ISU News: College of Science and Engineering
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.
Northern Great Plains ‘greening’ during recent climate change
July 1, 2020
Plants absorb more carbon, use less water but nitrogen levels decrease
ISU's Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar will discuss nuclear energy at the virtual CAES Codebreaker seminar on July 2
June 22, 2020
Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University who was sworn in as President of the Americasdn Nuclear Society (ANS) earlier this month, will discuss nuclear energy at the virtual CAES Codebreaker seminar at 3:30 pm MT on July 2.
ISU doctoral researcher Jeremy Brooks perseveres through disrupted Yellowstone field season
May 12, 2020
POCATELLO – Idaho State University doctoral field researcher Jeremy Brooks was expecting to be out in the wild, open spaces of Yellowstone National Park this spring collecting crucial data for a National Science Foundation study. Instead, for the bulk of the semester he has found himself inside his home using a microscope to examine aquatic insect samples, measuring the teeth of blackfly larvae and the patterns of colorations on the backs of stoneflies.
ISU’s Emily Oliphant receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
May 5, 2020
POCATELLO – Idaho State University physics major Emily Oliphant, 20, who has completed her undergraduate this spring in three years, has received a three-year National Science Foundation Science Graduate Research Fellowship Program to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Michigan.