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MAKING AN
IMPACT

The College of Engineering engages intellectual explorers to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

With assistance from the Office of Research Development & Support, energized faculty and students collaborate in classrooms and labs on research scholarship. At the largest public university in Idaho, we partner across disciplines and institutions, and with the community, government, and industry for regional, national, and international benefit.

In this section. Learn about winners of a prestigious award, state-of-the-art facilities, core research services for faculty and the public, and wide-ranging physical and social science research. Below, learn about COVID-19 updates, student research, research showcases, and funders.

COVID-19 Update

Boise State has returned to a full range of scholarly activities. Our Research Restart plan and its requirements for researchers help us to do so safely during the pandemic.

Undergraduate and Graduate

Student Research

As our lab directory listings show, many College of Engineering students contribute as researchers, often with nationally or internationally recognized collaborators. We welcome inquiries.

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Undergraduate Students. Research engagement can extend classroom learning and open advanced educational and workforce paths. Many students also apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation. The Office of Undergraduate Research also has offerings.

The college regularly hosts students from across the country each summer through the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program (NSF REU). Current sites: data-driven cybersecurity and materials for society. Blockchain site coming soon.

Graduate Students. Engage through Ph.D., Master’s, and certificate programs at the highest-ranked graduate engineering program in Idaho. See our graduate student program overview and brochure to learn about our offerings, including numerous interdisciplinary research opportunities.

For example, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. students study with engineers, biologists, and kinesiologists from three Boise State colleges.

Doors Into Faculty and Student Research

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University and college sources entirely or frequently showcase our research scholarship.

Explore Magazine

The University Research Magazine

Scholar Works

College Faculty & Graduate Student Scholarship

Student Research Showcases

For Graduate & Undergraduate Students Across the University

Senior Design Showcase

College Research and Design Projects

Spotlight Newsletter

For College Alumni and Friends

Beyond the Blue

The University Podcast Series

Research Giving

Funders help our researchers do their work. We thank our regional and local Honor Roll of Donors who have contributed funds of all amounts to research, scholarships, and other college initiatives. To contribute to research, see our Giving page.

Regional and Federal Funders. Some of our many regional and federal funders include Google, Idaho Power, the Micron Technology Foundation, the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, as well as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, and National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).

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