The Boise Foothills are already a thriving home to many different plant species, but that number is set to increase thanks to the efforts of researchers from The College of Idaho and Boise State University, who have discovered of a new distinct species of biscuit-root in Idaho’s backyard.
A collaboration years in the making between The College of Idaho and Boise State University in the research of the microscopic parasite Giardia has resulted in a three-year, $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new drugs treating Giardia infections.
The College of Idaho has once again appeared in national rankings, this time in the pages of the Wall Street Journal as part of the Top 500 in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.
The C of I ranked at No. 401 on the list and was the only school in Idaho to appear within the Top 500. The rankings were determined through data gathered about four key areas for students when choosing colleges, including resources, engagement, outcomes and learning environment.
The College of Idaho continues to receive national recognition for its top-notch academics and superior sense of community with its inclusion in the 2018 U.S. News and Report’s Best College Rankings.
The C of I ranked at No. 168 on the report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, the same ranking the College earned on 2017’s list. The rankings were determined by the U.S. News & World Report via a formula considering 15 areas related to academic excellence, including graduation rates, class sizes, and average ACT-SAT scores, among other important statistics.
The College of Idaho is set to host its 12th annual Student Research Conference on April 29, with more than 60 unique projects on display in disciplines ranging from social sciences to molecules.
For the students presenting, the SRC is a culmination of several months—years, in some cases—of research and study. For many, the chance to present what they have learned with others will be a highlight of their undergraduate experience.
Student and faculty research and travel, new state-of-the-art lab equipment and increased research stipends—just a few things a new INBRE grant will help fund as The College of Idaho makes strides in biomedical research.