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Seventy scientists from around the world to attend Idaho State University health physics workshop

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 18th, 2010

Seventy scientists from around the world will attend the Idaho State University 2010 Health Physics Society Professional Development School June 23-26 on the ISU Pocatello campus.

This professional development course will be conducted by the ISU Department of Physics’ health physics program. (more…)

Chinese delegation tours ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the June 18th, 2010

A business delegation from Guangzhou, China toured research labs, classrooms and clinics at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center this spring. The delegation, hosted by Meridian city leaders, traveled to the Treasure Valley to explore potential business and investment opportunities. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Engineering students record 100 percent pass rate on national exam

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 16th, 2010

The Idaho State University College of Engineering achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, according to Miriam Dance, the College of Engineering’s public information specialist. 

This exam is one of two written exams that students must pass in order to become licensed professional engineers and covers subjects that are common to all fields of engineering.  To take this exam, students must be in the last year of a four-year engineering degree accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.  After passing this test and graduating, students receive a certificate as an engineer intern. (more…)

Levine named director of Idaho State University’s Office of Marketing and Communications

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 10th, 2010

Mark Levine, most recently senior director of health science communications at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas, has been named director of the Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications.

"We look forward to Mark's oversight of our department of Marketing and Communications," said Kent Tingey, ISU vice president for advancement. "Mark's successful experience in branding, strategic planning and marketing and overall knowledge in the field, in a broad array of settings, will provide great strength to Idaho State University and its efforts in marketing and communications. We welcome Mark and his wife, Abby, to our community." (more…)

GED Graduation set at Idaho State University June 4

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the June 4th, 2010

More than 350 students who completed the General Educational Development (GED®) test between May 29, 2009, and June 3 will be recognized during graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 4 at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. (more…)

Foosball tournament to benefit Sgt. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund set June 13

Posted in Events by taylandy on the June 4th, 2010

The fourth annual Army Sgt. Blake Stephens Memorial Foosball Tournament will be held Sunday, June 13, beginning at 2 p.m. at Hooligans Pub at 122 North Third Ave. in Pocatello.

Stephens, 25, of Pocatello, died May 8, 2007, in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Stephens scholarship fund set up at the Idaho State University Foundation. (more…)

Idaho State University receives additional $1.4 million from DOD to work on phase II of developing ‘intelligent’ prosthetic hand

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the June 3rd, 2010

A multi-disciplinary group of Idaho State University researchers has received an additional $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new type of prosthetic hand under Phase II of the project.

"The prosthetic hand we are building is very different from other artificial hands that are out there," said Subbaram Naidu, ISU professor and associate dean of the College of Engineering, and the grant's principal investigator. "Our artificial hand will not be preprogrammed. Instead, our hand will allow users to control in real time a much broader range of motions."

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Idaho State University researchers find National Hockey League has successfully repaired its image

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the June 2nd, 2010

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs speed toward their thrilling finale, and either the Philadelphia Flyers or Chicago Blackhawks end a long championship drought, four Idaho State University researchers found that by employing a combination of effective image repair tactics, product improvements, and new marketing, the NHL has finally repaired the damage to its image caused by the 2004-05 lockout. (more…)

Idaho State University, Dell computer team up to increase student achievement with eastern Idaho K-12 educators

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 1st, 2010

The Idaho State University College of Education and Dell are teaming up to provide east Idaho K-12 teachers and administrators with a proven, comprehensive teacher-training model that improves student achievement.

The College of Education's Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness has had to cap enrollment at 350 participants for its Total Instructional Alignment Conference running June 7-11 at the ISU Pond Student Union. Dell will provide computer technology and support for 70 teams of educators from 52 schools districts in Southeast Idaho. (more…)

ISU College of Technology students win awards at National Business Professionals of America competition

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the June 1st, 2010

Idaho State University College of Technology Web Site Design and Management students struck gold at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference earlier this month. (more…)

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