ISU News: Research
Research by ISU’s Shannon Kobs Nawotniak figures prominently in special issue of Astrobiology released in March
March 18, 2019
Is the best way to communicate with future astronauts on Mars by texting?
ISU anthropologists working on documenting life of 500-year-old mummy with researchers across country
March 7, 2019
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.
Idaho State University - Meridian professors working to improve outcomes for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing
February 28, 2019
New visual results to help parents understand their child’s needs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.