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Scenic picture of Alaska coast

ISU Professor Finney co-authors study supporting theory earliest North American humans arrived by ocean route

February 19, 2020

POCATELLO – A study co-authored by Idaho State University Professor Bruce Finney bolsters the argument that more than 15,000 years ago that the first humans who traveled to North America used a coastal route, traveling by boat, as opposed to traveling from the north, walking over a land bridge and then southward between the large retreating glaciers.

Ruth Andrews in lab.

Idaho GEM3 project focusing on trout and sagebrush aims to produce new scientists

February 11, 2020

POCATELLO – The $20 million GEM3 grant engaging researchers from public universities throughout Idaho is expansive in its scope of studying two iconic Idaho species, sagebrush and redband trout, and along the way it hopes to encourage students to choose a career path in science.

'Science of Science Writing' panel discussion set Feb. 27 at Center for Advanced Energy Studies

February 4, 2020

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies CAES will host a panel discussion on journal writing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 in the CAES Auditorium. 

Professor Pearson in mountains with glacier in the background

Petroleum Experts donate MOVEModeling software worth more than $2.5 million to Idaho State University Geosciences department

January 31, 2020

POCATELLO – Petroleum Experts Limited has donated the equivalent of more than $2.5 million in oil and gas-industry software for use by the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences that will be used by ISU researchers working on a National Science Foundation grant and for teaching of advanced graduate-level geosciences courses.

Museum personnel putting together giant 3D spider replica.

Creatures, plants of the night – large and small – featured in “In the Shadows” exhibit

January 22, 2020

12-foot 3D spider, 3-foot eyebrow mites among items on display at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho National Laboratory Winter Collaboration ‘Extravaganza’ Set Jan. 23-24 at CAES; best to register by Jan. 13

January 10, 2020

Students, faculty, Idaho National Laboratory researchers and industry partners are invited to the Winter Collaboration Event at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies on Jan. 23 and 24.

Researchers, sheriff outside of cave

ISU featured in viral story about a 106-year-old cold case

January 2, 2020

POCATELLO – ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, New York Times, Fox, USA Today, Telemundo, BBC, CBC…

Idaho State Hires Adam Bradford as Dean of the Graduate School

December 5, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University has hired Adam Bradford as the dean of the Graduate School following a national search that began earlier this year.

Buzzsaw shark centerfold in National Geographic Magazine

Idaho Museum of Natural History’s buzzsaw sharks featured story in December National Geographic Magazine

December 5, 2019

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.

Professor Speers holding a mammoth bone.

ISU researchers look for evidence linking Clovis people with megafauna 13,000 years ago on the Snake River Plain

November 26, 2019

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.