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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Call for Proposals

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:57:00 -0700

The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is pleased to announce the calls for proposals for the following opportunities. Proposals are due Dec. 1, 2017. Read more

Innovation Den: Old Building Brought to Life

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:35:00 -0700

Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Elks Building was vacant until last year when new owners decided to bring it back to life. The building’s new owner, Nick Smoot, told KREM 2 he wanted to turn the 100-year-old building into a space for tech companies to create the future. The building is now called "The Innovation Den" and it serves as a hub for bringing robots to life. The Innovation Den has 52 offices, six large suites, a barbershop, a lair for members, and a coffee shop. Read more

Annual Women in Engineering Day Welcomes 80 Students to U of I

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0700

About 80 high achieving students from around Idaho and Washington will participate in the 24th annual Women in Engineering Day event at the University of Idaho this Friday, Oct. 20.
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U of I’s 300-Pound Robot Moves into Coeur d’Alene Innovation Den

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:00 -0700

Baxter does his best to teach the basics of robotics and artificial intelligence to the students at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Computer Science Department. He’s even learning to make them coffee.
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Job Opportunity: Department Manager, Civil Engineering

Posted Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:25:00 -0700

Assisting the Department Chair, Faculty, and students in all aspects of department business, requiring in-depth knowledge of University of Idaho's policies and procedures regarding students, hiring, purchasing, events, and travel, among others. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Job Opportunity: Associate Director, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho Falls

Posted Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:03:00 -0700

Located in Idaho Falls, ID, the Associate Director – Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), facilitates the development of world-class, advanced, energy research between the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), industry and universities. The Associate Director is responsible for identifying and building strong relationships and programs among the INL, the Idaho Universities, and other CAES affiliates. The position is a joint appointment with the INL, holds faculty rank and may include tenure. The incumbent is expected to provide research leadership in an area of interest to CAES. Read more

Civil Engineering Alumnus George G. Goble Dies

Posted Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:48:00 -0700

George G. Goble, Civil Engineering Alumni '51 passed away Sept. 19, 2017. There are some giants in the world of engineering, some more recognized than others. For those of us in the Deep Foundation and Bridge Engineering World, George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E., was a giant. He had the intellect, knowledge and most important, the drive to change our world. His keen sense of where technology is leading us and how it can be used for a more effective and efficient use of resources helped us all in this industry to improve and renew. Read more

UI Students Can Register Now to Come to Boise for Startup Week Oct. 4-6

Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:21:00 -0700

University of Idaho students are invited to attend Boise for Startup Week Oct. 4-6 at no cost. Boise Startup Week is Idaho's largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event. Each year, thousands of people come together to learn, support and celebrate Idaho's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year's focus is on technology and much of the content will be most relevant to UI students in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering. Free lodging, transportation and food for UI students will be provided by employer sponsors. Read more

UI Cybersecurity Expert to Speak at IBR Breakfast Series

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:46:00 -0700

As part of its breakfast series, the Idaho Business Review will take a look at what is being done to ensure the safety of online information in Idaho companies. The Oct. 10 event in Boise will feature a panel of experts, including Karen Thurston, director of the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene's Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center. Thurston will discuss existing threats and anticipated ones. The breakfast is fro 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Grove Hotel in Boise.

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Department of Civil Engineering Name Change Reflects Environmental Focus

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0700

This fall, the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering has a new name to reflect the evolving role of civil engineering in the 21st Century. The department is now known as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Read more

Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking Labs in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:27:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls has several online courses focused on cybersecurity and ethical hacking. These courses are perfect for Idaho companies that have employees they would like to have further trained in these topics. The University is holding open labs for our cybersecurity module every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. for the months of September and October, starting on Sept. 12. The labs will be held at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls. Free pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. This will be a work-at-your-own-pace classroom setting with aides available for help. Once your employees feel comfortable they are able to continue the course online or come into the lab for additional help. These courses are free for Idaho employees. The cost is $80 for non-Idaho employees. Register at
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Seven Students Win Awards at Statewide Biomedical Research Conference

Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:50:00 -0700

During the 2017 Idaho INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Summer Research Conference in August, seven University of Idaho students took home prestigious awards for their presentations on their summer research in the INBRE program. The conference brought together upward of 220 students, faculty, and staff from 11 institutions of higher education in Idaho. This included 125 undergraduates, who competed in three categories.
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Vandals’ Ed Hall Finds Success On and Off the Field

Posted Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0700

From walk-on to scholarship athlete. Check. Budding entrepreneur with a potentially successful business already on the way. Check. A great outlook on life. Check again. There’s hardly a box Ed Hall hasn’t checked off in getting the most out of his college experience. Read more

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant, Mechanical Engineering

Posted Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:52:00 -0700

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for establishing and maintaining undergraduate and graduate files, records, and related databases for Mechanical Engineering students on and off campus, assisting with various student/faculty academic activities, and providing administrative office support. For more information and to apply:
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UI Team Looking for Co-PIs for NSF MRI Proposal

Posted Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:01:00 -0700

Are you interested in using Connex3 Polyjet 3-D printer from Stratasys for your research? A team consisting of three faculty members from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Animal and Veterinary Science, and Biological Engineering, are looking for an additional two research faculty members from other Departments to form a research team that will submit a NSF MRI proposal to obtain this printer. The research instrument is the first-ever color and multi-material 3D printer with a minimum layer thickness as fine as 16 microns (0.0006 in.). Please note that if we are to be competitive for this grant, the printer is expected to be used for research purposes rather than for manufacturing. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at
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Think Big Festival 2017 Comes to Coeur d'Alene Aug. 4-5

Posted Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:10:00 -0700

The Think Big Festival is an annual event that educates and empowers entrepreneurs by focusing on the speed at which technology is moving and our role in its progression. Held Aug. 4-5, 2017, the festival will highlight the field of robotics and host brilliant minds from Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Read more

UI Coeur d’Alene Camp Offers Students Chance to Code with iPads

Posted Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:00 -0700

Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program. Read more

Research Shows Astronauts' Vision Can Get Worse in Space

Posted Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho research shows astronauts' vision can get worse in space.
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New UI-Based Tool Can Manipulate the Microscopic World

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:50:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers will soon have the ability to manipulate material at the nanoscale with a new instrument funded by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The FEI Scios DualBeam FIB SEM system combines a powerful scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a high-energy focused ion beam (FIB), which researchers can use to add or remove material at the molecular level. It is the first instrument of its kind in the area. Read more

UI Boise Hosts Coding Summer Camp for Students and Teachers

Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:13:00 -0700

BOISE — The University of Idaho Boise is hosting its second year of STEM-focused summer camps in Nampa through the DIG'nIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. A group of teachers and middle school students will receive training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during the weeklong summer camp in mid-July. Read more

Ten Proposals Receive ORED Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award Funding

Posted Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0700

Ten University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding through the Office of Research and Economic Development 2017 Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio Demo June 1

Posted Fri, 26 May 2017 07:54:00 -0700

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Microsoft Education team, is pleased to announce a free hands-on Surface workshop on Thursday, June 1. All University of Idaho faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to come learn about these products, get hands-on with the new Surface devices and experience first-hand how they significantly improve work flows. We will highlight the power of digital inking, as well as recent updates to Windows 10 and Office 365, and how they are improving teaching and learning.

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UI Team Looking for ANSYS Multiphysics License Partners

Posted Mon, 15 May 2017 09:44:00 -0700

Are you interested in using the ANSYS Multiphysics software for research and/or teaching? A team consisting of seven faculty members from College of Engineering and College of Science is seeking partners to share in acquiring a campus-wide license for ANSYS Multiphysics. This license would support multiple research seats that can be checked out by multiple users. The license will also provide a generous number of seats for teaching labs. The software can be used for modeling problems in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, heat transfer, combustion, electromagnetic fields, and mathematics. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at

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Vandals Welcome Next Generation

Posted Sun, 14 May 2017 00:30:00 -0700

Steve and Vicki Sell smiled photographing their daughter as she walked across the stage Saturday and accepted her degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho. It's a scene that has repeated itself in the family almost 20 times in a tradition that extends back to the 1940s. Courtney Sell of Boise is the 19th member of her family to attend UI. Her maternal grandparents met on campus and her grandma, Ethel Renfrow, of Kendrick, now 89, was on hand for the milestone. Read more

