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National Science Foundation awards $99,335 grant to ISU’s Mousavinezhad to study algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $99,335 grant to Idaho State University Professor Hossein Mousavinezhad for the study of advanced algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum, which ultimately could help relieve congestion on the World Wide Web and other "information superhighways."

This research work is a collaboration of ISU engineering faculty and scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory. (more…)

Research conducted by ISU Professor Meyers results in finding a safer alternative for collegiate women’s soccer fields

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.

The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. (more…)

Idaho State University computer information systems and computer science departments merge

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Computer Information Systems in the ISU College of Business and the Department of Computer Science in the ISU College of Engineering have merged into the Department of Informatics and Computer Science. 

The new department will be housed jointly within the two colleges and faculty will continue to report to their original college through the new, shared chair, Kevin Parker, professor in the College of Business. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History announces “A Science for Every Season” schedule for fall 2013

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University will offer classes, programs, and special events throughout the fall to spark interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. These programs are taught by Idaho certificated and pre-service teachers and scientists at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

The fall line-up includes the following events:

IMNH and Ross Park Physics at the Park: Monday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn about gravity, energy, force and acceleration on this trip to Ross Park. Grades 3 -5, $10. (more…)

Seven new members announced to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

Idaho State University has announced the newest members to join the ISU Foundation Board of Directors this year.

The seven new members include:

     • Cassandra "Sandee" Moore, chief operating officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of Idaho Falls;

     • Timothy Olson, owner of Pinnacle Business Group, LLC of Boise;

     • Tammy Halstead, retired chief financial officer of InfoSpace of Redmond, Wash.;

     • David Jeppesen, senior vice president of marketing and communications with Blue Cross of Idaho of Eagle;

     • Dirk Driscoll, managing partner and owner of Driscoll Brothers Partnership of American Falls;

     • Sheldon Alver, plant manager of Monsanto of Soda Springs; and

     • Wade Tolman, retired executive vice president and group manager of the Enterprise Technology Group at KeyCorp of Pocatello. 

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Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters employs computer tablets to better engage students, improve testing integrity

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

Better engaging students and improving testing integrity are two of the main goals being pursued using computer tablets at the Idaho State University College of Arts and Letters. 

The College now has seven carts each outfitted with a dozen iPads that are linked together that can be wheeled into classrooms and testing areas for use by students and faculty. The new computer tablets went into use the first day of the fall semester in select classes. (more…)

Cooper Norman donates learning and resource center to Idaho State University College of Business

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 9th, 2013

The partnerships between Idaho State University and the Idaho business community continue to grow as businesses and educators realize the mutual benefits of close relationships.

This mutual benefit prompted Cooper Norman CPAs and Business Advisors to sponsor a new learning and resource center for ISU College of Business. Cooper Norman has funded a new classroom that provides advanced technology and an ideal learning environment for students and professors. (more…)

Idaho State Civic Symphony’s 2013-2014 season tickets now on sale

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

Season tickets for the Idaho State Civic Symphony are available for purchase at the Idaho State University Box Office. Ticket packages include five tickets for the price of four. (more…)

Idaho State University art department Graduate Art Student Presentations set Sept. 19

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the sixth annual Graduate Art Student Presentations in the format of a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the John B. Davis Gallery located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building. (more…)

Idaho State University Department of Art to host young people’s Saturday art program

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

Idaho State University's Department of Art Master of Fine Arts degree graduate students will teach an eight-week Saturday art class for children from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9. The class will be held in the ISU Fine Arts Building, Room 303.

Students will learn a variety of art techniques across a number of mediums, including ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The experience will focus on teaching children to express their individual creativity in an art classroom setting. (more…)

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