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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.



Apr 27 2017

Boise State Podcast Explores Research Month

Mark Rudin, Boise State’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development; Leslie Durham, as...
Apr 13 2017

Boise State Celebrates Science April 20

Join the campus community for an Earth Day event from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
Apr 12 2017

Devshikha Bose, Lana Grover, Krishna Pakala, Kirsten Davis and R. Casey Cline

Devshikha Bose, Lana Grover, Krishna Pakala, Kirsten Davis and R. Casey Cline IDEA Shop, College ...
Apr 10 2017

Osher Institute Awards $16,500 in Grants for Faculty Research

The grant was established by the Osher Institute Advisory Board as a way to support Boise State f...
Apr 05 2017

Celebrate Arts and Humanities Research April 13 with Honeycomb

It's Research Month at Boise State, and this is a celebration of research unlike any other on cam...

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.