“We’re taking what normally you’d think is really expensive to do and using stuff you can buy at Wal-Mart to build a sensor.”
University of Idaho researchers will soon have a new tool for understanding the world at the molecular level, thanks to a grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and a major gift from a private donor.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry, and government consortium – including researchers at the University of Idaho – to study the major challenges limiting the use of insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable resource for bioenergy.
UI students across disciplines spend their vacations gaining real-world experience – and opportunities are expanding as the university’s research awards increase in spite of national slumps.
Some say the world's population will swell to 9 billion people by 2030 and that will present significant challenges for agriculture to provide enough food to meet demand, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill.