Idaho State University researchers solve mysteries of ancient “shark” w/ spiral-toothed jaw; results published in Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters
Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of this fish's teeth. (more…)
BOISE – Idaho State University researchers at the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory have been awarded grants totaling $103,000 to assist outside agencies with resource management, according to BCAL director and geosciences research professor, Nancy Glenn.
The money is from the Idaho Army National Guard and federal Bureau of Land Management. (more…)
The National Science Foundation has awarded Idaho State University's Department of Geosciences Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory and its research partners a $320,000 grant to develop software tools to make it easier for scientists to analyze point-cloud or 3-D data.
Point-cloud data is rich with information, but cumbersome to analyze with existing tools, said BCAL director, Nancy Glenn, Ph.D. Scientists want to access that data because it can lead to more effective ways to manage resources, watersheds or plan communities. (more…)
Idaho State University is ready to begin enrolling geosciences doctoral students in August after the Idaho State Board of Education approved an ISU Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in geosciences at its last meeting.
"Geosciences is at the nexus of many issues facing our nation and society," said Howard Grimes, ISU vice president for research and economic development. "These scientists are amassing data and seeking solutions that will inform our use of resources, the management of our environment, the wellbeing of populations, and sustainable energy opportunities. Offering this program further expands ISU's impact on our region." (more…)
Learn how to talk about science with your neighbors or the news media at a free workshop, Wednesday, May 29, at Boise State University.
Faculty, staff and students on all ISU campuses are invited to attend. A limited number of travel scholarships are available to attendees outside the Boise area. Click here to apply for a scholarship and to view the program flyer.
The purpose of the workshop – titled Science: Becoming the Messenger – is to help the higher education community improve skills for communicating science to a public audience. It's intended for principal investigators, early-career scientists and engineers, students, postdoctoral scholars, deans, vice presidents, and public information officers, according to organizers. Presenters include bestselling science journalist Chris Mooney and Emmy-award winning producer Joe Schreiber.
The National Science Foundation and Idaho NSF EPSCoR are sponsoring the event. You don't have to be a member of the NSF or EPSCoR to attend.
Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center to host Landsat satellite launch party on Feb. 11
The Idaho State University GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Training and Research Center will celebrate the launching of the eighth Landsat Data Continuity Mission LDCM) satellite on Feb. 11. (more…)
Idaho State University Professor of anatomy and anthropology Jeff Meldrum recently delivered the Annual Winter Lecture to the Podiatry Section at the historic Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. (more…)
The Idaho State Planning Council on Mental Health has awarded Ann Kirkwood its Advocacy Award for dedicated service and advocacy on behalf of Idaho children and families. (more…)
Idaho State University researchers participate in study documenting hunt harvest effects trophy horns, antlers of big game species
A new comprehensive study of records compiled by the Boone and Crockett Club concludes that big game harvest has reduced the size of horns and antlers of trophy male big game species over time.
A team of six scientists from Idaho State University, the University of Montana, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the California Department of Fish and Game, led by Kevin L. Monteith, now at the University of Wyoming, recently analyzed a 108-year data set comprising 22,000 records among 25 trophy categories of big game inhabiting North America compiled by the Boone and Crockett Club. (more…)
Idaho State University Associate Professor of physiology Shawn Bearden will serve as director for the ISU Biomedical Research Institute, announced Howard Grimes, ISU vice president for research and economic development. (more…)