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U of I Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Posted 4/2/2020 10:21:00 PM

The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program and the University Honors Program announced that Elizabeth Hoots (Ecology and Conservation Biology, College of Natural Resources) and Isabell Strawn (Biological Engineering, College of Engineering), both University Honors Program students, have received prestigious Goldwater Scholarship awards for the 2020-21 academic year from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Read more

U of I Rallies to Assist Communities in Fight Against COVID-19

Posted 4/2/2020 9:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 2, 2020 — The University of Idaho is rallying in different ways to help the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team Placed Fourth in National SAE Challenge

Posted 3/25/2020 10:35:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering's Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team earned fourth place overall in the gasoline spark-ignited class at the 2020 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge held March 9-14. The U of I team competed against 23 teams across the U.S. and Canada in a weeklong challenge to produce innovative solutions to make cleaner, quieter and more efficient snowmobiles that are practical for manufacturers and enthusiasts alike. Read more

Doctoral Student Earns Women in Transportation SW Idaho Leadership Scholarship

Posted 3/12/2020 10:29:00 PM

Engineering doctoral student Nuzhat Yamin is the winner of the $1,500 Women in Transportation (WTS) SW Idaho Leadership Scholarship. Yamin will advance to the national scholarship competition for a chance to earn $5,000. WTS awards scholarships to women pursuing careers in transportation through an undergraduate or graduate program. Awards are based on transportation goals, academic standing and demonstration of skills and abilities in leadership. Read more

U of I Student Debate Club Members Earn Second-Place Honors

Posted 3/11/2020 9:22:00 PM

Members of the University of Idaho Student Debate Club earned second-place honors in their first two International Public Debate Association (IPDA) spring competitions. Read more

Engineering and Business Students Win $10,000 at the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Posted 3/10/2020 10:40:00 PM

Student entrepreneurs won second place and $10,000 after pitching CatheterX, a multi-channeled, spiral-designed urinary catheter. Their unique design decreases the number of catheter-related infections, saving thousands of lives while reducing costs for hospitals. CatheterX started as a senior project with Edward Hall, Elena Tipton and Amy Macias in the College of Engineering. Read more

Student Engineering Design Wins $10,000 in Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Posted 3/9/2020 8:00:00 AM

Mechanical engineering student Ed Hall and the interdisciplinary entrepreneurial CatheterX team won $10,000 and second place in the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge on March 5. Read more

Zouheir Rezki Earns NSF CAREER Award

Posted 3/5/2020 9:47:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 5, 2020 — University of Idaho College of Engineering Assistant Professor Zouheir Rezki has earned the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award. Read more

U of I Grad Student Earns 3MT State Title

Posted 2/20/2020 3:00:00 PM

University of Idaho graduate student Maribel Alfaro’s presentation on “Microbial Metabolomics: From Manure to Bioplastics” earned her the state title in the 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Boise. The competition challenges graduate students to present their research in three minutes or less using only one slide. Alfaro competed against 11 other graduate students from U of I, Boise State University and Idaho State University to earn the title and a $500 grand prize. Read more

Quality Online Faculty

Posted 2/14/2020 12:19:00 AM

U of I’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) launched a program in fall 2019 to support faculty with an external professional development opportunity to help them design effective and engaging online courses for students. The 16-week online course, offered in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, engaged 20 faculty from four colleges across campus in an authentic learning environment to experience pedagogical and technological best practices. Read more

Michael Haney Named One of Idaho’s Brightest Stars

Posted 1/28/2020 9:42:00 PM

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls assistant professor Michael Haney was named one of Idaho’s Brightest Stars of 2020. He will be recognized during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Center for Higher Education Building, Room 104, in Idaho Falls. Established in 2001, the Brightest Stars Awards recognize individuals, businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations, teachers, veterans and students for their commitment to volunteerism. Read more

Computer Science Alumnus David Manz ’05 ’10 Inducted Into SFS Hall of Fame

Posted 1/21/2020 9:00:00 AM

University of Idaho Department of Computer Science alumnus and CyberCorps (R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) fellowship graduate David Manz ’05 ’10 has been inducted into the SFS Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence in cybersecurity. Read more

Assistant Professor Soumya Srivastava’s Research Featured in Applied Physics Reviews

