Boise State College of Engineering

Boise State College of Engineering


Congratulations to Boise State College of Engineering assistant professors Casey Kennington and Mahmood Mamivand on receiving prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards.
Congratulations to Ulises Trujillo Garcia, Boise State McNair Scholars Program TRIO & CAMP student, who just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellowship Program grant! Ulises research focuses on engineering education for underrepresented students.

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The Boise State College of Engineering’s Construction Management (CM) program has received a lead gift towards the new CM building by alumnus Neil Nelson (’94) and Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI). This $2 million gift is a significant investment in the $4 million facility.

The 12,000-square-foot ESI Building for Construction Management will house a 45-seat computer and construction technology classroom, a high bay for exterior lab activities, and more.

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The Boise State University campus is expanding again with the new $4 million ESI Building for Construction Management, named for the Meridian-based construction company co-owned by Boise State and Construction Management alumnus Neil Nelson (‘94). Thanks to a lead gift of $2 million, the ESI Building for Construction Management naming will honor ESI’s vision and commitment to the Department of Construction Management and guarantee that the next generation of construction management graduates has the facility needed to provide continued innovation and discovery opportunities.

“Construction Management is an exciting program that offers students a chance to shape the future –quite literally. Our student growth in the program has boomed and will help meet the demand in our state,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State President. “With ESI Construction’s invaluable support and this state-of-the-art facility, we will expand opportunities for our students and for our state, preparing more people to enter a field that advances the wellbeing of Idaho.”

The 12,000-square-foot, multi-level building provides students with expanded laboratory structures, state-of-the-art learning environments, a 45-seat computer and construction technology classroom, and new high bay structures for enhanced exterior lab activities.

In the past four years, the program saw a 50% increase in student growth. The new facility will provide a showcase for the construction industry and Boise State.

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March 4 is World Engineering Day, highlighting engineers’ achievements around the world and improving the public understanding of the importance of engineering and technology. Boise State University has the largest engineering college in Idaho, with innovative, far-reaching research happening in classrooms and labs. Boise State College of Engineering's impact on education and industry is a valuable asset to communities throughout the state, nation and the world.

Erin Mannen, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and director of the Boise Applied Biomechanics of Infants (BABI) lab, studies how babies move and use their muscles in common positions and commercial products to understand the impacts on safety and musculoskeletal development. Her findings led to the recall of millions of dangerous inclined baby sleepers by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. As a result, a new standard for infant sleep products takes effect this year.

Kids In Danger, an organization that fights for product safety for children, presented their Best Friend Award to Dr. Mannen “for her groundbreaking infant sleep research that has led to policy changes and saved lives.”

“As a mechanical engineer and a mother, I thought that if I didn’t try to answer these questions, who would?” Mannen said. “Sometimes when you’re in the lab doing the day-to-day nitty-gritty research, it is difficult to see how the effort will ever make a difference in the real world. I am fortunate to work in an area where the application is obvious and almost immediately impactful.”

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Engineering isn't boring. FAR from it! We get to be part of AMAZING projects, and even find time for fun with our colleagues now and again. Engineers week is an opportunity to learn more about the field of Engineering (it includes a whole lot of jobs and careers that you may have never imagined existed!) Take a moment to learn more this week about engineering, and remember - every building, bridge, big art installation, stadium, wall façade (the list could go on and on), all require structural engineering. What a cool world we get to work in! Boise State College of Engineering BYU-Idaho University of Idaho College of Engineering College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno South Dakota Mines #engineeringiscool #engineersweek2022 #structuralengineering #civilengineering #wastewater #trafficengineering #beanengineer #thankanengineer #jobandcareers #wearehiringnow
Boise State College of Engineering rang in the new year with a Micron Technology Foundation gift of $585,000 to help support the establishment of the college’s Micron Student Success Center.

Micron Technology's gift is the latest in the long-standing relationship between the company and Boise State. The Micron Technology Foundation gift is part of the company’s commitment to supporting targeted programs that expand equitable access to education, diversify enrollment, and prepare students for productive and fulfilling engineering careers.

