Jul. 18, 2015

On the (Green) Blue

Photo by Don Day, KTVB

A picture-perfect Boise day to celebrate a historic event - the Boise State blue field turning green to host the Basque Soccer Friendly, a professional friendly soccer match featuring a Basque team from Spain's La Liga versus a team from Mexico's Liga MX.

May. 18, 2015

A Look Back at Hackfort2

Hackfort 2

A snapshot of Hackfort 2, which convened Boise’s developers, creatives and tech talent to learn, share and be inspired to play a transformative role in Boise’s future. A key theme was the Intersection of Technology and Civic Life, and the City of Boise was proud to have been a part of it, March 26-28 in Downtown Boise.

Sponsored by: Boise State University, Metageek, Knight Foundation, Perkins Coie, Kindness, City of Boise, Balihoo, Idaho Dept. of Commerce, Kount, C.K. Haun & Karen Meyer, WhiteCloud Analytics, IdahoPTech Network, Choose Idaho, HP, and Boise Code Camp.

Jul. 13, 2015

The Blue Goes Green

The Blue Goes Green

The famous blue turf of Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University is transitioned to real green grass for the upcoming Basque Friendly Soccer game featuring La Liga’s Athletic Club de Bilbao and Liga MX’s Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente. This time-lapse video shows six days of work to lay down surface layers and special sod in under a minute and a half. 
(video by Darin Oswald)

Oct. 1, 2015

Boise Will Soon Have A Space Observatory Again

A local astronomer has made his crowdfunding goal and Boise will soon have an observatory again.

Brian Jackson used to work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and now teaches in the Boise State Physics Department. He launched a PonyUp campaign earlier this month to raise $8,000 to refurbish the old observatory dome on top of the Education Building at BSU.

Nov. 16, 2015

Boise State University From The Air

Boise State University From the Air

Boise State University's campus is alive with fall color. View the campus from the sky in this aerial tour.

Oct. 28, 2015

What Will a Materials Research Center Mean to BSU?

What will a materials research center mean to BSU?

Dr. Bob Kustra shares how Micron's investment into Boise State University's materials research center will impact Idaho.

May. 18, 2015

Albertsons Library Makes Room for New Student MakerLab

by Kathleen Tuck, Boise State University

Construction will soon begin on the first floor of Boise State's Albertsons Library to make room for the brand new MakerLab. The lab is a student center for creation, innovation and experimentation, featuring 3D printers, vinyl cutters, numerous tools for creating and designing computers, circuits and more. The space will also facet the new Gaming Interactive Media and Mobile (GIMM) technology degree program, part of the new College of Innovation and Design (COID). 

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Mar. 27, 2015

Hackfort Diversity Pipeline Panel

by Wendy Fox, Boise State University

At the packed Hackfort2, pioneering women in tech discussed their experiences and efforts to increase diversity in the technology community. 

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Jun. 6, 2016

Life at Boise State

Life @ Boise State

Boise State students study hands-on, fly high and live their academic life to the fullest on campus and around Idaho.

Students capture the heart and soul of the Boise State experience in a way never told before. This video showcases the engaging experiences, academic adventures and school pride found on campus, in Boise and beyond.

Many of the impromptu, real-life clips were provided by students, alumni, fans and friends of Boise State who wanted to share the experiences that truly reflect what it's like to be a Bronco.

This spot includes a unique perspective on academics, taking you inside the aircraft with the NASA Microgravity University team, to a biomolecular research lab and onto our famous Blue Turf. It also offers a glimpse of the vast recreational opportunities available in Boise, from snowboarding, kayaking and hang gliding to other often-unexpected opportunities that await our students.

Mar. 13, 2015

Talkin’ Broncos Win Third Consecutive National Championship

by Sherry Squires, Boise State University

The Boise State University Talkin' Broncos have won their third consecutive Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament. The student team took first place over 78 schools from 36 states across the nation. In addition, several team members also won a variety of awards while competiting in different Individual Speaking Events during the 4-day tournament. 

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Aug. 20, 2015

10 Exciting Things Happening at Boise State University

by Gregory Hahn, Boise State University

Boise State University President Bob Kustra highlighted an ever-growing research presence, the success of a recent initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and math graduates, and much more in his State of the University kick-off address on Aug. 19. He also pointed out a number of innovative and exciting programs and events taking place across campus. He calls this list the “Top Ten Great Things Going on at Boise State That I Had Nothing to Do With.”

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Dec. 10, 2015

Boise State Installs Solar Panels

by Brady W Moore, Boise State University

A section of roof on top of Boise State University’s Micron Business and Economics Building will soon harness the power of the sun. New solar panels being installed this month will have the capacity to produce 25 kilowatts of power, or the equivalent of energy used by about five households. 

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Mar. 24, 2015

Boise Valley Welcomes Spring & Sunshine

Photo by Boise State University Update

Sunlight peaks through blossoms on Boise State's campus as spring arrives in the Boise Valley. 

