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Doctoral Engineering Students Receive National Awards
Posted: Thursday, April 23 2009
April 23, 2009 Photos are available www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx Written by Megan Blackburn MOSCOW, Idaho – Two University of Idaho graduate engineering students recently received national recognition at The Golden Torch Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. The awards, which honor the best and brightest in technology, concluded the 35th Annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conventio...
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Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Computer Science | News Release
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Multi-Million Dollar Grant Puts University of Idaho Scientists in Idaho-WA Schools to Enhance Water Resources Education
Posted: Tuesday, April 28 2009
April 27, 2009 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has received a $2.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a water resources project that connects the research community with middle and high school classrooms in rural northern Idaho and eastern Washington. The five-year project pairs graduate-level research scientists with middle and high school science teachers to enha...
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Nuclear Research Gets Second Helping of Funding
Posted: Thursday, June 25 2009
June 25, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will receive $177,000 for nuclear research infrastructure and $20,000 in student scholarships, thanks to continuing support from the Department of Energy. The funds come from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) awards, which distributed approximately $44 million nationally for research and development in Ma...
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Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Gabriel Potirniche | Research | News Release
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Acknowledging Excellence: Prestigious Award Supports Idaho Researcher’s Work in River Science
Posted: Wednesday, July 22 2009
July 22, 2009  Photos are available at www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx. Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – With the help of a prestigious national science research grant, a scientist at the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research in Boise, will support the research work of four university students, fund a 10th grade Women in Science summer camp, and investigate ho...
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Engineering | Research | News Release | Peter Goodwin | Elowyn Yager | Ecohydraulics
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Fighting Gridlock: Idaho Transportation Technology Center Wins National Education Award
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Since 2000, the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) has trained engineers across the country to fight gridlock via two innovative programs. Those innovations have been recognized with a national education award. The Institute of Transportation Engineers recently presented NIATT with the 2009 Transportati...
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Engineering | Brian Johnson | Michael Kyte | Ahmed Abdel-Rahim | Richard Wells | Michael Dixon | Research | News Release
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To Boldly Go: University of Idaho's Gregson to Coordinate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiatives Aimed at Next Generations
Posted: Wednesday, September 30 2009
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – With an eye toward inspiring the next generation of leaders, the University of Idaho will coordinate its institutional efforts in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math – known as STEM. The land-grant university has asked Jim Gregson, professor of adult, career and technology education in the College of Education, to...
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Science | Engineering | Education | College of Graduate Studies | Mathematics | Adult Career & Technology Education | James Gregson | Career and Technical Education: Technology Education | Presidents Office | Research | News Release | Office of the President
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Capitalizing on Innovation
Posted: Wednesday, October 28 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is celebrating the accomplishments of several faculty, staff and students who – through developing innovative technologies – have furthered the university’s mission as a land-grant institution to improve the lives of Idahoans and Americans. Faculty, staff and students will receive inaugural Innovation Awards on Friday, Nov. 6. They...
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Science | Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Chien Wai | Kenneth Cain | Ronald Crawford | Harriet Shaklee | Jeffrey Stark | Research | News Release
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Lunar Power Solutions Could Impact Earth
Posted: Wednesday, December 23 2009
Researching the best way to store energy for future lunar colonies could help solve energy issues back on Earth.
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Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | David Atkinson | Joseph Law | Herbert Hess | Electrical Engineering | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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A “Good-Win” For the Future of Research in Idaho
Posted: Thursday, January 14 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – After an intensive search, Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has announced a new director; Peter Goodwin, founder and director of the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) located in Boise, Idaho. EPSCoR is a federal-state partnership intended to build research infrastructure and encourag...
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Engineering | University of Idaho Boise | Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | Peter Goodwin | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | coeur d alene
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A “BEACON” for Real-Time Evolution Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 24 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s excellence in real-time evolution has been nationally recognized by its inclusion in a $25 million grant bringing together scientists across the country to research topics ranging from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to the efficiency of automobiles. The University of Idaho will join four other universities in the creation of B...
