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ISU Institute of Rural Health seeks comment on statewide traumatic brain injury plan

August 20, 2018

MERIDIAN—Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health has received a $450,000 grant from the federal Administration for Community Living to continue the development of a statewide action plan to address the needs of citizens living with a traumatic brain injury or TBI.

How thick is the skin of the earth? Idaho State University researchers discover a simple empirical model to predict soil thickness

August 17, 2018

POCATELLO –A team of Idaho State University researchers working at the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service has discovered a simple method for predicting the spatial distribution of soil thickness across a landscape.

Public can view live exploration of underwater volcanoes from study that involves ISU researchers looking at possibility of life on Saturn moon 

August 16, 2018

POCATELLO – The public and educators can join Idaho State University geosciences Associate Professor Shannon Kobs Nawotniak as researchers from NASA, NOAA and other partners explore the possibility of life on one of Saturn’s moons by sending unmanned submersibles down to study volcanoes on the Pacific Ocean’s sea floor.

ISU engineering teams with Idaho Transportation Department on testing low-cost, high-quality concrete used for bridge construction

August 10, 2018

POCATELLO­ – Idaho State University civil engineers and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are teaming up on the second phase of testing of a new type of concrete material that will be installed between girders on a Highway 36 bridge over the Bear River near Preston.

Idaho State University summer undergraduate researchers head to Idaho INBRE Research Conference in Moscow July 30-Aug. 1

July 30, 2018

POCATELLO  – Fourteen undergraduate students who paired with mentors to complete 10 weeks of intensive work as full-time biomedical researchers at Idaho State University as part of the Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Summer Fellowship program are heading to Moscow to present their findings.

Idaho State University’s Emerald Dawn Ryan among Idaho National Laboratory’s second cohort of 13 graduate fellows 

July 27, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University nuclear science and engineering doctoral student Emerald Dawn Ryan is among 13 students in the Idaho National Laboratory’s second cohort of graduate fellows.

ISU Department of Psychology faculty receive competitive grants, provide opportunities for students

July 26, 2018

POCATELLO – Thanks to six external grants totaling over $3 million, Idaho State University’s Department of Psychology can provide invaluable research opportunities for students. 

ISU signs MOU on scientific cooperation with Public Health England to continue health physics research collaboration

July 13, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England to continue collaborating on the effects of radiation on humans.

Fourteen East Idaho high school students become biomedical research interns for Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy

July 13, 2018

POCATELLO – Fourteen East Idaho high school students from the Pocatello, Chubbuck, Blackfoot Fort Hall and Marsh Valley areas became biomedical researchers for a two-week internship at Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy during the month of June.

July ISU Career Path Intern of the Month is Zane Stephenson

July 13, 2018

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Career Center has named Zane Stephenson as the July Career Path Intern of the Month.