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Idaho State University Veteran and Military Appreciation Week set April 20-25

Posted in Exhibits, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 17th, 2015

Idaho State University is commemorating Veteran and Military Appreciation Week from April 20 to 25, featuring several events.

On Tuesday, April 21, Veteran and Military Service Awareness Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quad. Attendees can expect an inflatable obstacle course and other items from the National Guard as well as tables for The Veteran Student Services Center, ROTC, National Guard, Kappa Sigma for Ride for the Troops, military organizations, and American Built.
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Idaho State University researchers and students demonstrate technology that could improve nuclear safety, productivity

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

Students and researchers at Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) are using already-available technology to find ways to potentially make nuclear power plants more cost-efficient, productive and safe.

The project, a collaboration between the ISU, Idaho National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute, uses wireless technology to monitor the status of manual valves. Currently, in the nation’s 100 nuclear power plants, thousands of valves are adjusted by workers, then checked by other workers monitoring the process with paper and pen. With the system created by the students and researchers, a worker can adjust the valve, and it can be verified and monitored remotely.
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Bengal Pharmacy, LLC, to expand telepharmacy services to Challis

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved the Idaho State University Foundation’s proposal to expand Bengal Pharmacy, LLC’s, telepharmacy services to Challis. (more…)

New series by Idaho Public TV highlights research by Idaho scientists, includes research by Idaho State University faculty

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

The Portneuf River will be the subject of the first episode of Idaho Public Television’s new series Idaho Science Journal that features the work of the state’s most interesting researchers, including those at Idaho State University, at 7:50 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 23.

Every day, Idaho scientists conduct research to describe, define, investigate and understand the world in which we live and these 10-minute episodes will explore those efforts. (more…)

ISU Oboler Library Features Art by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers

Posted in Events, Exhibits, People by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library will present the art exhibit “The Snow Apple Collection” by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers May 4-July 31 in the art exhibit area on the Library’s first floor.

The Library will host a reception for the artists and their work on Tuesday, May 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment during ISU finals week. (more…)

Idaho State University Gibson Jack Creek RNA study on how plants process water has implications for climate change, water management

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

A solar panel sits near the top of a Douglas Fir tree about 70 feet off the ground somewhere on a steep ridge near Gibson Jack Creek, miles from the nearest trailhead.

“You know those things you enjoy as a child sometimes have applications afterwards,” said John Whiting, an Idaho State University geosciences master’s student, who has accompanied a group of ISU researchers to a study site where he climbed the tree and installed the solar panel about a year ago.

“I usually do the tree climbing, because I am most comfortable with it,” Whiting continued, “I am relatively safe and I usually use a harness, but Sarah doesn’t even like watching me install them.” (more…)

Concrete canoe, concrete horseshoe, steel bridge competitions highlight student engineering conference at Idaho State University April 16-18

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 16th, 2015

More than 300 civil engineering students from throughout the Pacific Northwest will visit Idaho State University April 16-18 to race their concrete canoes and test the mettle of their 20-foot steel bridges that they’ve been working on since last fall.

Yes, the canoes do float, and they’re probably tougher than some of the concrete horseshoes the visiting students will be chucking around at the 2015 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference hosted by the ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (more…)

ISU’s Department of Communication, Media and Persuasion holds “Job Talk” with Kansas City Royals coordinator for community affairs and publicity

Posted in Events, People by taylandy on the April 15th, 2015

Amanda Schapiro, the coordinator for community affairs and publicity for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, spoke on April 14 at the North Fork room of the Pond Student Union.

Schapiro discussed via Skype, her career and experiences conducting community affairs as the KC Royals competed in the 2014 World Series. Her job talk is part of the department’s Sport Public Relations course taught this semester. (more…)

ISU music students to premiere composition at Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Performing Arts by taylandy on the April 15th, 2015

Two Idaho State University music students will have the world premiere of their composition at the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall.

Kylle Strunk and Jedd Greenhalgh, both sophomores, wrote the composition “The Box” after the Greek Myth of Pandora’s Box. The composition is made into four movements, each representing Pandora’s curiosity, and the seven deadly sins – greed, pride, sloth, gluttony, lust, envy and wrath. Each movement has a different style of music and uses instruments differently. (more…)

ISU Professor Mousavinezhad chosen to be a Fellow Member by the American Society for Engineering Education

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the April 15th, 2015

Idaho State University electrical engineering Professor S. Hossein Mousavinezhad has been chosen to be a Fellow Member by The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his outstanding contributions to the Society and contributions to engineering education. (more…)

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