Celebration of Innovation at the University of Idaho
Those who bring innovation to the world are synonymous with progress. They are a force of change — leaders who explore new horizons and shape our perceptions of what’s possible. Each April at the University of Idaho, we celebrate the innovative spirit of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.
This month-long collection of interdisciplinary events celebrates what it means to be Vandals. It highlights the creative and scholarly achievements of our community, pushes the envelope of possibility and encourages everyone to think outside the box.
Innovation Month Events
Student Data Science Competition
March 15 to April 16, 2019
The College of Science, Department of Mathematics and IBEST-sponsored event promotes data science research and education on campus.
2019 Cybersecurity Symposium
April 8-10, Richland, Washington
Hosted by the U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, the symposium is an opportunity to discuss our cybersecurity challenges.
Engineering Design EXPO
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, 2019, Bruce M. Pitman Center
The Engineering Design EXPO showcases the experience U of I students have in making a difference and solving real-world problems.
Virtual Technology and Design EXPO
2:30-5:30 p.m. April 26, 2019, IRIC 121 and Lower Level of AAVTD
Students in the College of Art and Architecture’s Virtual Technology and Design Program will showcase virtual worlds they’ve built — entertainment, simulation and visualization — for real-world clients.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29, 2019, Bruce M. Pitman Center
The annual Office of Undergraduate Research symposium is designed to celebrate the research and scholarly work by U of I undergraduates.
Innovation Month Stories
Returning to a Childhood Refugee Camp
Fredrick Shema conducted interviews with refugees in UgandaRead about Fredrick
Two law students work to help farmworkers as part of U of I’s Immigration Litigation and Appellate Clinic.Learn More About
Managing Dairy Nutrition
Lowering nitrogen emissions while maintaining productionRead About Allison
Rangeland Conservation student uses drone technology on Idaho rangeRead about the Drone Lab
Chemical engineering grad student explores a new way to combat misdiagnosis of malaria-like diseases.Read About Ezekiel
Mining Their Craft
Students design Minecraft video game mod to protect kids from lead contaminationRead the Story
Making Skis Into a Stretcher
Four U of I students have designed a kit that lets backcountry skiers transform their skis into a rescue sled.Read the Story