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Community members have opportunity to help Idaho State University researchers determine how sleep problems in youth effect health, social behavior

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the November 4th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Maria Wong, working with the Portneuf Medical Center Sleep Clinic in Pocatello, is trying to get a more objective measure of the quality of sleep of 8- to 12-year olds to try to quantify some of the negative effects of poor sleep.

“Researchers believe that sleep problems can affect the executive functions of adolescents, which affects their problem-solving and planning abilities that may influence mood and their decisions on what activities to engage in,” said Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology, who is in the second year of a five-year, $1.6 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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Idaho State University chemistry department develops smartphone app for Yellowstone field trips

Posted in Academics, Research by taylandy on the November 4th, 2014

Idaho State University’s environmental chemistry class takes an annual field trip to Yellowstone National Park to investigate the unique geothermal features of the park. This year the chemistry department launched both a website and app giving more information on the chemistry of the three basic types of geothermal springs. (more…)

Chesapeake Energy donates trucks to Idaho State University geosciences department

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the November 4th, 2014

The Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, has donated two Chevy pickup trucks to Idaho State University’s geosciences department to be used for field teaching and research. (more…)

Fossil remains of 70,000-year-old-plus mammoth transferred to ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History

Posted in Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the October 28th, 2014

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that the fossil remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth discovered near American Falls Reservoir were excavated and transferred in late October to the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University in Pocatello. (more…)

Yellowstone Studies Center in West Yellowstone offers diverse opportunities for ISU faculty, students and staff

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the October 24th, 2014

Yellowstone Studies Center offers learning center in West Yellowstone for ISU students, faculty of many different disciplines
The Yellowstone Studies Center is a source and center for better understanding the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It offers an academic infrastructure for scientists, researchers, teachers, and students working in many different fields of study at Idaho State University and other institutions. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Professor Bearden to fly mice in space to research keeping astronauts healthier

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 15th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Dr. Shawn Bearden has been awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to fly mice on the International Space Station in 2015 and 2016 to study how to protect astronauts from visual and possible cognitive impairment during long-term space missions. (more…)

Author Nokes to Deliver Lecture “Massacred for Gold, the Chinese in Hells Canyon” Oct. 16 at ISU College of Education Auditorium

Posted in Academics, Events, People, Research by taylandy on the October 14th, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is proud to host author R. Gregory Nokes’ book lecture “Massacred for Gold, the Chinese in Hells Canyon” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Idaho State University College of Education Auditorium Room 234. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Crosby serves Fulbright, completes epic 15,000-mile drive home

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 10th, 2014

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Geosciences Benjamin Crosby has spent the start of fall semester readjusting to regular life Pocatello after a year in which he served as a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in Chile, completed a 15,000-mile drive home with his family and had his research earn international publicity and jokes by Jimmy Fallon on late-night TV.

“Half the time I feel like I am sleep-walking through the familiar because I’ve been doing this for the last seven years, but at times my life feels entirely new and different being home,” Crosby said. (more…)

American Nuclear Society Honors Idaho State’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar with Landis Public Communication and Education Award

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the October 9th, 2014

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has named Idaho State University’s Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar as the recipient of this year’s Landis Public Communication and Education Award, recognizing her dedication to nuclear education and public communication. (more…)

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library, Southeastern Idaho Public Health Receive $30,000 Award for Disaster Health Information Outreach

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the September 26th, 2014

Idaho State University Health Sciences Library and the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department have received an award of $30,000 for a Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014 from the National Library of Medicine. (more…)

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