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Zane Stephenson with bull trout

Shout out for Bull Trout

August 11, 2020

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

Layout of Precast Inc. Magazine story featuring ISU program.

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.

Rebecca Hale standing near Gibson Jack trailhead.

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.

Dr. Mashal, in foreground, instructing students.

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.

Kennalee Orme posing in chemistry lab.

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.

Professor Jenkins in her lab holding a beaker.

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

Poster of codebreaker event

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. 

Researcher in foreground of shot of Rose Creek in Yellowstone NP.

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.

Emilty Oliphant standing by a tree and fence

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.