ISU College of Science and Engineering to host Bengal STEM Day on Feb. 18

POCATELLO – The College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University will host nearly 700 junior high and high school students for Bengal STEM Day on Thursday, Feb. 18. This new event merges the college’s National Engineers Week Student Competitions and the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival.

Students will bring original designs to compete in six different competitions: a tennis ball catapult, a Popsicle bridge design, an electroscope, a chemistry relay, an egg rocket challenge and a Rube Goldberg machine. The events allow for friendly competition among the students while providing an opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [Read more…]

Idaho State University again recognized as National Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Security

Corey Schou

POCATELLO – The U.S. departments of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency has extended Idaho State University’s recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Security.

Idaho State University has been offering computer security classes since 1987. Seventeen years ago, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho were two of the first seven Centers of Academic Excellence recognized by the National Security Agency. The two programs regularly collaborate said Corey Schou, director of the ISU Informatics Research Institute and Director National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). [Read more…]

Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, set Feb. 10; focus is on athletics

T-shirts will be given out to the first 500 children.

POCATELLO – The sixth annual Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building. This year’s event will focus on athletics.

Celebrate Idaho State is sponsored by CommUniversity and is free to the public. Features include food, a coloring contest, an inflatable playground, featured speakers, a pep rally for men’s basketball team and a chance to meet a variety of student athletes.

“This event is a great opportunity for ISU to host the community for an evening of free, family fun. This year, we have a lot of kid-specific giveaways and activities, but there will be something for everyone,” said Allyson Johnson, co-chair of CommUniversity. “You will find this year’s Celebrate Idaho State event much more interactive than in past years.” [Read more…]

Idaho State University receives new wireless network technology, now member of Eduroam

POCATELLO—Idaho State University is now a member of the Eduroam global wireless network.

Education Roaming, Eduroam, is a worldwide wireless service developed for the global research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply connecting to the eduroam wireless SSID.

This benefits visiting faculty, academics traveling for conferences and collaborative work, study abroad students, visitors attending NCAA activities and even regional academic exchange. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Readers Theatre to present popular children’s book “Miss Nelson is Missing” Jan. 29-30

Cast members of 'Miss Nelson is Missing'

POCATELLO – Idaho State University students will perform the popular children’s book “Miss Nelson is Missing” for two engagements as a Readers Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma Stephens Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29 and 30.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Rogers Black Box Theatre. [Read more…]

ISU Professor Howard Gauthier pens sports career book used at prestigious schools around the country

Howard Gauthier

When Howard Gauthier penned “Getting Hired in College Sports” in 2009, he had no idea it would become a must-read in sports management classes at colleges and universities around the country.

“I never thought in a million years that I’d be selling books to Harvard, Stanford, Florida State, Nebraska or University of Oklahoma,” said Gauthier, an associate professor in Idaho State University’s sports science and physical education department. He’s taught at ISU-Meridian the past eight years. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Diversity Resource Center to host Martin Luther King Day events, march and program in January

POCATELLO — The Diversity Resource Center at Idaho State University has planned a series of events in January with the theme “Reigniting the Dream” that will culminate in a Martin Luther King Day march and program at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18.

According to Diversity Resource Center Program Coordinator Ram Eddings, the theme “Reigniting the Dream” speaks to the fact that “in reality we have lost sight of the dream and it needs to be reignited.”

Events scheduled for the week are as follows: [Read more…]

Replica of 60-million-year-old, 48-feet-long snake coming to Idaho Museum of Natural History in March

Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, the massive predator Titanoboa cerrejonensis could crush and devour a crocodile. ©2012 SNI/SI Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

POCATELLO – Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, a realistic replica of the world’s largest snake will be on exhibit at Idaho Museum of Natural history (IMNH) at Idaho State University (ISU) starting March 19.

Sixty million years ago, following the extinction of dinosaurs, a colossal snake related to modern boa constrictors thrived in South America’s hot tropical climate. [Read more…]