UI Coeur d'Alene hosts Fifth Annual DIG'NIT Summer Camp

Posted Thu, 11 May 2017 13:36:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene is hosting its fifth year of STEM-focused summer camps through the DIG'NIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. Read more

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene to Host Youth CyberCamp

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 14:06:00 -0700

Young adults who want to learn about cybersecurity and technology career options will have the opportunity during one of two Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp summer camp programs hosted by University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The hands-on programs, slated for June 19-23, are designed for students in seventh through 12th grades who have an interest in computer science or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career fields. Read more

UI Faculty and Staff selected for USAC programs

Posted Fri, 05 May 2017 15:47:00 -0700

Congratulations to all University of Idaho faculty and staff who have been selected to participate on University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs. Read more

Job Opportunity: Financial Specialist, NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:52:00 -0700

The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) and Idaho NASA EPSCoR at the University of Idaho is advertising for a full-time Financial Specialist. The Financial Specialist performs a variety of financial operations including, but not limited to: processing financial transactions and documents; setting up and monitoring spending on grants and sub-awards; assisting with budget development and monitoring for ISGC and Idaho NASA EPSCoR grants; gathering and processing information for specialized reports; providing financial reports to management staff; and assisting with human resource documents and processes. The Financial Specialist also ensures compliance with federal, state, University of Idaho, and NASA policies. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Star Athlete Engineers Off-Field Success

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0700

Perhaps the best athlete in Eagle River High School history also happens to be a bona fide nerd. “I’ve got two tests tomorrow,” said Ed Hall, a junior mechanical engineering major at the University of Idaho, during a Monday interview from the school’s Moscow campus. “It’s pretty rigorous.” Read more

UI Dedicates Bike Shelter in Memory of Civil Engineering Professor April 27

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the Dixon family will come together to dedicate a bike shelter memorial in honor of late UI civil engineering Professor Michael P. Dixon on Thursday, April 27. Read more

24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO: What Kind of Future Will You Engineer?

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event builds on the college’s Grand Challenges program designed to prepare students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century. Read more

Startup Teams Win More than $36K in Regional Business Competitions

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Startup teams from the University of Idaho continue to score top honors and cash to help fund their business ideas, bringing home more than $36,000 from regional business competitions this spring as they gear up for this weekend’s Idaho Pitch competition, sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.

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13 UI Faculty Explore New Projects with Seed Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s 2017 Seed Grant Program.

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Colloquium: Bursting the Mortgage Model Performance Bubble

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:08:00 -0700

In a three act talk, James Price, chief technology officer at Clearwater Analytics in Boise, will describe the forces leading to the mortgage crisis almost 10 years ago and Clearwater Analytics' role in bringing more transparency to massive investment portfolios. A real-world relational database performance problem that couldn't be solved by hardware alone will be delved into, giving students some real insight into problems large SaaS companies face. Come learn how we applied a principle from the No SQL playbook to solve this relational database performance problem.
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UI Researchers Find River Structure is a Key Factor in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:09:00 -0700

Vehicle exhaust, fossil fuel emissions and other pollutants are familiar contributors to climate change. But more innocuous natural resources, like rivers and streams, contribute as well. A research team led by the University of Idaho has found that the form and structure of rivers and streams is an important factor in greenhouse gas emissions — and small rivers produce more than big ones. Read more

UI Celebrates Innovation Month in April

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho celebrates Innovation Month each April to honor the creative and scholarly achievements of faculty, staff and students. Innovation Month features multiple interdisciplinary events from the College of Graduate Studies, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering and Office of Undergraduate Research. Read more

Boeing Safety Exec to Give Lecture on Aero Manufacturing

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:47:00 -0700

Boeing Safety Leader Suzanne Riney will give the lecture, "Automation Safety in Aerospace Manufacturing," at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at the John C. Wahl ThinkTANK in the Janssen Engineering Building. Riney will discuss how robotics are used in the development and design of planes and other crafts in the 21st Century.
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Bakhtian Named CAES Director

