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Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website

2016 UI Research Highlights

For more stories and news, explore the Scholars and Researchers archives and the Research Report.

January

  • ORED launched its redesigned, mobile-responsive website and published the first issue of the Scholars and Researchers newsletter.

February

  • On the heels of 2015’s record-breaking fire season, UI fire science researchers published a call to action for U.S. academic institutions and government agencies to work together to address the complex problem of wildfire.
  • Statistics and wildlife sciences professor Brian Dennis published a paper in PLoS One about his mathematical model demonstrating that honeybee hive collapse is rooted in hive size.

March

  • Natural resources researchers received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to start a STEM program for Nez Perce high school students.

April

  • UI awarded the inaugural Vandal Ideas Project grants to five innovative, interdisciplinary teams.
  • UI celebrated a “Month of Innovation” with interdisciplinary events, entrepreneurial challenges, and presentations of student research and creative activity.

May

  • Two faculty members — Tara Hudiburg and Craig McGowan — received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career scholars, the CAREER Award.
  • An interdisciplinary research team was awarded a $2.9 million contract to evaluate Idaho’s Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan.

June

  • President Chuck Staben announced that Janet Nelson accepted the position of vice president for Research and Economic Development.
  • The Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) project marked its final season with a string of field days across Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
  • UI hosted the first-ever National Tribal Climate Camp at its McCall Field Campus.
  • The Aquaculture Research Institute hosted the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding in Sun Valley.

July

  • July brought multiple state-funded IGEM grants to UI researchers, including a $2.1 million grant to develop new methods of protecting physical systems, such as energy infrastructure, from cyberattacks. 

August

  • Paul Hohenlohe, an assistant professor of biological sciences, co-authored a study published in Nature Communications showing Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving in response to a contagious cancer.
  • A team of natural resources researchers published a paper in the journal BioScience calling for a national habitat conservation system.

September

  • ORED welcomed new Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet Nelson.
  • Mathematics and education researchers received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a method for using proof and argument to improve mathematics learning.
  • Education researchers received a $2.8 million Natural Science Foundation grant to provide teachers in rural school districts access to innovative online professional learning experiences in mathematics.

October

  • John Abatzoglou, an associate professor of geography, published a paper in PNAS showing that human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the past three decades.
  • The Lake Social-Ecological Systems laboratory at UI Coeur d’Alene opened, establishing a center for studying the vital contributions of North Idaho’s lakes.
  • Education researchers received a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help Native American students complete teaching degrees.

November

December

  • The National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct traffic operations and vehicle safety research.

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website