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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:


Aug 10 2018

Researcher Lands NSF Award to Develop Electronics that Mimic the Brain

By Jenn Ambrose The human brain can process vast amounts of real-world information using less ene...
Aug 03 2018

Harold Blackman to Serve as Interim Vice President for Research

Harold Blackman has been named interim vice president for research and economic development at Bo...
Jul 30 2018

Farewell Reception for Mark Rudin is Thursday, Aug. 2

The president’s office invites the campus community to a farewell reception honoring Mark Rudin, ...
Jul 11 2018

Boise State Study: Moths’ Long Wings Protect Them From Bats on the Hunt

The new study was published in Science Advances and featured in National Geographic.
Jun 18 2018

New Study Shows Human Activity Creates a More Nocturnal Animal World

The joint study was conducted by researchers at Boise State University and the University of Cali...

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.