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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. 

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

“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
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