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