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Winter 2024

Boise State Magazine

Unbridled giving, unbridled impact, unbridled future.

The university is leading its most ambitious philanthropic and alumni engagement campaign in history. Unbridled: The Campaign for Boise State University is raising funds for scholarships, endowed faculty positions and athletics with a nod to our Bronco heritage. This issue of the magazine shares some inspiring success stories from across campus.

Boise State In Depth

Amy Spurlock's advocacy for a culture where students and patients thrive
In support of the rural West: Students win fellowships to promote resilience in a time of change
True Blue Scholarship for Idaho students
‘Real money into real returns’: Finance majors research and invest for a greater good
History grad student Amaya Herrera is curator of collections and exhibitions at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Broncos on the final frontier

The United Space Command, part of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for military operations in outer space, includes the Academic Engagement Enterprise. This initiative provides educational and research opportunities for students focused on space and aeronautics. Boise State recently became one of the initiative’s newest members, joining fellow universities Florida Tech, Purdue University and others.

This year, Boise State students participated in a NASA student competition to design an augmented reality display and other equipment that would be useful in missions like NASA’s upcoming manned trip to the moon in 2025. Steve Swanson, a retired astronaut and a Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State, converted his backyard into a simulated lunar landscape so students could test their devices, even enlisting a few fellow NASA astronauts to help.

This is not the first time Idaho has been a stand-in for the moon.

In the 1960s, NASA trained Apollo astronauts at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. The lunar-like terrain allowed them to practice geological exploration, sample collection and navigation for their missions.

Campus News

Publication and partnership
To champion dreams: TRIO Upward Bound bolsters students' college aspirations
An 'academic at heart'
Prestigious cyber scholarships for Boise State students

It takes a community

We’re making progress toward our goals, but an effort like this needs the support of our Bronco alumni, friends and fans.

Learn more about our ambitious Campaign for Boise State

Bronco Sports

Volleyball star hones leadership skills through travel abroad
Boise State Football: Mountain West Champions
Scholars Collegiate Gaming Awards names Boise State Esports 'Institution of the Year'

Alumni and Friends in Action

Karen Vauk: This alum and nonprofit leader spent decades feeding Idaho
Renaissance Bronco: Dan Ansotegui is a master of cuisine, music and language
Success beyond the gridiron
Loyal Broncos Lisa and Randy Hales: ‘You are a Bronco for life’

Grow your Bronco Family

As Boise State alumni, we stay connected and celebrate together. We share the pride that lasts a lifetime. Become part of the Boise State Alumni Association and connect with other members of the Bronco family through special programs and events. We are a Bronco family.

Join us today