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Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin seeks clues for combating depression and suicide

September 7, 2016

The facts related to suicide and its incidence in Idaho are staggering, among them, Idaho is ranked sixth in the nation in suicide rates and Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin wants to do more to understand this problem and how it relates to major depression.

Idaho State University TRiO Services receives new $1.25 million grant to better serve eighth- to 12th-grade students in southern Idaho

September 7, 2016

POCATELLO – About 500 more eighth- through 12th-grade students in southern Idaho will be served “to go to and through post-secondary education” by Idaho State University’s new five-year, $1.25-million TRiO Grant for its Educational Talent Search program.

ISU/Center for Advanced Energy Studies researcher Haiming Wen receives $500,000 grant to improve materials for nuclear reactors

August 25, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University and Center for Advanced Energy Studies researcher Haiming Wen, working with collaborators at the Idaho National Laboratory, has received a $500,000 grant to improve the strength and irradiation resistance of metals used in nuclear reactors.

ISU/INL’s Haiming Wen receives $500,000 grant to improve materials for nuclear reactors

August 25, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researcher Haiming Wen, working with three collaborators at the Idaho National Laboratory, has received a $500,000 grant to improve the strength and irradiation resistance of metals used in nuclear reactors.

National Institutes of Health grant helps Idaho State University Groome Neuroscience Lab study disease, train students

August 10, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researcher James Groome is studying mutated human proteins to help understand and fight a variety of diseases such as epilepsy, while at the same time training ISU students to become the type of scientists to carry-on this work.

ISU professors conducting survey to gauge how fish and fishing in Greater Yellowstone ecosystem are perceived

August 10, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University political science Professors Donna Lybecker and Mark McBeth want to know how anglers and the public feel about fish and fishing in the Southeast Idaho region of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

NASA funds science-based internships for high school girls at Idaho Museum of Natural History

August 8, 2016

POCATELLO – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) has generously funded a pilot intern program for young women in the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), a research group within the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.

Idaho State University and Grand Teton National Park team up to create new 3-D imagery and documentation of Native American artifacts

July 26, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers are working with Grand Teton National Park and various tribes to better document about 50 Native American artifacts from the park’s David T. Vernon Collection and create digital 3-D visualizations of them.

ISU RECOVER wildfire-fighting tool recognized by NASA again; two stories featured in 2015 Annual Report for NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences Program

July 22, 2016

POCATELLO – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has again recognized a geographic information system (GIS)-based wildfire recovery and decision-support program developed by Idaho State University and NASA.

Idaho State University Professor Colden Baxter elected president of Society for Freshwater Science

July 22, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Professor of Biological Sciences Colden Baxter has been elected president of the Society of Freshwater Science, the premiere international organization of scientists focused on freshwater ecosystems.