A Research Report
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Inspiring the Future
A dynamic 21st century research university is partially characterized by the new knowledge it creates and the impact it has on addressing the problems facing society. With the celebration of its 125th anniversary, the University of Idaho can claim that status. In 2014, the tradition of research excellence and creative activity is stronger, the impact is broader and the problems are more complex than ever before.
The University of Idaho addresses multifaceted issues that require faculty, staff and students to work in teams that span a range of disciplines and cross institutional boundaries. Our collaborators include not only other universities, but also members of the private sector, government agencies and citizens.
Our research and extension stations span the state, effectively connecting the university to the people of Idaho. The central campus in Moscow and centers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise as well as the research stations generate knowledge and innovations that benefit the state and address problems critical to Idaho’s future as well as that of the region and nation.
The new concepts and ideas are transformed into practical solutions that benefit society through improved quality of life and sustainable economic development. Benefitting society also includes producing scholarly and creative works that stimulate the imagination, inspire individuals and enliven communities.
Our students are a vital part of the research process. They learn from leaders in their fields of study, test their abilities on real-life projects and graduate with skills necessary to lead a productive life.
The projects highlighted in this report are just a sample of the many activities at the University of Idaho. They illustrate not only the quality of our faculty, staff and students, but also the range of vital topics addressed at our university as we continue building the future.
We look forward to a bright future as we persist in our dedication to building a community of scholars and collaborators who together make a difference for Idaho, the nation and the world.