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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…)

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 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…)

Idaho State University’s 2015-16 tuition and fees approved

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

Idaho State University’s proposed 3.3 percent tuition and fee increase for the 2015-16 academic year was approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday, April 15.

Resident undergraduate students will pay $6,784 and nonresident students will pay $20,182 annually in tuition and fees in 2015-16. The change represents the lowest increase in 27 years for the University. (more…)

Idaho State University Outstanding Student Award winners announced

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the April 7th, 2015

Idaho State University and the ISU Alumni Association proudly announce the 2015 Outstanding Student Award recipients who will be honored at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 9, in Holt Arena.

The Outstanding Student Awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have epitomized ISU’s outstanding student body. Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered.

The Outstanding Student Award recipients will be honored at a reception April 10 at 6 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Outstanding Student Award recipients for 2015 are Daniel Shelden, Boise, College of Arts and Letters – Fine Arts and Humanities; Ashley Miller, Pocatello, College of Arts and Letters – Social and Behavioral Sciences; Douglas Walker, Pocatello, College of Science and Engineering – Natural and Physical Sciences; Kyle R. Gagnon, Boise, College of Science and Engineering – Engineering; Rick T. Richardson, Crofton, British Columbia, Graduate School – Masters; E. Scott Lee, Rexburg, Graduate School – Doctoral; Kayla Miller, Boise, College of Education; Jameson Bastow, Twin Falls, College of Business; Jakob P. Meng, Idaho Falls, College of Technology; Lindsey Marie Hunt, Ontario, Oregon, College of Pharmacy; Jennifer K. Brooks, Idaho Falls, Division of Health Sciences; and Madeline Woodhouse, Pocatello, School of Nursing. (more…)

ISU Physics to Host Science Olympics on April 4

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the April 3rd, 2015

Idaho State University Department of Physics will host a regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Physical Science Building on the corner of 8th Avenue and Carter Street on the ISU campus.

Seventh through ninth grade students from throughout eastern Idaho will represent their schools and communities and compete in teams in a variety of science competitions. (more…)

ISU Graduate Student Research Day winners announced

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the March 31st, 2015

Idaho State University Graduate School has announced the winners of the 2015 Graduate Student Research Day held in late March.

“We had excellent turnout for this year’s Graduate Student Research Day,” said Tracy Collum, associate dean, for the Graduate School. “We are pleased to announce the winners from a field of strong entries in both categories.” (more…)

Four Idaho State University faculty members honored with Outstanding Service Awards

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People by taylandy on the March 30th, 2015

Four Idaho State University faculty members have been chosen to receive 2015 Outstanding Service awards.

They will be honored at a reception held on April 8 and one will be chosen for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The faculty members receiving these awards are Cal Edwards, Caryn Evilia, Cindy Seiger and Cathleen Tarp. (more…)

Idaho State University Central Academic Advising offers “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to early registration April 13-20

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the March 29th, 2015

Idaho State University encourages students to participate in the “Declare Your Major” and “Be Advised” campaigns prior to fall semester 2015 early registration set April 13-20, depending on class rank.

Deciding on a major and taking action to officially notify the department is important. Students who have officially committed to a major tend to persist in college and graduate. However, students should avoid choosing a major without knowing if it is a proper “fit” for oneself or without understanding the related employment opportunities and job characteristics. (more…)

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