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:42:00 -0700

Mark Peters, Idaho National Laboratory director, announced Tuesday, April 4, the appointment of Noël Bakhtian as director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) effective May 15, 2017. Bakhtian has most recently served as senior policy advisor for environment and energy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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UI Cyber Defense Team Wins 2nd at Regional Competition

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:55:00 -0700

Congratulations to the University of Idaho's Cyber Defense Team. The team won second place at the 10th annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (PRCCDC) this past weekend in Des Moines, Washington. Read more

Three UI Students Earn NSF National Fellowships for Graduate Research

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Three University of Idaho students have earned prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will provide a three-year stipend of $34,000, as well as $12,000 education allowance for tuition and fees, for the recipients to pursue their graduate degrees. Read more

Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration Honors Volunteers and Leaders

Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom, 709 Deakin Avenue, in Moscow.
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UI Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team Featured in SAE Magazine

Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:01:00 -0700

The College of Engineering's Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) team was featured in the March edition of the SAE International Momentum magazine. The team recently published a paper titled, "Implementation of Project Management and Knowledge Management Best Practices in Activities of a Clean Snowmobile Competition Team." The UI CSC team has participated in the annual SAE Design Series Clean Snowmobile Challenge for the past 16 years and has placed in the top three positions nine times. To learn more about the CSC team and our annual hands-on learning project to make a stock snowmobile cleaner and quieter and have fun in the process, click here. Read more

RISE Germany Summer Internship Program

Posted Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0700

The RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program offers unique opportunities for undergraduates in biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics to gain research experience in Germany. Information Session on Wednesday, March 29 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the JEB thinkTANK.
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Engineering Excellence Award Winners

Posted Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:11:00 -0800

Larry Stauffer, dean of the College of Engineering, congratulates the 2017 Engineering University of Excellence Award winners!
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UI Video Game Studio Sees Success With First PC Product

Posted Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800

Video games are a billion dollar industry, but to a group of University of Idaho students that industry is also their preferred classroom.
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Idaho Should Spend $85 Million for INL Computing, Cybersecurity Centers in Idaho Falls

Posted Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:30:00 -0800

Idaho universities have a number of resources beyond state funding and tuition to help educate students. These range from a public-private partnerships to scholarship assistance made possible by private donors. But in many ways, our colleges and universities have no better ally than the Idaho National Laboratory. Read more

Job Opportunity: Administrative Financial Specialist, Center for Hydraulics Research

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:42:00 -0800

The Administrative Financial Specialist (AFS) is the primary administrator for the Center for Ecohydraulics Research and manages the financial and logistical operations of the Center. AFS is responsible for providing assistance to the Director by maintaining an understanding and involvement in their activities and responsibilities; acting as the first point of contact for the Center; acting as the Director's representative in particular situations; assisting with special projects; and the organization and management of department, academic, business, and financial systems. Read more

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Applications Open

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:00 -0800

Postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply to the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, which offers scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the intelligence community. Eligible postdocs must be U.S. citizens and have received their Ph.D. within five years of the deadline. Read more

10th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series March 2

Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:00 -0800

The National Society of Black Engineers UI Chapter hosts the 10th annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Silver Room of the Best Western Inn. The NBSE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an annual program that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire students on contemporary technological, economic and socio-political issues. Learn more. Read more

Next VIP Mixer March 8

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:20:00 -0800

All University of Idaho faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a special Vandal Ideas Project Mixer from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center.

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Job Opportunity: Enrollment Services Specialist, College of Engineering

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:45:00 -0800

This classified position is responsible for creating an inviting and welcoming culture for students at a distance by promoting the EO program to recruit new students, providing professional and responsive academic services to retain students, and performing complex administrative tasks for the EO department. Read more

UI Student Video Game Studio Releases First Game, ‘Darwin’s Demons’

Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:22:00 -0800

People around the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s incredible contributions to science on Feb. 12, International Darwin Day. Today, they can celebrate him again by blasting evolving digital aliens in a new video game created by University of Idaho students, “Darwin’s Demons.”

