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Idaho State University-Meridian professor recruiting children for language study

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the June 26th, 2013

Dr. Diane Ogiela, an assistant professor in Idaho State University-Meridian's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is conducting a study to better understand how children with language learning difficulties process and understand language.

She and her research team are recruiting 7 and 8-year-old children who have received language therapy from a speech-language pathologist or have a language-based learning disability. (more…)

Uranium crystals produced at Idaho State University RISE facility could reveal future of nuclear fuel

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the June 24th, 2013

Written by Kortny Rolston, INL Communications & Governmental Affairs

POCATELLO – Mention the word "crystals" and few people think of nuclear fuel.

Unless you are Eric Burgett.

The Idaho State University professor is on a quest to create pure, single crystals of uranium and uranium oxide so researchers at Idaho National Laboratory and elsewhere can better understand the material and design higher performance fuels to power nuclear reactors.

Burgett and his team of graduate students have successfully manufactured cerium oxide crystals as a practice run (cerium can be a nonradioactive surrogate for uranium or plutonium). The team produced its first uranium oxide crystal in June at ISU's Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) facility in Pocatello. (more…)

Idaho State University counseling Professors Feit and Hill named two of Top 99 professors nationally by Mastersincounseling.org

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 18th, 2013

Idaho State University counseling Professors Stephen Feit and Nicole Hill were named as two of the 2013 top 99 professors in counseling, psychology or therapy by Masters In Counseling.org. (more…)

Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo Team Wins College National Finals Rodeo

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the June 17th, 2013

The Idaho State University women's rodeo team, led by freshman Kimberlyn Fehringer Fitch of American Falls, won the College Nationals Finals Rodeo on June 15 in Casper, Wyo.

The ISU women's team finished first with 520 team points; Northeastern Junior College was second with 490 points; and Tarleton State University was third with 435 points. The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls finished fifth with 365. (more…)

Idaho State University physics to offer water rocket festival June 22-23

Posted in Events by taylandy on the June 14th, 2013

Students and faculty of the Idaho State University Department of Physics will offer a free water rocket workshop in Tydeman Park at Eighth Avenue and East Young Street in Pocatello from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on June 22 and 23. (more…)

Shark week is every week in Idaho this Year! Idaho Museum of Natural History opens whorl tooth sharks exhibit June 22

Posted in Academics, Exhibits, Featured, Research by taylandy on the June 14th, 2013

The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the ISU campus in Pocatello is opening a major new exhibit based on a giant prehistoric shark found in the phosphate mines of Idaho. "The Whorl Tooth Sharks of Idaho" opens on June 22 and runs through the end of the year.

The exhibit features a wide array of fossils of the 270-million-year-old shark called Helicoprion, along with original artworks by Alaskan artist Ray Troll, life-sized sculptures of the shark bursting through the museum walls by sculptor Gary Staab, original music, a short documentary and much more. There are children's activities too, so it promises to be fun for the whole family. (more…)

CW HOG Kids Camp scheduled July 8-12 at Idaho State University

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the June 13th, 2013

The Idaho State University CW HOG annual Kids Camp for children of all abilities ages 7-13 will run July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. meeting at the ISU Pond Student Union.

The cost is $150 per week per child. (more…)

11th annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament set July 20 at Pocatello’s Riverside Golf Course

Posted in Events by taylandy on the June 13th, 2013

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) will hold the 11th annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament on July 20 at the Riverside Golf Course in Pocatello.

Registration for the four-person scramble is $40 per person in advance at the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center/CW HOG Office in the Pond Student Union on the ISU campus or the Riverside and Highland Golf Courses in Pocatello.  Registration will be $50 per person at Riverside Golf Course the day of the event. (more…)

Symposium, fundraiser for sasquatch Falcon Project with Idaho State University’s Jeff Meldrum set June 22 in Portland, Ore.

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the June 12th, 2013

An all-day symposium event to kick-off fundraising for the Falcon Project, billed by organizers as "the most penetrating search for the legendary sasquatch ever undertaken," will be held June 22 in Portland, Ore. (more…)

Richard Brey named Idaho State University Science and Engineering Interim Dean

Posted in Blogroll, Featured by taylandy on the June 6th, 2013

Idaho State University officials announced the selection of Richard Brey as interim dean of the Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering.

Brey, a professor of physics, has worked at ISU since 1994 and has served as the chair of the ISU Department of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics this year and was that department’s associate chair 2010-13. He was also the director of the ISU Health Physics Program. (more…)

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