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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.



Mar 17 2017

Boise State Researchers, Engineers and Industry Execs Come Together

More than 50 electrical and computer engineering (ECE) researchers, industry executives and engin...
Mar 17 2017

Vicki Stieha, Susan Shadle and Sharon Paterson

Vicki Stieha, Susan Shadle and Sharon Paterson Institutional Research, Center for Teaching and Le...
Feb 27 2017

Boise State, Idaho Power Launch High-Performance Computer

Any researcher on campus can submit a request to use it – in fact, multiple researchers can use i...
Feb 27 2017

Stargazing Party Looks at Extrasolar Planets March 3

Join the Boise State Department of Physics for a public stargazing party at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar...
Feb 24 2017

Graduate College Celebrates Research with Two April Events

The Graduate College is excited to host two events during the month of April celebrating student ...

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.