Posted 1/13/2020 11:32:00 PM

A research article written by University of Idaho Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor Soumya Srivastava was recently selected for publication in Applied Physics Reviews. The annual peer-reviewed scientific journal selects articles important to current topics in science and engineering. Read more

Students Earn American Nuclear Society's 2019 Best Paper Award

Posted 1/2/2020 7:47:00 PM

University of Idaho chemical engineering graduate student Aman Gupta earned the American Nuclear Society's (ANS) Operations and Power Division's "2019 Best Paper Award." The paper was presented during the ANS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in June 2019. The certificate was presented at the winter meeting in November 2019. Read more

Four Engineering Students Earn IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarships

Posted 12/10/2019 11:27:00 PM

Four University of Idaho College of Engineering students, Lance Carr, Christine Page, Kenny Sheffler and Nikki Tran, are Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative recipients. Established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the initiative recognizes electrical engineering students who exhibit high academic standards and extracurricular commitments who are committed to exploring the power and energy field. Read more

U of I Professor Emeritus Dean Edwards Receives Highest Distinction as Academic Inventor

Posted 12/6/2019 11:14:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering Professor Emeritus Dean Edwards has been named a 2019 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to the program is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Read more

U of I Idaho Falls First in CyberForce Competition

Posted 11/21/2019 11:13:00 PM

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls computer science graduate students took first place locally in the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy CyberForce Competition and ranked 25 out of 105 collegiate teams competing nationally. Team members Jason Allen, Joe Leister, Ray Hardy, Michael Madsen, Michael McCarty and Michael McGregor were one of nine teams to participate in the regional competition giving students hands-on cybersecurity education within a real-world scenario. Read more

White House Names U of I Idaho Falls Professor 2019 Fellow

Posted 11/5/2019 10:14:00 PM

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2019 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Assistant Professor Dakota Roberson has earned a 2019-20 White House Fellowship and will spend a year working for the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more

Interdisciplinary Team Takes Second in Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge

Posted 11/4/2019 2:00:00 PM

University of Idaho seniors Annika Esau, computer science, Teja Sunku, statistics, and Tony Clay, civil engineering, took second place for their written paper during the 2019 Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge. Undergraduate teams work for 24 hours straight to solve an open ended, real world problem using only "non-sentient" resources such as online and other published resources and write and present a one-page summary of results. Read more

Students Earn $15K at Grand Challenge Scholars Program Pitch Event

Posted 10/31/2019 9:33:00 PM

Ten engineering students earned a total of $15,000 during the fourth annual Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) Pitch Event hosted by the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The GCSP is the only undergraduate program of its kind in Idaho, preparing students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century as established by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Read more

Engineering Alumnus Earns White House Presidential Teaching Award

Posted 10/31/2019 9:14:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering alumnus Sean Boston was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest award given by the U.S. government to K-12 teachers of mathematics and science, including computer science. Boston, who graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, teaches physics and advanced placement physics at Timberline High School in Boise. Read more

Civil Engineering Student Wins Pitch Competition During Boise Startup Week

Posted 10/24/2019 9:37:00 PM

Civil engineering junior Devin Richards tied for third place in the Boise Startup Week Pitch Competition, earning $500 for his engineering research team's business plan to bring sustainability and energy education to sixth- through 12th-grade students on the Palouse. Boise Startup Week is Idaho's largest event focused on giving students an opportunity to connect with employers in the Boise area and learn from professionals in technology and startup sectors. Read more

U of I Academy of Engineers Welcomes 2019 Inductees

Posted 10/22/2019 9:14:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct five members into its Academy of Engineers, U of I alumni and others recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, education, service to the profession and advancement of society. Inductees will be celebrated during a ceremony 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Silver Room of the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow. Read more

U of I Student a Finalist out of 13,000 in U.S. Cyber FastTrack Competition

Posted 10/4/2019 9:54:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering senior Taegan Williams is a finalist in the U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition, earning $22,000 toward an undergraduate certificate in applied cybersecurity from the SANS Technology Institute, the world's largest information security training and certification company. Williams, a computer science major, was one of three finalists in the state of Idaho out of more than 13,000 initial competitors. Read more

