Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009
Director and Professor: Daniels.
The Biomedical Research Institute embraces the latest advances in
biomedical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, neuroscience and
bioinformatics and bio-signaling research in medicine, biology, and
healthcare. The Institute aims to further enhance the fulfillment of
the mission and goal of Idaho State University as the lead among Idaho
universities in the health professions.
Established in 2005 to increase the collaboration, efficiency and focus
of the University’s biomedical research activities, the Biomedical
Research Institute will provide additional resources for faculty to
improve research capabilities.
The long-term vision of the Institute is to establish a nationally and
internationally recognized interdisciplinary biomedical research
environment where scientists, engineers, and health professionals can
interact synergistically, without the restrictions of traditional
The Institute’s four major focus areas are behavioral and neuroscience;
bio-signaling and communication; functional genomics and biotechnology;
and health science and engineering.
For more information, see IBRI.ISU.EDU
The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) is an academic unit providing coordination
for several interdisciplinary degrees and research centers across campus.
Informatics is an integrative discipline that arises from the synergistic
application of computational, informational, organizational, cognitive, and
other disciplines whose primary focus is in the acquisition, storage and use
of information in a broad spectrum of domains.
of Emergency Management, (IEM)
located on the Idaho State University Boise Center Campus, was approved by the
Idaho State Board of Education in July 2003. The purpose of the Institute is to
offer workshops, courses, certificates, and in the future degrees, to meet the
professional and career development needs of Idahoans employed in or planning a
career in Emergency Management. The Institute delivers courses statewide
at various sites in Idaho
communities, to meet the needs of local first responders. Here is the link to the IEM registration website.
Idaho State University has established an Institute of Nuclear Science and
Engineering (INSE) with approval from the Idaho State Board of Education in
2003. The Institute is a collaborative entity among ISU, University of Idaho
and Boise State University. Under the INSE's administrative umbrella, the three
universities jointly focus on nuclear science and engineering education at the
combined Idaho Falls campus. Nuclear-related research in conjunction with the
new Idaho National Laboratory is also coordinated through the INSE at
University Place in Idaho Falls.
The 2+2 scholars program
is a special opportunity for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor
degree in nuclear engineering. While Idaho State University has offered
nuclear emphasis for its interdisciplinary engineering degree for many
it established the specific Nuclear Engineering B.S. degree in 2004 at
request of the U.S. Department of Energy. The University of Idaho and
State University are working together with ISU through the "2 + 2"
years at the main campus of one of the three universities and the
years in Idaho Falls at the University Place campus. The reason for the
location is to have special opportunities for the students in
the Idaho National Lab, which is a partner in this effort as well.
money, donated by AREVA to jump start the program, will be awarded to
elite group of students. Funding for the entire 2 years in Idaho Falls
cover tuition and fees, a book allowance and a small stipend. For
further information and a scholarship application, visit the
Institute's scholarship web page at http://www.isu.edu/departments/inse/tntp.html
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