“The growing data economy – fueled by AI and 5G across the cloud, intelligent edge and devices – promises many opportunities for our people to make advancements in memory and storage, and Micron believes that cultivating a diverse pipeline of talent is critical to jump-starting the next wave of innovation,” said Micron Technology Chief People Officer and Foundation President April Amzen. “As a leading technology company founded and headquartered in Idaho, we want to share our resources to empower students in our local communities to succeed as future engineers.”

The nearly 2,600 students in the College of Engineering make Boise State the largest engineering college in Idaho. The Student Success Center will deliver three specific connections to all engineering, computer science, and construction management students: Career, Leadership and Continuing Education Connections.

“Idaho is home to a growing demographic richness and to students from many backgrounds. We are so pleased and grateful for the Micron Foundation’s support, which will help us ensure that this diversity is fully represented in our graduates by increasing student success,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State president. “This will allow us to better serve our students, our industry partners and our state.”

The College of Engineering’s Student Success Center will help improve the visibility of available student services and provide all students equal access to early career success by helping them chart a course that combines academic and future goal opportunities.

The newly created Student Success Center builds a diverse community for all students, fostering experiential learning, mentoring, internships, and valuable life skills, and allowing students to create people-to-people connections across the university and amongst peers.

Micron has been a major supporter of engineering, business and STEM education at Boise State for the last 25 years. The Boise, Idaho-based global leader in the semiconductor industry’s latest gift continues building the partnership between Micron and Boise State students and faculty.

“The support from the Micron Foundation truly changes students’ lives, not only in Idaho, but across the world,” College of Engineering Dean JoAnn S. Lighty said. “As a passionate advocate for engineering education, I am inspired by Micron’s generosity and the difference it makes for our college and students; to help strengthen our long-term goals in providing our students with everything they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.”

When completed in the fall of 2023, the Student Success Center will be on the first floor of the Charles P. Ruch Building in the College of Engineering Advising and Outreach office.

“Students who align with their career goals and learning opportunities have a stronger sense of belonging, and that’s a real key for retention,” said College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Diana Garza. “We want students to feel satisfaction in their decision to identify as engineers, computer scientists, or construction managers. Our new center helps strengthen that sense of belonging in the engineering community and our campus community.”

The Student Success Center is the first step of many the College of Engineering will take as part of Boise State’s newest strategic plan, Blueprint for Success. This multi-year plan aims to establish the College of Engineering as a leading, student success-driven college recognized for teaching and scholarship excellence with statewide and global impact.
We are just a week away from the Boise State University Spring Career Fair. Felix is actively hiring interns for our Arizona and Texas locations. Looking forward to meeting you, Boise State College of Engineering!

Thursday, February 10th, 10am-2pm

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Ranked as 13th among top Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation by US News and World Report in its "Best Colleges 2013"

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Congratulations to two of our assistant professors, Casey Kennington and Mahmood Mamivand, who were recently named 2022 @nsfgov Career Award winners.

Each earned grants of approximately $500,000 over five years to advance their career trajectory and potential impact of outstanding early-career faculty. Since the college’s inception in 1997, our faculty have earned a commanding 24 awards, doubling the total of awards in the last five years.

Read more about their research projects using the link

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We are so proud of our Civil Engineering students that competed in the ASCE 2022 Intermountain Southwest Symposium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, April 13th-16th. The students designed and built a concrete canoe, and a steel bridge. Good times had by all! Go Broncos!

Three STEM students receive prestigious Graduate Research Fellows 04/15/2022

Three STEM students receive prestigious Graduate Research Fellows

Two of our amazing undergraduate seniors were recently named to the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2022.

Civil Engineering's Ulises Trujillo Garcia and Electrical & Computer Engineering's Ellie Schlake represent two of the three students at Boise State University recognized as this year's fellows.

This prestigious award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Read more about all three students research projects using the link!

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Three STEM students receive prestigious Graduate Research Fellows The National Science Foundation selected three engineering and biological sciences students from Boise State University...


🗣️ Calling all spring graduates! It's our favorite time of year...📸

Graduation weekend is just around the corner, and we're ready to feature YOU right here on our social media. Submit yourself by visiting, tag a graduating classmate & use the #COENgrad22 in your social media posts!