Polymorphic Games Receives Grant for Evolutionary Mobile Game

Posted 10/3/2019 9:21:00 PM

Professor Barrie Robison recently received a $74,700 IGEM grant from the Idaho State Board of Education. He and co-PI Terence Soule will use the grant to create a mobile version of the first game produced by the Polymorphic Games Studio, entitled "Darwin's Demons." The new version of Darwin's Demons will bring evolutionary procedural content generation into the world of mobile gaming. Read more

Engineering Students Place Top Four in Global Grand Challenges Summit Competition

Posted 9/26/2019 9:35:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering students traveled to London and earned top placement in the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition, jointly organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Featuring 900 engineering students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders from across the globe, the Global Grand Challenges Summit is hosted by the NAE, Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more

Engineering Doctoral Student Earns ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Posted 9/20/2019 10:08:00 PM

Paulo Yu, a second-year doctoral student studying mechanical engineering, has been awarded an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Graduate Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship awards $5,000 for a maximum of two years and covers the cost of books, supplies and equipment for Yu's doctoral program. Read more

Apply to the NSF IUSE-Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments Program; Notice of Intent Deadline is Oct. 7

Posted 9/20/2019 10:05:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting Notice of Intent for submitting a proposal to the NSF IUSE-Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program, a limited submission opportunity. The deadline to submit Notices of Intent to the Research and Faculty Department is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Read more

Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event Returns Saturday

Posted 9/20/2019 8:02:00 PM

Vandal Overnight Games returns 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. It is the largest gaming event on the Palouse. Read more

Virtual Technology and Design Professor Involved in Amazon-Funded Project to Design Visual World, Increase Number of Women in Engineering

Posted 9/13/2019 10:11:00 PM

Jean-Marc Gauthier, associate professor in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design Program, is part of a team recently awarded a grant from multinational tech giant Amazon to develop a virtual world that encourages women to pursue traditionally male-dominated engineering fields. Read more

College of Engineering Proposal Selected for NASA Astronaut Eye Health Study

Posted 9/12/2019 9:12:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering Associate Professor Bryn Martin's research proposal to evaluate countermeasures that prevent or mitigate the signs and symptoms associated with Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS) has been selected for funding through NASA's Human Research Program (HRP). Read more

Innovative Satellite Image Data Analysis System to Improve Snowmelt Runoff Modeling Across Idaho

Posted 9/12/2019 9:12:00 PM

U of I Department of Biological Engineering doctoral student Craig Woodruff and College of Engineering associate professor and Idaho State Climatologist Russell Qualls have developed a mathematical model that processes thousands of remotely sensed images to synthesize the annually recurrent pattern of snowmelt from mountainous watersheds and have applied this process to images of the Upper Snake River basin. Read more

Energy Storage Technology for Space Travel Discussed at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 9/10/2019 8:59:00 PM

Herb Hess and Christine Berven, faculty in from the Colleges of Science and Engineering, led a team of students to design and build a flywheel energy storage system that can one day be used for space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. The team recently built a prototype of this device, which can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun. Read more

U of I Students Earn Innovations in Nuclear Technology R and D Awards

Posted 9/9/2019 10:58:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate student John Peterson and materials science and engineering senior James Zillinger were awarded Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Technology Research and Development. The program recognized 25 students in 2019 for publications relevant to innovative nuclear technology. Read more

Integrated Design Lab Receives Grant to Assist Idaho's Fast-Growing Construction Industry through 3D Printing of Building Panels

Posted 9/5/2019 10:50:00 PM

Ken Baker, the director of the university's Integrated Design Lab, a research, education and outreach lab in Boise housed under the College of Art and Architecture, received a nearly $1 million grant that will positively impact Idaho's fast-growing construction industry. The grant will allow Baker and his team to develop a 3D printing process for the sustainable manufacturing of wall, floor and roof panels, made from locally sourced Idaho wood, for modular buildings. Read more

2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture Features Purdue's Darcy Bullock

Posted 9/5/2019 10:38:00 PM

Darcy Bullock, a Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Joint Transportation Research Program at Purdue University, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow, as part of the U of I College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's 2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture. The event is free and a reception will precede the event at 3 p.m. Read more