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Peter Goodwin named a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Posted: Thursday, February 25 2010
Founder and Director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research
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Civil Engineering | Acknowledgements | Peter Goodwin | Register Features
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Blackketter Confirmed as Idaho Permanent Engineering Dean
Posted: Friday, March 12 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Donald M. Blackketter to the permanent position of dean of the College of Engineering, where he has served as interim dean for the past 15 months. The change takes effect on June 26, 2010. Provost Doug Baker praised Blackketter's leadership of the college during challenging times in higher educati...
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University of Idaho Students to Launch NASA Funded Project
Posted: Tuesday, April 6 2010
April 6, 2010 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Near Space Engineering Team, Vandal Atmospheric Science Team, is planning to launch a high altitude balloon on Saturday, April 10. The launch time and location will depend upon weather conditions on the morning of the launch. The goal of the April 10 flight is to measure the aerodynamic stability of a small capsule descending...
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University of Idaho Advising, Teaching, Collaborative, Outreach and Creative Activity Achievements Shine
Posted: Wednesday, April 21 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – Excellence is its own reward, but as many University of Idaho faculty found out, a ceremony and an award can make the reward a little bit sweeter. The university's annual Excellence Awards banquet honored 16 faculty and graduate students at an on-campus ceremony for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, outreach and advising. New this year to the ...
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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Receives $868,284 Grant for NASA’s Summer of Innovation
Posted: Monday, May 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) was chosen as one of only four states to participate in NASA’s Summer of Innovation (SOI) program. The ISGC’s proposal, Idaho, Montana and Utah – Summer of Innovation: NASA Education and STEM Programs for Underrepresented Populations, was awarded the full grant of $868,284 for the three year program. The SOI experience will b...
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Engineering | Aaron Thomas | Research | News Release
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13 Idaho Students Receive Prestigious NASA Internships
Posted: Thursday, May 20 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Thirteen students from Idaho universities will intern at NASA institutions across the country this summer, working with NASA scientists and participating in research and hands on projects. “NASA internships give students the chance to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom in a very tangible, real world environment. It is an excellent learning opportunity,” said Becky High...
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21 Students will Receive Scholarships to Further their Education in Idaho
Posted: Friday, May 21 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho - Twenty-one students have been chosen to become part of the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium’s scholarship program beginning in the fall semester of the 2010-11 school year. The students chosen are from four different states, but will all further their education at an institution in the state of Idaho. The goal of the NASA ISGC’s scholarship program is to identify, recruit and ret...
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Prabhakaran to Present at American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting
Posted: Tuesday, June 8 2010
Ramprashad Prabhakaran, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, won a travel grant from the Materials Science and Technology Division to present papers at the American Nuclear Society 2010 annual meeting, June 13-17; the meeting takes place in San Diego. Prabhakaran will discuss “Friction Stir Welding of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys” and “An Investigation of the Mechanic...
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Engineering | Chemical & Materials Engineering | Acknowledgements | Indrajit Charit
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Prabhakaran selected to attend the LANSCE Neutron Scattering School
Posted: Monday, July 12 2010
Ramprashad Prabhakaran, a Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) Candidate, has been selected to attend the LANSCE Neutron Scattering School, Los Alamos, NM (Aug 4-13). Prabhakaran's advisor is Dr. Indrajit Charit. The Neutron School is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy-Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The Neutron School is tuition-free and assistance f...
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Engineering | Materials Science and Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D.
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A Million Dollar Boost for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will dig deep and statewide to discover and address the root causes of why Idaho is losing its advantage in global competitiveness. At the heart of the new initiative – supported by major funding from the Micron Technology Foundation – is learning why some Idaho students may not perform well, or pursue careers, in the areas of science, technology, engineerin...
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Science | Engineering | Education | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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Computer Security Grants
Posted: Tuesday, September 14 2010
Faculty in the department of Computer Science have been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation to support the Scholarship for Service program (SFS). The SFS program provides a two-year full-ride scholarship to students studying computer security, with the requirement that the student then work for the US government for two years helping improve the security of our nation’s...
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Wolbrecht Serves as Co-PI
Posted: Wednesday, September 15 2010
Eric Wolbrecht, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was a co-principal investigator on a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The grant was titled, “Determinants of the Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Hand Movement Training.”
