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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.

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ISU’s successful Family Medicine Residency Program has plans to expand including rural residency spot in Rexburg

February 22, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s highly successful and lauded Family Medicine Residency Program continues to answer Idaho’s physician shortage and has plans for expansion, which includes a rural training track in Rexburg that could begin in 2019.

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Idaho State University dental hygiene article named ‘Most Notable’ by Journal of Dental Education; student author Victoria Martin garners award

February 13, 2018

POCATELLO – An article written by an Idaho State University online master’s program dental hygiene student Victoria Martin and ISU faculty on her thesis committee was named one of 10 of the Most Notable Articles of 2017 published in Journal of Dental Education.

A portrait of ISU researcher Grace Chen.

ISU mathematics and statistics Professor Shu-Chuan 'Grace' Chen receives fellowship from the Taiwanese government for sabbatical

February 13, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Associate Professor Shu-Chuan “Grace” Chen has received a distinguished fellowship from the government of Taiwan to serve a one-year sabbatical at the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan to help support the development of bioinformatics.

Photo of student Caitlin Rushlow standing in front of the Prudhoe Bay General Store in Alaska.

Idaho State University geosciences doctoral student Caitlin Rushlow’s research recognized at world’s largest geosciences meeting

February 8, 2018

POCATELLO – The honor for a winning prestigious research award was nice, but Idaho State University geosciences doctoral degree candidate Caitlin Rushlow enjoyed her time in the field in Arctic Alaska doing her research even better.

Group photo of clinical psychology faculty and staff.

Idaho State University Clinical Psychology doctoral program ranked fourth best in USA by Best Counseling Degrees

February 6, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program is ranked the fourth best in the United States by BestCounselingDegrees.net.

Photo of Caroline Faure with buildings in the background.

Wives of NFL players say concussions underreported according to studies by Idaho State University’s Caroline Faure

January 30, 2018

POCATELLO – After corresponding with wives of current and former NFL players, Idaho State University researcher Caroline Faure has concluded that concussion is likely underreported in the NFL and that the wives and families of concussed and potentially concussed players could use more support.