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  • Golden Eagle nest, Dr. Marc Bechard, Raptor Research, John Kelly photo
  • Jen Forbey, Biology, sagebrush research, Carrie Quinney photo
  • Visualization Cluster, Inanc Senocak, Engineering, 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.



Apr 17 2015

Jennifer Forbey’s Fulbright Could Lead to More Effective Drugs

Jennifer Forbey, associate professor of biological sciences, will travel to Sweden and Norway in ...
Apr 13 2015

Reconstructing the Diet Breadth of Guyana’s Ancient Landscape

An ancient shell refuse mound is uncovering the dietary habits of past civilizations.
Apr 10 2015

Volunteers Wanted for Autism Gait Study

A research team at Boise State’s Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR) is looki...
Apr 06 2015

Boise State Helping to Shape a Neighborhood

A number of Boise State University faculty and staff are lending their expertise to the City of B...
Apr 01 2015

Three Boise State Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

The prestigious program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technolo...

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