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Acknowledgements | Eric Wolbrecht | Register Features
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Crepeau Serves as PI on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grant
Posted: Wednesday, September 15 2010
John Crepeau, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, was the principal investigator on a $200,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The grant provided funding for graduate fellowships for students who are doing nuclear energy related research. University students in both Moscow and Idaho Falls will be assisted by these funds.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Acknowledgements | John Crepeau | Register Features
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Computer Language Facilitates Visualizations of Next-Generation Computing
Posted: Tuesday, October 5 2010
Language, our species’ platform for almost all communication and comprehension, continues to evolve at the hands of computer programmers.
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Engineering | Computer Science | Clint Jeffery | News Release | Computer Science
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Idaho, Utah and Nevada Education is Ready for Lift Off
Posted: Friday, October 22 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Thirty students from Idaho, Nevada and Utah are preparing for the educational experience of a lifetime. The middle school students will travel to Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the last launch of the Discovery space shuttle on Nov. 1. The trip is a part of the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium’s Summer of Innovation program, which began in June. The NASA ISGC’s Summer of Innovation is...
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Researchers Investigate Barriers to Education and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Posted: Tuesday, November 23 2010
This summer, the Micron Foundation awarded University of Idaho a $1.2 million gift to support social science research for developing a better understanding of the barriers to STEM learning and careers in Idaho.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Science | Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Interdisciplinary Programs | Debbie Storrs | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Jerry McMurtry
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Many Hands Make Light Work: Robotic Therapy to Help Stroke Patients
Posted: Tuesday, December 14 2010
New technology could help stroke patients regain some mobility after suffering from a stroke.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Research | News Release | Eric Wolbrecht
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Potlatch 6th Grade Experiment is Out of This World
Posted: Monday, February 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Thirty-six Potlatch sixth graders and their teachers, Andrea Bartosz and Gary Lam, spent Monday morning on a conference call with NASA’s Houston Space Center finessing the details of a joint project with NASA through the Kids in Micro-G Experiment Challenge. Six experiments were chosen out of the 62 proposed to NASA through the Kids in Micro-G Experiment challenge. The students f...
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Engineering | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Ed Galindo
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University of Idaho Library Unveils New 3-D Research Technology
Posted: Tuesday, February 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho today unveiled the new home for an IQ Station, state-of-the-art technology that allows faculty, student and staff researchers to see images in 3-D. The IQ Station is a 3-D data modeling box that converts large complex datasets into interactive images. The user has a hand-held device that lets him or her manipulate the 3-D images and see them from different...
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From Cantaloupe Contamination to Methane Rain: Engineering Students Address the Myriad Challenges of the Home Planet at EXPO 2011
Posted: Thursday, March 24 2011
March 24, 2011 By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – Student engineering innovations will be presented at the 2011 University of Idaho Engineering Design EXPO Friday, April 29, in the Student Union Building on the University campus in Moscow. At the 2011 EXPO, students will address a wide variety of engineering challenges. Some projects are close to home, like devising a more effective method for cle...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | B.S. Computer Engineering | Microbiology | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Molecular Biology and Biotechnology | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | News Release | Computer Engineering | Wudneh Admassu | Dave Drown | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Allan Caplan | Microbiology | Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
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Avista Utilities Establishes University of Idaho Graduate Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Program
Posted: Monday, March 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The importance of water resource issues and the need for environmental stewardship have inspired Avista Corp., a Spokane, Wash.-based energy company, to establish an annual scholarship for graduate students in the pioneering Waters of the West program at the University of Idaho. “Waters of the West is a relatively new program that has already gained some success, promin...
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Law | Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Jan Boll | Water Resources | Research | News Release | Scholarships | Graduate Education | Natural Resources
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Former NASA Administrator to Provide Martin Forum April 18
Posted: Tuesday, April 5 2011
Written by Chelsey Remitz MOSCOW, Idaho – Michael Griffin, the 11th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will present the University of Idaho's Martin Forum on Monday, April 18. In his presentation, entitled "The Once and Future Space Program," Griffin will discuss past and present civil space policy, the current and historical approaches to space and NASA, and fo...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Engineering | International Studies | Touraj Assefi | Bill Smith | International Studies | News Release
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Students Travel to Idaho Falls for Idaho TECH: Mars Rover Challenge
Posted: Tuesday, April 5 2011
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Teams of fifth and sixth grade students from southern Idaho will gather in Idaho Falls to go head to head with their rovers on Saturday, April 9, as part of this year’s Idaho Teaching Engineering to Children – TECH – Mars Rover Challenge. The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium’s TECH Challenge tests the engineering skills of the teams in a daylong Mars rover competition. Team...
