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President Marlene Tromp at the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

Shaping the future of the semiconductor industry

Boise State is part of a new, premier group of universities that will define the future of the semiconductor industry and the workforce necessary to advance our state and the nation.

Learn more about this innovative, landmark partnership
Boldly Blue. Proudly Innovating.

Our innovation mindset

Quantum Research at Boise State

Dyes, DNA and ‘Ghosts’

Welcome to the quantum world!

A highly specialized team of over 30 students, faculty and staff are part of the Quantum DNA Research Group, known as qDNA. They are taking quantum research to a jaw-dropping new level.

"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.

A culture of innovation

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Making Boise State the best place to teach and do research

Igniting 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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