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Idaho Museum of Natural History to present equine navicular syndrome lecture on July 15

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the July 2nd, 2015

POCATELLO – Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Mary Thompson will present a lecture on her research on equine navicular syndrome (ENS) in prehistoric horses at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Museum.

ENS is a chronic, incurable lameness of the horse’s foot.

The lecture is part of the Museum’s Extraordinary Evening with a Research program. The IMNH is located on the Idaho State University Pocatello campus, 698 E. Dillon Street. (more…)

I Chose ISU: Clarissa Enslin, geosciences master’s student

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the June 25th, 2015

A South African native and an All-American swimmer as an undergraduate, Idaho State University master’s student Clarissa Enslin chose ISU because of the quality of the geoscience program.

“When I heard that I had the opportunity to work with leading experts in my field of study, that was a driver for me,” said Enslin, who is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in geosciences with an emphasis in environmental geosciences. “Those experts are my advisors, Shannon Kobs Nawotniak and Sarah Godsey.” (more…)

‘Creating wealth is an illusion’: Idaho State University anthropology Professor Paul Trawick publishes paper in journal Current Anthropology

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the June 19th, 2015

Creating wealth is an illusion; and economic activity is subject to the laws of thermodynamics: these are key points of an article written by Idaho State University anthropologist Paul Trawick and published this spring in Current Anthropology, a leading peer-review journal in the discipline.

“I am pleased that this article appeared in one of the top-ranked scientific journals, “ Trawick said. (more…)

NuMat and Idaho State University join together for world-class research and development

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the June 18th, 2015

POCATELLO – NuMat, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Idaho State University to conduct joint research and development centered at the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex in Pocatello, Idaho, with the goal of commercializing advanced technologies.

On June 1, Idaho State University and NuMat, Inc. signed a Technology Development and Licensing Agreement to work together to conduct research and development in a variety of technical areas at the RISE Complex, including: advanced manufacturing, medical isotope production, and materials science. (more…)

Lend us your ears: Idaho State University researchers conducting hearing study

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the June 18th, 2015

Idaho State University researchers in Meridian and Pocatello are recruiting infants, children and adults to participate in a study to develop new ways to assess middle-ear function. (more…)

Idaho State University physics to offer Water Rocket Festival June 27- 28 at Tydeman Park

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the June 17th, 2015

Idaho State University’s Department of Physics will offer a free rocket workshop at Tydeman Park, Eighth Avenue, Pocatello, on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Materials will be provided to the first 100 teens 16 and younger each day to construct one water rocket apiece. ISU students will assist in rocket construction, and provide simple demonstrations of the physics involved in making a good rocket. (more…)

2015 American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting will be held at Idaho State University June 21-24

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured by taylandy on the June 17th, 2015

About 400 scientists from around the world will attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) Northwest Regional Meeting, June 21-24 at Idaho State University. (more…)

ISU hires manager for Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories

Posted in Academics, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the June 12th, 2015

MERIDIAN – Lorinda Smith is the new manager of the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories which will open in August at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Distinguished Voices in Education Summer Institute on K-12 Education will be held June 18-19 at the ISU Pond Student Union

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the June 5th, 2015

Idaho State University’s “2015 Distinguished Voices in Education Summer Institute” on K-12 education is running June 18-19 at the ISU Pond Student Union.

Registration and breakfast is from 8 a.m.to 8:45a.m. Conference begins at 8:45am. (more…)

Portneuf watershed ecosystem services, A MILES Adventure Learning project for teachers, set June 8-12 at ISU

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the June 5th, 2015

A professional development Adventure Learning workshop for teachers interested in ecosystem services in the Portneuf River valley as an integrative topic is being held at Idaho State University June 8-12.

Workshop participants will study the implications of climate change and urban development for managing ecosystem services across geographical, cultural, economical, political and ecological domains. (more…)

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