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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:


May 24 2018

Trevor Caughlin and Anand Roopsind

Trevor Caughlin and Anand Roopsind Assistant Professor and Post Doc Department of Biology College...
May 16 2018

Boise State Microgravity Student Team Travels to Houston to Test NASA Design

Boise State University is no stranger to students taking the lead on scientific discovery and res...
May 16 2018

Kathleen Araújo Named New Energy Policy Institute Director

Kathleen Araújo has been named the director of the Energy Policy Institute (EPI), which consists ...
May 08 2018

Department of Defense Awards Prestigious Scholarship to Second Boise State Undergrad

Freshman biological sciences student Donato Callahan is overflowing with drive and ambition: he a...
May 04 2018

Graduate Students Take Home $15,000 in Student Showcase, Thesis Awards

The month of April marked Boise State University’s second annual Research Month – a time to celeb...

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.