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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.”

Volunteers needed for ISU’s 2018 Haunted Science Lab

September 25, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Physics Department is looking for volunteers to help with its Haunted Science Lab Oct. 9 – 27.

A rainbow trout splashing in water after being released by a fishermen whose hand you can see.

$20 Million Idaho research award focuses on genetics of rainbow trout, sagebrush

September 18, 2018

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will share a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Idaho State University and Boise State University to support research aimed at uncovering and predicting how rainbow trout and sagebrush adjust to changing environments.

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President of American Society for Civil Engineers Kristina Swallow to participate in presentations at ISU on Sept. 18

September 13, 2018

POCATELLO – Kristina Swallow, national president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will be featured in two presentations at Idaho State University on Sept. 18.

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ISU graduate student James Norris to present overview of neutrino experiment at Weber State University on Oct. 17

September 6, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University graduate student James Norris has been invited to present “An Overview of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)” at Weber State University on Oct. 17 from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Photo of a Cutthroat Trout swimming underwater.

Idaho State University biological sciences, geosciences faculty contribute to new book on Cutthroat Trout

September 6, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences professor Ernest Keeley, associate professor Janet Loxterman and affiliate faculty Kitty Griswold, and geosciences professor Paul Link have contributed to the new book Cutthroat Trout: Evolutionary Biology and Taxonomy.

Shannon Kobs Nawotniak

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.

Nicolas Patton

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.

Hercules Recover craft

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.