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Electrical Engineering Students Awarded Highly Competitive Scholarships

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0800

Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering students Alexa Aguilar, Kennedy Caisley and Jared Mahoney they have been selected to receive scholarships as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) PES Scholarship Plus Initiative.
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New Dual-Credit Computer Science Course Gives High Schoolers a Head Start

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:25:00 -0800

A dual-credit course in computer science will be made available online to high school students across Idaho in fall 2017, thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering and UI Coeur d’Alene. Read more

Engineering Research Recognized at International Conference

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:48:00 -0800

Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Ata Zadehgol and master's graduate student Venkatesh Avula on winning the "Best Poster Paper Award" at the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging & Systems (EDAPS) conference in Hawaii.
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Funding Opportunities with Idaho NASA EPSCoR and NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:37:00 -0800

NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) and Idaho NASA EPSCoR have several funding opportunities for faculty and students interested in STEM research and education. Visit for details.
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22 Students Win Undergraduate Research Grants

Posted Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:42:00 -0800

The UI Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has awarded Undergraduate Research Grants to 22 students from across six colleges. Each grant will support a faculty-mentored student research project during spring semester 2017. The student projects are diverse and range from studies of Galapagos snails to hydrogen fuel cells to nutritional intervention for nurses.
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$4M Grant Funds Research into Traffic Operations, Highway and Vehicle Safety

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:26:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct collaborative research over the next five years as a member of two University Transportation Center consortiums.
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Engineering Professor, ECE Chair Receives International Recognition

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:59:00 -0800

Mohsen Guizani, professor and chair of the UI department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and his co-authors have received the Mobile and Wireless Networks symposium Best Paper Award at the recent IEEE GLOBECOM 2016: Freedom through Communications conference held in Washington D.C. Dec. 4-8, 2016. Read more

UI Coeur d'Alene Hosts Free Coding Event for Kids, Teens Dec. 9

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0800

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is partnering with Gizmo-CDA and the Innovation Collective to get local children interested in learning about computer coding and technology.

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55 Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Success, Leadership and Involvement

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations will honor 55 students during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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Student Entrepreneurs win $3,500 at Business Pitch Contest

Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Business & Economics awarded $3,500 in prize money to four teams during the fall 2016 Idaho Pitch competition on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more

Civil Engineering Professor Kevin Chang Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:20:00 -0800

UI civil engineering assistant professor Kevin Chang is the recipient of the 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Outstanding Educator Award for the Western District. The ITE is divided into ten geographic districts worldwide; the Western District represents the 13 western states from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast and includes Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas.
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Engineering Management Master’s Program Awarded ASEM Accreditation

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:02:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate program in engineering management was awarded accreditation through 2020 by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). ASEM is the international accreditation society that represents the profession of engineering management. Read more

Student-Led Sustainability Projects Awarded Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:05:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling $6,444 to three student-led sustainability projects, covering topics from reducing plastic bag waste, to creating a way to turn radio frequency signals into power, to educating campus about water resources and cleaning up Paradise Creek. Read more

Team Effort to Create Videoconferencing System

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Earlier this afternoon I participated in the testing of our new videoconference systems linking EP204 and CDA/Harbor Center room 240B…and all went smoothly. As project architect and manager of this critical project linking/expanding the computer science program in both Moscow and CDA, Liza Morris did a professional and unwavering job of pushing this project through on time with exemplary results. Liza’s efforts were joined by equally great work on the part of Greg Clifford and Matt Kitterman from ITS. I’ll laud the efforts of our own Ray Anderson as well. All in all…a great team effort. It’s a great room and Moscow-CDA faculty look forward to using it beginning this Thursday. As team leader, It couldn’t/wouldn’t have happened without Liza’s hard work and problem solving.
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Engineering an Egg Drop

Posted Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0700

Eighty-five women from high schools throughout Idaho and Washington traveled to the University of Idaho to take a crack at dropping eggs from the second story of the UI Commons without breaking them. It was all part of the UI's 24th annual Women in Engineering Day - an event that pulls high school seniors and juniors interested in engineering to the UI and tasks them with an engineering project. Read more

Women in Engineering Day Challenges Future Vandals to Change the World

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:01:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering begins its annual Women in Engineering Day at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in the Horizon/Aurora Rooms of the Idaho Commons Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for high school women in grades 11-12 designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more

