Whether you're in a biotechnology or child development lab, you will learn to use the tools to collect and analyze data to answers key questions. Help faculty gather, organize and study information for grant-funded research. In some departments, paid positions are available.
CALS grant-funded research programs
- Use census data to determine market demand for products
- Study immune responses in virus-infected cells
- Alter the genetic makeup of rice to increase its nutritional value
- Manipulate bacteria to produce large quantities of a medicine
- Investigate crops for use as biofuels
- Study on how single parents balance work and family
- Study how global positioning improve agricultural production
Biodiesel Education Grant:
Analyze how the Washington state ferries are using biodiesel for their fleets. Identify and solve the potential barriers to the growth of the biodiesel industry and educate the public about the environmental benefits of biodiesel use.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Help build a national database on the human health effects of nanoparticles like those used in deodorant and clothing.
Center for Hazardous Waste Remediation Research:
Conduct research on the clean-up of contaminated soils, surface waters, and groundwater throughout the United States. Specific aims are to characterize contaminated sites, develop novel technologies for hazardous waste remediation, and apply them in the field. Analyze how microbes break apart hazardous compounds in soil and water.
Department of Energy:
Discover why biodiesel causes less engine wear than regular diesel.
Idaho National Laboratory:
Examine how human cells react to different types of radioactive material.
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute:
Participate in one the projects funded by the $2,000,000 awarded annually in statewide and regional multidisciplinary research projects.
National Center for Advanced Transportation Technology:
Help develop engineering solutions (knowledge and technology) to transportation problems for the state of Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, and the United States.
National Science Foundation:
Design and test a sensor that measures blood flow in the human body. Optimize bacteria to excrete cement-like compounds to make soil stronger, or collect data on the heat and water vapor created by a forest to make predictions about climate change.
Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH):
Improve the long-term profitability of the cereal production systems of northern Idaho, north central Oregon, and eastern Washington under ongoing and projected climate change, while contributing to climate change mitigation by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses.
U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation Grant:
Help field test a new type of irrigation system.
USDA Research Grant:
Design a probe that uses UV light to detect the amount of biodiesel in a blend.