Three INL Fellowships Awarded to College of Engineering Doctoral Students

Posted 9/4/2019 7:00:00 AM

Three nuclear and mechanical engineering doctoral students in the University of Idaho's College of Engineering, James Derrill Richards, Amey Shigrekar and Kevin Joe Terrill, are among 12 students nationwide to be awarded Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowships. Recipients of the competitive fellowship receive full tuition and fees from U of I during their first three years of graduate school. Read more

U of I Partners with Air Force on New Biofuel Research

Posted 8/27/2019 8:55:00 PM

The University of Idaho Advanced Biofuels Lab is partnering with the U.S. Air Force on a student-led research project to commercialize a biofuel that doesn't freeze at high altitudes and has the potential to be carbon negative. U of I recently received a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (AFWERX) grant of $25,000 to engage entrepreneurs in Air Force operations. The lab was one of 33 nonprofit awardees among thousands of applicants. Read more

Idaho Falls Professor Collaborates on Patent for Large Geographical Power Systems Stability

Posted 8/26/2019 9:40:00 PM

Dakota Roberson, assistant professor in the College of Engineering at University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, was recognized as co-inventor on a recent patent issued to the University of Wyoming. The patent gives both universities a new real-time reconfiguration method for use in large power systems, improving the ability to compensate against large electric power flow changes brought on by intermittent disturbances or even cyberattacks. Read more

Christensen Receives Grant for Nuclear Plant Control Room Simulator

Posted 8/26/2019 9:40:00 PM

Richard Christensen, director of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls College of Engineering, in collaboration with professors Robert Borrelli, Michael Haney and Michael McKellar, was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator. Read more

U of I Engineering Students Prototype Robotic Arm for Discovery Science Center

Posted 8/22/2019 11:30:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering graduates are collaborating with the Discovery Science Center in Boise to bring a robotic arm exhibit to the hands-on science center. Read more

McKellar Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

Posted 8/22/2019 9:52:00 PM

College of Engineering Research Professor and Industrial Technology Program Director Michael McKellar was one of 54 academic inventors named senior member by the National Academy of Inventors this summer. NAI senior members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from member institutions who have demonstrated innovation-producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Read more

Richard (Jake) T. Jacobsen

Posted 8/22/2019 9:48:00 PM

Richard (Jake) T. Jacobsen, 77, a former dean of the University of Idaho College of Engineering, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Idaho Falls. Jacobsen earned a Bachelor of Science from the U of I in 1963 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 1965. While a graduate student at U of I, Jacobsen taught courses in the U of I Department of Mechanical Engineering. Read more

Bike/pedestrian underpass conceived by U of I engineering students is now open in Moscow!

Posted 7/29/2019 2:00:00 PM

A graduate assignment in civil engineering professor Mike Lowry's 2010 class led to the exploration of a bike and pedestrian path under the Troy highway. Read more

Project Hastur Now Available

Posted 6/24/2019 3:30:00 PM

Polymorphic Game Studio, the University of Idaho’s undergraduate interdisciplinary team of computer science, virtual technology and design, and evolutionary biologists, just released its second video game, Project Hastur. Read more

U of I Idaho Falls Professors Lend Expertise to 2019 PROSE Awards Subject Category Winner

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

A reference guide that includes contributions from two University of Idaho, Idaho Falls professors, "Space Safety and Human Performance," is a subject category winner in the 2019 PROSE Awards. Awarded through the Association of American Publishers, winners were selected from more than 500 entries and 165 finalists that have made significant contributions to their field of study. Read more

ORED RISE Jumpstart Program Awardees Announced

Posted 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Seven U of I faculty members from CALS, CLASS, Engineering and CNR were awarded seed funding from ORED to support research, scholarly or creative efforts that significantly differ from those currently being pursued. This funding will help the principal investigators become proficient in a new arena of investigation in preparation for the future development of a competitive extramural proposal. Read more

Engineering Teams Pitch Business Plans to Save Lives and the Planet

Posted 5/3/2019 10:42:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering students earned second and third place plus additional funding for two business plan pitches during the College of Business and Economics' Idaho Pitch Competition last Friday. Read more

