The BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action is an NSF Science and Technology Center founded with the mission of illuminating and harnessing the power of evolution in action to advance science and technology and benefit society Learn More

Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem

The Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center for excellence to build a more sustainable human ecosystem through research, teaching and outreach. Learn More

Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI)

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) is the university’s newest Level III Institute. Housed within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), IMCI plays a pivotal role in advancing U of I’s strategic plan to be a leader in addressing large, complex problems.

Modeling improves research at every stage: making predictions, generating hypotheses, exploring scenarios, and guiding empirical work. It is a highly interactive process and often used when it is impossible or impractical to create experimental conditions in which scientists can directly measure outcomes. Learn More

EPSCoR In Idaho

EPSCoR represents a federal-state partnership to enhance the science and engineering research, education, and technology capabilities of states that traditionally have received smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Learn More


The INBRE Program has the express purpose to increase Idaho’s competitiveness for federal biomedical research funding. Learn More

Polymorphic Games

The University of Idaho's own evolutionary video game studio. Instead of pre-programming, scripted enemy behaviors to escalate difficulty, Polymorphic Games uses populations of creatures that evolve - and specifically evolve to beat your strategy. Learn More

Tick-borne diseases account for a staggering 94% of human illnesses due to vector-borne diseases in the U.S. The mission of the TickBase project is to assimilate disparate datasets with spatio-temporal, environmental and human predictors and to leverage cyberinfrastructure and data science to enhance forecasting of Tick-borne diseases in the western U.S. Learn More


Nonrenewable resources underpin our country’s critical infrastructure and as a result, many of our renewable resources are underutilized or wasted. The current housing economy operates on a model that damages the environment rather than a circular one that coexists with it. The PrinTimber project team at the University of Idaho and Auburn University are creating a foundational framework to utilize renewable and waste feedstocks to make and utilize 100% bio-based materials for the Advanced Housing Manufacturing Industry of the Future. Learn More