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Boldly Blue. Proudly Innovating.

This is Blue Turf Thinking

We do things like they’ve never been done before. Boise State is developing research that positively impacts lives, structures that transcend disciplines, and spaces and programs specifically devoted to innovation. It’s all about breaking norms and blazing new trails. 

"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 take risks that matter

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

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A culture of innovation

Boise State online student is a bright light in rural school district
Doctoral student advances research of vanilla plant’s geographical distribution
Engineering researchers lead advancement of alternative nuclear waste storage
Prepared and Resilient: Faculty innovate to foster connection with students
Interdisciplinary team of students and faculty devoted to enhancing elementary education
Boise State builds up certified COVID clinical lab on campus