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Idaho State University Honors Program features new director Shannon Nawotniak

August 21, 2018

POCATELLO – Making the Idaho State University Honors Program, the premier honors program in Idaho, more visible and strengthening collaborations across campus are among the goals new director Shannon Kobs Nawotniak has for the program.

How thick is the skin of the earth? Idaho State University researchers discover a simple empirical model to predict soil thickness

August 17, 2018

POCATELLO –A team of Idaho State University researchers working at the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service has discovered a simple method for predicting the spatial distribution of soil thickness across a landscape.

Public can view live exploration of underwater volcanoes from study that involves ISU researchers looking at possibility of life on Saturn moon 

August 16, 2018

POCATELLO – The public and educators can join Idaho State University geosciences Associate Professor Shannon Kobs Nawotniak as researchers from NASA, NOAA and other partners explore the possibility of life on one of Saturn’s moons by sending unmanned submersibles down to study volcanoes on the Pacific Ocean’s sea floor.

Biological sciences major Cody Feldman is ISU Career Path Intern of the Month for August

August 15, 2018

POCATELLO – Cody Feldman has been named the Idaho State University Career Path Intern for the month of August by the ISU Career Center.

ISU engineering teams with Idaho Transportation Department on testing low-cost, high-quality concrete used for bridge construction

August 10, 2018

POCATELLO­ – Idaho State University civil engineers and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are teaming up on the second phase of testing of a new type of concrete material that will be installed between girders on a Highway 36 bridge over the Bear River near Preston.

Idaho State University summer undergraduate researchers head to Idaho INBRE Research Conference in Moscow July 30-Aug. 1

July 30, 2018

POCATELLO  – Fourteen undergraduate students who paired with mentors to complete 10 weeks of intensive work as full-time biomedical researchers at Idaho State University as part of the Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Summer Fellowship program are heading to Moscow to present their findings.

Idaho State University’s Emerald Dawn Ryan among Idaho National Laboratory’s second cohort of 13 graduate fellows 

July 27, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University nuclear science and engineering doctoral student Emerald Dawn Ryan is among 13 students in the Idaho National Laboratory’s second cohort of graduate fellows.

Phrozen physics demo Set Aug. 1 at Pine Ridge Mall

July 25, 2018

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University physics program and Pine Ridge Mall invite the public to join them in the mall’s food court from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, for liquid nitrogen ice cream and phrozen physics demonstrations.

ISU signs MOU on scientific cooperation with Public Health England to continue health physics research collaboration

July 13, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England to continue collaborating on the effects of radiation on humans.

July ISU Career Path Intern of the Month is Zane Stephenson

July 13, 2018

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Career Center has named Zane Stephenson as the July Career Path Intern of the Month.