On Aug. 8, John Bumgardner was honored with the Energy Innovator Award by the Partnership for Science and Technology (PST) for his innovative efforts in driving the TREAT restart effort and work on the new Fast Reactor program. The award ceremony was part of the Intermountain Energy Summit.
Each year the PST Board and Executive Board nominate and down select nominees for Energy Advocate Awards in various categories: National, Regional, Innovator and Educator. The PST was created, in part, by INL to advocate for nuclear energy both in Idaho and at the national level. The significant membership between businesses and individuals locally is able to take advantage of the Energy Communities Alliance and other groups to interact with DOE-HQ, the LINE Commission, and elected officials.