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  • Owen McDougal, Ben Parker, BHS Specialty Chemical Products, Nampa Idaho, John Kelly photo
  • Cheryl Jorcyk, lab, for Explore, Carrie Quinney photo
  • Dave Hammons and Athletic Training students at Borah High School, for Explore Magazine, John Kelly photo
  • Trevor Lujan, Engineering, lab, for Explore, Carrie Quinney photo
  • Kristen Mitchell, Biology, lab, for Explore, Carrie Quinney photo
  • Michal Martinez, Linguistics Lab, students, language research, for Explore magazine, Carrie Quinney photo
  • Vishal Saxena, Engineering, ECE, students, research, lab, Carrie Quinney photo

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.



Feb 05 2016

13th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference is April 18

The unique educational and networking event encourages interdisciplinary exchange.
Feb 05 2016

Decades-old Tsunami Mystery Solved

Lee Liberty is among a group of scientists who have determined the cause of a devastating tsunami...
Feb 04 2016

Winter Feast: A Candid Look at Idaho’s Scavengers

A series of motion-sensitive camera traps are helping to monitor golden eagle migration and distr...
Feb 03 2016

Prestigious NSF CAREER Award Funds Quantum Research

Physicist Paul Simmonds is betting that creating replicable quantum dots can significantly improv...
Feb 02 2016

Student Research Spotlight: Megan Maksimowicz

Graduate student Megan Maksimowicz is passionate about her research in the Department of Geoscien...

Photo Highlight: Raptor and Wildlife Research in India

Raptor Biologist Marc Bechard and a group of students spent spring break in India for an up-close look at India’s critically endangered vultures. Boise State photographer John Kelly accompanied the group as they took Jeep safaris to tiger reserves that are home to several vulture species, as well as visited a Bollywood theme park. See a full gallery of photos here.

India Spring Break, Kanha,  John Kelly photo