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Idaho Student Named Graduate Student of the Year by National Society of Black Engineers
Posted: Wednesday, April 6 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho’s mechanical engineering doctoral candidate Maziar Rostamian recently was named 2011 Graduate Student of the Year at the 14th Annual Golden Torch Awards at the 37th National Society of Black Engineers’ annual National Convention. “I am very proud to be nominated and honored to have received the NSBE GTA award as the Graduate Student of the Year,” said Rostamia...
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Students Travel to Meridian for Idaho TECH: Mars Rover Challenge
Posted: Tuesday, April 12 2011
BOISE, Idaho – Teams of fifth and sixth grade students from southern Idaho will gather in Meridian to go head to head with their rovers on Saturday, April 16, as part of this year’s Idaho Teaching Engineering to Children – TECH – Mars Rover Challenge. The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium’s (ISGC) Idaho TECH Challenge tests the engineering skills of the teams in a daylong Mars rover competition....
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Engineering | University of Idaho Boise | News Release | Southern Idaho
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Student EXPO Project Allows State Board of Education to Mine Vital Data
Posted: Thursday, April 21 2011
Mapping out a successful future often depends on the ability to understand the past.
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Engineering | Computer Science | Larry Stauffer | B.S. Computer Science | Research | News Release | Greg Donohoe
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10 Idaho Students Receive Prestigious NASA Internships
Posted: Wednesday, May 4 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Ten students from Idaho universities will intern at NASA institutions across the country this summer, working with NASA scientists and participating in research and hands on projects. “NASA internships give students the chance to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom in a very tangible, real-world environment. It is an excellent learning opportunity,” said Becky Highfill ...
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Engineering | University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | News Release | Moscow
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NASA Selects Idaho Space Grant Consortium for Summer of Innovation
Posted: Wednesday, May 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho Space Grant Consortium has been selected as one of nine organizations selected by NASA for its Summer of Innovation Projects that begin in summer of 2011. SOI programs are geared toward bringing NASA-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to middle schools with high populations of students from underrepresented groups. In May 2010, the ISGC...
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Crosswalk Insights for the Vision Impaired
Posted: Monday, May 16 2011
Written by Steven Nelson MOSCOW, Idaho – Most people don’t think much about crossing the street. Even at a busy intersection, the "walk" or flashing "don’t walk" signs tell them when it is safe to cross. However, for the vision impaired, it can be challenging as they can’t see the sign or the traffic, or struggle with noise issues created by heavy traffic. Research done at the University of Ida...
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Engineering | Computer Science | Richard Wall | Electrical Engineering | Research | News Release | Graduate | B.S. Electrical Engineering | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Technology Transfer | Computer Science
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Northern Idaho Teams Faced Off in Mars Rover Challenge
Posted: Tuesday, May 17 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho elementary school student teams went head to head at the North Idaho TECH: Mars Rover Challenge in Moscow on April 29. After competing in the seven categories of competition, it was the 4 Marsketteers from Genesee School in Genesee who took first place. In second place was the A Team, from Leadore School in Leadore. Taking home third place was the Mega Minds, also a team from...
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Students to Build Lunar Rovers in Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Friday, June 24 2011
By Donna Emert COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Student teams from Asotin, Clarkston, Lewiston, the Silver Valley, Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls high schools will get hands-on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education this summer as they build a lunar rover. The experience is made possible through a partnership between the University of Idaho-administered Silver Valley Upward Bound pro...
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Stauffer Appointed as Interim Dean of College of Engineering
Posted: Friday, July 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Larry Stauffer, senior associate dean in the College of Engineering to serve as the college’s interim dean. He takes up the post July 24. "Larry Stauffer brings a great depth of experience and a sense of continuity in his new position,” said Doug Baker, Provost and Executive vice president. “His scholarship and leadership in both Moscow and Bo...
