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ISU Professor Finney co-authors study supporting theory earliest North American humans arrived by ocean route

February 19, 2020

POCATELLO – A study co-authored by Idaho State University Professor Bruce Finney bolsters the argument that more than 15,000 years ago that the first humans who traveled to North America used a coastal route, traveling by boat, as opposed to traveling from the north, walking over a land bridge and then southward between the large retreating glaciers.

Ruth Andrews in lab.

Idaho GEM3 project focusing on trout and sagebrush aims to produce new scientists

February 11, 2020

POCATELLO – The $20 million GEM3 grant engaging researchers from public universities throughout Idaho is expansive in its scope of studying two iconic Idaho species, sagebrush and redband trout, and along the way it hopes to encourage students to choose a career path in science.

'Science of Science Writing' panel discussion set Feb. 27 at Center for Advanced Energy Studies

February 4, 2020

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies CAES will host a panel discussion on journal writing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 in the CAES Auditorium. 

Professor Pearson in mountains with glacier in the background

Petroleum Experts donate MOVEModeling software worth more than $2.5 million to Idaho State University Geosciences department

January 31, 2020

POCATELLO – Petroleum Experts Limited has donated the equivalent of more than $2.5 million in oil and gas-industry software for use by the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences that will be used by ISU researchers working on a National Science Foundation grant and for teaching of advanced graduate-level geosciences courses.

ISU Civil and Environmental Engineering featured in national publication

January 27, 2020

The ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its precast engineering studio are featured in the January/February 2020 edition of Precast Inc., a national magazine published by the National Precast Concrete Association.

ISU American Fisheries Society to hold ice-fishing derby Jan. 25 at Sportsman's Park

January 7, 2020

POCATELLO – A fishing derby Jan. 25 at Sportsman’s Park on the west side of American Falls Reservoir features a $500 first-place prize for the largest Rainbow trout and a $250 first-place prize for perch.

Mana Scholarship recipient Joselynn Castillo

ISU student Joselynn Castillo receives $10,000 scholarship from the Maná Scholarship Program

November 19, 2019

POCATELLO – Joselynn Castillo wasn’t even going to apply for the Maná Scholarship because she thought there was no way she could win a national scholarship. However, with the encouragement of her mother, she applied and was one of 15 students selected out of a pool of 1,200 to receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Ken Aho in his lab

ISU Professor Aho studies how airborne bacteria, fungi help it rain and snow

November 5, 2019

POCATELLO – Most people don’t think of weather as having a biological component and aren’t aware of the role airborne bacteria and fungi have in helping create rain and snow. But Ken Aho, Idaho State University associate professor of biological sciences, studies this phenomenon.

Two ISU undergraduate biology students to present at Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students Nov. 13-16

October 25, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biology undergraduate students Magdalena Argomaniz and Hannah Aken will present their research at the Annual Biology Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Nov. 13-16 in Anaheim, California. 

ISU nuclear engineering professor receives $800,000 grant for materials science research

October 25, 2019

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho State University nuclear engineering Associate Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is the principal investigator on a $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program to study itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny, 10-to-the-minus-6-meter materials to determine their strength to support development of new nuclear fuels.