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Feathers of gold and lead: alum soars with Raptor View Research Institute
In the rugged landscapes of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Boise State alum Brian Busby, now a biologist with the Raptor View Research Institute, employs a meticulously camouflaged trapping blind.
His mission: studying and safeguarding golden eagles, whose intelligence and resilience make them elusive targets.
Busby’s Boise State education, particularly in raptor research, laid the foundation for his crucial role in conserving North America’s largest eagle species.Feathers of gold and lead: alum soars with Raptor View Research Institute
Research strengthens Idaho YMCA older adult exercise engagement strategy
In a bid to enhance the well-being of older adults in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, Boise State psychology professor Mary Pritchard and student Susan Copple collaborated with the Idaho Treasure Valley YMCA.
Their study, spanning the 2022-2023 academic year, surveyed 12,295 YMCA members aged 60 and over, shedding light on the factors inspiring and sustaining older adults’ engagement in exercise classes.