Two Idaho State University anthropology students land internships with Smithsonian museums this summer
"I would live in a cardboard box if I could work at the Smithsonian (museums in Washington, D.C.)," said Jennifer Hernandez, an Idaho State University senior anthropology major with an emphasis in archeology, who graduated from Idaho Falls High School. "I still can't believe that I'm getting an internship with a stipend to go work there this summer." (more…)
Idaho State University-Meridian graduate assistant, Nicole Frank, is conducting research to understand the relationship between chemotherapy drugs and the toxicity they cause.
Frank, a microbiologist working on her Ph.D. in pharmacology, is helping Gem Pharmaceuticals of Birmingham, Ala., determine why a potential cancer drug currently in clinical trials appears to be less toxic than the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which is widely used to treat a variety of cancers but can lead to heart failure after long-term use. (more…)
Three Idaho State University faculty members were honored as Distinguished Faculty at an awards ceremony in April and will be honored at ISU commencement May 11.
They are Donna Lybecker, associate professor political science, Distinguished Teacher; Scott Anderson, professor of music, Distinguished Service Award; and Bruce Finney, professor of biological sciences, Distinguished Researcher. (more…)
Idaho State University well represented at American Nuclear Society Student Conference; grad student Scott McBeath delivers winning paper
Idaho State University nuclear engineering master's student Scott McBeath earned a best graduate student paper award at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference in Boston this month, and overall ISU was well represented at the conference. (more…)
Idaho State University senior Kevin Higgins one of 60 nationally selected to present undergraduate research on Capitol Hill
Idaho State University chemistry senior Kevin Higgins, who worked in ISU chemistry Professor John Kalivas's chemistry laboratory, is one of 60 undergraduates nationwide to be selected to present a research poster at the national Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill event April 23-24. (more…)
Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2013 Outstanding Researcher awards and will be honored at a reception on April 24.
One will receive the 2013 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award to be announced at the reception.
Receiving ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are Bruce Finney, professor of biological sciences; Rex W. Force, associate dean for clinical research in the Division of Health Sciences; Thom Hasenpflug, associate professor of percussion and chair and director of performing arts; Timothy S. Magnuson, associate professor of biological sciences; and Michael A. Thomas, associate professor of biological sciences. (more…)
Idaho State University researcher Kelchner helps solve 5,000-year-old mystery: team deciphers the Bamboo family tree
For more than 5,000 years, people have studied bamboo: its uses, growth forms, unusual flowering cycles, and its relationship to other plant groups.
Until now, the relationships among the major lineages of bamboos, called "tribes," were not known with any certainty. But a new paper in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals the ancient story of bamboo using DNA analysis and provides the most convincing evidence to date of their long evolutionary history. (more…)
Idaho State University and the ISU Alumni Association proudly announce the 2013 Outstanding Student Award recipients who will be honored at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11, in Holt Arena.
The 12 Outstanding Student Awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have epitomized ISU's outstanding student body. Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered.
The Outstanding Student Award recipients will be honored at a reception April 19 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)
Idaho State University speech-language pathologist Heather L. Ramsdell and colleagues from several universities have published an article that offers clues to the first steps in the evolution of human language.
The article, titled "Functional Flexibility of Infant Vocalization and the Emergence of Language," is available April 1 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. (more…)