Engineering Team Earns Honorable Mention in 2019 TMS Bladesmithing Competition

Posted 5/3/2019 10:38:00 PM

An interdisciplinary University of Idaho College of Engineering team won honorable mention in the 2019 Bladesmithing Competition hosted by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Read more

Wagstaff Prepares Vandal Engineers of Tomorrow

Posted 4/25/2019 2:00:00 PM

Around the world, aluminum producers look to Wagstaff, Inc. for the equipment, expertise and the knowledge to successfully and safely cast aluminum. Wagstaff, founded in Spokane in 1946, is the world leader in direct chill casting equipment. Read more

April 26 Engineering Design EXPO Explores U of I Student Innovation

Posted 4/22/2019 8:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 22, 2019 — Gesture-controlled robotics, 3D printing using living cells and virtual reality featuring evolving aliens are just a few of the 50-plus research projects on display during the University of Idaho’s 2019 Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

Manager of World’s Largest Non-Military Drone Fleet Speaks April 26 in Moscow

Posted 4/15/2019 9:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — Mark Bathrick, manager of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. His speech is free and open to the public as part of the U of I College of Engineering’s Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

U of I to Host Storytelling Workshop and 48-Hour Film Challenge April 24

Posted 4/11/2019 4:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — Storytelling through film is the focus of the University of Idaho’s second annual Ambrose Storytelling Workshop, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. Read more

Min Xian is Making Breast Cancer Detection Affordable and Accessible for All

Posted 3/26/2019 6:17:00 PM

In Min Xian's perfect world, the equipment needed for breast cancer detection will cost the medical community no more than what the average consumer pays for the latest and greatest iPhone. The University of Idaho College of Engineering assistant professor has been studying digital applications being developed to make breast cancer detection affordable and accessible. Read more

Attend a Reception with Electro-Mechanical Systems Leader John Rockwell '73

Posted 3/21/2019 9:06:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering welcomes to the Moscow campus John Rockwell '73, electro-mechanical systems leader and president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the thinkTANK, Janssen Engineering Building Room 126. The reception is open to U of I students, faculty and staff. Read more

U of I Researchers Win at Three-Minute Thesis Event

Posted 2/21/2019 12:05:00 AM

The first-ever statewide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) event occurred Feb. 12 in Boise. The 3MT challenges graduate students to describe their thesis in three minutes or less. Read more

Invent Idaho State Finals at U of I March 1-2

Posted 2/6/2019 11:10:00 PM

One hundred young inventors in grades 1-12 from all over Idaho will display their creative innovations at the Invent Idaho state finals event held on the University of Idaho campus March 1 and 2. Imagine a toilet that reminds you to "Remember to flush" after use, a device to encourage you to get up and get your heart exercising in the morning or even a food waste-to-dog-cookie maker. These creative kids have designed and built amazing prototypes. Read more

Energy Storage Technologies for Space Travel Discussed at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 2/5/2019 10:56:00 PM

Professor Herb Hess and Associate Professor Christine Berven in the colleges of Science and Engineering lead a team of students to design and build flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) in the IRIC building. These FESS-based technologies can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun and will one day help NASA achieve its space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. Read more

U of I Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty Earn a $600K Grant to Improve Bridge Safety and Development

Posted 1/31/2019 10:35:00 PM

Daniele Tonina and Elowyn Yager to conduct three-year study on bridge pier water erosion. Read more

Biogas Research Presented at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 1/14/2019 9:51:00 PM

U of I senior Kenny Sheffler will present his biogas feasibility study and research on small-scale digestion and how households can become more sustainable through the production and use of biogas at the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, Jan. 24, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Read more

Civil Engineering Junior Brings Water Bottle Refill Station to Janssen through U of I Sustainability Grant

Posted 1/11/2019 10:35:00 PM

U of I College of Engineering students will use less plastic in 2019. Students can now refill their own water bottles in the Janssen Engineering Building, thanks to civil engineering junior Andrea Boyd. Boyd used funding from the U of I Sustainability Center to install an Elkay EZH20 Bottle Refill Station on the main floor of the Janssen Engineering Building in Moscow in order to promote water conservation and a reduction of single-use plastic water bottles. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Steve Hall is Dec. 19

