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Nobel Laureate, USU Alum Lars Hansen Relates ‘Fun, Intellectual Journey’ with Aggie Science Students

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

Say “Nobel Prize” to most people and they probably think about it as one of the highest honors a person can receive, for work that can be relatively hard to the average person to understand...

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Biology Major, Student-Athlete Devon Wright Receives MW Community Service Award

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

Biology major Devon Wright, an undergrad researcher, URCO and science scholarship recipient and javelin thrower, is the recipient of a 2017 All-Mountain West Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Community Service Award...

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Get a 'Bird's-Eye View' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, March 17

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

Do birds of a feather really flock together? Can birds recognize individual people? And why do birds sometimes crash into windows? Utah State University ornithologist Kimberly Sullivan explores these questions...

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Travis Dowdle Elected USUSA Science Senator for 2017-18 Academic Year

Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

Congratulations to undergraduate Travis Dowdle, who was elected by his classmates to serve as College of Science Senator for the 2017-18 academic year during...

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USU Alum and Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen Visits USU March 16

Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2017

All are invited to a gathering with College of Science alum and Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen Thursday, March 16, 2017. Dr. Hansen presents “Journey to Success” at 2:30 p.m. in Room 264 of the Fine Arts Building (FAV) on campus....

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Food on Mars, Food on Earth: NASA Taps USU Scientists for Space Quest

Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Can earthlings live on Mars? They can if they develop self-sufficiency. NASA is betting on a multi-institution team of the best and brightest, including Utah State University scientists, to create the necessary technology and put it in...

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Call for Posters, Registrants for 2017 USU Spring Runoff Conference

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

The Utah State University Water Initiative hosts its annual Spring Runoff Conference March 28-29 at the university’s Eccles Conference Center. “Data-driven Water Management for an Uncertain Future” is the theme for the 2017 gathering...

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One-of-a-Kind? Or Not. USU Geneticist Studies Formation of New Species

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

At what point on the journey along the branches of the evolutionary tree does a population become its own, unique species? And is a species still distinct, if it mates with a different, but closely related, species? Evolutionary biologist Zach Gompert of Utah State University explores these...

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From the Safety Beat: Science Journalist visits USU March 1

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

A 2009 lab accident at the University of California, Los Angeles that claimed the life of 23-year-old researcher Sheri Sangli sent shockwaves through the nation’s universities and prompted widespread changes in lab safety practices...

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Exploring an Energy Game-Changer: USU Chemist Yujie Sun Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

The world’s current reliance on fossil fuel energy, which is finite and a major source of pollution, begs for new, greener energy solutions. Electrochemical water catalysis or “water splitting,” the chemical reaction by which water is separated into oxygen and hydrogen, is one...

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Finding Fault: USU Geologist Alexis Ault Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2017

Unlocking the geologic past of Utah’s mighty Wasatch Fault and its earthquake history, requires a zoomed-in, nanoscale pursuit clues left over millions of years, says Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault. And what better detectives to assist her in the task than energetic youngsters, whose curiosity...

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Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 11

Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2017 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the...

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USU's Science Unwrapped Probes 'Black Holes' Friday, Feb. 10

Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Lurking at the center of every galaxy, black holes capture our imaginations with their size, power and mystery. But how do scientists study these massive space monsters?....

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Chemistry

Up, Up and Away: USU Chemists say 'Yes,' Helium Can Form Compounds

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Can helium bond with other elements to form a stable compound? Students attentive to Utah State University professor Alex Boldyrev’s introductory chemistry lectures would immediately respond “no.” And they’d be correct – if the scholars are standing on...

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