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2020 Undergraduate Research STEM travel funds are now available

August 16, 2019

Newly hatched swan cygnets on the nest.

ISU researchers study Trumpeter Swans on SE Idaho wildlife refuges

August 15, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences master’s student Paige Miller has continued ISU research of Southeast Idaho Trumpeter Swans this summer by using remote cameras and placing tiny thermometers inside of empty egg shells.

Mali researchers and guards posing in front of vehicles during 2003 trip.

Saharan paleontology study reveals extremes of science research for ISU’s Leif Tapanila

August 14, 2019

POCATELLO – Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, is a co-author on a scientific paper published this summer in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History that describes the Trans-Saharan Seaway in Mali, Africa, and the strange creatures that existed there 50 to 100 million years ago.

Phrozen physics demo, liquid nitrogen ice cream at Pine Ridge Mall Aug. 17

August 14, 2019

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University physics program and the Pine Ridge Mall invite the public to join them at the mall’s food court on Saturday, Aug. 17, for liquid nitrogen ice cream and “phrozen physics” demonstrations from 11 a.m. to noon.

ISU researchers active on the project.

Idaho State University geoscience grad students help discover new hydrothermal field off Oregon Coast

July 1, 2019

POCATELLO – Two graduate students at Idaho State University earlier this month helped discover a new ocean vent field on the deep-ocean floor off the coast of Oregon, a finding that has implications for searching for life on other planets.

L.J. Krumenacker

Idaho State University researcher L.J. Krumenacker helps name seven new Idaho fossil species, including one after his former ISU advisor

June 17, 2019

POCATELLO – Of the seven new species of prehistoric Idaho creatures Idaho State University Department of Geosciences affiliate researcher L.J. Krumenacker was able to help document and name in scientific journals that were published this month, his favorite is Cimolodon akersteni, named after his former advisor and paleontological mentor Bill Akersten, who retired from ISU about a decade ago.

Submarine exploring ocean bottom.

Newly discovered Apollo Vent Field in Pacific by ISU researchers offers glimpse of alien worlds

June 11, 2019

The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) Research Program team aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus is thrilled to have discovered a new hydrothermal field at the northern Gorda Ridge in the Pacific Ocean.

ISU physics department to offer water rocket festival June 29-30

June 11, 2019

POCATELLO – There will be a free water rocket workshop for teens put on by students and faculty from  the Idaho State University Department of Physics from 10 a.m. to noon on June 29 and 30 at Tydeman Park in Pocatello.

Idaho State University student Jennie Nelson receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences major Jennie Nelson was one of 496 students nationwide out of an applicant pool of more than 5,000 who has been selected for a 2019-20 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Group holding up a Washie toilet seat.

Idaho State University Researchers teaming with Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat to test, improve new product, with help of $83,000 IGEM Grant

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Researchers at Idaho State University and the founder of Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat in Pocatello are excited to be working together to test and improve the product, thanks to a $83,000 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce.