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News Release

Physics Professor Wins Idaho EPSCoR Award for Nanotechnology Research

Posted Mon, 19 May 2014 15:43:44 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – David McIlroy’s dedication to nanotechnology has opened doors for research at the University of Idaho and across the state. In recognition of these efforts, McIlroy, a UI professor of physics, has won the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.  Idaho’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe... Read more

UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers

Posted Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:19:55 PST

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. Read more

Everyone on Earth is in Scientifically Significant New Image of Saturn

Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:16:16 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 6, 2013 – A panorama of the majestic Saturn system, as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled today in a new mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission. It sweeps 404,880 miles across Saturn and its inner ring system, including all of Saturn's rings out to the E ring. Read more

UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn’s Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission

Posted Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:41:32 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho -- A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including scientists at the University of Idaho, revealed this week a new view of Saturn’s moon Titan. Read more

Idaho “Nose” Explosive Detection: Grant Helps Develop Electronic Sniffer

Posted Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:27:30 PST

Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho researchers are nose-deep in sniffing out explosive vapors thanks to a recent $900,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense; the funding supports research into the detection of explosives. Idaho’s Patrick Hrdlicka, associate professor of bio-organic chemistry, and David McIlroy, professor of physics, will join Vladimir ... Read more

Francesca Sammarruca Receives Wolf Distinguished Service Award

Posted Sun, 04 Apr 2010 16:00:34 PST

Francesca Sammarruca, professor of physics, has received a 2010 Virginia Wolf Outstanding Service Award from the University of Idaho. The awards reflect recognizes community engagement, civic responsibility and equitable culture and climate, and Sammarruca's long-term activism for gender justice. The awards honor the life work and legacy of Virginia "Ginny" Wolf, University of Idaho professor of p... Read more


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