ESTEC Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund

ISU CEWT on Jun 15, 2020 10:36:00 AM

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[POCATELLO, ID / 8 JUNE 2020] – Idaho State University’s College of Technology announced today it received a grant for $10,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to support their upcoming online Ignite Their Future STEM summer camp.

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Did You Know? Westside Public School

Arlen Walker on Jun 2, 2020 12:43:40 PM

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Photo courtesy of Trent Clegg

Recent discovery of this stone as part of a fence in a Pocatello westside neighborhood raised the question, “Where did the stone come from?” The answer— Pocatello’s second stone school house.

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Students to Learn, Build, and Play in Online STEM Summer Camp

Sammy Rich on Jun 1, 2020 11:38:21 AM

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In July, students through 5th grade up to 12th grade will have the opportunity to attend an online STEM Summer Camp.

Hosted by Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology & Education Center (ESTEC), these camps focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (otherwise known as STEM) and help ignite a passion for these subjects through hands-on activities.

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Video Games: Fun, Interesting, and Easy Games for Gaming Novices

Sammy Rich on May 25, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Tired of spending your endless amounts of free time watching television or movies? Maybe right now is the perfect time to try your hand at some video games. I have no shame in admitting that I have spent most of my freetime these last couple months gaming.

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Online CEWT Classes To Take With Your Mom

Sammy Rich on May 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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It is currently the beginning of May, and that means right now is the time to celebrate our mothers. While previous stay-at-home orders and current plans to slowly re-open select states across the US have made it a bit difficult to celebrate this year, there are still plenty of ways you can show your mom that you care about her.

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Did You Know? 1902 Pocatello Land Rush

Arlen Walker on May 5, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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The start of the Pocatello land run at noon June 17, 1902.

On June 17th, 1902 Pocatello experienced a land rush like the famous Oklahoma land run of April 22, 1889. The Pocatello townsite, which had been established by an act of congress in 1889, was to be expanded by an agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock tribes on February 19, 1898, but it was not until President William McKinley signed a treaty purchase bill enacted by congress June 6, 1900, that a land distribution plan was possible. By this treaty purchase, 418,000 acres were opened to settlement that would add five miles to northern Pocatello.

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Gardening 101: How To Start Gardening While In Quarantine

Sammy Rich on May 4, 2020 12:27:49 PM

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Image provided by Brenna Hassing

These last few months have had many Americans remaining at home with more time than anyone knows what to do with. And as spring blooms and the weather warms, people are itching to enjoy some fresh air. If you’ve never gardened before, you may find yourself wanting to plan something in the backyard. Right now may be the perfect opportunity to get into gardening.

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Netfilx and Quarantine

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Apr 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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This period of self-isolation may be your only chance to let your inner binge person out and watch mindless TV. No judgement here! With that in mind, Netflix is a great avenue to do so with so many options to choose from.

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Ghost Town, USA: International Students’ Experience With COVID-19

Sammy Rich on Apr 20, 2020 11:00:58 AM

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Swechya Acharya, an international student from Nepal and a junior in health care administration, enjoying the outdoors from home.

“There aren’t college students walking around the campus area, no athletes going for an early morning run. Just when I thought Pocatello couldn’t be more soundless, after the stay at home order, I think this is the most silent place I have ever lived,” Swechya Acharya, a junior in health care administration at ISU, stated.

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Did You Know? Portneuf Floods

Arlen Walker on Apr 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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The original Pocatello town plat was laid out east and west of the railroad tracks on the Portneuf River flood plain. Almost every spring since the city was founded, some portion of the valley along the river has flooded when there is an early thaw. Though notable floods occurred in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the worst floods occurred in February of 1911 and February of 1962.

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