Most people don’t think of weather as having a biological component and aren’t aware of the role airborne bacteria and fungi have in helping create rain and snow. But Ken Aho, Idaho State University associate professor of biological sciences, studies this phenomenon.
Assistant Professor Devaleena Pradhan, and master’s student Katrina White, spent five weeks at the University of Southern California Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies researching these unique fish using molecular biology tools and hormone analysis to analyze the question of behavior and reproduction.
The new “I” was designed by a team of ISU civil and environmental engineering students who were assisted by faculty in the same department. ISU Facilities Services provided project management and oversight. A&E Engineering was the engineer of record and advised the team of ISU students on the design.