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U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

News

Bernards, Waynant Publish Article on Stealth Coating to Aid Implant Acceptance

Posted 8/3/2021 2:00:00 PM

An article co-authored by University of Idaho Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Matt Bernards and Chemistry Assistant Professor Kristopher Waynant was recently published in Biomaterials Science in their “Recent HOT Articles” collection. Read more

Doctoral Candidate Wins Best Student Paper Award

Posted 8/2/2021 2:00:00 PM

Electrical engineering doctoral candidate Husam Samkari was awarded the 2021 Georgia Tech Clayton Griffin Best Student Paper Award for his paper “Impact of Inverter Based Resources on Superimposed Quantities-Based Protection.” Read more

Two U of I Graduate Students Receive USDA NIFA Fellowships

Posted 8/1/2021 2:00:00 PM

Two University of Idaho postdoctoral fellows, Christopher Stubbs and Abdulbaset Alayat, received prestigious fellowships from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Read more

Open Database Access to Improve Understanding of Mineral Species

Posted 7/22/2021 2:00:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering faculty are helping unlock three decades of mineral data, making it more accessible to researchers worldwide. Read more

CER to Use NSF Grant to Purchase Cutting-Edge Measurement System

Posted 7/20/2021 2:00:00 PM

University of Idaho faculty have been awarded a grant front the National Science Foundation to purchase a cutting-edge measurement system that will help better understand natural phenomena at the surface of and within sediment beds in bodies of water. Read more

Marshall Ma Part of Team to Release NASA Planetary Data Report

Posted 7/12/2021 2:00:00 PM

University of Idaho Computer Science Assistant Professor Marshall Ma served on the independent review board for NASA’s Planetary Data Ecosystem, delivering actionable items recommendations for the agency’s Planetary Science Division’s long-term planning and support. Read more

3D Imaging and Printing Lab Development Begins Thanks to Murdock and NSF Grants

Posted 7/8/2021 9:04:00 PM

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Idaho can soon scan and print some of the largest and most complex three-dimensional biomedical structures in the Pacific Northwest. A recent $250,000 grant from the M.J. Read more

John Crepeau named interim dean for the College of Engineering

Posted 6/23/2021 2:00:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering has named John Crepeau as interim dean of college. His appointment begins June 28. Read more

U of I Launches Cybersecurity Master’s Program, Expanding Degree Offerings to Meet Skyrocketing Demand

Posted 6/16/2021 4:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2021 — Cybersecurity job openings in Idaho have increased 160% since 2015, according to a recent Idaho Department of Labor report, and the University of Idaho is adding to its degree offerings to meet state and national demand. Read more

Thousands Experience U of I Engineering Education Through Virtual and In-Person EXPO

Posted 5/28/2021 6:57:00 PM

More than 5,000 virtual users across 28 countries experienced engineering and computer science education at the University of Idaho through the 28th annual 2021 Engineering Design EXPO. Visitors were invited to engage in the event through a variety of virtual and in-person pathways. Read more

Fritz Fiedler Named Chair of Department of Civil Engineering

Posted 5/21/2021 7:17:00 PM

University of Idaho Professor Fritz Fiedler has been named chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). He will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1. Fiedler has taught more than a dozen different courses at every level from freshman to graduate, including CEE Senior Design, in which he has supervised approximately 100 projects in collaboration with industry sponsors. He was a co-creator of U of I’s unique interdisciplinary Water Resources Graduate Program. Read more

NASA Invites U of I Graduate to Appear on Tumblr Answer Time

Posted 5/20/2021 6:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 20, 2021 — A recent University of Idaho graduate will be the first non-NASA employee to be featured on NASA’s Tumblr Answer Time. Read more

Dev Shrestha Named Chair of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Posted 5/20/2021 3:56:00 PM

University of Idaho Professor Dev Shrestha has been named chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1. Shrestha researches and teaches in areas related to biological and agricultural engineering. He has secured more than $6 million of external competitive research grant funding working on more than 20 projects. His current research projects have mainly been funded by the U.S. Read more

Daniele Tonina Co-Authors Publication to Better Predict Stream Contribution to Greenhouse Emissions

Posted 5/14/2021 5:26:00 PM

University of Idaho Center for Ecohydraulics Research Associate Professor Daniele Tonina co-authored a publication on the role streams and rivers play in contributing large amounts of greenhouse gases around the world. The publication, “Controls on Nitrous Oxide Emissions From the Hyporheic Zones of Streams,” covers emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas commonly found in streams and known for a warming potential 300 times that of carbon dioxide. Read more

His Studies Sparked a Fire

Posted 5/14/2021 4:28:00 PM

This story written by William Spence was published by the Lewiston Tribune on Friday, May 14. MOSCOW — Author Norman Maclean tapped into a Western archetype with the title of his 1992 book, “Young Men and Fire.” Fighting fire and, let’s admit it, playing with fire are activities young men are drawn to. It’s fun, exciting and, at times, it’s dangerous. Read more

She’s Got That Tech Knack

Posted 5/13/2021 4:39:00 PM

This story by Devin Weeks appeared in the Coeur d’Alene Press on May 13. COEUR d’ALENE — A 2017 Lake City High School graduate is nearing her next academic milestone: Graduating from the University of Idaho. "I am feeling very nostalgic being only a few days away from graduation," Isabel Hinkle, of Coeur d'Alene, told The Press via email Tuesday. Read more

Student Chemical Engineers Win Regional Jeopardy Competition

Posted 5/10/2021 6:59:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering chemical engineering seniors Adriana Bryant, Niko Hansen, and Hannah Johnson, and junior Adam Irons won the Pacific Northwest Regional ChemE Jeopardy Competition hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The team will compete in the national competition held during the AIChE Annual Meeting in November in Boston. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals. Read more

Public Invited to Participate in EXPO, In-Person and Virtual STEM Innovation Showcase

Posted 4/26/2021 6:39:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2021 — A Vandal tradition for 28 years, the University of Idaho Engineering Design EXPO is the longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Zach Tudor Wins Career Achievement in Government Award

Posted 4/20/2021 10:08:00 PM

Zach Tudor, affiliate faculty and leader of Idaho National Laboratory’s national and homeland security research programs, received the Career Achievement in Government Award at the virtual Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Conference. The event recognizes exceptional leaders whose actions have energized corporations and communities to create connections between minority students, educators and professionals in scientific fields. Read more

U of I Teams Earn $11K to Launch Sustainability and Home Gym Business Startups

Posted 4/20/2021 9:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2021 — Two University of Idaho College of Engineering teams earned a total of $11,000 during the 16th annual Northwest Entrepreneur Competition to launch sustainability and home gym business startups in Idaho. Read more

Campus Can Crushers Recycle More Than 81,500 Cans Across U of I Campus

Posted 4/16/2021 6:13:00 PM

This story by Lynsey Amundson was published by KIVI-TV in Boise on April 15. MOSCOW — With a grant from the University of Idaho biology engineer student, Addie White, created "Campus Can Crushers" to help Idaho become more recycle friendly. “They are highly durable metal can crushers in the shape of university logos," White said. "It’s a project I started at the University of Idaho because our recycling program was cut.” Read more

University of Idaho student, recognized with national scholarship, researches how susceptible animals are to COVID-19

Posted 4/13/2021 3:38:00 PM

This story written by Greg Mason was published in The Spokesman-Review on April 10. The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention has said SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, likely originated in bats. And as efforts remain ongoing to neutralize the current COVID-19 outbreak, a University of Idaho student has been recognized with a national scholarship as he researches just how susceptible certain animal species are to the virus. Read more

Students Earn More than $10K at Grand Challenge Scholars Program Pitch Event

Posted 4/8/2021 9:13:00 PM

Five engineering students earned a total of $10,500 during the fifth annual Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) Pitch Event hosted by the 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

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted 4/7/2021 8:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 7, 2021 — Two University of Idaho students were selected from a pool of 5,000 candidates nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more

The Mission? Fight space germs

Posted 4/7/2021 4:32:00 PM

This story written by Scott Jackson was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on April 4. With the help of much younger, somewhat smaller scientists, a team of University of Idaho seniors studying chemical engineering have designed an experiment that will be delivered to the International Space Station next year. The experiment will explore the comparative effectiveness of bacteria-resistant polymers in a microgravity — or weightless — environment. Read more

GeoWeaver: Improving Workflows for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Posted 2/18/2021 11:57:00 PM

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, researchers are often stuck managing workflows on their own. The variety and complexity of machine learning models and the tremendous number of disparate tools and platforms make solo management a challenge – especially when big Earth data is involved. GeoWeaver is the open-source workflow management solution that many AI practitioners urgently need. Read more

Johnson, Roberson Part of Team Named 2020 Top Innovators for Cybersecurity Research

Posted 2/17/2021 10:40:00 PM

College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Brian Johnson and Assistant Professor Dakota Roberson are part of a research and design team named by national magazine Public Utilities Fortnightly as one of the Top Innovators 2020 in the category of Transmission. Read more

