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Steve Chiu standing next to electrical engineering equipment.

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

February 28, 2019

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.

Photo of Leif Tapanila and Jesse Pruitt of the IVL holding a large vertebrae of a whale.

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

February 25, 2019

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.

3MT Competition: Bengals take honors in state research challenge

February 15, 2019

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.

Research in 3 Minutes Poster

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

February 1, 2019

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

Ernest Keeley, left, directing a student during a study on the lower Portneuf River.

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

January 17, 2019

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.

Photo of IMNH director Tapanila with replicas of scissor-toothed shark jaws.

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

January 17, 2019

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.

Idaho State University psychology professor recruits 125 area women for study

January 7, 2019

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.

ISU Ph.D. student Omid Heidari poses with the type of robot that will be used in the IGEM project.

Idaho State University, industry partner House of Design receive $162K IGEM grant to develop application to connect robotics with augmented reality

December 11, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers will work with the robotic systems integration company House of Design in Nampa to enable programmers wearing augmented reality glasses to communicate directly with robots.

Photo of Oliphant and Berian standing in front of their research poster.

Idaho State University study reveals dangerous prescribing practices for Idaho patients on opioids

December 11, 2018

A quarter of chronic users received high-risk drug combinations

Idaho State University’s Colden Baxter receives Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award

December 7, 2018

POCATELLO ­– Colden Baxter, Idaho State University biological sciences professor, is the recipient of the 2018 Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.