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Research and Economic Development


Boise State University is committed to fostering an environment where research and creative activity thrive. The Division of Research and Economic Development leads this effort by providing comprehensive support for faculty during all phases of the research endeavor; managing the university’s intellectual property portfolio; facilitating relationships with industry for research and commercialization collaboration; and leading outreach aimed at fostering economic development in Boise and the region.

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Communicate Your Research and Creative Activity

The Research and Creative Activities Communications Toolbox offers guidance, resources and staff support from Boise State’s Office of Communications and Marketing team so you can communicate your research and creative activities with confidence. Whether you are a student explaining the microbiome of a mosquito to a class, a lecturer writing a grant proposal to a potential sponsor, or a professor sharing your expertise in a national news outlet, we are here to help.

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Upcoming Research Events

Explore Magazine

Explore, the research magazine of Boise State University, is published by the Division of Research and Economic Development with support from the Office of Communications and Marketing. Learn more about the university’s research, creative activities and scholarly endeavors and stories here.

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History literally runs quite deep. Beneath parking lots, in muddy river-beds and even on military testing grounds: no matter where one stands, records of the earth’s and humanity’s history dwell below. Accidental discoveries of these archaeological sites fuel curiosity and wonder, and connect people to their cultural heritage. But these discoveries often prompt another important question: how does one protect a site that hasn’t yet been found?

For Julio Gonzalez Tepetla, a master student in applied anthropology, Boise State offered him the opportunity to do exactly that.