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

With help from our 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. Below learn about student research, showcases, and funders.

In this section. Learn about winners of a major award, state-of-the-art facilities and services for faculty and the public, and wide-ranging physical and social science research.

Undergraduate and Graduate

Student Research

As our research 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. Engage in our research labs or through the Office of Undergraduate Research to extend classroom learning and open advanced education and workforce paths. Many students also apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation.

Summer Research. The college regularly hosts students from across the country each summer through National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program (NSF REU) sites. Our sites include: advanced manufacturing for a sustainable energy future, blockchain cybersecurity, data-driven cybersecurity, and materials for society.

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.

Faculty Support. Research support is available to our faculty. If you engage in scholarship at the College of Engineering, our Office of Research Development & Support is here to help. Visit our Research Development & Support site exclusively for Boise State faculty to learn about our services, and gain from a host of resources.

The Office of Research Development & Support helps college faculty through development, discovering funding, connecting collaborators, writing and reviewing competitive proposals, and more.

We also coordinate with other college personnel to ensure you have needed research facilities, tools, and accounting support.

Research At A Glance

Explore our college research directory to learn about wide-ranging physical and social science research. We welcome research inquiries and collaboration from potential students, other academic institutions, industry personnel, and entrepreneurs in the larger community and region.


Innovative Research

Research in the College of Engineering at Boise State covers a vast majority of the world’s complex challenges. Take a look at Materials Science and Engineering professor Scott Phillips’ research for a solution to better recycling practices.

Doors Into Faculty and Student Research

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

Spotlight Newsletter

For College Alumni and Friends

Design Showcase

College Research and Design Projects

Student Research Showcases

For Graduate & Undergraduate Students Across the University

Scholar Works

College Faculty & Graduate Student Scholarship

Explore Magazine

The University Research Magazine

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.

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