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There are numerous opportunities for graduate and undergraduates to work side-by-side with faculty who are pushing the research envelope and making discoveries.

Out of our 118 plus faculty, about 80 are currently managing their own research groups. Through their efforts and assistance from graduate students, our college receives $12 million-plus annually through nationally competitive grants.

Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Research Efforts

What makes research unique at the University of Idaho is that there is a great deal of collaboration among departments. Interdisciplinary research is emphasized at the University of Idaho. Faculty and students from various colleges across campus work together on an exciting array of research projects.

Current Research

Confronting Ebola with Computers

New working group uses advanced modeling techniques to understand evolution, spread of deadly virus

Learn how modeling is helping fight Ebola >

Research Reveals Rapid Evolution

UI professor uses DNA-sequencing tools to understand how Florida anoles adapted quickly to invading species

Read about the green anoles adaptation >

Digging Into the World of Copper

UI professor’s research reveals new patterns in how economically important copper deposits are distributed across the Earth.

Read about Yanites's research >

Beyond ‘Math Magic’

Teachers in joint UI-WSU program learn new ways to help students understand, apply math.

Read about the Making Mathematics Reasoning Explicit program >

Studying the History of Moving Mountains

Geology professor investigates how plate tectonics helped an ancient mountain range disappear.

Learn about the mountain range lost to time >

Discovering Geckos’ Sticky Secrets

Biology and engineering researcher investigates the tiny structures that give geckos their incredible climbing power – helping humans answer evolutionary questions and create high–tech materials.

Read about the research on geckos' climbing power >


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: (208) 885-6195

Fax: (208) 885-6904


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