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Barlow Receives IMAPS Technical Achievement Award
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
Fred Barlow has received the "John A. Wagnon, Jr. Technical Achievement Award" during IMAPS 2011 (International Microelectronics And Packaging Society) in Long Beach, California, October 9 - 13.
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Elshabini Receives the IMAPS President's Award
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
Aicha Elshabini has received the "President’s Award for 2011" during IMAPS 2011 (International Microelectronics and Packaging Society) in Long Beach, California, October 9 - 13.
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IMAPS Student Chapter Earns First Place
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
The University of Idaho IMAPS (International Microelectronics And Packaging Society) student chapter placed first in the North America Technical Competition during IMAPS 2011.
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Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Acknowledgements | Aicha Elshabini | Engineering Student Organizations
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Student Project has Real-World Impact Beyond EXPO
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
With several recent outbreaks of listeria contamination on cantaloupes, the team and their prototype have been an item of interest to several media outlets before and after the Engineering Design EXPO
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Natural Resources Students and Faculty Attend National Foresters Convention
Posted: Sunday, November 20 2011
A student team from the College of Natural Resources forest resource program recently made it to the semi finals in the Quiz Bowl event at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 2-6. Team members included Tess Pinkney, Trevor DoBell-Carlsson, Jacob Vail and Elise Suronen, who competed against 23 forestry teams from across the U.S. Bill Sweeney, a forest re...
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NSBE Regional Competition Results 2011
Posted: Wednesday, November 30 2011
The University of Idaho Student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) sent six students to attend the NSBE Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado, November 18-20, 2011. The Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) is designed to showcase NSBE members' skills in technical writing, theoretical research, and oral presentation. The competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate...
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Wilderness Advocate Receives University of Idaho Honorary Doctorate
Posted: Tuesday, December 6 2011
CLARKSTON, Wash. – In recognition of her public service and contributions to natural resource management and engineering in Idaho and beyond, the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources will honor Janet DeVlieg Pope with a degree of Doctor of Natural Resources on Saturday, Dec. 10 during commencement ceremonies on the Moscow campus. “Janet is a true advocate for the College of Natural R...
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Natural Resources | Engineering | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Taylor Wilderness Research Station | engineering
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University of Idaho Awarded Two Grants to Advance Sustainable Transportation Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 22 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two grants recently received by the University of Idaho will support the efforts of university researchers to make the nation’s transportation system more sustainable. The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Department of Transportation to lead a national Tier 1 University Tra...
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Engineering Design EXPO Showcases Student Innovation
Posted: Thursday, April 19 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho Engineering Design EXPO -- the Northwest’s largest and longest-running interdisciplinary initiative, showcasing students’ engineering and technological innovations – will take place at the Student Union Building on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every U-Idaho engineering graduate participates in a senior capstone design course before hea...
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Stauffer Named Idaho Engineering Dean
Posted: Wednesday, April 25 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Larry Stauffer as dean of the College of Engineering. He currently is interim dean of the College of Engineering, as well as professor of mechanical engineering and engineering management. He will officially become dean on April 29, 2012. "Larry Stauffer is an exceptional thinker in the field of management and has a long track record ...
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University of Idaho Presents NASA Space Colonization Research
Posted: Thursday, April 26 2012
HOUSTON, Texas – The University of Idaho, in coordination with NASA, is hosting a panel on the research it has done on alternative energy storage capability and how it can be used on Earth and in future space colonization Wednesday, May 2 at the university’s main campus in Moscow. Joe Law, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a team of four student interns will discuss...
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U-Idaho and Tribes Awarded $1.1 Million NSF Grant
Posted: Monday, April 30 2012
By Donna Emert COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A $1.1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to underserved American Indian students in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane tribes. The NSF monies will fund the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Back to the Earth (BTTE) project. ...
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Largest Nuclear Energy University Programs Grant Awarded to University of Idaho
Posted: Thursday, May 10 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The United States Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded three new research and development projects to the University of Idaho. The $2.56 million total value of these projects is the largest amount awarded to any single institution. In addition, the University of Idaho was also awarded a three-year graduate fellowship. A total of $4...
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Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Center for Advanced Energy Studies | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Safety
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Staying Well Ahead of Hackers and Protecting the Public
Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2012
Cybersecurity research at the University of Idaho is helping to safeguard computers’ vast stores of data vital to individuals, companies and complex computer networks controlling everything from banking to the air traffic control system.
