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Division of Research and Economic Development

Welcome. Boise State University is committed to fostering an environment where research and creative activity thrive. The Division of Research and Economic Development leads this effort. We provide comprehensive support for faculty during all phases of the research endeavor; manage the university’s intellectual property portfolio; facilitate relationships with industry for research and commercialization collaboration; and lead outreach aimed at fostering economic development in Boise and the region.


Dec 14 2014

Who Says an Ant Can’t Eat a Peppergrass Plant?

They say that size matters, but don’t tell that to an ant. Particularly an Owyhee harvester ant, ...
Dec 12 2014

Grad Student Awarded $10,000 to Study Gyrfalcons

The study will look at climate change, gyrfalcon diet and reproductive success.
Dec 10 2014

Historian Wakild Receives NEH Grant

Emily Wakild, associate professor in the Department of History at Boise State University, has bee...
Dec 10 2014

Kestrel High Performance Cluster is “In the House” with a Viz-Wall

Previously only accessible for campus researchers from its location at Idaho National Laboratory’...
Dec 09 2014

Noise from Gas Wells Affecting Call of the Wild Bats

Sometimes, amid the din of progress, it’s hard to focus on the things that really matter. If you ...

Video Highlights:  Raptor Research in Tarifa, Spain

Raptor Biologist Marc Bechard and Intermountain Bird Observatory Biologist Greg Kaltenecker discuss the relationship between Fundacion Migres and Boise State University in this video highlighting their collaborative research at the Strait of Gibraltar in Spain.

Research Highlights

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Explore Magazine 2014

Federal Research Outlook