Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700
Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more
Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:03:00 -0700
The IRIC atrium filled with excited chatter as students pitched their business ideas to as many judges as possible on Friday, April 27, at the biannual Idaho Pitch competition. After 65 minutes, the tallied business cards given for successful pitches revealed the winners of startup funding: Read more
Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 10:48:00 -0700
Twelve University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding in 2018 through the Office of Research and Economic Development's (ORED) Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university.
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:56:00 -0700
Earlier this month, Maria Horta Vorse and her small team U of I-based team placed second in a major entrepreneurial competition held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The group was awarded $15,000 for The Forever Shower, which generates clean, filtered water for showers in any environment, especially those where water is in short supply and where access to clean water is limited. Read more
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:06:00 -0700
The College of Engineering welcomes two speakers separated in age by two generations but who exemplify a spirit of innovation, to the 25thannual Engineering Design EXPO.
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:10:00 -0700
Sanjay Mehrotra president and CEO at Micron Technology makes his first visit to the University of Idaho joining the College of Engineering to kick-off the 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO. Mehrotra is making the trip from Boise to greet over 50 ninth and tenth grade young women participating in the inaugural Women in Engineering Exploratorium event April 26-27, 2018, held in conjunction with this year’s EXPO. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:44:00 -0700
The University of Idaho invites internal applications and nominations for the position of Interim Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering starting Fall 2018. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0700
On April 16, 2018, Professor Emeritus Jon Van Gerpen was presented with the 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award as an individual who fosters environmental sustainability. Van Gerpen is a leader in the research and development of biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats which can run diesel engines. Van Gerpen is part of the Biodiesel Education Program, which also received a Mayor's 2018 Earth Award. The Biodiesel Education Program makes biodiesel right here on campus from waste oil gathered at the Sodexo kitchens. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0700
More than 60 student-led projects that explore ideas like how to improve communication on suborbital space flights, an innovative technique to improve coffee bean roasting and a robotic arm that can play the card game Crazy 8s will be highlighted during the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO Friday, April 27, on the U of I Moscow campus. Read more
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700
As part of Innovation Month, the University of Idaho is celebrating the importance of renewable energies and spreading awareness about biodiesel April 16-20 during its first Idaho Biodiesel Awareness Week. U of I is a leader in biodiesel research and development, and the university incorporates biodiesel fuels into its sustainable goals. “Our applied biodiesel research provides an excellent example of the University of Idaho’s innovative spirt. For over 30 years U of I scientists and engineers have worked to utilize Idaho’s abundant natural resources and create sustainable fuel solutions to benefit us all,” said Chuck Staben, U of I president. Read more
Ednetics CEO, SpaceX Co-Founder, and Renowned Chemist to Receive Honorary Doctorates During Commencement
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0700
The University of Idaho will honor a former student, an alumnus and a retired faculty member with honorary doctorates during the spring commencement ceremony May 12 in Moscow.
Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:20:00 -0700
The Biodiesel Education Program is hosting a week of biodiesel and sustainability events April 16-20. Learn more in the Idaho Commons on Monday and Tuesday, tour U of I's biodiesel lab from 2:30-3 p.m. Friday in the James Martin Laboratory, Bay 72, Moscow, to learn about biofuel's impact in our school, and help take a stand for clean air by signing this petition to mandate a biodiesel blend in all campus diesel vehicles. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0700
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the second engagement of SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the IRIC step Auditorium, as well as via livestream statewide. The event will be streamed to U of I Boise Room 162, Coeur d'Alene Room 240B and Idaho Falls, TAB 350. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available on the Moscow campus. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:00 -0700
University of Idaho junior Kenny Sheffler filled a water bottle with excrement from his brother’s dog last summer and left the contraption in the sun. Within a day, the bottle had inflated and the waste had decomposed — turning into biogas and fertilizer. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0800
The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Annual Conference, hosted by the College of Engineering's engineering management program is Monday, Feb. 26. Our theme this year is "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business," and our venue is the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Resort. Please submit your abstract and make plans now to join us, Oct. 17-20, 2018, for the 39th conference. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:55:00 -0800
The University of Idaho College of Engineering is announcing the appointment of Professor John Crepeau as the college's associate dean for undergraduates. Crepeau is currently serving as acting chair for the U of I Department of Computer Science and is former chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Crepeau, a professor of mechanical engineering and professional engineer, has demonstrated a passion for and long-term commitment to the education of U of I engineering students as a faculty member for the past 24 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and his master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Read more
Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:13:00 -0800
College 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 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:30:00 -0800
Local researchers are designing a product that could change the nuclear industry. Like many good ideas, it started on a napkin. Executives from Tokyo-based Sakae Casting visited Idaho Falls in 2016 to determine where to open their first U.S. office. They brought a sample of their proprietary product: a thin aluminum plate embedded with a U-shaped cooling tube. In a meeting with local economic development representatives and researchers, Sakae CEO Takashi Suzuki posed a simple question: can this be used in the nuclear industry? University of Idaho Nuclear Engineering Director Richard Christensen sketched a design that incorporated the plates. On the napkin: a new nuclear fuel storage cask. Read more
Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:33:00 -0800
Two 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 -0800
The 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 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:52:00 -0800
The University of Idaho Randall Women in Science and IBEST (Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies) present the documentary "Code:Debugging the Gender Gap" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre as part of Computer Science Education Week. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. "CODE" raises the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code. Admission is free. This film is not rated and contains suggestive language not appropriate for young audiences.
Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:33:00 -0800
The 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 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0700
University of Idaho Civil Engineering master's student Regan Hansen of Firth, Idaho, has been selected to receive the 2017 Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) student of the year award. U of I's National Institute of Advanced Transportation Technology is a member of the regional University Transportation Center (UTC) known as PacTrans. Hansen's graduate research is focused on investigating the effects of roadway geometry on drivers' choice to pass on rural two-lane highways using driving simulation. More broadly he is interested in finding ways to leverage big data from connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, mobile technology, etc., to improve the safety and operational performance of our transportation systems. Read more
Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:54:00 -0700
The 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 -0700
The 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 -0700
The 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 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:57:00 -0700
The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is pleased to announce the calls for proposals for the following opportunities. Proposals are due Dec. 1, 2017. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:35:00 -0700
Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Elks Building was vacant until last year when new owners decided to bring it back to life. The building’s new owner, Nick Smoot, told KREM 2 he wanted to turn the 100-year-old building into a space for tech companies to create the future. The building is now called "The Innovation Den" and it serves as a hub for bringing robots to life. The Innovation Den has 52 offices, six large suites, a barbershop, a lair for members, and a coffee shop. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0700
About 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 -0700
Baxter 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 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:25:00 -0700
Assisting the Department Chair, Faculty, and students in all aspects of department business, requiring in-depth knowledge of University of Idaho's policies and procedures regarding students, hiring, purchasing, events, and travel, among others. For more information and to apply, click here.
Posted Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:03:00 -0700
Located in Idaho Falls, ID, the Associate Director – Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), facilitates the development of world-class, advanced, energy research between the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), industry and universities. The Associate Director is responsible for identifying and building strong relationships and programs among the INL, the Idaho Universities, and other CAES affiliates. The position is a joint appointment with the INL, holds faculty rank and may include tenure. The incumbent is expected to provide research leadership in an area of interest to CAES. Read more
Posted Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:48:00 -0700
George G. Goble, Civil Engineering Alumni '51 passed away Sept. 19, 2017. There are some giants in the world of engineering, some more recognized than others. For those of us in the Deep Foundation and Bridge Engineering World, George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E., was a giant. He had the intellect, knowledge and most important, the drive to change our world. His keen sense of where technology is leading us and how it can be used for a more effective and efficient use of resources helped us all in this industry to improve and renew. Read more
Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:21:00 -0700
University of Idaho students are invited to attend Boise for Startup Week Oct. 4-6 at no cost. Boise Startup Week is Idaho's largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event. Each year, thousands of people come together to learn, support and celebrate Idaho's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year's focus is on technology and much of the content will be most relevant to UI students in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering. Free lodging, transportation and food for UI students will be provided by employer sponsors. Read more
Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:46:00 -0700
As part of its breakfast series, the Idaho Business Review will take a look at what is being done to ensure the safety of online information in Idaho companies. The Oct. 10 event in Boise will feature a panel of experts, including Karen Thurston, director of the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene's Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center. Thurston will discuss existing threats and anticipated ones. The breakfast is fro 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Grove Hotel in Boise.
Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0700
This 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 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:27:00 -0700
The University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls has several online courses focused on cybersecurity and ethical hacking. These courses are perfect for Idaho companies that have employees they would like to have further trained in these topics. The University is holding open labs for our cybersecurity module every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. for the months of September and October, starting on Sept. 12. The labs will be held at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls. Free pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. This will be a work-at-your-own-pace classroom setting with aides available for help. Once your employees feel comfortable they are able to continue the course online or come into the lab for additional help. These courses are free for Idaho employees. The cost is $80 for non-Idaho employees. Register at www.uidaho.edu/cyber-training.
Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:50:00 -0700
During the 2017 Idaho INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Summer Research Conference in August, seven University of Idaho students took home prestigious awards for their presentations on their summer research in the INBRE program. The conference brought together upward of 220 students, faculty, and staff from 11 institutions of higher education in Idaho. This included 125 undergraduates, who competed in three categories.
Posted Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0700
From walk-on to scholarship athlete. Check. Budding entrepreneur with a potentially successful business already on the way. Check. A great outlook on life. Check again. There’s hardly a box Ed Hall hasn’t checked off in getting the most out of his college experience. Read more
Posted Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:00 -0700
Middle 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 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:00:00 -0700
University of Idaho research shows astronauts' vision can get worse in space.
Posted Sun, 14 May 2017 00:30:00 -0700
Steve and Vicki Sell smiled photographing their daughter as she walked across the stage Saturday and accepted her degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho. It's a scene that has repeated itself in the family almost 20 times in a tradition that extends back to the 1940s. Courtney Sell of Boise is the 19th member of her family to attend UI. Her maternal grandparents met on campus and her grandma, Ethel Renfrow, of Kendrick, now 89, was on hand for the milestone. Read more
Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0700
Perhaps the best athlete in Eagle River High School history also happens to be a bona fide nerd. “I’ve got two tests tomorrow,” said Ed Hall, a junior mechanical engineering major at the University of Idaho, during a Monday interview from the school’s Moscow campus. “It’s pretty rigorous.” Read more
Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700
Three 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 -0700
The 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 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0700
The RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program offers unique opportunities for undergraduates in biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics to gain research experience in Germany. Information Session on Wednesday, March 29 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the JEB thinkTANK.
Posted Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800
Video games are a billion dollar industry, but to a group of University of Idaho students that industry is also their preferred classroom.
Posted Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:30:00 -0800
Idaho universities have a number of resources beyond state funding and tuition to help educate students. These range from a public-private partnerships to scholarship assistance made possible by private donors. But in many ways, our colleges and universities have no better ally than the Idaho National Laboratory. Read more
Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:00 -0800
The National Society of Black Engineers UI Chapter hosts the 10th annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Silver Room of the Best Western Inn. The NBSE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an annual program that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire students on contemporary technological, economic and socio-political issues. Learn more. Read more
Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800
The 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 -0800
The 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 -0800
The 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 -0700
The 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 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0700
After four years of planning, the University of Idaho and North Idaho College will now offer a baccalaureate program in computer science.
Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700
Pocatello, 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 -0700
The 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 -0700
University 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 -0700
Native American students are on the University of Idaho campus to flex their potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more
Posted Sat, 14 May 2016 08:00:00 -0700
Lucas Sass found his passion in organic chemistry during his time as an undergraduate at the University of Idaho, and now he's working to find a cure for cancer and potentially life-saving ways to deliver drugs to the brain.
Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700
Threats to the virtual world can be threats to the physical world – especially in the energy sector. In recent years, Internet-based attacks have hit electric grids, dams, oil producers and nuclear facilities. Read more
Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0700
BOISE — Research aimed at reducing the labor of cleaning hatchery raceways also has the potential to get more hatchery-raised fish onto anglers’ lines — by giving the fish some exercise before they’re released into streams and rivers.
Posted Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0700
The pre-launch question asked of almost all boats — "Will she float?" — seems especially apt when asked about crafts made of concrete. Based on evidence of 19 concrete canoes plying the waters of the Snake River at Chief Timothy Park Saturday, the answer is "yes." Read more
Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800
The 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 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:45:00 -0800
It sounds like a state-of-the-art burrow in a Tom Clancy techno thriller – the Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center. Instead, it’s a new extension of the University of Idaho inside the college’s Post Falls research park. Here, aspiring computer security experts can prepare and test for their professional certifications, and employees in the field can pursue on-the-job training.
Posted Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:16:00 -0800
The holiday hustle and bustle is officially here, and as shoppers around the Northwest seek out that perfect gift for their loved ones, colleagues and friends, the University of Idaho is here to help. Among those available to speak with reporters this month and offer recommendations and gift ideas are members of UI’s College of Education, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and College of Engineering. Read more