Posted 12/10/2018 10:38:00 PM

After 41 years of invaluable service to Engineering Outreach, Steve Hall, Manager of Production and Technology Services, is retiring. Join us to celebrate Steve's many years of service to the University of Idaho and the College of Engineering 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the ThinkTank (JEB 128). Read more

U of I Sustainability Center Awards Funding for Student-Led Projects

Posted 11/30/2018 10:53:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 30, 2018 — The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded more than $8,000 to five student-led projects focused on improving sustainability at the university. Read more

Engineering Students Present Capstone Design Projects

Posted 11/28/2018 9:50:00 PM

More than 50 teams of engineering students from various majors will present their capstone design projects from 8:30-10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Gauss-Johnson Engineering Building Design Suite (Room 108) and Power Lab (Room 201). Thirteen teams finishing their second semester and concluding their projects will present between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in various locations around campus. Read more

Six Inducted Friday into U of I Academy of Engineers

Posted 11/14/2018 8:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 14, 2018 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct six members into its Academy of Engineers, a mix of U of I alumni and others recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, education, service to the profession and advancement of society. Read more

Aleksandar Vakanski and Lee Ostrom Awarded ASNT Faculty Grant

Posted 10/26/2018 10:16:00 PM

Aleksandar Vakanski, Ph.D., assistant professor in Industrial Technology, and Lee Ostrom, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Engineering at U of I Idaho Falls, were awarded a faculty grant from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Read more

U of I Team Advances to Final Four for $10 Million Water Prize Challenge

Posted 10/26/2018 9:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 26, 2018 — A University of Idaho team advanced this week to the final stage of a $10 million competition to find the best way to stop to toxic algae blooms from poisoning drinking water supplies and the environment. Read more

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Featured at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Event

Posted 10/24/2018 9:14:00 PM

At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn event at noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the IRIC Atrium, Isabell Strawn and Jake Varney, undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Engineering, will discuss the Grand Challenge Scholars Program. This program combines curricular and extra-curricular activities that expose students to the grand challenges that society faces. Read more

U of I Researchers Awarded $2.6 Million to Develop Nuclear Technologies

Posted 10/22/2018 6:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — October 18, 2018 —University of Idaho researchers have received funding for five nuclear engineering research and development projects aimed at making nuclear reactors safer, more resilient to stressors, compatible with renewable energy systems, and capable of producing synthetic fuels and other beneficial by products. Read more

Micron Student Center Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony Friday

Posted 10/11/2018 10:55:00 PM

All are invited to a ribbon-cutting and naming ceremony for the new Micron Student Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in JEB 125, Moscow. Read more

U of I Engineering Students Take Fourth Place in WEFTEC2018

Posted 9/30/2018 9:16:00 PM

An interdisciplinary team of College of Engineering students took fourth place in the student design competition at the national Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC is the largest event of its kind in North America, and just 14 teams from across the world were selected to compete. Read more

Polymorphic Games' Samantha Heck to Present the Studio's Upcoming Title

Posted 9/27/2018 10:56:00 PM

Samantha Heck, a senior in Computer Science and the lead programmer for Polymorphic Games, will present Project Hastur as a playable experience at this year's Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment conference, or AIIDE 2018. AIIDE serves as the definitive point of interaction between entertainment software developers interested in artificial intelligence and academic AI researchers. This year's conference will be held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Nov. 13-17. Read more

City Builder Crissy Fanganello to Give U of I’s Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture

Posted 9/21/2018 4:46:00 PM

An expert in urban planning and transportation issues will deliver the third annual Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the University of Idaho at Moscow. Crissy Fanganello is a city builder, cultural transformation and transportation expert and former director of transportation mobility for Denver, Colorado. She will give a presentation titled “How to Drive Success When Innovation/Disruption is the Norm.” Fanganello’s presentation begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. Read more

U of I Research on Grain Stalks Aims to Reduce Crop Loss, Increase Revenues

Posted 9/6/2018 8:00:00 PM

University of Idaho researchers are working with counterparts at the University of Kentucky and Clemson University to breed stronger plants as part of a four-year quest to increase grain yields and reduce crop loss. Stalk lodging, when a grain stem snaps prior to harvest, is a serious problem in most grain crops and results in annual yield losses of approximately 20 percent. The problem arises as a result of factors ranging from high nitrogen levels to storm damage to disease and seed type. Read more

