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Division of Research and Economic Development

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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.



May 24 2017

Boise State Researcher Gets $529,000 NASA Grant to Study Effects of Light, Noise on Wildlife

Neil Carter his team will be collaborating closely with the National Park Service's Natural Sound...
May 22 2017

Boise State Lands $1.7 Million Grant to Research Effects of Climate Change on Birds

The Department of Defense has awarded the grant to a team of researchers, led by Boise State Univ...
May 17 2017

Grant Will Allow Geosciences Professor to Study Ice Melt Using Earthquake Technology

Dylan Mikesell has been awarded a two-year, $353,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
May 16 2017

Where in the World? Iceland

Art professor Richard Young currently is in his second month of the NES artist residency in Skaga...
May 12 2017

Boise State Students Learn Marble Carving from World-Renowned Master

In the on-campus studio of Benjamin Victor, a dozen Boise State art students, faculty and staff s...

Video Highlight: Human-Environment Systems Science

Neil Carter with a sedated lion at Gorongosa National Park.The Human-Environment Systems Initiative is a National Science Foundation-supported program in “coupled human-environment systems” — systems in which natural and societal dynamics influence productivity and sustainability.

Team researchers work to understand and solve complex social, science and engineering questions and train a new generation of students to meet the challenges of the next century. The HES Initiative is a home for innovative approaches to research and education at the interface between society and the natural environment.