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

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.

August 25, 2016

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

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.

August 10, 2016

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

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.

August 10, 2016

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

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.

August 8, 2016

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

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.

July 26, 2016

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

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.

July 22, 2016

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

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.

July 22, 2016

Idaho State University anthropology Professor Katherine Reedy receives $331,126 grant to study subsistence on the lower Alaskan peninsula

POCATELLO – Idaho State University anthropology professor Katherine Reedy recently received a $331,126 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Subsistence Management to study subsistence in communities on Alaska’s lower peninsula.

July 6, 2016

Idaho State University interns design robot for nuclear fuel facility

By Nora Heikkinen, INL Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives

July 6, 2016

Idaho State University psychology professor Erin Rasmussen secures $402,000 to study food insecurity and obesity in women

POCATELLO – Idaho State University psychology Professor Erin Rasmussen has received a grant for $402,000 to study food insecurity and obesity in women.

June 30, 2016

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