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Boldly Blue. Proudly Innovating.

This is Blue Turf Thinking

We are reimagining how potato chips are processed through innovation that could forever change the future of the snack industry. This is a model for how higher education is disrupting the status quo, innovating for employers and leading industries to help them stay globally competitive.

The Keith and Catherine Stein Luminary

An intersection of the arts and technology

Please touch the art!

The Luminary is a digital museum that includes 90 feet of touchscreen. It allows visitors to zoom in on high-resolution images of art from collections around the world. The immersive, interactive space invites you to discover yourself in new places, and visualize the possibilities.

"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

Quantum DNA research receives $5M grant from the Department of Energy
National 2D materials research center wins funding: Boise State joins Penn State, Rice University
Please touch the art!
“Data is in our DNA”: Researchers advance DNA as a memory material
Boise State expands bioengineering core capabilities for state
Boise State online student is a bright light in rural school district