For the last three years, the ISU Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics have hosted a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to field trips from local schools, free of charge.
Volunteers from ISU and the Kiwanis Club have provided educational, engaging, spooky science fun with interactive science exhibits and activities. The Kiwanis Club has also reimbursed schools for busing costs. However, additional help is needed to ensure that this year’s exhibitions are a success. (more…)
Does your leg go to sleep when you drive? Any way to minimize those nerve-racking blind spots? What can happen if you sit too close to the steering wheel?
Find answers to these questions and check the fit of your vehicle at the sixth annual CarFit event hosted by Idaho State University’s occupational therapy program, Monday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holt Arena parking lot. The free event focuses on driving safety and comfort for older drivers, but licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, say organizers. (more…)
Play ‘Luck and Conincidences’ written by ISU graduate student Kane to be performed Sept. 26-27 at SPAC
Idaho State University graduate student Gabrielle Joan Kane will perform her play “Luck and Coincidences” Sept. 26 and 27.
The show will be performed in the Black Box Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. (more…)
32nd annual I Love ISU Campaign features calling Sept. 15-18 in Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot
Entering its 32nd year, the I Love ISU campaign will feature teams of community members and Idaho State University faculty and staff making calls to residents of Pocatello, American Falls and Blackfoot to raise ISU scholarship funds Sept. 15-18. (more…)
Kirk Winemiller, Regents Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, will deliver the G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology, an annual lecture series presented by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.
His lecture is entitled “Functional Traits, Convergent Evolution, and a Periodic Table of Niches” and it will be delivered in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. (more…)
Idaho State University history professors are developing a mobile application to show the cultural and environmental history of Yellowstone National Park.
“We are close to Yellowstone and the app presents a great way for us to connect to the history of it,” said Yolonda Youngs, assistant professor of history. (more…)
The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will be offering classes to K-sixth grade students this fall.
There are two main programs: the Museum Rangers and the Art of Natural History.
Museum Rangers uses fun hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours to offer children the chance to learn about the different aspects of museum work. The Art of Natural History will allow kids to explore their creative side with natural history themed arts and crafts.
Museum Rangers classes are $20 per class and the Art of History classes are $25 each. A full class schedule is listed below. (more…)
Participants in ISU sleep study receive $25 for screening, and up to $240; Families with children 8 to 12 needed
Idaho State University researchers are looking for families with children 8 to 12 from throughout Southeast Idaho to participate in a study concerning sleep habits and social behaviors.
ISU psychology Professor Maria Wong and colleagues are conducting a study focusing on how sleep disturbances in children can affect behavior and cognitive performance.
The researchers will examine the sleep patterns, habits and architecture of biological children of both non-drinking and alcohol-using parents. Activities include interviews, questionnaires, cognitive tests, wearing an activity watch and sleep assessment.
Results of the study will lead to practical information on the relationship between sleep problems and academic performance, social relationships and substance use, with implications for prevention and early intervention.
Participants can earn up to $240 if they are eligible for the study and $25 for an initial screening session.
To schedule a confidential screening for the study call 208-228-5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Privacy and confidentiality are guaranteed.
Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure
A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.
From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)
This fall semester, Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will present the fourth annual semester-long student success and retention series Harvest Your Potential. (more…)