Research Project Finds Energy, Water Savings in Food Processing Plants

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:23:00 -0700

Researchers at the University of Idaho, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working together to help Idaho food processing companies reduce their energy and water use, with support from Avista Corp. Read more

College of Engineering Inducts Class of 2016 Academy of Engineers

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The College of Engineering will induct eight members into its Academy of Engineers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the annual Academy of Engineers induction ceremony in the Whitewater/Clearwater Rooms of the Idaho Commons. The Academy of Engineers, now in its sixth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society. Read more

$500,000 Grant Funds Research into River Restoration and Elementary STEM Program

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:51:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering researchers received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how plants help streambeds clean pollutants and the impact of vegetation in river restoration. In addition, the grant will help the UI team to develop a STEM curriculum for fifth and sixth graders.

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UI Researchers Examine Waste Reclamation and Reuse in Idaho

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Manure, byproducts of food processing, and other agricultural and aquacultural materials are often considered to be waste. However, the University of Idaho Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), in collaboration with industries across the state, is beginning a project to help Idaho view and use these nutrients as a resource. The National Science Foundation awarded the CRC nearly $3 million over the next three years to support the ReFEWS project, which will map Idaho’s opportunities for managing nutrients across landscapes for improved resilience in food, energy and water systems, known as FEWS. The project will focus on the Upper Snake River Watershed, which includes Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the surrounding counties, but also will incorporate other sites across Idaho with an eye to improving community and human well-being. Read more

Internationally Renowned Engineer and Scientist Speaks at UI Boise Oct. 14

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Internationally recognized environmental engineer Jörg Imberger will give a presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St, Boise.

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Computer Science Students Light up Theophilus Tower Tonight

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will present its TowerLights Extravaganza in the south facing windows of Theophilus Tower after the homecoming fireworks show tonight, Sept. 30. Read more

INL Official Presents on Critical Infrastructure and Resiliency Oct. 4

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:45:00 -0700

The UI Center for Resilient Communities (CRC) and Department of Computer Science invite faculty, staff and students to attend a seminar with Ron Fisher, director of Idaho National Lab's Homeland Security Division.
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Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture Oct. 4

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The Department of Civil Engineering is sponsoring the Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in TLC Room 032, with guest speaker Wayne Kittelson. Kittelson will speak on "Moving forward over the next 15,000 days: Shaping our future transportation system." A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in the Commons Clearwater Room. Read more

Louis “Lou” Edwards Jr., 1936-2016

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Long-time chemical engineering professor and UI Academy of Engineers member Louis "Lou" L. Edwards Jr. passed away July 25, 2016. Lou retired from the University of Idaho in 2012 after 50 years of teaching and inspiring students. Read more

College of Engineering Welcomes 2016-17 Faculty Cohort

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:00:00 -0700

The College of Engineering welcomes thirteen new faculty to Moscow and UI Engineering in Boise for the 2016-17 academic year. Several new faculty in Moscow will support the college's focus in cyber physical control systems and cybersecurity in general. Vishal Saxena has been appointed the new Micron Endowed Professor in Microelectronics. Formerly of Boise State University, Saxena is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and was recently named one of Idaho's Accomplished Under 40 by the Idaho Business Review. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI Celebrates $3.2 Million Infrastructure Upgrade

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

On Thursday, Aug 25, the University of Idaho and Coeur d’Alene-based fiberoptics company Fatbeam will celebrate a $3.2 million donation of high speed fiber optics and internet access to UI’s Research Park in Post Falls.
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Civil Engineering Professor Erik Coats Receives Prestigious Wastewater Award

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho civil engineering professor Erik Coats has been selected to receive the 2016 Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal by the Water Environment Federation, a technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals and associations from around the world.
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Idaho Teachers to Learn and Share Coding Skills with UI Pilot Program in Nampa

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Four teachers from across Idaho and 20 Nampa middle school students will receive special training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during a week-long summer camp in Nampa. Read more

Computer Science Comes to North Idaho

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0700

After four years of planning, the University of Idaho and North Idaho College will now offer a baccalaureate program in computer science.
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UI, Inergy Solar Team Up on Portable Home Solar Power Project

