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Photo of Ph.D. student Amy Commodore and her advisor Bruce Finney in the ISU Stable Isotopes Laboratory, pictured with some samples of owl pellets in small jars.

Old piles of bones deposited by owls assist ISU Ph.D. student Amy Commendador's research on past climates of the Snake River Plain

December 5, 2018

POCATELLO – To understand changes in the Snake River Plain’s climate and ecosystem over thousands of years, Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student Amy Commendador has been analyzing the contents of owl pellets using a sophisticated instrument called an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

Keith Weber sitting at his desk in front of computer screens.

Idaho State University is using its research and proven technologies to aid wildfire efforts in California, across the West

December 3, 2018

POCATELLO – It is early December and wildfire season for Idaho State University’s Keith Weber, Director of the Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center, is just now winding down – or is it? 

Regional universities including Idaho State University take part in national cyber competition at INL

November 29, 2018

For the first time, Idaho National Laboratory will host six university teams from across the region, including Idaho State University, taking part in a national cybersecurity competition, according to an Idaho National Laboratory news release.

Chris Tennant in the field standing on a rock setting up a measuring instrument on a tripod.

Idaho State University Ph.D. student Chris Tennant’s research on snowpack measurement recognized

November 20, 2018

Big data equals better forecasting and a boon for water managers

Dave Pearson posing in the mountains.

Petroleum Experts donate MOVE software worth nearly $1 million to Idaho State University geosciences department

November 8, 2018

POCATELLO – Petroleum Experts Limited has donated the equivalent of $980,000 in oil and gas software for use by the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences. The software will be used by ISU researchers working on a National Science Foundation Grant and for teaching of advanced graduate-level geosciences courses.

Sierra Hart photo

ISU sophomore Sierra Hart named CPI of the Month for work with Idaho Department of Fish and Game

November 2, 2018

POCATELLO – Sierra Hart, a sophomore Idaho State University biology and ecology major, has been named the November ISU Career Path Intern of Month by the ISU Career Center for her work with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Photo of participants at math competition.

Idaho State University math department hosts competition that attracts ISU, prep teams

October 30, 2018

POCATELLO – The team of Idaho State University math students comprised of Caleb Monoran, Alex Gose-Eells and Rosetta Roberts earned an Outstanding Award at the SIMIODE SCUDEM III 2018 Modeling Challenge hosted by the ISU Department of Mathematics and Statistics on Saturday, Oct. 27.

ISU Physics and Pocatello Kiwanis to host a Haunted Science Lab Oct. 27

October 18, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Physics, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello and the ISU Society of Physics Students will host a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the in the ISU Eames Center.

Hackathon winning team photo

ISU/CAES Professor Leslie Kerby's team wins IEEE Big Data, IEEE Brain Hackathon at international conference in Tokyo

October 11, 2018

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho State University and Center for Advanced Energy Studies Assistant Professor Leslie Kerby was on the winning team of the IEEE Big Data, IEEE Brain Hackathon at COMPSAC 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Caleb Renner photo on top of a mountain

 ISU Honors Program student Caleb Renner excels at NASA summer internship

October 1, 2018

POCATELLO – Caleb Renner, a junior in the Idaho State University Honors Program, earned a summer internship at the NASA Ames Research Center in California to work on his project titled “Porosity and Permeability of Basaltic Rocks and their Alteration States: Implications for the Habitability of Microbial Life in Volcanic Rocks on Earth and Mars.”