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Idaho State University geoscience grad students help discover new hydrothermal field off Oregon Coast

July 1, 2019

POCATELLO – Two graduate students at Idaho State University earlier this month helped discover a new ocean vent field on the deep-ocean floor off the coast of Oregon, a finding that has implications for searching for life on other planets.

Idaho State University researcher L.J. Krumenacker helps name seven new Idaho fossil species, including one after his former ISU advisor

June 17, 2019

POCATELLO – Of the seven new species of prehistoric Idaho creatures Idaho State University Department of Geosciences affiliate researcher L.J. Krumenacker was able to help document and name in scientific journals that were published this month, his favorite is Cimolodon akersteni, named after his former advisor and paleontological mentor Bill Akersten, who retired from ISU about a decade ago.

Newly discovered Apollo Vent Field in Pacific by ISU researchers offers glimpse of alien worlds

June 11, 2019

The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) Research Program team aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus is thrilled to have discovered a new hydrothermal field at the northern Gorda Ridge in the Pacific Ocean.

ISU physics department to offer water rocket festival June 29-30

June 11, 2019

POCATELLO – There will be a free water rocket workshop for teens put on by students and faculty from  the Idaho State University Department of Physics from 10 a.m. to noon on June 29 and 30 at Tydeman Park in Pocatello.

Idaho State University student Jennie Nelson receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences major Jennie Nelson was one of 496 students nationwide out of an applicant pool of more than 5,000 who has been selected for a 2019-20 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Idaho State University Researchers teaming with Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat to test, improve new product, with help of $83,000 IGEM Grant

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Researchers at Idaho State University and the founder of Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat in Pocatello are excited to be working together to test and improve the product, thanks to a $83,000 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce.

ISU civil and environmental engineering teams to compete in the national 2019 PCI Big Beam Competition, will hold final beam tests on May 17

May 8, 2019

POCATELLO – Two teams of Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering students are competing in the 2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Big Beam Competition and will hold the final destructive testing of their concrete beams on May 17.

Idaho State University researchers use cockroaches to search for narcotics

May 2, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers, led by biological sciences master’s student Kayla Pavlick, are experimenting with cockroaches to see how well they can be trained to detect narcotics.

ISU student athlete Chris Brininger earns master’s in chemistry – heading on for Ph.D.

May 1, 2019

POCATELLO – If Idaho State University student and track athlete Chris Brininger hadn’t decided to ride his motorcycle at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes during his junior year of high school, the Boise resident may have never discovered ISU and his passion for research.

ISU Idaho Accelerator Center announces record production of form of medical isotope copper-67 that will be used in cancer clinical trials

April 30, 2019

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center has increased its production capacity of a highly pure form of the medical isotope copper-67 that can now be more easily used in clinical trials to test its effectiveness in fighting cancer.