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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.

Picture of Megan Brauner and Tyson Hallbert out in the field.

ISU biological science students study cutthroat trout, gain research experience through MURI program

August 16, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University junior Megan Brauner had the opportunity to assist graduate student Tyson Hallbert with his doctoral project on habitat restoration for native cutthroat trout in Southeast Idaho and present her research at the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR).

Photo of SEED students Sean Morrissey and Edith Gonzalez at work in a chemistry lab.

Local prep students gain hands-on chemistry lab research experience through Project SEED at Idaho State University

August 9, 2017

POCATELLO – Though many aspiring scientists don’t get the chance to perform lab research until they enter college, eight Southeast Idaho high school students had the opportunity to work in Idaho State University’s chemistry labs this summer thanks to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Project SEED.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Idaho State University’s Research Data Center set for Aug. 16

August 8, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Office for Research will host a ribbon-cutting for ISU’s new Research Data Center (RDC) on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lillibridge Engineering Building on the Pocatello campus.

Erin Sandmeyer in the field at Craters of the Moon National Preserve

Idaho State University undergrad Erin Sandmeyer gains experience working on NASA research projects

August 7, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Erin Sandmeyer has enjoyed her opportunity to conduct field research for NASA this summer at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Portrait of Shannon Kobs Nawotniak with blackboard in the background.

ISU's Shannon Kobs Nawotniak joining NASA, NOAA for underwater volcano study with implications for space travel

August 7, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University geosciences Assistant Professor Shannon Kobs Nawotniak is joining a NASA and NOAA study of underwater volcanoes that has implications for searching for life on a distant moon.

ISU professor Xu, graduate student Tart-Zelvin publish article on love at Scientific American online

August 1, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University psychology Professor Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu and clinical doctoral candidate, Ariana Tart-Zelvin, recently had their article “What Goes On in Our Brains When We Are in Love?” published online by Scientific American magazine.