Wu Receives USDA Grant for Green Nitrogen Fertilizer Manufacturing

Posted 1/26/2021 7:18:00 PM

Chemical and Biological Engineering Assistant Professor Sarah (Xiao) Wu received a grant for nearly $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further her research using liquid-phase plasma to produce green nitrogen fertilizer. The most common nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing process is the Haber-Bosch process. This energy-intensive process involves taking hydrogen from natural gas and nitrogen from the air. Read more

Computer Science Doctoral Student Publishes in Patterns Journal

Posted 1/21/2021 9:59:00 PM

College of Engineering doctoral student Rayan Alshamrani has published an article titled “Model-Driven Decision-Making in Multiple Sclerosis Research: Existing Works and Latest Trends” in Patterns, one of Cell Press’ more than 50 scientific journals. Alshamrani’s article focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS), a disorder that strikes the body’s central nervous system. Read more

New U of I Degree Program Works to Fill Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

Posted 1/13/2021 12:44:00 AM

This story was produced by Doug Nadvornick of Spokane Public Radio and published on Jan. 10. Russia’s recent hack of United States government agencies and private companies has brought the spotlight back to America’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It also brought a spotlight to the reality that the U.S. doesn’t have nearly enough qualified people who work in the cybersecurity field. The University of Idaho is working to fill the demand with a new bachelor’s degree program. Read more

Students Take Top Precautions to Participate in NASA, NSF Weather Study in Chile

Posted 12/10/2020 10:59:00 PM

A University of Idaho College of Engineering student research team is getting COVID-19 tested and will self-quarantine before embarking on a project to help NASA and the National Science Foundation in decades-long research to better detect eclipse-induced atmospheric gravity waves. These large-scale disturbances help predict the weather. Read more

Indrajit Charit Is Named Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Chair

Posted 12/4/2020 10:07:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering professor Indrajit Charit has been appointed chair of the new Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management. The department, which was launched during the Fall 2020 semester, offers degrees in nuclear engineering, industrial technology, engineering management, technology management and certificate programs. Read more

Vandal Theory Podcast: Michael Haney — Idaho Educates Cybersecurity Experts

Posted 11/30/2020 8:00:00 AM

Meet Michael Haney, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Idaho. Computer hackers are always developing new tricks, and businesses hire professional cybersecurity experts to protect their important data. But there are not enough experts to go around. Idaho has now gone all in to educate the next wave of cybersecurity experts, and Michael is leading the charge. Read more

Nuclear Reactor Testing Device Opens Doors to Safer Energy in Idaho and the Nation

Posted 11/19/2020 6:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 18, 2020 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls researchers have verified a new process to save communities millions of dollars and speed up development of the world’s first Molten Salt Nuclear Battery (MsNB), a nuclear energy reactor to generate heat and produce electricity. Read more

S.J. Jung Named Editor-in-Chief of IJMME

Posted 11/13/2020 10:35:00 PM

University of Idaho Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor S.J. Jung has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering (IJMME). IJMME is the top-ranked interdisciplinary and refereed international journal that fosters innovative solutions to the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible exploration and extraction of mineral resources. Read more

U of I, Partners Receive More Than $2M in DOE Nuclear Research Funding

Posted 11/13/2020 7:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 12, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $2 million in nuclear research funding to three projects in partnership with University of Idaho College of Engineering faculty. Read more

U of I Boise River Research Helps State Agencies Prepare Flood Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness Tool

Posted 11/12/2020 9:29:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) recently partnered with Boise River Flood Control District 10 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to study streambank erosion and identify areas extreme changes could lead to weaknesses and potential flooding. Read more

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research

Posted 10/20/2020 9:52:00 PM

With the help of a more than $300,000 major research instrumentation grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer. To be housed in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC), this state-of-the-art 3-D printer can print large, geometrically detailed and flexible 3-D structures. Read more

Yager Earns $540K in DOE Funding Toward Preserving Idaho River Systems

Posted 10/8/2020 9:07:00 PM

Elowyn Yager, University of Idaho Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor and Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) director, is part of a team working to better understand variations in riverbed nutrients and predict problems in Idaho river systems. Yager and researchers including Andy Tranmer from CER, Janice Brahney from Utah State University and Joel Rowland of Los Alamos National Laboratory were awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Read more

Kevin Chang Featured Expert on WalletHub’s 2020 Best and Worst Cities to Drive In

Posted 9/22/2020 9:35:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering Associate Professor Kevin Chang is a featured expert on WalletHub’s 2020 Best and Worst Cities to Drive In. With focus on cost, safety and environmental impact, Chang shared his expertise on money-saving tips for drivers, the future of self-driving cars and changes to traffic levels amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Engineering Senior Named TMS Structural Materials Division Scholar for Second Year