U of I Visualizing Science Exhibit on Display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

Posted 8/3/2018 4:40:00 PM

The University of Idaho's Visualizing Science exhibit, which brings scientific research to life in art form and reveals a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines, is now on display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. The exhibit is the result of a nine-month collaboration between interdisciplinary teams of faculty in science, art and design. Read more

Three Engineering Undergrads Serving Competitive Internships in Germany

Posted 6/29/2018 3:59:00 PM

Congratulations to three University of Idaho undergraduate students selected for competitive DAAD-RISE Germany internship positions this summer. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to undergraduate students through a selective application process. Read more

U of I Undergrads Study Stem Cells, Brain Disorders with Unique Research Award

Posted 6/8/2018 9:00:00 PM

A University of Idaho sophomore is working to create tendon from stem cells while a senior studies neurological disorders – all with the help of a 15-month undergraduate research award. LeeAnn Hold, a sophomore from El Dorado Hills, California, and Alexandra Flores, a senior from Caldwell, are among undergraduate students from 12 colleges and universities in the United States accepted into the most recent class of the Beckman Scholars Program for undergraduate research. Read more

U of I Faculty Awarded Seed Grant Funding for 19 Projects

Posted 5/15/2018 6:00:00 PM

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. Read more

Vandals Win $100K in Spring Entrepreneurship Competitions

Posted 5/10/2018 4:03:00 PM

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

ORED Announces Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award Funding

Posted 5/3/2018 5:48:00 PM

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. Read more

The Forever Shower Team Wins Entrepreneurial Competition in Massachusetts

Posted 4/27/2018 3:56:00 PM

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

Teenage Inventor Alex Knoll and Renowned Aviation Designer Burt Rutan Deliver EXPO Talks Friday

Posted 4/26/2018 5:06:00 PM

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. Read more

CEO of Micron Visits U of I to Meet Future Engineers During EXPO

Posted 4/26/2018 4:10:00 PM

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 Exploration event April 26-27, 2018, held in conjunction with this year’s EXPO. Read more

Job Opportunity: Interim Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Posted 4/18/2018 6:44:00 PM

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

Jon Van Gerpen Receives 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award

Posted 4/17/2018 10:55:00 PM

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. Read more

Engineering Design EXPO Celebrating the Next 25 Years in Engineering

Posted 4/17/2018 8:00:00 PM

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

U of I Celebrates Biodiesel Awareness Week April 16-20

Posted 4/13/2018 10:00:00 PM

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. Read more

Ednetics CEO, SpaceX Co-Founder, and Renowned Chemist to Receive Honorary Doctorates During Commencement

Posted 4/12/2018 9:31:00 PM

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. Read more

Biodiesel Education Program Hosts Biodiesel Awareness Week April 16-20

Posted 4/10/2018 7:20:00 PM

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

Join ORED for Another Round of SAS Talks May 2

Posted 4/9/2018 8:14:00 PM

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

Student Projects Dominate Annual Innovation Month at U of I

Posted 3/26/2018 9:56:00 PM

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

Call for Papers for ASEM Engineering Management Conference in Coeur d'Alene

Posted 2/16/2018 10:55:00 PM

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

John Crepeau Named New Engineering Associate Dean for Undergraduates

Posted 2/7/2018 9:55:00 PM

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. Read more

Engineering Associate Dean Lee Ostrom Selected for Fulbright in Finland

Posted 1/17/2018 11:13:00 PM

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

Researchers Collaborating on Potentially Important Project

Posted 12/12/2017 8:30:00 AM

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. Read more

Two U of I Idaho Falls Students Earn Prestigious INL Fellowships

Posted 12/1/2017 9:33:00 PM

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

Will Robots Take Our Jobs? U of I Computer Science Students Debate

Posted 11/29/2017 5:00:00 PM

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

Randall Women in Science and IBEST presents "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

Posted 11/17/2017 11:52:00 PM

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. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant to Develop Partnership with Japan’s Sakae Casting

Posted 11/15/2017 8:33:00 PM

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

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Selected Student of the Year by National Transportation Body

Posted 11/2/2017 8:16:00 PM

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. Read more


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