Scientific research boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and can save taxpayers money. It may have even solved what we can do with piles of garbage.
Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with the administrators who oversee an array of cutting-edge scientific research at the state's three major universities to find out more about their work and their support for science education in Idaho.
Cartan-Hansen's guests are Mark Rudin, vice president of research at Boise State University; Deb Easterly, Richard Jacobsen, Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Idaho State University; and John "Jack" McIver, vice president for research and economic development at the University of Idaho. Included in this week's show is a report from Idaho Public Television reporter Aaron Kunz about how scientists are using microscopic creatures to repurpose garbage.