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Idaho State has three finalists in CAPE/Annual Baby Shark Tank Competition hosted by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies

September 15, 2020

The finalists of the inaugural CAPE/Baby Shark Tank virtual pitch competition have been selected, and include three teams from Idaho State University. Each will have up to 5 minutes to pitch their idea on Sept. 24 starting at 10 a.m. on GoToWebinar.

ISU undergrad Robbie Spiers off to fast start doing high-level research

September 1, 2020

POCATELLO – While the vast majority of his classmates were preparing for the new 2020 fall semester by buying books and doing the usual things, Idaho State University junior Robbie Spiers was delivering a “Broadcast talk” at the American Chemical Society’s 2020 Virtual Meeting and Expo, held Aug. 14-17.

SARE program gives ISU undergrad Alyssa DeSmit the research opportunity to help unravel mysteries of Gibson Jack drainage

August 18, 2020

POCATELLO – On many mornings this summer, Idaho State University geosciences undergraduate student Alyssa DeSmit has been hiking up the Gibson Jack Creek, often accompanied by ISU geosciences Masters student Thane Kindred, to measure the quality of the creek’s headwaters.

ISU Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar filmed for Discovery Education video

August 11, 2020

POCATELLO – Discovery Education, an offshoot of the Discovery Channel, was on the Idaho State University campus earlier this month to film Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar for an educational video segment as part of its “Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World” K-12 curriculum.

Shout out for Bull Trout

August 11, 2020

ISU grad student Zane Stephenson studies this Idaho iconic species in shadow of Mount Borah

ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering featured in national magazine

August 6, 2020

POCATELLO – For the second time in less than a year, the Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been featured in Precast Inc. Magazine, a national magazine published by the National Precast Concrete Association.

ISU Professor Hale lands two NSF grants to study stream carbon cycles at Gibson Jack Creek, SLC areas

July 28, 2020

POCATELLO – Researchers at Idaho State University are studying Gibson Jack Creek, located at a well-known and popular outdoor recreation area just outside of Pocatello, and a Salt Lake City-area stream to get a better insight on how streams cycle carbon – which has large implications for understanding climate change.

ISU engineering Professor/CAES Fellow Mustafa Mashal receives 2020 Alfred Noble Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers

July 17, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University civil and environmental engineering Associate Professor and Center for Advanced Energy Fellow Mustafa Mashal has been honored with the 2020 Alfred Noble Prize for being the lead author on the paper “Low-Damage Seismic Design for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” which appeared in the Journal of Bridge Engineering, July 2019.

ISU chemistry student Orme’s research poster places second nationally; undergraduate appreciates research opportunities

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Kennalee Orme from Rexburg won second place for her research poster at the POLY Industrial Advisory Board sponsored Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society this summer.

ISU chemistry Professor Jenkins lands $308k NSF grant to use waste sulfur to remove contaminants from wastewater, create greener glues

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO – Each year worldwide about 150 billion pounds of elemental sulfur waste is produced from refining crude oil and Idaho State University chemistry Assistant Professor Courtney Jenkins, assisted by a team of ISU undergraduate students, is trying to create functional materials from it.