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STEM Diversity & Outreach Office

The STEM Diversity and Outreach office aims to increase the participation of students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) research fields. These students include female, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and persons with disabilities.

To accomplish our goal - emphasizing research career opportunities and fostering the ability of STEM students to contribute to fields of study while enhancing their skills - we apply the Scientific and Technical Human Capital Theory.  This approach emphasizes strategies that increase the attraction, retention and graduation of underrepresented populations by embracing their cultural diversity. 

We foster collaborative partnerships with industry stakeholders, national support groups, and engage the local and regional community in interactive programs serving to increase the success of underrepresented students in STEM fields. 

STEM Activities

March 17-21, 2019  44th Annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference

Northwest Indian Youth Conference 2019 Session Agenda - combined for all locations

Hosted and sponsored by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Fort Hall Youth Council
Held at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel in Fort Hall, Idaho

At ISU contact Lethaniel Loley, Native American Student Services (NASS) Coordinator/Advisor

at (208) 282-3382 or

44thAnnual NW Indian Youth Conference poster


 Idaho National Laboratory Applications for Summer Internships are now open.

INL internships are about gaining experience - visit their INTERNSHIPS page for details.

Contact Sonia Martinez at ISU with questions - 208-282-1323.


logo for national SACNAS organization

ISU ASISU Approves SACNAS Chapter. 

Loni Nelson, Former MURI Student, Leads as first President of the new SACNAS Chapter at Idaho State University


STEM Cafe Encourages Students from Underrepresented Groups to enter the sciences 

Article in the Bengal recaps the event stating, "Knowing that you want it is the first step"



Are you Looking for students to fill internships in STEM-related fields?

    Contact Office for Diversity & Outreach - we connect students with industry and community partners!



Sonia Martinez, photo of

Sonia Martinez


Office: STEM Diversity & Outreach Office

(208) 282-1323

Located in the Business & Technology Center

1651 Alvin Ricken Dr., Room 107D

or by appointment on main campus

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)
Contact Our Office:
Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for
Research Outreach & Compliance
Ph: (208) 282-2618
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
Export Control Officer   
 Physical Address:
Business and Technology Center
Building 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046