The National Science Foundation has not only granted Idaho State University’s GK-12 program a second three-year $1.8 million award, but has also awarded ISU with the 2007 GK-12 Media Award. [Read more…]
Perhaps the key to getting elementary school children to eat their vegetables is to have them grow the vegetables first. That’s the gist of a research study carried out by former Idaho State University master of public health (MPH) student Jessica McAleese. [Read more…]
The Idaho State University College of Education has received an additional $140,000 from the Idaho State Board of Education – bringing awards to nearly a million dollars – to continue implementation of a program that trains teachers in “high-need” school districts to teach students with poor English skills how to better master their language skills and other subjects. [Read more…]
Idaho State University assistant professor Matt Germino, PhD, will be trying to determine how global warming is influencing the lower and upper boundaries of forests across a broad swath of the western United States.
“Our climate is warming; that is no longer ambiguous,” Germino says. “Now we have to determine how we’re going to deal with it and try to predict how natural resources will change. ISU is leading an effort to understand how the changing climate will influence the distribution of forest at lower and higher elevations. This can have large implications.”
Germino has received a three-year, $335,000 research grant from the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climate Change Research Competitive Grant Program. His study is titled “Climatic and biotic co-limitation of conifer establishment at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic mode forecasts of forest change.” [Read more…]
Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas, PhD, will deliver the keynote address “Climbing to New Heights” at the ISU Kasiska College of Health Professions 18th annual Research Day scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 30 in the Pond Student Union Building.
Researchers at the Idaho State University Family Medicine Clinical Research Center are seeking volunteers to participate in a new long-term cholesterol-lowering study in patients with heart disease.
This research project is called AIM-HIGH and is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, and receives additional support from Kos Pharmaceuticals. ISU is one of about 70 research centers across the United States and Canada participating in AIM-HIGH. The multi-year study brings about $510,000 to ISU Family Medicine Clinical Research Center, which is involved in other clinical studies, including another major clinical trial on diabetes, that presently generate more than $2 million in research funding.
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.
Today, the vision and plans, along with the partners involved in the development of the Energy Systems Technology and Education Center on the Idaho State University Campus were unveiled at a press conference. Rep. Mike Simpson, the Governor’s Educational Liaison Karen McGee, and Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas, in conjunction with other state, business and government leaders, elaborated on the impact to economic development, education, and employment and the national need to repopulate a shrinking energy sector workforce.
The Idaho State University community will have the opportunity to meet the three finalists for the position of ISU vice president for research.
Idaho State University assistant professor of Spanish Dr. Cathleen Tarp will present the research colloquium “From 1495 – 1556: Flores Times Five” at noon Feb. 7 in the Clearwater Room of the Pond Student Union Building. Tarp’s presentation is part of an ISU Retrospective of Research Colloquia series that will showcase the work done by ISU faculty using internal research grants from the ISU Office of Research.
Each year the Office of Research awards more than $200,000 Faculty Research Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Committee, and University Research Committee awards to faculty for research projects.