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Pocatello, Idaho-based Inergy Solar is setting out to make a compact, portable solar energy system that can power an entire home, and University of Idaho researchers are providing their technological expertise to help make the product a reality. Read more

Fiberoptics Company Fatbeam Donates Private Fiber Line to UI Cybersecurity Center

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Research Park received a technological boost this year thanks to local broadband fiber provider Fatbeam. Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, provides broadband access services to business enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Western United States. Read more

$2.1 Million IGEM Grant to Make UI a Leader in Cyber Physical Control Systems Security

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have received funding to help develop new methods of protecting the cyber systems that control Idaho and the nation’s critical infrastructure, everything from manufacturing to medical industries that rely heavily on control systems in their facilities. Read more

UI Hosts Native American Students in STEM Prep Program

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Native American students are on the University of Idaho campus to flex their potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more

CTOC joins CyberWatch, Offers Government Compliance Course

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center (CTOC), became the first Idaho higher education institution to join the National CyberWatch Center in May.
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GenCyber Camp Gets High School Students Excited About Cybersecurity and Coding

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s College of Engineering invites high school students in grades nine through twelve (entering or finished) to explore the growing and critical fields of computing, coding, and cybersecurity at two 2016 GenCyber Summer Camps this July. Read more

UI Senior Works to Cure Cancer

Posted Sat, 14 May 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Lucas Sass found his passion in organic chemistry during his time as an undergraduate at the University of Idaho, and now he's working to find a cure for cancer and potentially life-saving ways to deliver drugs to the brain.
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Researchers Examine Evolution with National Science Foundation Support

Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $504,818 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. Read more

UI Engineering Announces Annual College Award Winners

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s College of Engineering is pleased to announce its 2016 college outstanding students, faculty and staff award winners. Each year the College of Engineering presents awards for excellence to the top graduating seniors from every engineering discipline, a top graduate student, an exceptional graduate student publication, as well as outstanding faculty and staff. Award winners will be recognized at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Janssen Engineering Building 104.
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Seed Grant Funding Launches 13 Faculty Projects

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s Seed Grant Program.
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23rd Annual Engineering Design EXPO: Where Will Engineering Take You?

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 23rd Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Where Will Engineering Take You?”
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Cybersecurity Education a Win-Win for Idaho

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Threats to the virtual world can be threats to the physical world – especially in the energy sector. In recent years, Internet-based attacks have hit electric grids, dams, oil producers and nuclear facilities. Read more

Volunteers needed for Idaho TECH this Friday

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Volunteers are still needed for the Idaho TECH Mars Rover Challenge this Friday, April 29. This fun event features students in fourth through sixth grades competing in a variety of challenges with their LEGO Mars rovers. Free lunch provided for volunteers as well as same-day training. Read more

Could Fish Fitness Improve Catch Rates of Hatchery Trout?

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0700

BOISE — Research aimed at reducing the labor of cleaning hatchery raceways also has the potential to get more hatchery-raised fish onto anglers’ lines — by giving the fish some exercise before they’re released into streams and rivers.
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UI Undergraduate Team Receives $200,000 NASA Grant

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Last November, a team of seven undergraduate students, led by freshmen engineering students Bethany Kersten and Hailey Johnson, submitted a proposal to NASA's Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP) program. Read more

Five Teams Earn Vandal Ideas Project Grants

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Proposals for neural modeling for brain research, enhancing education in a digital world, integrating evolution principles into video game design, improving scientific research through statistics, and uniting art and science rose to the top of a diverse field of projects to win the University of Idaho’s inaugural Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grants. Read more

UI Students Win Big Again at the Northwest Entrepreneur Challenge

Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho's Idaho Entrepreneurs program placed five teams at the Northwest Entrepreneurs Challenge in Spokane, Washington, last week. Read more

Concrete and Water Do Mix

Posted Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0700

The pre-launch question asked of almost all boats — "Will she float?" — seems especially apt when asked about crafts made of concrete. Based on evidence of 19 concrete canoes plying the waters of the Snake River at Chief Timothy Park Saturday, the answer is "yes." Read more


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