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Idaho State University teams up with partners to protect crops against molds

September 26, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researcher Peter Sheridan and his partners at Idaho Hydro Tech (IHT) and Boise State University are teaming up on green technology to protect stored potatoes and other crops from molds and, potentially, other pathogens.

Professor Mashal with students posing at the Structural Laboratory at the Engineering Researh Complex

ISU Structural Dynamics Laboratory can test ability of structures to withstand earthquakes

September 21, 2017

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Engineering Research Complex’s Structural Dynamics Laboratory can test the ability of structures to withstand earthquakes.

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ISU Department of Psychology secures $50,871 grant to study spirituality and psychotherapy

September 21, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of Psychology received a $50,871 grant from Brigham Young University to study psychotherapy with the integration of spirituality in treatment.

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ISU student researchers work to improve Marsh Creek water quality

September 19, 2017

POCATELLO – Two Idaho State University geosciences students, master’s student Graham Meese and undergraduate Jeffery Carpenter, are working with geosciences Associate Professor Ben Crosby on a long-term study of Marsh Creek, a major tributary to the Portneuf River.

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Idaho State University geosciences department stresses very small possibility of strong earthquake following recent Soda Springs seismicity

September 5, 2017

POCATELLO – Although there has been a swarm of earthquakes in Southeast Idaho the likelihood of a strong 7.0 earthquake, although possible, is remote, noted professors in the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences.

ISU awarded AmeriCorps grant to serve children and families throughout Idaho

September 1, 2017

POCATELLO—Idaho State University’s HealthCare for Children and Families AmeriCorps program has received a $345,915 federal grant to provide basic health screenings for children and connect underserved families to community resources that can improve their lives, according to the Idaho Department of Labor and ISU.

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ISU Professor Dave Pearson receives National Science Foundation funding to better understand how Idaho, Montana mountains formed

September 1, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Assistant Professor Dave Pearson is teaming up with collaborators to better understand how mountain ranges in Central Idaho and Southwest Montana formed.

A photo of the wildfire burning a hillside during the Soda Fire.

Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory featured prominently in film ‘Voices of Fire’ airing Aug. 30 on Idaho Public TV

August 29, 2017

POCATELLO – At 9 p.m. Aug. 30 Idaho Public Television will air the documentary “Voices of Fire” that prominently features the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory, which is managed by Idaho State University.

Idaho State University awarded AHEC grant to improve primary care services in rural communities

August 24, 2017

POCATELLO—Idaho State University has been awarded a $386,250 grant to establish an area health education center or AHEC to improve access to primary care in underserved and rural communities of southeast Idaho.

ISU researchers Meg du Bray, Morey Burnham, and Katrina Running in a farm field.

Idaho State University researchers seek input from farmers, policy makers on Eastern Snake River Plain Managed Aquifer recharge

August 23, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers are seeking input from farmers, water managers and policy makers about their experiences with efforts to replenish the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer that began in 2016.