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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.

Research also takes Boise State students on journeys across the globe. Boise State students Lauren Young and Gretel Care recently returned from the wild and remote Saunders Island to build on research being conducted by faculty in Boise State’s master’s program in raptor biology — the only program of its kind in the nation:


Sep 25 2018

Student Researches How to Heal Wounds by Regenerating Human Tissue

Omid Mohammad Mousa, a Boise State University senior majoring in microbiology and biochemistry sp...
Sep 18 2018

Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

The team will study how genetic characteristics help or hinder the ability of plants and animals ...
Sep 05 2018

Boise State Professors Receive More Than $1 Million to Understand Natural Hazards and Human Response

Boise State Associate Professor Brittany Brand from the Department of Geosciences recently secure...
Aug 28 2018

Boise State Research Featured on Department of Energy Website

The Department of Energy has featured Boise State on its Office of Science homepage as a “Univers...
Aug 28 2018

Boise State University Awarded $3.5 Million to Research Storing Data on DNA

The team is exploring how to store data from computers, sensors and smart phones on the material ...

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.