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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Past Winners & Participants

2017 Winners

Undergraduate Division outstanding posters:

  • Ubaldo Arana (Biology / Animal and Veterinary Science), Investigating recovery pathways in attenuated viral genomes.

Faculty mentor: Holly Wichman

  • Emily Kizer (Biology), Saccharomyces yeasts to combat fungal pathogens of humans.

Faculty mentor: Paul Rowley

Graduate Division outstanding posters:

  • Marie Janneke Schwaner (Biology), Muscle dynamics during vertical jumping by kangaroo rats (D. deserti).

Faculty mentor: Craig McGowan

  • Margot Vore (Geography), Locating and monitoring subglacial conduits through seismology.

Faculty mentor: Tim Bartholomaus

Sigma Xi Award:

  • Thomas Jeute (Geology), Characterizing Nanophase materials on Mars: spectroscopic studies of allophane and imogolite.

Faculty mentor: Leslie Baker

2016 Winners

Undergraduate Division

  • Alyssa Baugh (Microbiology / Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
    Toxicity and the role of the vanK transporter in engineered Methylobacterium during vanillic acid metabolism.
    Faculty mentor: Chris Marx

  • Nancy Means (Microbiology / Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
    Biflavanones from Garcinia buchananii Stem Bark Reduce Intestinal Motility By Inhibiting Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission.
    Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba

Graduate Division

  • Diego Morales-Briones (Biology)
    Reticulate evolution, divergence times and infrageneric classification insights of the neotropical plant genus Lachemilla (Rosaceae).
    Faculty mentor: David Tank

  • Megan Ruffley (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
    Model selection reveals complex phylogeographic history of Alnus rubra in the pacific northwest temperate rainforest.
    Faculty mentors: David Tank and Jack Sullivan

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award

  • Elle Kohler (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
    Using Hi-C to Identify Carriers of Antibiotic Resistance. 
    Faculty mentor: Eva Top

2015 Winners and Participants

Undergraduate Category

  • Catherine Brands (Biology),
    Effect of a High Fat Diet-Induced Microbial Community on Enteric Neurons.
    Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba
  • Alyssa Ertel (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering),
    How we Learned Organic Synthesis by Making Our Own New Molecules.
    Faculty mentor: Jakob Magolan

Graduate Category

  • Deepak Chand (Chemistry),
    Versatile Polyiodopyrazoles: Synthesis and Biocidal Promise.
    Faculty mentor: Jean’ne Shreeve
  • Megan Ruffley (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology),
    Effects of Sampling Effort on Estimates of the Mean of Range Size Distributions.
    Faculty mentors: Dave Tank and Jack Sullivan

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award

  • Cody Parker (Geology),
    Quantifying Sediment Yield Variability for the Fernan Lake Watershed.
    Faculty mentor: Brian Yanites

Participants

Geology students investigate geothermal energy potential

Kirk Nuzum is researching geothermal potential on the east coast. Travis Kelsay is investigating geothermal potential in the Rio Grande Rift.

Read more about Kirk's and Travis' projects

Exploring Islands of Life at Craters of the Moon

Katie Peterson will be showing off her research into geographically isolated populations at the upcoming Student Research Expo.

Read about Katie and her research

Studying a Disease Across Disciplines

Math major Erin Johnson's project looks into possible evolutionary changes in the Ebola virus.

Read about Erin and her research

Physics graduate student examines tectonic forces on Titan

Casey Cook's research involve the large dark scars on the face of Saturn's moon Titan.

Read more about Casey's research

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions