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Trailblazing Innovation

From groundbreaking research and academic programs to exponential growth all over campus, to how our faculty and staff are re-imagining higher education, we are blazing trails in Idaho, the U.S. and throughout the world.

"Innovation is in our DNA. It's just what we do at Boise State." — Dr. Marlene Tromp, President

We sometimes call it Blue Turf Thinking, and we’ve been nationally recognized for it. Boise State is building on our culture of innovation — developing research that positively impacts lives, structures that transcend disciplines so researchers and students can collaborate on big problems, and spaces and programs specifically devoted to innovation.

We are trailblazers

We want all of our Boise State community to engage in our culture of innovation.

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A culture of innovation

Scaling up: Design and prototype center at Boise State grows talent pipeline to Idaho industries
Hometown Challenge: Accepted
ASSERT faculty shine at innovative research event
Hampikian Lab helps free innocent Michigan man
Hacking for Homebuilding will help student inventors partner with industry
Civil engineering faculty discovers concerning trends in dry-hot extremes