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ISU chemistry student Orme’s research poster places second nationally; undergraduate appreciates research opportunities

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University senior Kennalee Orme from Rexburg won second place for her research poster at the POLY Industrial Advisory Board sponsored Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society this summer.

ISU chemistry Professor Jenkins lands $308k NSF grant to use waste sulfur to remove contaminants from wastewater, create greener glues

July 13, 2020

POCATELLO – Each year worldwide about 150 billion pounds of elemental sulfur waste is produced from refining crude oil and Idaho State University chemistry Assistant Professor Courtney Jenkins, assisted by a team of ISU undergraduate students, is trying to create functional materials from it.

Center for Advanced Energy groundbreaking for Spectra Transmission Electron Microscope set July 16

July 13, 2020

The groundbreaking ceremony for a $5 million project to install a new Spectra Transmission Electron Microscope  will be held at 9 a.m. July 16 at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls.

Food web dynamics influence mercury movement in Colorado River, Grand Canyon

July 9, 2020

Measuring mercury during normal and high-flow events on the Colorado River  

Northern Great Plains ‘greening’ during recent climate change

July 1, 2020

Plants absorb more carbon, use less water but nitrogen levels decrease

CAES remote summer bootcamp runs June 8-12

May 15, 2020

This remote event is hosted by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and C3 (Collaborative Computing Center) in collaboration with the CAES universities Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming.

ISU doctoral researcher Jeremy Brooks perseveres through disrupted Yellowstone field season

May 12, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University doctoral field researcher Jeremy Brooks was expecting to be out in the wild, open spaces of Yellowstone National Park this spring collecting crucial data for a National Science Foundation study. Instead, for the bulk of the semester he has found himself inside his home using a microscope to examine aquatic insect samples, measuring the teeth of blackfly larvae and the patterns of colorations on the backs of stoneflies.

ISU's Team Bird Brain receives $358,000 funding extension from National Institutes of Health

April 21, 2020

ISU's TEAM BIRD BRAIN, the lab of Associate Professor of Neurophysiology Jason Pilarski, recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a project entitled "MECHANISMS OF RESPIRATORY-RELATED RHYTHMIC MOTOR ACTIVITY AND PLASTICITY IN THE DEVELOPING AVIAN BRAIN STEM" (Direct costs= $358,572).

2020 ISU Outstanding Researcher Awards announced

April 8, 2020

POCATELLO –  Five Idaho State University faculty members have been selected by their peers to receive the 2020 Outstanding Researcher Awards.

Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society honors ISU Professor Ernest Keeley

April 6, 2020

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Ernest Keeley has received the Outstanding Professional Award by the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.