From grade-schoolers feeling cool because they get to hang out with the high school kids to breaking down stereotypes of what a scientist is and does, a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant to Idaho State University is bringing a unique perspective on science and engineering to southeast Idaho schools.
“It’s incredible for the University, and incredible for ISU and K through 12 students,” is how ISU biological sciences associate professor Dr. Rosemary Smith sums up the NSF Graduate Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) project that has been funded for another three years. This is a continuation of a $1.9 million NSF grant received in 2004 to augment science and mathematics education of southeast Idaho students in grades kindergarten through 12.
Theatre/Dance ISU will present a selection of eight one-act comedy plays titled “All in the Timing” by David Ives at 7:30 p.m. March 2-3 and 8-10 in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Black Boxes Theatre in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Registration has started for free Adult Basic Education GED prep classes beginning March 12 at the Idaho State University Blackfoot Outreach Center.
The Idaho Falls Symphony and guest artist Zina Electa Hemingway will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 1, at Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
Janice Matteson-Howell, Idaho State University College of Technology technical department chair, was recently presented with the “Friend of the Society Award” by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
The second annual Snoball, a fundraiser for Idaho State University’s CW HOG program and Pocatello’s Adaptive Ski School, is scheduled Saturday, March 3 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Booth Barn, 1100 Booth Road.
Idaho State University will host a women’s discussion panel on cultural diversity and appreciating differences in celebration of international Women’s Day on March 8, at 7 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Wood River Room.
The seventh annual Idaho State University Women and Work “Opportunities in Trade and Technology Careers” Conference is scheduled March 7 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom on the ISU campus in Pocatello.
The Women and Work Conference, sponsored by the ISU College of Technology Center for New Directions, is provided for women who are either involved with or interested in nontraditional occupations. It is an opportunity to gain information through workshops, speakers, networking and exposure to local training and educational resources. The conference will feature hands-on career exploration, workshops, and keynote speakers.
Local, state and national government officials and representatives from the Idaho National Laboratory and Idaho’s universities gathered Feb. 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $17 million Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) facility adjacent to University Place in Idaho Falls.
Government officials attending and who addressed the crowd included Gov. Butch Otter, Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, Reps. Mike Simpson and Bill Sali, plus Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy Dennis Spurgeon. INL Director John Grossenbacher also spoke and Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas spoke representing all of the Idaho universities, including Boise State University, ISU and University of Idaho.
“We share in the excitement of creating this collaborative private and public program,” said Vailas. “I really feel Idaho is going to be an energy corridor to the world, and I say that with confidence.”
The Idaho State University Bengal Dancers took home a National Championship in the hip hop division at the United Spirit Association (USA) College Dance Nationals held in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 and 12.