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Research by ISU’s Shannon Kobs Nawotniak figures prominently in special issue of Astrobiology released in March

Is the best way to communicate with future astronauts on Mars by texting?

March 18, 2019

ISU anthropologists working on documenting life of 500-year-old mummy with researchers across country

POCATELLO – Researchers from Idaho State University, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Michigan State University, the University of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania State University are working to document and return the remains of a 500-year-old Incan mummy to Bolivia.

March 7, 2019

Idaho State University - Meridian professors working to improve outcomes for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing

New visual results to help parents understand their child’s needs

February 28, 2019

ISU electrical engineering Director Steve Chiu receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to Iceland to participate in national exchange

POCATELLO – The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Steve Chiu, Idaho State University associate professor and director of electrical engineering, has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Iceland.

February 28, 2019

Idaho Museum of Natural History researchers receive grant to digitally scan bones of California blue whale

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University received a $20,000 award from the National Science Foundation in January to scan the entire skeleton of a blue whale that washed ashore in California. The skeleton is at the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, California.

February 25, 2019

3MT Competition: Bengals take honors in state research challenge

BOISE – It was a daunting task – condensing thousands of words and hundreds of hours of research into a three-minute presentation before a live audience.  But five Idaho State University graduate students rose to the challenge at the state’s first Three Minute Thesis/3 Minute Masters Competition Feb. 12 in Boise.

February 15, 2019

Three minutes, one slide: Bengals to participate in state research challenge

POCATELLO – Imagine spending years researching and writing your master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, then having just three minutes to explain the content.

February 1, 2019

Idaho State University professors identify some of last remaining populations of native cutthroat trout in the Portneuf River

POCATELLO ­– For the last 20 years, Idaho State University fish ecologists Ernest Keeley and Janet Loxterman in the Department of Biological Sciences have studied Cutthroat Trout populations in waters from Alaska to New Mexico.  Among their other research endeavors, they have identified some of the last remaining native, genetically pure populations of Cutthroat Trout in the areas around Pocatello, including distinct subspecies variations, in some unlikely places.

January 17, 2019

Idaho State University researchers help create skull of ancient scissor-toothed shark, Edestus

POCATELLO – The ancient scissor-toothed shark Edestus was a “weird, weird beastie,” according to Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and Idaho Museum of Natural History director.

January 17, 2019

Idaho State University psychology professor recruits 125 area women for study

POCATELLO – Over the past four years, Idaho State University Clinical Psychology Professor Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley’s Perinatal Psychobiology Laboratory team has talked to more than 100 expectant mothers in Southeast Idaho to help identify risk factors for rural families.

January 7, 2019

 

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