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Clark County John Doe discovered in 1979 identified by ISU, UNH and DNA DOE Project researchers

POCATELLO – The DNA Doe Project, with help from Idaho State University  anthropologist Samantha Blatt and former ISU faculty Amy Michael, has made a tentative positive identification of Clark County, Idaho/Buffalo Cave John Doe, whose remains were originally found in 1979.

November 13, 2019

$100,000 Available to ISU Faculty from CAES Seed Grant Program

The ISU Office for Research is pleased to announce an Internal Seed Grant Program for energy-related research associated with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).  $100K is available and individual awards are expected to range from $5K - $20K.

November 7, 2019

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

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.

November 5, 2019

Museum, virtual lab team up to learn natural history of ancient scissor-tooth sharks

POCATELLO – Oh, what a weird, wonderful and wet world it was in the midwestern United States about 250 million years ago when what is now land was covered by a giant sea.

October 30, 2019

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

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.

October 25, 2019

Idaho State University researcher discovers first Idaho dinosaur burrow  

POCATELLO –Idaho State University Department of Geosciences affiliate researcher L.J. Krumenacker has discovered and documented the first dinosaur burrow in Idaho, which is just the second dinosaur burrow discovered in North America and the third discovered in the world. Both North American burrows are from the dinosaur Oryctodromeus, Idaho’s most common dinosaur.

October 23, 2019

ISU biology professor, student conduct research in Catalina Island; Master's student to present findings in January

POCATELLO – Santa Catalina Island is known for its glass bottom boats, scuba and snorkeling spots, and panoramic views of the pacific, but to Idaho State University biological sciences Assistant Professor Devaleena Pradhan, the island is known for the Bluebanded Goby fish.

By Tori Parks, Marketing Intern | October 23, 2019

Public invited to view ISU vice president for research finalist presentations

POCATELLO – The public is invited to watch presentations by the three finalists for the Idaho State University vice president for research and economic development position, who will be visiting campus Oct. 21- Nov. 1. 

October 16, 2019

ISU awarded more than $1 million to build Disaster Response Complex in Pocatello

ISU civil and environmental engineering faculty work in collaboration with INL, CAES

September 23, 2019

Two ISU civil engineering student teams record Top-10 finishes at national PCI Big Beam Competition

POCATELLO – Two teams of Idaho State University civil and environmental engineering students finished in the top 10 at the 2019 Precast/Prestressed Institute (PCI) Big Beam Competition.

September 17, 2019

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