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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.


Jan 17 2018

Boise State Chemistry Duo Introduces STEM to 36,000 Kids, Adults

Twenty years ago Henry Charlier brought a pickle back to life to the fascination and awe of his l...
Jan 16 2018

Survey Shows Conservationists Conflicted on How to Best Coexist with Large Carnivores

These animals are considered to be at the top of their food chain in their native habitats.
Jan 16 2018

Mojtaba Sadegh, Jen Pierce, Nancy Glenn and Cynthia Curl

Mojtaba Sadegh, Jen Pierce, Nancy Glenn and Cynthia Curl Department of Civil Engineering; Departm...
Jan 11 2018

Boise State Researcher Bringing Healthier Air to Kenyan Homes

Uwe Reisch recently conducted a project in Bukhaywa, Kenya, to evaluate a new architectural venti...
Jan 05 2018

Research Shows Treasure Valley Farmland Halved in 80 Years if Development Trends Continue

When most people think of land preservation, they envision forests, not farmlands. However, many ...

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.