ISU News: College of Science and Engineering
Idaho Museum of Natural History to honor Charles Peterson, ISU biology professor
March 5, 2019
POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University campus will honor Idaho State University Professor Charles (Chuck) Peterson with a Natural History Hero Award at the fourth annual Museum Masquerade Benefit on March 30.
ISU electrical engineering Director Steve Chiu receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to Iceland to participate in national exchange
February 28, 2019
POCATELLO – The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Steve Chiu, Idaho State University associate professor and director of electrical engineering, has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Iceland.
Idaho Museum of Natural History researchers receive grant to digitally scan bones of California blue whale
February 25, 2019
POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University received a $20,000 award from the National Science Foundation in January to scan the entire skeleton of a blue whale that washed ashore in California. The skeleton is at the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, California.
ON Semiconductor Increases Support for Idaho State University Department of Electrical Engineering
January 18, 2019
Donation of design workstations, funding for design software and curriculum development collaboration underline the company’s support for local students
Idaho State University professors identify some of last remaining populations of native cutthroat trout in the Portneuf River
January 17, 2019
POCATELLO – For the last 20 years, Idaho State University fish ecologists Ernest Keeley and Janet Loxterman in the Department of Biological Sciences have studied Cutthroat Trout populations in waters from Alaska to New Mexico. Among their other research endeavors, they have identified some of the last remaining native, genetically pure populations of Cutthroat Trout in the areas around Pocatello, including distinct subspecies variations, in some unlikely places.
Idaho State University researchers help create skull of ancient scissor-toothed shark, Edestus
January 17, 2019
POCATELLO – The ancient scissor-toothed shark Edestus was a “weird, weird beastie,” according to Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and Idaho Museum of Natural History director.
Jan. 26 Fishing Derby at Sportsman’s Park at American Falls Reservoir Features $500 First Prize for Trout, $250 for Perch
January 7, 2019
POCATELLO – A fishing derby running 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sportsman’s Park on the west side of American Falls Reservoir near Aberdeen features a $500 first-place prize for the largest trout and a $250 first-place prize for the largest perch.
Idaho State University, industry partner House of Design receive $162K IGEM grant to develop application to connect robotics with augmented reality
December 11, 2018
POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers will work with the robotic systems integration company House of Design in Nampa to enable programmers wearing augmented reality glasses to communicate directly with robots.
Idaho State University’s Colden Baxter receives Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award
December 7, 2018
POCATELLO – Colden Baxter, Idaho State University biological sciences professor, is the recipient of the 2018 Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.
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.