tours
INL offers guided group tours that can be tailored to your group’s interests. From school groups to civic and professional organizations, more than 3,000 people tour INL every year to learn more about INL facilities, research, operations and history. To request a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org. View tour guidelines.
EBR-I Atomic Museum
On December 20, 1951, Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-1) became the first power plant to produce electricity using atomic energy. It is now a historic landmark and is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend — seven days a week — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
INL offers speakers of interest to visit your school, civic organization, or community group. The professionals at INL are interested in meeting you and sharing their knowledge on science, national energy issues, new technologies, career opportunities, safety education and a variety of other subject. Request a speaker at (208) 526-9154.
k-12 stem education grants
Helping to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers by increasing engagement in science and math in public classrooms.
Tech-Based Economic Development Grants
INL’s Technology Based Economic Development donation process is conducted on an annual basis. Donation requests for fiscal year 2015 closed on Sept. 15, 2014. You can now request a Technology Based Economic Development donation for fiscal year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2016). Submission deadline is Sept. 15, 2015.