Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:13:00 -0800College of Engineering Associate Dean Lee Ostrom, director of Academic Programs at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, received a Fulbright Specialist award to Finland. Beginning this February, Ostrom will spend five weeks Aalto University in Helsinki working to improve safety in the university's physics and chemistry laboratories. Read more
Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:33:00 -0800Two nuclear engineering students at the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls have been awarded prestigious competitive fellowships as part of the inaugural year of a partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory. Read more
Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800The Department of Computer Science at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will host a debate on whether robots will take our jobs, and show off the skills of one such robot that has been taught by students, during an event Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Coeur d’Alene’s Innovation Den. Read more
Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:33:00 -0800The University of Idaho, its Idaho Falls center and partners at Boise State University and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies have secured a grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce that further develops the university’s partnership with Japanese company Sakae Casting. Read more
Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:54:00 -0700The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded more than $5,000 to three student-led projects focused on improving sustainability at the university and across the Palouse. Now in its 11th year, the Sustainability Center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. Students develop grant writing, project management, budgeting, program evaluation, leadership and teamwork skills. Grants support work in the areas of climate change, campus culture shift and carbon neutrality.
Posted Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:13:00 -0700The College of Engineering hosts its second annual Grand Challenge Scholars pitch event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Chiefs Room. Fourteen students representing all engineering disciplines will present projects to a panel of 20 judges in hopes of winning financial backing.
Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:35:00 -0700The College of Engineering will induct nine members into its Academy of Engineers during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Now in its seventh year, the Academy of Engineers honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or those connected to the university’s legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society.
Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0700About 80 high achieving students from around Idaho and Washington will participate in the 24th annual Women in Engineering Day event at the University of Idaho this Friday, Oct. 20.
Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:00 -0700Baxter does his best to teach the basics of robotics and artificial intelligence to the students at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Computer Science Department. He’s even learning to make them coffee.
Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0700This fall, the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering has a new name to reflect the evolving role of civil engineering in the 21st Century. The department is now known as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Read more
Posted Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:00 -0700Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program. Read more
Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:50:00 -0700University of Idaho researchers will soon have the ability to manipulate material at the nanoscale with a new instrument funded by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The FEI Scios DualBeam FIB SEM system combines a powerful scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a high-energy focused ion beam (FIB), which researchers can use to add or remove material at the molecular level. It is the first instrument of its kind in the area. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:13:00 -0700BOISE — The University of Idaho Boise is hosting its second year of STEM-focused summer camps in Nampa through the DIG'nIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. A group of teachers and middle school students will receive training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during the weeklong summer camp in mid-July. Read more
Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0700The University of Idaho and the Dixon family will come together to dedicate a bike shelter memorial in honor of late UI civil engineering Professor Michael P. Dixon on Thursday, April 27. Read more
Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event builds on the college’s Grand Challenges program designed to prepare students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century. Read more
Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0700Startup teams from the University of Idaho continue to score top honors and cash to help fund their business ideas, bringing home more than $36,000 from regional business competitions this spring as they gear up for this weekend’s Idaho Pitch competition, sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.
Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s 2017 Seed Grant Program.
Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:09:00 -0700Vehicle exhaust, fossil fuel emissions and other pollutants are familiar contributors to climate change. But more innocuous natural resources, like rivers and streams, contribute as well. A research team led by the University of Idaho has found that the form and structure of rivers and streams is an important factor in greenhouse gas emissions — and small rivers produce more than big ones. Read more
Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho celebrates Innovation Month each April to honor the creative and scholarly achievements of faculty, staff and students. Innovation Month features multiple interdisciplinary events from the College of Graduate Studies, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering and Office of Undergraduate Research. Read more
Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700Three University of Idaho students have earned prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will provide a three-year stipend of $34,000, as well as $12,000 education allowance for tuition and fees, for the recipients to pursue their graduate degrees. Read more
Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0700The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom, 709 Deakin Avenue, in Moscow.
Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:22:00 -0800People around the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s incredible contributions to science on Feb. 12, International Darwin Day. Today, they can celebrate him again by blasting evolving digital aliens in a new video game created by University of Idaho students, “Darwin’s Demons.”
Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:25:00 -0800A dual-credit course in computer science will be made available online to high school students across Idaho in fall 2017, thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering and UI Coeur d’Alene. Read more
Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:26:00 -0800The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct collaborative research over the next five years as a member of two University Transportation Center consortiums.
Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0800As part of Computer Science Education Week, the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is partnering with Gizmo-CDA and the Innovation Collective to get local children interested in learning about computer coding and technology.
Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations will honor 55 students during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Business & Economics awarded $3,500 in prize money to four teams during the fall 2016 Idaho Pitch competition on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more
Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:02:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate program in engineering management was awarded accreditation through 2020 by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). ASEM is the international accreditation society that represents the profession of engineering management. Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:05:00 -0700The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling $6,444 to three student-led sustainability projects, covering topics from reducing plastic bag waste, to creating a way to turn radio frequency signals into power, to educating campus about water resources and cleaning up Paradise Creek. Read more
Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:01:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering begins its annual Women in Engineering Day at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in the Horizon/Aurora Rooms of the Idaho Commons Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for high school women in grades 11-12 designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more
Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:23:00 -0700Researchers at the University of Idaho, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working together to help Idaho food processing companies reduce their energy and water use, with support from Avista Corp. Read more
Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0700The College of Engineering will induct eight members into its Academy of Engineers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the annual Academy of Engineers induction ceremony in the Whitewater/Clearwater Rooms of the Idaho Commons. The Academy of Engineers, now in its sixth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society. Read more
Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:51:00 -0700University of Idaho College of Engineering researchers received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how plants help streambeds clean pollutants and the impact of vegetation in river restoration. In addition, the grant will help the UI team to develop a STEM curriculum for fifth and sixth graders.
Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700Manure, byproducts of food processing, and other agricultural and aquacultural materials are often considered to be waste. However, the University of Idaho Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), in collaboration with industries across the state, is beginning a project to help Idaho view and use these nutrients as a resource. The National Science Foundation awarded the CRC nearly $3 million over the next three years to support the ReFEWS project, which will map Idaho’s opportunities for managing nutrients across landscapes for improved resilience in food, energy and water systems, known as FEWS. The project will focus on the Upper Snake River Watershed, which includes Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the surrounding counties, but also will incorporate other sites across Idaho with an eye to improving community and human well-being. Read more
Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700Internationally recognized environmental engineer Jörg Imberger will give a presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St, Boise.
Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will present its TowerLights Extravaganza in the south facing windows of Theophilus Tower after the homecoming fireworks show tonight, Sept. 30. Read more
Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700Pocatello, Idaho-based Inergy Solar is setting out to make a compact, portable solar energy system that can power an entire home, and University of Idaho researchers are providing their technological expertise to help make the product a reality. Read more
Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho’s Research Park received a technological boost this year thanks to local broadband fiber provider Fatbeam. Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, provides broadband access services to business enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Western United States. Read more
Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700University of Idaho researchers have received funding to help develop new methods of protecting the cyber systems that control Idaho and the nation’s critical infrastructure, everything from manufacturing to medical industries that rely heavily on control systems in their facilities. Read more
Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700Native American students are on the University of Idaho campus to flex their potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more
Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $504,818 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 15:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho’s College of Engineering is pleased to announce its 2016 college outstanding students, faculty and staff award winners. Each year the College of Engineering presents awards for excellence to the top graduating seniors from every engineering discipline, a top graduate student, an exceptional graduate student publication, as well as outstanding faculty and staff. Award winners will be recognized at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Janssen Engineering Building 104.
Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s Seed Grant Program.
Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 23rd Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Where Will Engineering Take You?”
Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:00 -0700Proposals for neural modeling for brain research, enhancing education in a digital world, integrating evolution principles into video game design, improving scientific research through statistics, and uniting art and science rose to the top of a diverse field of projects to win the University of Idaho’s inaugural Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grants. Read more
Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0700University of Idaho's Idaho Entrepreneurs program placed five teams at the Northwest Entrepreneurs Challenge in Spokane, Washington, last week. Read more
Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho received a $244,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Labor to fund an online fire protection certificate program. The new courses will provide additional training for regional fire protection specialists and engineers and the credits can be transferred into the UI fire ecology and management program.
Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700The UI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will play host to its annual conference Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, 2016. UI student and faculty organizers will welcome 19 student teams from the five ASCE Pacific Northwest Region states — Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska — as well as Canada. Read more
Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:30:00 -0700University of Idaho students showed off their business plans during the annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge competition in Boise last week. About 20 students from CBE’s Idaho Entrepreneurs program participated in the competition, which showcases ideas and pitches from 75 new venture teams from colleges and universities across Idaho.
Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering is pleased to announce that SpaceX co-founder and UI alumnus Tom Mueller will serve as the 23rd Annual Engineering Design EXPO honorary chair and keynote speaker. Read more
Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0700A University of Idaho engineering and science student has been selected to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Read more
Posted Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:30:00 -0800The University of Idaho Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-UI) will host the ninth annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series (DELS) and dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center’s International Ballroom. The event and dinner is free. This year’s featured speaker is Maurice Petty, director of New Services of Hewlett-Packard’s Global Business Unit. Petty’s talk is titled “The Story of Success: A Successful Blend of Academic and Industry Experience.”
Posted Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800Sophie Milam, HI-SEAS Mars Researcher and UI mechanical engineering alumna, shares her experience of studying on NASA’s simulation station during the monthly Science on Tap event 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 16 at Gizmo Maker Space, 806 N. 4th Street. Read more
Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho College of Engineering and Avista Corporation are launching a unique endowment to support students pursuing the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century Read more
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering will hold its annual Women in Engineering Day on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for female high school students, grades 11-12, designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:51:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering Nuclear Engineering program has been awarded a $434,048 faculty development grant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This announcement comes just in time for the annual Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 19-23, an international event that recognizes how nuclear science plays a vital role in lives around the world. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700UI Chemical and Materials engineering faculty member Soumya Srivastava has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as one of 70 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators. Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Professor Brian Johnson has been named the first Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering with the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The position was made possible by a $2 million gift from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Read more