The Academy in a Nutshell
The Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering seeks to improve the effectiveness of STEM education in Idaho, and to promote public understanding and appreciation of the sciences and applied technology in the modern world. The Academy is the only statewide organization in Idaho that embraces all scientific disciplines. Several membership levels are available to individuals and organizations with an interest in scientific endeavors.
Every year, the Academy provides a multi-day Symposium hosted by one of the participating institutions. Outstanding speakers address issues of current interest, and researchers and students present papers on a wide variety of scientific and technological topics. Abstracts of papers approved for presentation are published in the peer-reviewed, abstracted, and referenced Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering. Field trips, exhibits, and spontaneous discussions at social functions are part of the broad spectrum of Symposium activities.
Members of the Academy are available for consultation or advisory services on matters of science and technology to the Governor, and to Local, State and Federal Agencies.
The Academy also maintains a Speakers Bureau – a select group of experts who are available on request to provide STEM-related presentations to groups and organizations around the State.
The Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering specializes in publishing refereed papers describing the results of work performed in Idaho or on topics of specific Idaho interest.
The Retort is a weekly newsletter reporting announcements and news of interest to and about Academy members, especially STEM activities at participating institutions.
The IASE Distinguished Scientist/Engineer, Distinguished Communicator, and Outstanding New Investigator Awards are presented annually to honor outstanding STEM-related accomplishments, These may include scientific research, teaching, writing, or other work in the fields of science and/or engineering conducted in or pertaining to Idaho.
The Academy periodically provides direct financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, to one or more Idaho students at each of Idaho’s participating institutions of higher education. The purpose is two-fold:
- To encourage Idaho’s better students to study in Idaho, and
- To encourage such students to major in STEM-related fields.
Although resources are limited, any Idaho resident who is attending (or planning to attend) one of the Academy’s participating educational institutions may apply for an IASE scholarship.
The Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering is listed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt nonprofit scientific and educational organization under section 501(c)(3), meaning that contributions to Academy programs are tax deductible.
The Academy is affiliated with the National Association of Academies of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council, and the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium.
For more information on Academy programs, or to find an IASE contact person in your vicinity, call (208) 317-1477; write to IASE Executive Director; 586 University Drive; Pocatello, ID 83201-3468; or use the Contact Us form on this website.