Working Women Business Symposium at Idaho State University Oct. 10 encourages economic development

The Pocatello Small Business Development Center (SBDC) understands the importance of women’s contributions to the local economy. Each year, the Center offers the low-cost Working Women Business Symposium.

"Our goal is to provide inspiration, education and networking for local business women. We want to see more successful businesswomen in our community," said SBDC consultant Ann Swanson. [Read more…]

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Experience Night set for Oct. 15

MERIDIAN – Freshman Alissia Draper entered Idaho State University this fall with a new iPad in hand, and she has her mom to thank.

Alissia won the iPad at last year's ISU-Meridian Health Science Experience Night, which is an annual event offered to introduce Treasure Valley high school and college transfer students to ISU health science programs. [Read more…]

Wall Street Journal writes about Idaho State University management professor’s study on loudmouths in groups

Alex Bolinger

A study about the effects of "loudmouths" in groups, conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and the University of Utah, was recently discussed in an article by the Wall Street Journal. Alex Bolinger, assistant professor in the Department of Management, worked with his former dissertation adviser from the University of Utah, Bryan Bonner, on the study titled "Separating the Confident from the Correct." [Read more…]

Century High School to host ISU “Lasers, Light and Illusions” science demonstration Oct. 5

 The public is invited to a free science presentation "Lasers, Light and Illusions" at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at Century High School Auditorium.

The show will feature multi-colored lasers, light pipes, color mixing, amazing illusions, and many other demonstrations, finishing with a laser light show set to music.  Everyone attending will be given a pair of "laser rainbow" glasses to keep.  All ages are welcome.  There will be some loud noises, which may be startling to small children.  [Read more…]

Idaho State University Department of Physics and Pocatello Kiwanis to host a ‘haunted science lab’ Oct. 26

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics will be hosting a "Haunted Science Laboratory" exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old Carquest warehouse located at 1161 Wilson Ave. [Read more…]

ISU Department of Dental Hygiene receives grants; plans to offer services to Greenacres Elementary

From left,  Mary Johnson, owner of Chubbuck McDonald's; Ernie Unger, board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Charities Idaho; Ellen Rogo, assistant professor of the Department of Dental Hygiene; Karen Portillo, assistant professor of the Department of Dental Hygiene; Kristen Calley, Department of Dental Hygiene chair; Mindy Plumlee, executive director of Ronald McDonald House of Charities Idaho; and Trent Cichos, owner of Blackfoot and Idaho Falls McDonald's.

The Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene recently received grants from Idaho Power and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to purchase mobile dental equipment and start a school-based sealant program at Greenacres Elementary School.

The department will rotate two to four senior dental hygiene students and faculty weekly to implement the program and offer dental care to approximately 70 second-grade students in the spring of 2014. [Read more…]