ISU News: Research
Idaho State Hires Adam Bradford as Dean of the Graduate School
POCATELLO – Idaho State University has hired Adam Bradford as the dean of the Graduate School following a national search that began earlier this year.
December 5, 2019
Idaho Museum of Natural History’s buzzsaw sharks featured story in December National Geographic Magazine
POCATELLO – Idaho Museum of Natural History Director Leif Tapanila is ecstatic that Helicoprion sharks, the focus of an Idaho Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Buzzsaw Sharks of Idaho,” are the centerfold story in the December 2019 National Geographic magazine.
December 5, 2019
ISU researchers look for evidence linking Clovis people with megafauna 13,000 years ago on the Snake River Plain
POCATELLO – About 13,000 years ago on the banks of the Pleistocene American Falls Lake on the Snake River Plain near Pocatello, large “megafauna” mammals now extinct – such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, short-faced bears, dire wolves and saber-toothed tigers – lived alongside the Clovis people.
By Andrew Taylor, Marketing Assistant Director | November 26, 2019
Clark County John Doe discovered in 1979 identified by ISU, UNH and DNA DOE Project researchers
POCATELLO – The DNA Doe Project, with help from Idaho State University anthropologist Samantha Blatt and former ISU faculty Amy Michael, has made a tentative positive identification of Clark County, Idaho/Buffalo Cave John Doe, whose remains were originally found in 1979.
November 13, 2019
$100,000 Available to ISU Faculty from CAES Seed Grant Program
The ISU Office for Research is pleased to announce an Internal Seed Grant Program for energy-related research associated with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). $100K is available and individual awards are expected to range from $5K - $20K.
November 7, 2019
ISU Professor Aho studies how airborne bacteria, fungi help it rain and snow
POCATELLO – Most people don’t think of weather as having a biological component and aren’t aware of the role airborne bacteria and fungi have in helping create rain and snow. But Ken Aho, Idaho State University associate professor of biological sciences, studies this phenomenon.
By Andrew Taylor, Assistant Marketing Director | November 5, 2019
Museum, virtual lab team up to learn natural history of ancient scissor-tooth sharks
POCATELLO – Oh, what a weird, wonderful and wet world it was in the midwestern United States about 250 million years ago when what is now land was covered by a giant sea.
October 30, 2019
ISU nuclear engineering professor receives $800,000 grant for materials science research
IDAHO FALLS – Idaho State University nuclear engineering Associate Professor Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is the principal investigator on a $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program to study itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny, 10-to-the-minus-6-meter materials to determine their strength to support development of new nuclear fuels.
October 25, 2019
Idaho State University researcher discovers first Idaho dinosaur burrow
POCATELLO –Idaho State University Department of Geosciences affiliate researcher L.J. Krumenacker has discovered and documented the first dinosaur burrow in Idaho, which is just the second dinosaur burrow discovered in North America and the third discovered in the world. Both North American burrows are from the dinosaur Oryctodromeus, Idaho’s most common dinosaur.
October 23, 2019
ISU biology professor, student conduct research in Catalina Island; Master's student to present findings in January
POCATELLO – Santa Catalina Island is known for its glass bottom boats, scuba and snorkeling spots, and panoramic views of the pacific, but to Idaho State University biological sciences Assistant Professor Devaleena Pradhan, the island is known for the Bluebanded Goby fish.
By Tori Parks, Marketing Intern | October 23, 2019