Jan. 20, 2015

State & Lemp: A Case Study in Dining Innovation

Boise increasingly gets accolades for its uniqueness. The combination of outdoor adventure with urban amenities has left countless visitors pleasantly surprised. One point of distinction seems to come from Boise’s outgoing demeanor. When people visit, they often remark on the city’s friendliness. Something about the Treasure Valley community gives a warm, neighborly impression to outsiders (who quickly feel like insiders). And for a pair of local restaurant entrepreneurs, Boise’s inviting atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for the innovative, communal dining experience they are creating. 

Introducing Remi Mcmanus and Jay Henry’s State & Lemp: an unexpectedly social, modern dining experience that brings the quality of fine dining without the stuffiness of white tablecloths. From the eclectic interior design to the locally sourced ingredients, all of the restaurant’s elements are all executed tastefully. But perhaps more notably, State & Lemp sets the stage for new friendships to form in a natural, organic way.

Feb. 8, 2016

Research Fuels Entrepreneurial Spirit in Boise

Most people think of research as the act of investigating questions and establishing facts that lead to new ways of thinking and solutions to the vexing problems that have plagued us for centuries. But research also contributes to the economic development of a community. At Boise State, our economic development mission is about leveraging the assets of the university for the economic, societal and cultural benefit of the community, state and region. These assets include our talented researchers as well as our labs, equipment and technology. In many cases, research like that conducted at all of Idaho’s universities also leads to innovative processes or products that result in new businesses and a boost to local economies. University research efforts fuel commercial activity, train a robust workforce and increase the area’s standard of living.

An example of current research poised to make a difference is a Web tool being developed by Boise State geoscientists Lejo Flores and Nancy Glenn. Funded by the Idaho Department of Agriculture, it will allow winemakers to access important information about the climate, soils and topography of a specific grape-growing location. Without research, we couldn’t come up with these kinds of end products that are so useful to society. Research leads to discovery that can be applied within the community.

Feb. 23, 2015

Boise Code Camp Returns March 21

by Admin

The free-to-the-community Boise Code Camp returns to the Boise State University campus on Saturday, March 21This event is created, organized, and presented by software developers and other technology leaders as a service to the Boise technical community and provides timely content for practitioners of all levels.

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May. 20, 2016

Local Partnership Aims To Reduce Cost Of Law School

A new partnership between Concordia Law School and Boise State University will speed up law education for students who enter college knowing that they want to become lawyers. The new program, which starts this fall, will let students complete a pre-law bachelor’s degree in three years, followed by the standard three-year law program at Concordia Law. The program will save students time and money; it comes with a 20 percent alumni discount for the law portion.

Dec. 12, 2014

Kestrel High Performance Cluster “In the House” with a Viz-Wall @ BSU

A new high-performance computing resource previously only accessible for campus researchers from its location at Idaho National Laboratory’s data center in Idaho Falls is now available on the BSU campus with a large visualization wall. 

The Kestrel cluster attacks Big Data problems with a fast 64 TB parallel file storage system for large data sets, 2TB of memory, 512 Intel Xeon 2.6 GHz computing cores, and 64 high end graphics processing units (GPU). Kestrel is capable of working through complex problems across disciplines, including projects as diverse as wind energy forecasting, modeling for threat reduction in chemical and biological defense, materials characterization and modeling, snow hydrology and remote sensing, and mechanisms of skeleton development in living systems.

Mar. 9, 2015

Harvard i-Lab founder on building an ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ at BSU

by Andrew Crisp

In February, Boise State University announced Harvard University’s Gordon Jones would lead a new initiative designed to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration while providing a 21st century education: the newly created College of Innovation and Design. While Jones won’t officially take his post until May, he already has extensive plans and new ideas for his College. He described the College of Innovation and Design as a place for students to come together from across the University’s existing degree programs and Colleges. 

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Apr. 26, 2016

Boise State #3 Best College for Outdoor Adventurers

The Outbound Collective has ranked Boise #3 best college in the country for outdoor adventurers.

"Located in the city of trees and situated between Idaho’s Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin deserts, Boise State has abundant outdoor opportunities. Some of the country’s best mountain biking trails, three convergent rivers, and steeply pitched rock are located in Boise and the surrounding area.

Roughly 20 minutes from downtown Boise, winter sports-loving students can find some pretty deep powder. Students can travel to the Bogus Basin Ski Resort every Friday from the end of January to mid-March to night ski for only $25 per trip.

Aside from alpine and Nordic adventures, the Outdoor Program offers a variety of courses including rock climbing, backpacking, and rafting. The Outdoor Program offers an annual Season Pass for only $199, where students are able to attend one weekend trip each semester, one day trip each semester, one free scheduled night ski at Bogus Basin Ski Resort, and rental and trip discounts."