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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.



Nov 19 2015

Susan Shadle Named Idaho Professor of the Year

Boise State chemistry professor Susan Shadle has been named the 2015 Idaho Professor of the Year ...
Nov 17 2015

Graph500 List Ranks World’s Fastest Supercomputers

The 11th Graph500 list was released Nov. 17 at the Supercomputing 2015 conference held in Austin,...
Nov 09 2015

Mark Rudin

Mark Rudin Vice President Division of Research and Economic Development Mark Rudin’s monthly rese...
Nov 09 2015

Study Looks at Cooperation in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Anthropologist Kathryn Demps is studying how hunter-gatherers parse out tasks in order to efficie...
Nov 04 2015

Boise State Student Helps Document Plight of the Vaquita

A vaquita is a small porpoise, distinguishable by coloring that consists of various shades of gre...

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