Monday, March 4, 2019
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The Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University received a $20,000 award from the National Science Foundation in January to scan the entire skeleton of a blue whale that washed ashore in California. The skeleton is at the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, California.
“This new grant was a specific one for a very specific animal,” said Leif Tapanila, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and professor of geosciences. “This whale was beached on the California coast after it was struck by a vessel. It broke its back and floated to shore. That happened a while ago.” Read More

Ann Howell is stepping down after 21-1/2 years of being the Director of University Programs at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls.
“I’ve loved every day coming to work,” said Howell, an ISU alumna. “Some people skip out the door but not me. I’m doing it now because it is a the right time. The campus is in a really good spot. I’ve loved it, and didn’t really want to leave.”. Read More

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Steve Chiu, Idaho State University associate professor and director of electrical engineering, has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Iceland. Chiu was selected to participate in the bi-national program of educational exchanges between the United States and Iceland.  Read More