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Trent Garrett Wins 2nd Place at LSAMP Conference

The Boise State LSAMP Scholars Program took 15 students to the 10th Annual Pacific Northwest LSAMP Conference: Vision for the Future, Identifying, Developing, and Investing in Future Innovators in STEM at the University of Washington February 28 to March 1. The … (Read More) Trent Garrett Wins 2nd Place at LSAMP Conference

First Friday Astronomy Event is on March 1

The Icy Mid-Latitudes of Mars Join Boise State Physics on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, room 112 to hear Dr. Ali M. Bramson,  Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Arizona, discuss details of her studies of … (Read More) First Friday Astronomy Event is on March 1

Physics Assistant Professor Simmonds Puts NSF Award into Action

Paul Simmonds and Julianne Wenner Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor Physics; Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education Paul Simmonds and Julianne Wenner are collaborating with Garfield Elementary School and the Discovery Center of Idaho … (Read More) Physics Assistant Professor Simmonds Puts NSF Award into Action

First Friday Astronomy Event to Focus on Jupiter’s Moon

Europa, Jupiter’s Moon. Photo provided by NASA Jupiter, with a mass more than 300 times that of the Earth, is the largest planet in our solar system. This month’s First Friday Astronomy Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the … (Read More) First Friday Astronomy Event to Focus on Jupiter’s Moon

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

First Astronomy Event of 2019 is February 1

Exploring Europa: A Dynamic Ocean World Dr. Samuel Howell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is a geologically active and potentially habitable world, with a global ocean twenty times deeper than Earth’s protected from the vacuum of space by … (Read More) First Astronomy Event of 2019 is February 1

First Friday Astronomy Event: Mars Lecture on Nov. 2

Mars, from the NASA Mars Exploration Image Gallery. The Boise State Department of Physics hosts Serina Diniega, a Mars scientist and member of the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Mars Program Office, for a talk titled “Deciphering Mars: Current and Upcoming Exploration … (Read More) First Friday Astronomy Event: Mars Lecture on Nov. 2

Physics Department Kicks Off PonyUp Fundraiser to Buy a Planetarium

The Department of Physics has begun a new 30-day fundraiser through PonyUp, the university’s online donation platform. The campaign will run from Oct. 5 to Nov. 4. Brian Jackson, an assistant professor of physics, and research assistant Wesley Sandidge want … (Read More) Physics Department Kicks Off PonyUp Fundraiser to Buy a Planetarium

Interdisciplinary Team Lands Grant to Create Graduate Mentorship Program

Boise State researchers from the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and STEM and Diversity Initiatives recently were awarded a National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education award totaling $497,820 over three years. The research … (Read More) Interdisciplinary Team Lands Grant to Create Graduate Mentorship Program

First Friday Astronomy Lecture: Up Close on Mars

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Join the Boise State physics department at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in room 112 of the education building for the department’s monthly First Friday lecture. The event, including parking, is free and open to … (Read More) First Friday Astronomy Lecture: Up Close on Mars