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Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Research Day April 20 in Pocatello and Meridian

April 10, 2018

POCATELLO – “Navigating Idaho’s Opioid Epidemic: A Holistic Approach” is the theme of the 2018 Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences annual Research Day set April 20, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Pocatello and Meridian.

Students working in anthropology field school in 2016

ISU students to participate in Archaeology Field School in Kimberly this May at mammoth site

April 10, 2018

POCATELLO – This May, Idaho State University anthropology students will have the opportunity to participate in the 2018 ISU Archaeology Field School. Students will spend four weeks in Kimberly, Idaho, at the Olsen Mammoth Site looking for the remains of a Columbian Mammoth.

Idaho State University’s Bengal Pharmacy will celebrate grand opening of fourth telepharmacy

April 3, 2018

KENDRICK —  Bengal Pharmacy will celebrating the opening of its newest telepharmacy location in Kendrick, Idaho at an open house April 5.

Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2018 Outstanding Researcher Awards

March 29, 2018

POCATELLO – Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2018 Outstanding Researcher Awards and will be honored at a reception on April 10. One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2018 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at ISU commencement on May 5.

Camie Parsons in the lab looking at some chemicals.

ISU student Camie Parsons uses chemistry to make mark on hair industry; creates new, healthy product for fixing damaged hair

March 28, 2018

POCATELLO – Camie Parsons, a current, nontraditional Idaho State University chemistry master’s student, never imagined that being a cosmetologist would prompt her to go back to college to study chemistry. She’s now a single mother to four kids, completing graduate school and starting a business based off her cosmetology and chemistry background.

Idaho State University to hold Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 12 

March 22, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Undergraduate Student Research Symposium will take place Thursday, April 12, in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Emily Morley standing by research poster

ISU chemistry major Emily Morley to present research on potential drug delivery system at national conference

March 12, 2018

POCATELLO – Emily Morley, an Idaho State University chemistry student, has always been interested in science. But, it wasn’t until she was a freshman at ISU that she got involved in chemistry-based research and realized chemistry was her passion.

Photo of ISU researchers in the field by some pine trees looking at instruments.

Idaho State University water quality workshop attracting experts from around the world  

March 9, 2018

POCATELLO – Experts from Europe, throughout the United States, Idaho State University and Idaho will gather at ISU for a three-day Concentration Discharge Workshop March 12-14 focused on improving the science of water quality.

Idaho principals share their thoughts on teacher evaluation

March 7, 2018

An Idaho State University study completed in 2017 revealed perceptions held by Idaho principals about the statewide teacher evaluation program implemented in 2015. Noteworthy findings included that principals believe the evaluation program helps them identify both good and poor teachers, helped inform the professional development needs of their teachers, and that they are adequately trained and knowledgeable about how to properly conduct teacher evaluation according to state guidelines.

Photo of Lisa Lau and David Unobe in the chemistry lab working with computers.

Idaho State University chemistry researchers use thermal imaging to retrieve serial numbers from stolen property in a non-destructive manner

March 5, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Department of Chemistry researchers are using thermal imaging – and a lot of complicated math formulas – to develop a nondestructive means of recovering defaced or scraped serial numbers from stolen items such as guns or vehicles.