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National Science Foundation awards $99,335 grant to ISU’s Mousavinezhad to study algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum

Posted in General, People, Research by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $99,335 grant to Idaho State University Professor Hossein Mousavinezhad for the study of advanced algorithms for efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum, which ultimately could help relieve congestion on the World Wide Web and other "information superhighways."

This research work is a collaboration of ISU engineering faculty and scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory. (more…)

Research conducted by ISU Professor Meyers results in finding a safer alternative for collegiate women’s soccer fields

Posted in General, People, Research, Featured by taylandy on the September 10th, 2013

Idaho State University Associate Professor of Sports Science and Physical Education Michael Meyers released research findings that concluded there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate women’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass.

The analyses also indicated fewer injuries on the artificial turf when comparing injury time loss, player position, injury grade, injuries under various field conditions and temperatures, cleat design and turf age. Meyers evaluated female soccer players from 13 universities over five competitive seasons. A total of 797 collegiate games were evaluated with 355 games played on artificial turf and 442 games played on natural grass. (more…)

Idaho State University art department Graduate Art Student Presentations set Sept. 19

Posted in General, People, Academics, Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the September 8th, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Art will present the sixth annual Graduate Art Student Presentations in the format of a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the John B. Davis Gallery located on the lower level of the ISU Fine Arts Building. (more…)

Idaho State University, NASA use new GIS-satellite imagery program to create effective informational tool for wildfire fighters

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 29th, 2013

35 minutes.

That's how long it took for the Idaho State University GIS Center to produce a detailed report that gave Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers information they needed to plan for the recovery of the State Wildfire that burned on the Idaho-Utah border earlier this month – and the wildfire wasn’t even out yet.

In the past, the information collected on everything from burn severity and fire intensity to slope, vegetation and soil type would have taken as long as weeks to collect and distribute. (more…)

Amending the Tree of Life: Article in prestigious journal by ISU Professor Kelchner advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the August 28th, 2013

Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles a family tree. Since then, geneticists have been piecing together relationships among life's many creatures by DNA comparison to produce what is called the Tree of Life:  a tree-shaped diagram of how everything on Earth is related. This type of diagram has dominated the perspective of evolutionary biologists for more than 150 years. (more…)

Idaho State University Informatics Research Institute to host presentation on WWII Enigma Machine Sept. 5

Posted in General, Events, Exhibits, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2013

The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) will host a presentation with Tim Mucklow titled, "Securing War Time Communications – U.S. Successes Versus German Failures" that will focus on the encryption device, Enigma, on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. in Room 104 of the Business Administration building at Idaho State University. (more…)

Idaho researchers earn grant for high-tech tools to study watersheds; Idaho State University among participants

Posted in General, Research, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the August 2nd, 2013


 MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho researchers, including those from Idaho State University, are joining with scientists in Nevada and New Mexico to study watersheds in the western United States with the help of advanced computer simulations.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the states a grant for a three-year project to analyze, visualize and explore watersheds. Idaho’s $2 million share of the $6 million award will be managed by the statewide Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, which brings together the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University and many of the state's two- and four-year higher education institutions. (more…)

Idaho State University undergrad Emily Valerio receives 2013 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the July 26th, 2013

CANYON, TX – Emily Valerio, a senior in chemistry at Idaho State University, has been awarded a prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

Valerio's award is in the Undergraduate Competition. Her award-winning research paper, "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams using a Continuous Feed Solvent Extraction System," was presented at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in June 2012. (more…)

‘At the Trowel’s Edge of Discovery’: ISU archaeology field school makes significant finds in the Sawtooth National Forest

Posted in General, People, Events, Research, Featured by taylandy on the July 2nd, 2013

The easy part was finding artifacts; the hard part was digging so deep.

"Exciting things happened right away," said David Peterson, Idaho State University assistant professor of anthropology, research scientist and director of the 2013 ISU Archaeology Field School. "Within 10 minutes at the first site we examined, we found three arrowheads that we could identify by their type, the first identifiable points ever found at the site." (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian professor recruiting children for language study

Posted in General, People, Events, Research by taylandy on the June 26th, 2013

Dr. Diane Ogiela, an assistant professor in Idaho State University-Meridian's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is conducting a study to better understand how children with language learning difficulties process and understand language.

She and her research team are recruiting 7 and 8-year-old children who have received language therapy from a speech-language pathologist or have a language-based learning disability. (more…)

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