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Breaking Norms and Blazing New Trails

This is Blue Turf Thinking

From groundbreaking research and academic programs to how our faculty and staff are re-imagining higher education, we are doing things like they’ve never been done before. We are finding solutions through innovation.

"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

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
Boise State launches Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity
Hacking for Homebuilding: Student teams will compete during Boise Startup Week
Scaling up: Design and prototype center at Boise State grows talent pipeline to Idaho industries