Photos from Boise State College of Engineering's post 04/09/2022

Lots going on today for the Boise State College of Engineering and Bronco Day! Stop by the MCMR, RUCH and HML buildings through 2:30 to learn more from our departments and student clubs!


Boise State Career Services has partnered with JC Penney again to offer career clothing at a great discount to Boise State students.

JCPenney at Boise Towne Square
300 N Milwaukee St, Boise
Use the outside entrance near Kohl's
April 10th 4 pm - 7 pm

Bring your Student ID card. Coupons for an extra 30% off will be available at the store for Boise State students. With the merchandise already marked down, you will save up to 60%!

GenCyber 2022 04/05/2022

GenCyber 2022

Cybersecurity Summer Camps for High school students
June 20 - 24 (girls only)
June 27 - July 1 (boys & girls)

GenCyber 2022 GenCyber Student Camps :: Overview The 2022 GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is a free, in person, full-day, one-week program that introduces high school students in Boise and nearby to cybersecurity first principles and the rapidly developing field of cybersecurity. Using hands-on


The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in natural sciences, engineering and mathematics, selected Boise State honors students Pangaea Finn and Josue Torres-Fonseca as 2022 scholars. The program identifies and supports sophomore and junior level students who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in these fields.

The two Boise State students join an exclusive group of the 417 students who were awarded from a pool of 1,242 nominated students representing 433 academic institutions this year.

Torres-Fonseca is a computer science major who’s passionate about natural language processing and spoken dialogue systems. Through his research, he hopes to create intelligent systems that enhance the lives of users who are deaf, blind or have other disabilities. His goal is to attend graduate school in Spain or Germany through the Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies. Torres-Fonseca’s research mentor, Assistant Professor Casey Kennington, also mentored Boise State’s 2018 Goldwater scholar, Daniele Moro.

“I am in a field with very little diversity so I always feel as if I have to prove myself, even if others don’t directly or indirectly communicate that, because I want to personally be an example for other minorities in the field,” he said.

Torres-Fonseca is grateful to those who believed in him and who recognized the positive effect that his work will have on others. “Research doesn’t have much of an impact in the world if others don’t believe in it and its potential because much of the work can’t be done alone.”

Nine Boise State students – now including Finn and Torres-Fonseca – have received the Goldwater Scholarship since 1991. The Honors College and its fellowship advisor Kate Huebschmann support candidates throughout the application process.

“The scholarship has already had a huge impact on my career and that was before even receiving it,” Torres-Fonseca added. “I had the honor of working with Kate to make my application as strong as possible, which was important because not only did it give me a higher chance of receiving the scholarship but also significantly helped me apply to other research opportunities.”

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Evolving our world toward a more equitable future begins with uplifting the women who will help shape it. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re proud to announce our third annual Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship. 🙋‍♀️

Submit your application before June 30:

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Centennial High School students visited the College of Engineering today through the One Refugee: College Bound Program. Future Engineers!

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For the final week of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re giving you the female engineering student perspective from one of our very own!

Sierra Sandison, or better known as the 3D Printcess, is a senior at Boise State set to graduate in May with her Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering. On top of her education, Sierra has also held the title of Miss Idaho 2014 where she wore her insulin pump on the Miss America in 2015. She became the first Miss Idaho since 1971 to become a top 15 finalist. She is an advocate for and supporter of women in STEM, as well as Diabetes Awareness.

Follow along with @sierrasandison on Wednesday via the College of Engineering Instagram to discover the day in the life of a female engineering student at Boise State.

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Calling all Future Broncos! 🐴We’re back and better than ever with Bronco Day 2022, our largest event of the year. Join us Saturday, April 9th for our campuswide open house event where you can meet current students and professors, explore labs and classrooms, and tour student housing and dining options. ✨

#BroncoDay #FutureBronco @BoiseStateUniversity

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Jobs - Boise State University 03/23/2022

Jobs - Boise State University

We are looking for our next motivated, student success-focused Academic Advisor to help support students on their journeys to accomplish their higher education goals and dreams.

Apply today and join our Advising & Outreach Office team!
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New Boise State Construction Management building to be named for ESI Construction co-owner, alumni 03/22/2022

New Boise State Construction Management building to be named for ESI Construction co-owner, alumni

The Boise State University campus is expanding again with the new $4 million ESI Building for Construction Management, named for the Meridian-based construction company co-owned by Boise State and Construction Management alumnus Neil Nelson (‘94).

