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Research and Economic Development

Research Restart: Stage 3

Boise State University has prepared an approach to returning to normal operations including research activities. Restart Research is currently in Stage 3. All university research must comply with the following requirements and guidelines related to COVID-19.

Learn more about Boise State's restart and lift-off plan


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.

Research Hour Webinar on Grand Challenges

Watch April 8, 2021 Research Hour discussion

Research News

Experimental broadcast of whitewater river noise drives bats and birds away
Engineering team publishes ‘DNA Lite-Brite is a promising way to archive data for decades or longer’
Ahmed coauthors ‘Refugee camps can wreak enormous environmental damages – should source countries be liable for them?’
Sadegh co-authors ‘A dangerous fire season looms as the drought-stricken Western U.S. heads for a water crisis’

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.