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Photo of Ph.D. student Amy Commodore and her advisor Bruce Finney in the ISU Stable Isotopes Laboratory, pictured with some samples of owl pellets in small jars.

Old piles of bones deposited by owls assist ISU Ph.D. student Amy Commendador's research on past climates of the Snake River Plain

December 5, 2018

POCATELLO – To understand changes in the Snake River Plain’s climate and ecosystem over thousands of years, Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student Amy Commendador has been analyzing the contents of owl pellets using a sophisticated instrument called an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

Keith Weber sitting at his desk in front of computer screens.

Idaho State University is using its research and proven technologies to aid wildfire efforts in California, across the West

December 3, 2018

POCATELLO – It is early December and wildfire season for Idaho State University’s Keith Weber, Director of the Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center, is just now winding down – or is it? 

Idaho State University researcher Phil Homan receives $3,500 Idaho Humanities Award to conduct research on South African war horses from Idaho

November 21, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Professor Philip Homan was awarded a $3,500 research fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council to conduct research on the experience of the South African War horse from Idaho to the Transvaal. Homan’s project “‘This Flotsam and Jetsam of Human Passions’: Idaho War Horses to the South African War, 1899-1902,” explores Idaho’s global reach.

Chris Tennant in the field standing on a rock setting up a measuring instrument on a tripod.

Idaho State University Ph.D. student Chris Tennant’s research on snowpack measurement recognized

November 20, 2018

Big data equals better forecasting and a boon for water managers

Maria Wong posing in front of research poster.

Idaho State University Professor Maria Wong's paper selected for National Institutes of Health Research Spotlights

November 9, 2018

POCATELLO – A recent paper by Idaho State University Professor Maria Wong has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for inclusion in its Research Spotlights series.

Dave Pearson posing in the mountains.

Petroleum Experts donate MOVE software worth nearly $1 million to Idaho State University geosciences department

November 8, 2018

POCATELLO – Petroleum Experts Limited has donated the equivalent of $980,000 in oil and gas software for use by the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences. The software will be used by ISU researchers working on a National Science Foundation Grant and for teaching of advanced graduate-level geosciences courses.

Idaho State announces interim vice president for research

November 1, 2018

POCATELLO—Idaho State University announced today that Scott Snyder, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, will serve as the interim vice president for research after Neels Van der Schyf retires at the end of the year. Snyder will continue in his capacity as dean during and after this interim appointment.

Idaho State University Associate Professor Karen Hartman publishes research in International Journal of Sport Communication

October 24, 2018

POCATELLO – If you’re in a crisis, it is best to tell the media your problem before journalists find out. That’s what Prof. Karen Hartman and her co-author, Travis Bell (University of South Florida), found in their research published in the latest volume of the International Journal of Sport Communication.

Idaho State University Diversity Resource Center partners with new ISU Intercultural Competence Laboratory

October 22, 2018

POCATELLO – The new Idaho State University Cultural Competence Laboratory is partnering with the ISU Diversity Resource Center and will be housed with it in the Rendezvous Complex.

New grant writer Mary van Muelken focused on research initiatives joins the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences 

October 12, 2018

POCATELLO – Mary van Muelken, a grant writer whose efforts will be dedicated to coordinating research funding for a variety of projects, has joined the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences at Idaho State University.