Thanks to a lead gift of $2 million, the ESI Building for Construction Management naming will honor ESI’s vision and commitment to the Department of Construction Management and guarantee that the next generation of construction management graduates has the facility needed to provide continued innovation and discovery opportunities.

Designed by an all-women team from Lombard/Conrad Architects, the ESI Building marks many "firsts" for not only the university- but for the Boise metro, Idaho, and industry alike.

New Boise State Construction Management building to be named for ESI Construction co-owner, alumni The Boise State University campus is expanding again with the new $4 million ESI Building...

Photos from Boise State College of Engineering's post 03/18/2022

Our final collaborative post with @nuclearbsu for #womenshistorymonth celebrating #womeninstem

#boisestate #boisestatecoen

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Photos from Idaho Associated General Contractors's post


Happy St. Patrick's Day, Broncos! Post a pic of you with your green in the comments!

Also sending all of our luck today to our Bronco student-athletes competing in Portland in the NCAA March Madness Tournament! #GoBroncos #BoiseState


Support scholarships for the SW Idaho Society of Women Engineers by eating tomorrow from 4-8 pm at Chipotle on N. Milwaukee in Boise!

The Southwest Idaho Society of Women Engineers is trying something new this year and doing a Chipotle fundraiser for the SWE Scholarship Program. Visit Chipotle Mexican Grill in Boise at 205 N. Milwaukee tomorrow between 4 and 8pm to help out! Don’t forget to mention SWE or include the online code TKVE47K when ordering. Please feel free to share this with others – the more the merrier!!

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Our second round of @nuclearbsu sponsored posts for #womenshistorymonth featuring past and present #womeninstem

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Congratulations, Dr. Watkins!!! Go Broncos!

Congratulations Dr. Jennifer Watkins on your successful dissertation defense! We are so proud of you!

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Fun Pi Day Shenanigans!


The College of Engineering Advising Office is seeking to hire 2-3 peer advisors for this summer. Peer advisors will help with summer orientation programs and assist new incoming students with registering for classes.

$15/hour, part time position 15-20 hours week
Major within the College of Engineering required
completed minimum of 1 semester at Boise State prior to S22

Tentative start date of May 31st
Orientation dates
- June 6, 9,-10, 13-17, 27-28
- July 11-15, 18, 22-23, 25-26, 28-29
- August 1-2, 4-5, 8, 9-11

Please send resume to [email protected] by April 1 if you are interested with the subject line: summer peer advisor


Mechanical Engineering students are still smiling after their challenging Thermal Fluids II exam. Happy Thursday everyone!
Go Broncos!

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Do you want to help protect public health and the quality of Idaho's water? If so, come work for DEQ. Help your neighbors by interacting with the public on matters that hit close to home. Visit and apply today.


Networking event if energy sustainability is your passion. COEN clubs interested in volunteering should email Jason Marmon, US Energy Director, @ [email protected]. More at


Fall 2022 Residence Hall Housing Application for Sophomore and Above Students is open! Apply for Fall 2022 housing in your Housing Portal @
Questions or concerns, contact Housing and Residence Life, [email protected], (208) 447-1001.

Demand is high, space is limited, apply early!!

The Fall 2022 Residence Hall Housing Application for Sophomore and Above Students is open! Students can now apply for Fall 2022 housing in their Housing Portal!


If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our main office!

Housing and Residence Life
[email protected]
(208) 447-1001


Submit writing already done from coursework between spring 2021 and spring 2022 and you could win $100-$200!!

WOO HOO!! We are pleased to announce the 2022 President's Writing Awards!

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022

All majors welcome! Open to undergraduate coursework completed from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. PWA winners will be honored at an awards ceremony, and have their work featured on the President's Writing Awards page of the Office of the President’s website:

Students may submit papers in the categories of Critical Analysis, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Research, Civic and Ethical Foundations, First-Year Writing, and Identity, Culture, and Languages. First place winners in each category receive $200. Second place winners in each category receive $100.

Direct all inquiries to: [email protected]

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