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ISU Idaho Mom Study seeks participants in third trimester of pregnancy

Posted in Events, People, Research by taylandy on the May 22nd, 2015

The Idaho State University Idaho Mom Study is seeking 60-80 pregnant women in their third trimester to examine women’s experiences during pregnancy and how they may relate to the growth and behavior of their infants. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Terry Bowyer honored with Wallmo Award for deer-management research

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the May 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer has been honored with the O. C. “Charlie” Wallmo Award for contributions to knowledge and improved management of black-tailed and mule deer.

He received the award at the recent 11th Biennial Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The award is given by the mule deer working group of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and is this entity’s highest award. (more…)

Three Idaho State University faculty members honored as Distinguished Faculty

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the May 11th, 2015

Three Idaho State University faculty were honored as Distinguished Faculty at ISU Commencement May 9 in Holt Arena.

They are Barbara Frank, associate lecturer and advisor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Teacher; Cal Edwards, law enforcement coordinator and instructor, College of Technology, who is serving as interim director of Public Safety from January through May 18, Distinguished Service Award; Colden Baxter, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Researcher. (more…)

Idaho State University geoscientists study volcano plumes in special lab; work has applications for active eruptions

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the April 28th, 2015

In the morning on April 23, Idaho State University volcanologists were setting off an artificial volcanic eruption plume in a the ISU Volcanic Simulation Laboratory; later that day, using the knowledge they collected in that lab, these scientists were analyzing Chile’s Calbuco volcano eruption, charting the plume’s characteristics. (more…)

Second annual open house, research symposium for biological sciences department set April 29 in Gale Life Sciences Building

Posted in Academics, Events, Research by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

The Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences will hold an open house and research symposium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 in the foyer of the Gale Life Science Building.

The symposium is open to public and refreshments will be served. (more…)

ISU receives $179,000 IGEM grant for project with J.R. Simplot Company to use Unmanned Aircraft Sensors to expand ag market opportunities

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the April 22nd, 2015

Idaho State University received a $179,000 grant from the state’s Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) to pursue a project with the J.R. Simplot Company to use unmanned aircraft sensors (UAS) to improve agricultural field productivity and grower profitability. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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