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Research and Innovation

Geoscience students collect soil samples and conduct fieldwork in the Snake River wine region, Caldwell, Idaho. Photo Patrick Sweeney

Boise State is a leader in research, innovation, athletics, and caring for our community. We foster an environment where research and creative activities thrive. The Division of Research and Economic Development leads this effort by:

  • Supporting students, faculty, and staff during all phases of research;
  • Managing the university’s intellectual property portfolio;
  • Facilitating relationships with industry for research and commercial collaboration; and
  • Fostering economic development in Boise and the region. Research enhances education, grows the university’s reputation and fuels economic growth.

For more information, contact the Division today at or by phone at (208) 426-5732.


Explore, the research magazine of Boise State University, is published by the Division of Research and Economic Development with support from the Office of Communications and Marketing. Learn more about the university’s research, creative activities and scholarly endeavors and stories here.

Explore Boise State Research