The Institute for Inclusive and Transformative Scholarship announced a new partnership with the United States Geological Survey and its Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. This five-year partnership aims to provide the alliance’s students at Boise State access to undergraduate research opportunities, both on- and off-campus with the United States Geological Survey. Students will gain experience working in professional research settings, learning and practicing laboratory techniques.
“We are excited about this partnership. It can offer students an opportunity to conduct unique research with real-world applications,” Nico Diaz Senior Student Initiatives Coordinator in the Institute for Inclusive and Transformative Scholarship said. “Additionally, it connects Boise State with our community at-large, showing the impact our students have every day.”
Students have already started working on an environmental DNA project, and they will have the opportunity to share their work in academic conferences, including the 2024 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research.