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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.

Keeping it Safe During COVID-19

College faculty and student researchers continue to pursue a full range of scholarly activities during the pandemic. At the onset, project teams completed formal plans with guidance from our Division of Research and Economic Development to ensure safe work practices. Given fluid conditions, faculty have made and will continue to make modifications to these plans as directed.

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.

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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