Centers and Institutes
The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), a consortium of Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming, is a public/private research center that provides research capabilities, energy-related educational opportunities, and industry assistance to fuel economic growth.
CAMAS brings together theoretical and methodological expertise in a wide array of analytical sciences. The center’s primary mission is to provide high quality, cost-effective analytical services to Idaho State University student and faculty researchers, external academic researchers and limited contract and professional services to businesses serving environmental, ecological and cultural and natural resource management agencies.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has some unique testing capabilities where both large-scale and smaller-scale testing can be performed. These include the newly-built Structural LAB (SLAB) equipped with 2 ft thick strong floor and servo-valve actuators; Structural Dynamics Lab with horizontal and vertical shake tables; DRop and Impact Platform (DRIP) Outdoor Testing Facility; Water Resources Lab; Environmental Labs; and many others.
The Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE) was established in 1989 to facilitate individual research in ecology via shared instrumentation and to provide a framework for collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and research that is focused on ecological principles and problems.
The GIS Training and Research Center (GIS TReC) is a University-wide facility administered by the Office for Research serving all colleges and departments at Idaho State University as well as the GIS community of Idaho. The mission of the GIS TReC is to facilitate sound decision making through the use and application of geospatial technologies.
The Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC), a research facility located one mile east of the main ISU campus, operates a number of unique electron and ion-beam accelerators. Research areas include: radiation effects science, pulsed-power R&D, radiography, high-energy-density physics, medical radioisotope development, detector calibration, materials analysis, and various DOE, DoD, and private industry Defense Program applications.
The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) is home to various public exhibits in Anthropology, Earth and Life Sciences. It is our goal to discover, record and share the unique history and culture of the State of Idaho. Many of our offerings are only available at the IMNH, and cannot be found at other Natural History Museums in Idaho or elsewhere.
The Informatics Research Institute has a mission in teaching, research and service. Some of these activities include developing interdisciplinary programs in informatics, developing interdisciplinary degree programs, developing and offering outreach programs, coordinating activities of related centers on campus,developing educational programs, providing leadership in critical infrastructure protection, and developing infrastructures to support research in diverse fields.
The Institute of Rural Health has served as Idaho’s s primary health sciences research center since its inception in 1989, playing a major role in improving health policy and the delivery of care to remote areas and underserved populations across the nation.
The Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center (MCERC) focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art in MCE technology by promoting a multidisciplinary systems perspective that emphasizes the relationship between measurement science and control theory. The Center operates laboratories facilitating research in robotics, biomedical, aerospace, systems, controls and structural engineering.
The MRCF is a state of the art facility dedicated to furthering the research and educational needs of ISU and southeast Idaho. Our primary services are next generation DNA sequencing including bioinformatics support, advanced biological imaging, and biomolecular research support through experimental design, troubleshooting, optimization, data generation and data analysis.
Idaho State University’s Research Data Center (RDC) is a university-wide facility dedicated to supporting and enhancing the research capabilities of ISU faculty, staff, and students through a centralized hyper-converged infrastructure of virtual machines (VM). These capabilities are available to ISU’s research community through the university’s network. This facility has 10/40 Gbps intra-RDC network connectivity, a dedicated data transfer node, and substantial compute capabilities with over ½ TB of RAM.