ISU News: College of Science and Engineering
ISU Department of Biological Sciences hosting ORAU series on biosystems signaling
August 21, 2019
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences is presenting a four-part seminar series under the theme "From Genome to Exposome: State of Biosystems Signaling in Response to Emerging Environmental Stressors” that begins Aug. 22.
Bengal nation well represented at annual Portneuf River Cleanup
August 19, 2019
POCATELLO – People throw a lot of strange stuff in the Portneuf River – stolen bikes, carpets, a bowling ball, an umbrella, yard waste, cell phones, weird dolls, metal grates, trash of all kinds and hundreds, if not thousands, of plastic bags – and a lot, lot more.
ISU researchers study Trumpeter Swans on SE Idaho wildlife refuges
August 15, 2019
POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences master’s student Paige Miller has continued ISU research of Southeast Idaho Trumpeter Swans this summer by using remote cameras and placing tiny thermometers inside of empty egg shells.
Saharan paleontology study reveals extremes of science research for ISU’s Leif Tapanila
August 14, 2019
POCATELLO – Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, is a co-author on a scientific paper published this summer in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History that describes the Trans-Saharan Seaway in Mali, Africa, and the strange creatures that existed there 50 to 100 million years ago.
Phrozen physics demo, liquid nitrogen ice cream at Pine Ridge Mall Aug. 17
August 14, 2019
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University physics program and the Pine Ridge Mall invite the public to join them at the mall’s food court on Saturday, Aug. 17, for liquid nitrogen ice cream and “phrozen physics” demonstrations from 11 a.m. to noon.
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.