Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:00:00 -0700
University of Idaho researchers are working with counterparts at the University of Kentucky and Clemson University to breed stronger plants as part of a four-year quest to increase grain yields and reduce crop loss. Stalk lodging, when a grain stem snaps prior to harvest, is a serious problem in most grain crops and results in annual yield losses of approximately 20 percent. The problem arises as a result of factors ranging from high nitrogen levels to storm damage to disease and seed type. Read more
Posted Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:40:00 -0700
The University of Idaho's Visualizing Science exhibit, which brings scientific research to life in art form and reveals a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines, is now on display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. The exhibit is the result of a nine-month collaboration between interdisciplinary teams of faculty in science, art and design. The project was led by College of Art and Architecture professor and head of the art and design program Sally Graves Machlis and Prichard Art Gallery director Roger Rowley. Read more
Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:59:00 -0700
Congratulations to three University of Idaho undergraduate students selected for competitive DAAD-RISE Germany internship positions this summer. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to undergraduate students through a selective application process. Read more
Posted Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:00:00 -0700
A University of Idaho sophomore is working to create tendon from stem cells while a senior studies neurological disorders – all with the help of a 15-month undergraduate research award. LeeAnn Hold, a sophomore from El Dorado Hills, California, and Alexandra Flores, a senior from Caldwell, are among undergraduate students from 12 colleges and universities in the United States accepted into the most recent class of the Beckman Scholars Program for undergraduate research. Read more
Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700
Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more
Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:03:00 -0700
The IRIC atrium filled with excited chatter as students pitched their business ideas to as many judges as possible on Friday, April 27, at the biannual Idaho Pitch competition. After 65 minutes, the tallied business cards given for successful pitches revealed the winners of startup funding: Read more
Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 10:48:00 -0700
Twelve University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding in 2018 through the Office of Research and Economic Development's (ORED) Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university.
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:56:00 -0700
Earlier this month, Maria Horta Vorse and her small team U of I-based team placed second in a major entrepreneurial competition held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The group was awarded $15,000 for The Forever Shower, which generates clean, filtered water for showers in any environment, especially those where water is in short supply and where access to clean water is limited. Read more
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:06:00 -0700
The College of Engineering welcomes two speakers separated in age by two generations but who exemplify a spirit of innovation, to the 25thannual Engineering Design EXPO.
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:10:00 -0700
Sanjay Mehrotra president and CEO at Micron Technology makes his first visit to the University of Idaho joining the College of Engineering to kick-off the 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO. Mehrotra is making the trip from Boise to greet over 50 ninth and tenth grade young women participating in the inaugural Women in Engineering Exploratorium event April 26-27, 2018, held in conjunction with this year’s EXPO. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:44:00 -0700
The University of Idaho invites internal applications and nominations for the position of Interim Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering starting Fall 2018. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0700
On April 16, 2018, Professor Emeritus Jon Van Gerpen was presented with the 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award as an individual who fosters environmental sustainability. Van Gerpen is a leader in the research and development of biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats which can run diesel engines. Van Gerpen is part of the Biodiesel Education Program, which also received a Mayor's 2018 Earth Award. The Biodiesel Education Program makes biodiesel right here on campus from waste oil gathered at the Sodexo kitchens. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0700
More than 60 student-led projects that explore ideas like how to improve communication on suborbital space flights, an innovative technique to improve coffee bean roasting and a robotic arm that can play the card game Crazy 8s will be highlighted during the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO Friday, April 27, on the U of I Moscow campus. Read more
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700
As part of Innovation Month, the University of Idaho is celebrating the importance of renewable energies and spreading awareness about biodiesel April 16-20 during its first Idaho Biodiesel Awareness Week. U of I is a leader in biodiesel research and development, and the university incorporates biodiesel fuels into its sustainable goals. “Our applied biodiesel research provides an excellent example of the University of Idaho’s innovative spirt. For over 30 years U of I scientists and engineers have worked to utilize Idaho’s abundant natural resources and create sustainable fuel solutions to benefit us all,” said Chuck Staben, U of I president. Read more
Ednetics CEO, SpaceX Co-Founder, and Renowned Chemist to Receive Honorary Doctorates During Commencement
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0700
The University of Idaho will honor a former student, an alumnus and a retired faculty member with honorary doctorates during the spring commencement ceremony May 12 in Moscow.
Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:20:00 -0700
The Biodiesel Education Program is hosting a week of biodiesel and sustainability events April 16-20. Learn more in the Idaho Commons on Monday and Tuesday, tour U of I's biodiesel lab from 2:30-3 p.m. Friday in the James Martin Laboratory, Bay 72, Moscow, to learn about biofuel's impact in our school, and help take a stand for clean air by signing this petition to mandate a biodiesel blend in all campus diesel vehicles. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0700
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the second engagement of SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the IRIC step Auditorium, as well as via livestream statewide. The event will be streamed to U of I Boise Room 162, Coeur d'Alene Room 240B and Idaho Falls, TAB 350. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available on the Moscow campus. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:00 -0700
University of Idaho junior Kenny Sheffler filled a water bottle with excrement from his brother’s dog last summer and left the contraption in the sun. Within a day, the bottle had inflated and the waste had decomposed — turning into biogas and fertilizer. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0800
The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Annual Conference, hosted by the College of Engineering's engineering management program is Monday, Feb. 26. Our theme this year is "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business," and our venue is the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Resort. Please submit your abstract and make plans now to join us, Oct. 17-20, 2018, for the 39th conference. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:55:00 -0800
The University of Idaho College of Engineering is announcing the appointment of Professor John Crepeau as the college's associate dean for undergraduates. Crepeau is currently serving as acting chair for the U of I Department of Computer Science and is former chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Crepeau, a professor of mechanical engineering and professional engineer, has demonstrated a passion for and long-term commitment to the education of U of I engineering students as a faculty member for the past 24 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and his master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Read more
Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:13:00 -0800
College of Engineering Associate Dean Lee Ostrom, director of Academic Programs at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, received a Fulbright Specialist award to Finland. Beginning this February, Ostrom will spend five weeks Aalto University in Helsinki working to improve safety in the university's physics and chemistry laboratories. Read more
Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:30:00 -0800
Local researchers are designing a product that could change the nuclear industry. Like many good ideas, it started on a napkin. Executives from Tokyo-based Sakae Casting visited Idaho Falls in 2016 to determine where to open their first U.S. office. They brought a sample of their proprietary product: a thin aluminum plate embedded with a U-shaped cooling tube. In a meeting with local economic development representatives and researchers, Sakae CEO Takashi Suzuki posed a simple question: can this be used in the nuclear industry? University of Idaho Nuclear Engineering Director Richard Christensen sketched a design that incorporated the plates. On the napkin: a new nuclear fuel storage cask. Read more
Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:33:00 -0800
Two nuclear engineering students at the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls have been awarded prestigious competitive fellowships as part of the inaugural year of a partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory. Read more
Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800
The Department of Computer Science at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will host a debate on whether robots will take our jobs, and show off the skills of one such robot that has been taught by students, during an event Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Coeur d’Alene’s Innovation Den. Read more
Posted Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:52:00 -0800
The University of Idaho Randall Women in Science and IBEST (Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies) present the documentary "Code:Debugging the Gender Gap" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre as part of Computer Science Education Week. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. "CODE" raises the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code. Admission is free. This film is not rated and contains suggestive language not appropriate for young audiences.
Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:33:00 -0800
The University of Idaho, its Idaho Falls center and partners at Boise State University and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies have secured a grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce that further develops the university’s partnership with Japanese company Sakae Casting. Read more
Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0700
University of Idaho Civil Engineering master's student Regan Hansen of Firth, Idaho, has been selected to receive the 2017 Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) student of the year award. U of I's National Institute of Advanced Transportation Technology is a member of the regional University Transportation Center (UTC) known as PacTrans. Hansen's graduate research is focused on investigating the effects of roadway geometry on drivers' choice to pass on rural two-lane highways using driving simulation. More broadly he is interested in finding ways to leverage big data from connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, mobile technology, etc., to improve the safety and operational performance of our transportation systems. Read more
Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:54:00 -0700
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded more than $5,000 to three student-led projects focused on improving sustainability at the university and across the Palouse. Now in its 11th year, the Sustainability Center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. Students develop grant writing, project management, budgeting, program evaluation, leadership and teamwork skills. Grants support work in the areas of climate change, campus culture shift and carbon neutrality.
Posted Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:13:00 -0700
The College of Engineering hosts its second annual Grand Challenge Scholars pitch event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Chiefs Room. Fourteen students representing all engineering disciplines will present projects to a panel of 20 judges in hopes of winning financial backing.
Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:35:00 -0700
The College of Engineering will induct nine members into its Academy of Engineers during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Now in its seventh year, the Academy of Engineers honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or those connected to the university’s 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 www.uidaho.edu/cyber-training.
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.
Posted Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:16:00 -0800
The holiday hustle and bustle is officially here, and as shoppers around the Northwest seek out that perfect gift for their loved ones, colleagues and friends, the University of Idaho is here to help. Among those available to speak with reporters this month and offer recommendations and gift ideas are members of UI’s College of Education, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and College of Engineering. Read more