Undergrad Research Fellows 

Kelby Peterson, Ben Pound

Awarded National SPS

Leadership Scholarships

USU Physics students two of only 16 scholars selected nationwide to receive Society of Physics Students' top academic scholarships. Read more...    




Utah's Great Gallery Rock Art 

Younger than Expected,

say USU Scientists

Geologists Joel Pederson, Tammy Rittenour and alum Melissa Jackson Chapot '10 publish in Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesRead more...    Also reported in The Salt Lake Tribune and KSL-TV News.




USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab 

Awarded $1.9M in Dept. of

Energy Funds

Biology professor Randy Lewis and team to explore use of spider silk for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Read more...   



Aggies in Iceland: 

Students Experience,

'Phenomenal' Geology

Geology professor Mary Hubbard,  instructor Blair Larsen and students tour island nation's geologic splendors; visit with nation's president. Read more...    




Trustee Professor  

Jim MacMahon Retires from

USU Science Dean Post

Chemistry professor Lisa Berreau steps to interim dean position; national search planned in coming year. Read more...   




USU on Team Awarded $10M 

U.S. Department of Energy

'Energy Frontier' Grant

Biochemistry professor and AAAS Fellow Lance Seefeldt leading USU efforts in basic energy science research. Read more...   




Two if by Land?

USU Biologists Report First

Evidence of TTX Toxin in Two

Terrestrial Species

In PLoS One, USU alum Amber Stokes '08 MS, '13 PhD and USU colleagues publish novel findings.  Read more... 




Biofuel Boom: USU 

Scientists Forge Innovative

Research Partnerships

In poignant turn, USU alum Dallas Hanks passes research reins to undergrad biochemist Mike Morgan.  Read more...   




Westward Ho!

American Entomological

Institute to Move to USU

Planned 2016 relocation includes $1.8M endowment, 1.2M insect specimens.  Read more...    See also article in The Salt Lake Tribune.




Got (Too Many) Moths?

USU Entomologist Diane Alston

Explains this Season's

'Bumper Crop'

Biology professor Diane Alston says mild winter contributed to this spring's abundance of Miller moths.  Read more...




Near Utah's Canyonlands,

USU Geologist Tammy Rittenour

Leads Study of Centuries-Old

Juniper Tree

With help from Nature Conservancy's Barry Baker of the Canyonlands Research Center, USU Geology faculty member Tammy Rittenour and students conduct tree-ring analysis of southern Utah 'ghost tree.' Read more...




In 'Science':

USU Geneticist Zach Gompert

Explores Parallel Speciation

in Stick Insects

Assistant professor in USU's Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center studies Timema cristianaeRead more...




Congratulations on 25 Years!

USU Physics Day at Lagoon

Celebrates Quarter Century

Milestone Friday, May 16

The Intermountain West's largest and longest running STEM outreach event continues to dazzle.  Read more...





Three Aggie Scientists

Receive USU's 2014

Robins Awards

Dave Brown named 'Faculty Teacher of the Year,' James Odei is 'Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year,' Timur Galeev is 'Graduate Research Assistant of the Year.'  Read more...




Four College of Science

Students Honored in 2014

NSF Grad Fellow Search

Science alums and current students honored in 2014 search include Fellow Ben Morris ('12, Biology) and Honorable Mentions Tyler Gish ('14, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Physics), Elizabeth Ogata (Biology and USU Ecology Center) and Kevin Cope ('13, Biology.)  Read more...




Three Aggie Scientists

are 2014 Goldwater


Rachel Nydegger (Physics and Mathematics) named Scholar; David Griffin (Physics and Computer Science) and Austin Spence (Biology and German) receive honorable mentions.  Read more...




Geology Professor Jim Evans

Receives USU's Highest

Research Honor

Jim Evans named 2014 recipient of university's D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award. Read more...




Undergrad Physicist

Ben Pound Awarded

Competitive NIST Summer

Research Fellowship

Pound will travel to DC-area to pursue National Institute of Standards and Technology internship.  Read more...




"At a Glance":

News from USU's

College of Science

"Express News": Building plans and other highlights from USU's College of Science. Read more...

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