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Graduate Student Receives National Recognition for Natural Hazards Paper

Graduate student Carson MacPherson-Krutsky in the Department of Geosciences recently was awarded the 2018 Geological Society of America (GSA) Geology and Society Division Best Student Paper Award at the GSA annual meeting in Indianapolis. Mentored by Associate Professor Brittany Brand, … (Read More) Graduate Student Receives National Recognition for Natural Hazards Paper

Geophysics Club Works to Help Solve Mysteries in Historic Boise Cemetery

On a recent bright but chilly morning, the Boise State Geophysics Club used ground-penetrating radar, magnetometers and GPS to begin locating the graves of inmates buried in the cemetery at the former Idaho State Prison, now the historic site known … (Read More) Geophysics Club Works to Help Solve Mysteries in Historic Boise Cemetery

Geoscience Post-Doc Chao Chen Awarded Fellowship

Chao Chen, a postdoctoral researcher in Boise State University’s geoscience department, has been awarded the Hydroinformatics Innovation Fellowship from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Inc (CUAHSI) for an independently developed project. This one-year, $5000 fellowship is the first of its … (Read More) Geoscience Post-Doc Chao Chen Awarded Fellowship

Researchers Awarded Grant to Advance Water Modeling Across Continent

Cathie Olschanowsky and Lejo Flores, Allison Corona photo Two Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the transdisciplinary scholarship of Assistant Professor of Computer Science Cathie Olschanowsky and Associate … (Read More) Researchers Awarded Grant to Advance Water Modeling Across Continent

Award-winning Alumna Blurs Line Between Art and Research

“Flora 3-D Printer” by Silvia Perritte The thin, flat pane of biodegradable plastic appears deceptively insignificant until Silvia Perritte holds it up to the light, illuminating the 3D printed alfalfa flower hidden within its ridges. Winner of the call for … (Read More) Award-winning Alumna Blurs Line Between Art and Research

Geochemistry Lab Awarded National Funding For Geochronology Research

Corey Wall and Mark Schmitz pose for a photo inside the the Isotope Geology Lab, Allison Corona photo The National Science Foundation (NSF) Geosciences Directorate awarded Boise State University’s Isotope Geology Laboratory (IGL) a grant of $672,000 as part of … (Read More) Geochemistry Lab Awarded National Funding For Geochronology Research

Four COAS Faculty Honored at Spring 2019 Event

College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Leslie Durham recognized four deserving faculty members during the spring college meeting as winners of the 2018-19 faculty honors and awards. The college honors and awards committee, comprised of 16 members from 16 … (Read More) Four COAS Faculty Honored at Spring 2019 Event

Boise State Geochemist Matt Kohn Receives Prestigious Medal

Matt Kohn, a university distinguished professor in the Department of Geosciences, is the 2019 recipient of the Dana Medal. This international award, given by the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizes an outstanding scientist each year for his or her original … (Read More) Boise State Geochemist Matt Kohn Receives Prestigious Medal

Federal Grant Will Help Researchers Study Changing Soil Structure

A new Boise State University study funded by a grant of more than $700,000 from the National Science Foundation will look at the influence of changing soil structures on water resources in the United States. Alejandro Flores, an associate professor … (Read More) Federal Grant Will Help Researchers Study Changing Soil Structure

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

Brittany Brand at Mount Etna, the active Sicilian volcano. Boise State Associate Professor Brittany Brand from the Department of Geosciences recently secured two hazard and risk-related grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The two … (Read More) Boise State Professors Receive More Than $1 Million to Understand Natural Hazards and Human Response