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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Jim Alves-Foss | B.S. Computer Science | Computer Science, M.S. or Ph.D. | Research | News Release | Graduate | Security
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Upward Bound and University of Idaho Focus Students on Idaho’s Water July 24-26
Posted: Thursday, July 19 2012
SANDPOINT, Idaho – Interested middle and high school students still have time to register for a free, hands-on summer camp on the future of Idaho’s water resources at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Center. The registration deadline is extended until the first day of camp, which begins July 24 at 9 a.m. The three-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 through Thursda...
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U-Idaho Creates Director of STEM Education Position, Names Hamilton
Posted: Monday, August 20 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has named Melinda Hamilton as the new leader of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education initiatives. Hamilton will work to coordinate the University’s numerous STEM efforts and capitalize on its significant expertise, explore future partnerships and provide leadership to ensure program growth and success. Hamilton, who has served as the d...
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Science | Engineering | Education | News Release | Provost | Cori Mantle-Bromley
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U-Idaho Helping to Build the Best Defense Against a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”
Posted: Monday, October 15 2012
By Donna Emert POST FALLS/COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- American intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran is behind a recent barrage of network attacks on computers across the Saudi oil industry and US banks. In light of the attacks, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the US risks a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” In the 21st Century, cyber security breaches are one of the greatest threats to government...
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Science | Computer Science | News Release | Northern Idaho | Post Falls | Computer Science
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Rolling with the Beat
Posted: Friday, November 16 2012
The University of Idaho’s newest marching band member has three legs, 30 flashing LED lights and an electronic brain. The Human-Assisted Robotic Drumset, nicknamed the Band-Beesten, is the newest star of the Sound of Idaho. It’s a joint project between students and faculty in mechanical engineering, computer science and music – and there’s nothing quite like it anywhere el...
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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Mechanical Engineering | Lionel Hampton School of Music | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Music | News Release | Music | Computer Science
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Engineering Student Receives President’s Award for Minority Doctoral Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, November 28 2012
In an effort to promote diversity within graduate education and recruit the best and brightest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the University of Idaho’s President’s Doctoral Scholars Award helps minority students continue their studies and research. President M. Duane Nellis has named mechanical engineering student Anthony Rey DeLeon the recipient of...
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Transportation Institute Receives $3.4 Million in Further Research Funding
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
The extension of a federal grant will allow researchers at the University of Idaho to continue their work to improve the nation’s transportation system for people and the environment. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, or NIATT, a total of $3.4 million to run a Tier 1 University Transportat...
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Engineering | Ahmed Abdel-Rahim | Research | News Release
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University of Idaho Engineering Capstone Program Recognized as One of Nation’s Best
Posted: Tuesday, December 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The National Academy of Engineering has recognized the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s capstone design program as one of the best in the nation. The capstone program is among 29 engineering education programs chosen for their achievements, and one of only seven capstone programs highlighted in the National Academy’s report, “Infusing Real-World...
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Engineering | Larry Stauffer | News Release | engineering
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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit to Showcase Vandal Atmospheric Science Team Work
Posted: Monday, January 28 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery, in collaboration with Vandal Atmospheric Science Team, presents the exhibit titled, “VAST: To Infinity and Beyond” to run Jan. 29 – Feb. 10. A closing reception and silent auction will take place on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Prichard Art Gallery. Looking at Earth from a different perspective, the e...
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Engineering | Art & Architecture | Architecture | Roger Rowley | News Release | Architecture | Ed Galindo | engineering
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U-Idaho Nuclear Engineering Program Director Recognized for Statewide Contributions
Posted: Thursday, February 7 2013
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Partnership for Science and Technology is recognizing Akira Tokuhiro, director of the University of Idaho’s Nuclear Engineering Program, for his energetic role in moving nuclear initiatives forward in the state. Tokuhiro will receive the 2012 Individual Energy Education Advocate Award at the Partnership for Science and Technology/Idaho Section of the American ...