Posted 9/10/2020 10:04:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering senior Jadzia Graves has been named The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Structural Materials Division Scholar for 2021, the second year in a row. Graves received a $2,500 scholarship that also includes the Battelle Materials Graduate Student Award, for use if she chooses to participate in graduate school and continue studies in a materials-related field. Read more

Engineering Students Earn More than $160K in DOE Awards to Pursue Nuclear Programs

Posted 9/9/2020 9:56:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate student Kristen Geddes and undergraduate Tyler Sand received fellowship and scholarship awards through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Geddes will receive a total of $156,000 over her three-year graduate fellowship. Read more

College of Engineering Earns Full Six-Year ABET Accreditation

Posted 9/3/2020 9:43:00 PM

All of the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s engineering and computer science degrees have been accredited by the engineering and computing accreditation commissions of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Read more

U of I Research Team Earns Nearly $6M to Battle Lyme Disease, Surging Tick-Borne Illnesses

Posted 8/31/2020 5:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 31, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers are leading a nearly $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) cooperative agreement, using large and complex data sets to improve prediction and response measures for tick-borne diseases. Read more

U of I Researchers, Moscow to Build on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing and Analysis

Posted 7/21/2020 5:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 21, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Idaho have partnered with the City of Moscow to improve wastewater testing for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team hopes to develop an early warning system for spikes in local cases. Read more

U of I Launches Idaho's First Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

Posted 6/16/2020 5:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering is launching Idaho's first bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity, open to students this fall. Read more

Professor Gabriel P. Potirniche Named New Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Posted 6/12/2020 10:32:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering Professor Gabriel P. Potirniche will begin his position as chair of the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering on Sunday, June 28. Potirniche was recently promoted to full professor in mechanical engineering at U of I. He received his doctorate from Mississippi State University and joined U of I in 2007 as an assistant professor. He teaches and performed research in computational solid mechanics. Read more

Virtual Engineering Design EXPO Welcomes K-12 Across Three Countries

Posted 6/12/2020 10:30:00 PM

This year’s virtual Engineering Design EXPO had more than 14,000 unique visitors log on to explore capstone projects, and judges scored 41 virtual capstone presentations during 20 hours of simultaneous Zoom sessions. This year’s virtual K-12 program, the EXPO Extended Experience, welcomed fifth through 12th graders to participate in hands-on activities and submit completed projects to win prizes and a $4,000 U of I scholarship. Read more

U of I Students Named Fellows of Prestigious Nuclear Security Program

Posted 5/6/2020 6:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 6, 2020 — Two University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate students, Nicholas Williams and Jonathan Tacke, have been accepted into a prestigious fellows program of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more

U of I Students Receive National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

Posted 5/5/2020 8:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 5, 2020 — Four University of Idaho student-researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships for 2020. Read more

Public Invited to Participate in Virtual STEM Education Experience

Posted 5/4/2020 9:45:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 4, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its virtual Engineering Design EXPO this month and invites the public to experience the ways U of I students are pushing the boundaries of science and technology. Read more

Engineering Design EXPO Goes Virtual Today

Posted 4/30/2020 10:13:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering hosts its virtual Engineering Design EXPO starting today, May 1, and invites the public to experience the ways U of I students are pushing the boundaries of technology. Electronic posters from this year’s student teams are available on the EXPO website. U of I team projects will be judged and scored today during private Zoom sessions, and recorded sessions will be available online soon. Read more

SEL and U of I Launch $2.5M Cybersecurity Partnership

Posted 4/29/2020 4:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 29, 2020 — Cybersecurity education and research in the Pacific Northwest is receiving a $2.5 million infusion thanks to a partnership between global power systems protection leader Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and the University of Idaho College of Engineering. Read more

U of I Announces Awards for Excellence to Faculty, Staff

Posted 4/24/2020 6:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the University Awards for Excellence for 2019-20 to faculty and staff Read more

U of I Catheter Project Earns $16K in Entrepreneur Wins Across Region

Posted 4/21/2020 6:59:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 21, 2020 — The University of Idaho entrepreneurial team CatheterX has boosted its seed money for the testing and patent process of an innovative urinary catheter designed to prevent infections, save lives and reduce hospital costs Read more

Two U of I Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Posted 4/9/2020 8:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — University of Idaho juniors Beth Hoots and Isabell Strawn have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars. Read more

UI developing gear for health care workers

Posted 4/4/2020 3:17:00 PM

The University of Idaho has devoted resources in various departments to produce personal protective equipment for health care workers as shortages of such gear have become commonplace with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Major projects include face shields to protect workers from splatter and spray of coughing patients as well as surgical masks, which have either been 3D printed or sewn from cloth. Read more

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

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