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Open-source automated chemical vapor deposition system for the production of two-dimensional nanomaterials

A research group at Boise State University has released the open-source design of a chemical vapor deposition system for two-dimensional (2D) materials growth, an advance which could lower the barrier of entry into 2D materials research and expedite...
16-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Graduate Student Awarded National Lab Fellowship for Nuclear Reactor Research

Documenting the reactions that take place inside an active nuclear reactor is incredibly tough – high temperatures, corrosion, pressure, fission gas production, microstructure and cracks (among other things) make accurate data collection difficult.
17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Model Improves Thermal Models Tying Metamorphic Rocks to Subduction Zones

The temperatures associated with the earth’s subduction zones have been historically miscalculated, which has major implications for our understanding of how the planet’s deadliest earthquakes and volcanic arcs are generated.
31-Oct-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million NSF Grant to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

A consortium of Idaho researchers will receive a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how environmental stressors impact the growth, survival and reproduction of native plants and animals.
18-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Bats Invent Fireflies?

Bats can learn to avoid fireflies using sonar or vision, but they learn faster they use both. This is evidence that combining information across senses can increase the power of warning signals. This research has implications for how fireflies...
24-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Graphene Foam Could One Day Ease Osteoarthritis Joint Pain and Prevent the Need for Joint Replacement

Previous studies have shown graphene foam’s compatibility with chondrogenic cell lines for cartilage tissue engineering; this is the first to focus on the viscoelastic behavior of the engineered tissue to test the functionality of the grown...
5-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows Human Activity Creates a More Nocturnal Animal World

Rapid expansion of human activity across the globe is causing wildlife to become more nocturnal, according to a new joint study conducted by researchers at Boise State University and the University of California, Berkley, and published in the...
14-Jun-2018 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Study Finds Logging Intensity Affects Carbon Storage and Forest Recovery

A new study published in the journal Global Change Biology led by researchers from Boise State University sheds light on how to balance timber production and carbon storage in tropical forests. Tropical forests provide critical ecosystem services...
24-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Can Offer Insight on Alternative Energy Sources

U.S. states, as well as countries around the world, must grapple with a number of questions when looking at alternative power generation sources. Especially important are impacts on the economy and whether the domestic workforce, industry and...
15-Jan-2013 3:35 PM EST

Expert Addresses International Business Topics

Boise State University professor discusses international business, trade.
24-May-2012 6:00 PM EDT

STEM Pipeline: Inspiration to Occupation

Boise State University education professor Louis Nadelson discusses his model that defines STEM and looks at the various ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and math.
9-May-2012 9:15 AM EDT


Effective Use of Creativity and Innovation is Key

How can organizations use creativity and innovation to boost performance? Boise State University creativity expert Dr. Nancy Napier has done extensive research into the topic.
9-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT

The Rise of the West and Asia’s Resurgence

In the 18th and 19th centuries, something rather fascinating occurred. The part of the world we typically call “the West” suddenly showed tremendous growth in population, change in technology and production of wealth. Boise State University...
2-Apr-2012 3:40 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss ‘What Good Is a College Education?’

People have been pursuing higher education and advanced degrees for centuries, but why and to what end? Boise State University professors Stephanie Cox and Jennifer Black have investigated the history of higher education, from Socrates to the...
26-Mar-2012 1:40 PM EDT


Two Experts Available to Speak About The Work-Life Equation for Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials

How do we balance our careers with other aspects of our lives? Is there an ideal balance, or is the equation mostly subjective? Boise State University Foundational Studies professors Vicki Stieha and Rebecca Robideaux can answer these questions and...
20-Mar-2012 1:30 PM EDT

Expert Available to Talk About DNA Forensics, Cases Making Headlines

An internationally recognized expert and consultant in DNA forensics, Dr. Greg Hampikian played a crucial, high-profile role in the exoneration last October of Amanda Knox. He is available to discuss the different types of DNA, how they are used in...
14-Mar-2012 3:50 PM EDT

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Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university offering an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity. Research and creative activity advance new knowledge and benefit students, the community, the state and the nation. As an integral part of its metropolitan environment the university is engaged in professional and continuing education programming, policy issues, and promoting the region’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.


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