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Engineering | Idaho Falls | News Release | Akira Tokuhiro | Eastern Idaho | engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Safety
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Avista and Water Resources Program Announce Annual Scholarship Winners
Posted: Thursday, February 21 2013
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Environmental Science and Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo, a doctoral student working with Jan Boll and Erin Brooks of the biological and agricultural engineering department will be awarded $3,000. He is researching th...
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Engineering | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Jan Boll | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Environmental Science | Water Resources | Research | News Release | environment | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Water Resources
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Idaho’s Youth Create Tomorrow’s Inventions
Posted: Wednesday, March 6 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho’s creative, young minds will turn ideas into innovations during the annual Invent Idaho State Finals March 8-9 at the University of Idaho. Invent Idaho hosts over 100 young inventors in grades one through eight on the Moscow campus and celebrates student creativity and innovation, while teaching inventive thinking in an interdisciplinary curriculum. Regional ev...
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Science | Engineering | Education | News Release
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U-Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team Has Banner Year at International Competition
Posted: Monday, March 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team won a record number of awards – nearly half of those possible – at an international competition earlier this month that challenges engineering students to build quieter, lower-emission snowmobiles. The 13-member team took third place overall at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobi...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Research | News Release | engineering | Mechanical Engineering
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Goldwater Scholars Exemplify Excellence at U-Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Ranking University of Idaho undergraduates competitively with students from across the nation, physics sophomore Rebecca La Verne Winzer and mechanical engineering junior Kevin Witkoe were both recently named Goldwater Scholars. “I am pleased to see two of our students earning scholarships in a nationally and highly competitive program like the Goldwater Scholarship,&r...
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Science | Engineering | Physics | Physics | Physics | Research | News Release | Physics
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U-Idaho’s Student Engineering Projects Showcased at 20th Annual Design EXPO
Posted: Tuesday, April 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Engineering Design EXPO celebrates its 20th year on Friday, April 26, with student presentations, project demonstrations and a keynote address from molten metal processing expert and U-Idaho alumnus Bob Wagstaff. The free event is the Northwest’s longest-running interdisciplinary initiative featuring student innovations. More than 50 stu...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Larry Stauffer | Research | News Release | engineering
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Twentieth Annual Engineering Design EXPO Announces Winners
Posted: Friday, April 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Student Union Building was home to robots, snowmobiles, submarines and other student-built engineering projects April 26 for the 20th annual Engineering Design EXPO. Teams of senior students from U-Idaho’s College of Engineering displayed and presented their hands-on projects to the university community and the public.
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Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Civil Engineering | Computer Science | Mechanical Engineering | Chemical & Materials Engineering | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | News Release
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UI Coeur d’Alene Hosts Digin’IT Camp for Girls
Posted: Thursday, July 18 2013
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Middle school females will be Digin’IT at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center July 22-26. A community showcase will highlight 27 area middle school students and four high school interns participating in the information technology enrichment program on July 26 from 1-3 p.m. Dign’IT was designed for middle school females to help increas...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Coeur d' Alene | News Release
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Connecting With Land and Heritage Goes High Tech for Tribal Youth
Posted: Friday, July 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – For three weeks this summer, 24 members of the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane tribes are connecting with their Native American heritage through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education at Back to the Earth camp (BTTE). July 29-Aug. 1, fourth through sixth grade tribal members will be at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene for the final week of Back to t...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Coeur d' Alene | News Release | Andrea
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UI Transportation Technology Center Receives National Grant for Research
Posted: Thursday, September 19 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Whether investigating vehicle crash risks, making streets safer for pedestrians or engineering low-emission snowmobiles, researchers in the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology design the transportation systems of the future.
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Engineering | Civil Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | M.S., M. Engr., or Ph.D. Civil Engineering | Research | News Release | Karen Den Braven
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UI Coeur d’Alene to Host Women in Science
Posted: Thursday, September 26 2013
COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho – Women in Science Day will bring about 200 high school sophomores together at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center on Oct. 1- 2. The program is designed to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math). “Girls do as well or better than boys on science and math standardized tests through midd...
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Science | Engineering | Coeur d' Alene | News Release | Andrea
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College of Engineering Names New Associate Dean for Undergraduates
Posted: Friday, September 27 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Engineering has named alumnus and longtime faculty member Joseph D. Law as its new associate dean for undergraduates.
