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Jeremy Starkey working with a microscope in the lab.

ISU undergrad Jeremy Starkey, a MILES and MURI researcher, is working with beetles to improve ecosystems

July 26, 2017

POCATELLO – Jeremy Starkey, an undergraduate researcher in the Idaho State University Department of Biology Sciences, has been researching how the Carrion Beetle has a connection to the development of more nutrient-rich soil.

Photo of Ed Tator standing on Hutchinson Quadrangle

ISU physics Professor Ed Tatar working on mega-science neutrino experiment; groundbreaking set July 21

July 19, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University physics Professor Ed Tatar and his students are participating in a global mega-science experiment involving 1,000 other researchers from 30 countries who are studying neutrinos, which are subatomic particles with most unusual properties.

Photo of ISU Professor Antonio Castro standing near Portneuf River.

Idaho State University researchers coordinate multi-nation studies of the benefits ecological systems provide

July 3, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University is coordinating studies by researchers in Idaho and from around the world that examine how different societies in different ecosystems understand the economic and other benefits ecosystems provide.

Photo of researchers Shane Slack, left, and Geran Call.

Idaho State University, Fi-Ber Sports to test hockey skate protector using $111K Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission grant

June 30, 2017

POCATELLO – Researchers at Idaho State University are building a machine to fire hockey pucks at 100 miles per hour at hockey skate protective gear to test a product designed by Fi-Ber Sports, Inc. in Boise.

ISU researcher Karl Madaras-Kelly leads battle against antimicrobial resistance

June 28, 2017

MERIDIAN— In an effort to help improve care of U.S veterans, Idaho State University researcher Karl Madaras-Kelly is at the forefront of efforts to research the dangers posed by unnecessary antimicrobial use.

Pocatello entrepreneurs work with ISU researchers to secure Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Grant

June 5, 2017

POCATELLO – Rory Erchul and his wife, Jennifer, of Pocatello are working with Idaho State University to create an Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant that will allow them to further research and test their products if it is approved.

ISU-Meridian’s Kristina Blaiser honored for clinical research

June 2, 2017

MERIDIAN – Idaho State University’s School of Rehabilitation and Communications Sciences has honored associate professor Kristina Blaiser with its first Clinical Research Award for her work with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and their families.

ISU traumatic brain injury study featured in national newsletter

May 24, 2017

POCATELLO - The Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health has been recognized nationally for research looking at brain injuries in Idaho in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living’s April 2017 newsletter.

Photo of six researchers involved in the project sitting at a table.

ISU interprofessional research team to be recognized in national publication

May 19, 2017

POCATELLO - An interprofessional team of faculty members at Idaho State University is being recognized for their research and how they were able to collaborate together.

Two occupational therapy students and their instructor standing in front of research poster.

ISU occupational therapy students showcase research at national conference

May 1, 2017

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Master of Occupational Therapy students contributed their research findings and gained valuable insight into their future career at a national conference that also marked the profession’s centennial year.