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UI Report Details Idaho’s Hispanic Students’ Attitudes and Experiences
Posted: Thursday, November 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Hispanic students make up the fastest growing demographic group in Idaho’s education system, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. They have very high aspirations for continuing education beyond high school but face challenges in terms of achievement and understanding what’s involved...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow | Office of Community Partnerships | Melinda Hamilton
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UI Names Lee Ostrom New Associate Dean for College of Engineering
Posted: Monday, December 16 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Following a national search, the University of Idaho has appointed Lee Ostrom as associate dean for the College of Engineering and director of academic programs for the university’s Idaho Falls Center. Ostrom currently serves as the director of the college’s industrial technology program and will begin his new role effective Jan. 5, 2014. “As a faculty mem...
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Engineering | Lee Ostrom | Robert Smith | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | University of Idaho | engineering
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In Memoriam: John Law
Posted: Friday, January 24
Professor emeritus John Law of electrical engineering passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He taught at UI from 1975 to 1999. He was the national executive officer for the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi from 1978 to 1982. During the summers he worked for the Idaho National Laboratory and NASA. Professor Law's son Joe is the College of Engineering's current associate dean for undergraduates...
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Engineering | Memoriam
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National Society of Black Engineers 7th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture
Posted: Friday, January 31
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-UI) will host the Seventh Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture and dinner, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Vandal Ballroom. This year’s featured speaker is Walter Davis, president and CEO of Morris Allen & Associates, Inc. Morris Allen & Associates Inc....
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Engineering | Civil Engineering | News Release | Diversity and Human Rights | University of Idaho | engineering
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In Memoriam: Maynard M. Miller
Posted: Tuesday, February 4
Professor and Dean Emeritus Maynard M. Miller passed away on Jan. 26, 2014, at his home in Moscow at the age of 93. Dr. Miller was dean of the College of Mines and Earth Resources from 1975 to 1987. Among his many achievements, he was the senior geologist on the first American expedition to Mount Everest and served three terms in the Idaho Legislature. Dr. Miller was the founder of the Juneau I...
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Engineering | Memoriam
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UI Engineers Without Borders Hosts Third Annual Gala
Posted: Wednesday, February 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – Engineers Without Borders, University of Idaho Chapter (EWB-UI) will host an evening of fine food and live music to support EWB-UI’s sustainable water supply project in the village of Chiwirapi, Bolivia on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Moscow’s historic 1912 Center. The gala is open to the public, and tickets are $20, available at the door or at BookPeople of Moscow. &...
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Engineering | Larry Stauffer | News Release
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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A new University of Idaho computer nicknamed “Big-STEM” isn’t much larger on the outside than your average computer tower. But what’s inside puts everyday PCs — and most other computers — to shame. When Big-STEM goes fully online this summer, it will be one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the United States.
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Science | Engineering | Physics | Jim Alves-Foss | Marty Ytreberg | Research | News Release
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Ribbon Cutting for New Idaho Falls Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Lab
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – The University of Idaho, Idaho Falls and Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Laboratory (MRTL), in the Robertson Building #2 at EITC on April 1 at 3 p.m.
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Engineering | Idaho Falls | News Release
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UI College of Engineering Inducts 2014 Class of Academy of Engineers
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct the latest class of Academy of Engineers, Friday April 11, 2014. The academy induction will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual faculty, staff and student awards ceremony.
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Micron Technology Foundation Gift Will Help Make U-Idaho a Leader in Microelectronics Education & Research
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW and BOISE, Idaho, April 10, 2014 – The Micron Technology Foundation announced a $1 million gift today to the University of Idaho to fund an endowed professorship in microelectronics in the College of Engineering. The gift from the Foundation will support UI’s College of Engineering as it continues to enhance its position in microelectronics education and research.
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Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Fred Barlow | Larry Stauffer | News Release
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Virginia B. Valentine Named Honorary Chair, Keynote Speaker for UI Engineering Design EXPO
Posted: Wednesday, April 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 23, 2014 – On May 2, the University of Idaho 21st Annual Engineering Design EXPO presented by the Micron Foundation welcomes honorary chair and keynote speaker Virginia Bax Valentine, who will speak on, “embracing failure as the path to succeeding in engineering and life.”
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Engineering | Larry Stauffer | News Release
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