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USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

09/28/2018

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 5. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

09/26/2018

Utah State University is one of 12 campuses in the United States and Canada selected by the American Physical Society to concurrently host the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics...

USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'How Big or How Small' Friday, Sept. 28

USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'How Big or How Small' Friday, Sept. 28

09/21/2018

USU mathematician Luis Gordillo is featured speaker for the kick-off of Science Unwrapped's 10th anniversary 'Powers of 10’ series Friday, Sept. 28, in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130). All are welcome.

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

09/28/2018

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 5. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

09/26/2018

Utah State University is one of 12 campuses in the United States and Canada selected by the American Physical Society to concurrently host the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics...

USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'How Big or How Small' Friday, Sept. 28

USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'How Big or How Small' Friday, Sept. 28

09/21/2018

USU mathematician Luis Gordillo is featured speaker for the kick-off of Science Unwrapped's 10th anniversary 'Powers of 10’ series Friday, Sept. 28, in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130). All are welcome.

USU, USDA Entomologists Create Exotic Bee Identification Tool

USU, USDA Entomologists Create Exotic Bee Identification Tool

09/18/2018

Many bees nest in stems, twigs and crevasses, which makes them adept stowaways, says Utah State University entomologist Skyler Burrows. For this reason, customs officials and other managers monitor...

USU Scientists Named Geological Society of America Fellows

USU Scientists Named Geological Society of America Fellows

09/17/2018

Utah State University Geology faculty members Carol Dehler and Tammy Rittenour have been named Fellows of the Geological Society of America...

Launching Your College Career on the Right Foot

Launching Your College Career on the Right Foot

09/14/2018

I’m Abigail Longaker, your current USUSA Science Senator. I wanted to send out a quick message to everyone in the college, just so you can know who I am and how to contact me if you have any concerns or questions about the college.

USU's Science Unwrapped Announces 10th Anniversary 'Powers of 10' Series

USU's Science Unwrapped Announces 10th Anniversary 'Powers of 10' Series

09/04/2018

Science Unwrapped, the public science outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, announces its new Fall 2018-Spring 2019 “Powers of 10” series. The series, which kicks off Friday, Sept. 28

'Night of Planets' as USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 7

'Night of Planets' as USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 7

08/31/2018

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Sept. 7. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 8:30-10:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

08/29/2018

As wildfires continue to rage across the American West and the resulting smoky haze obscures mountain views outside his office window, Utah State University scientist Will Pearse ponders

Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

08/28/2018

That pointy thing sticking out of a bee or wasp? It’s technically known as a “sting,” even though most of us call it a “stinger.” Technicalities aside, Utah State University entomologist Emily Sadler reports

Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

08/15/2018

About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff...

Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

08/03/2018

In the lab of Utah State University biochemist Sean Johnson, undergraduate Scott Adair discovered making mistakes, and developing the tenacity to keep trying, is a critical part of research...

USU Geologists Explain Cache Valley Geology in New Video

USU Geologists Explain Cache Valley Geology in New Video

08/03/2018

Many Cache Valley natives and newcomers have heard of Lake Bonneville, but not as many know much about its history and the unique imprint it left on northern Utah...

Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

07/30/2018

Conservation biologists recognize a sobering reality. “We’re losing species left, right and center,” says Utah State University scientist Will Pearse. “We call it the ‘Noah’s Ark Problem,’ and we have to pick species to save...

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

06/26/2018

Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

06/22/2018

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...

USU Awarded $1M Grant to Mentor Native American Scholars

USU Awarded $1M Grant to Mentor Native American Scholars

06/20/2018

Utah State University is among 33 institutions nationwide selected to join the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. USU joins 24 other schools, chosen in 2017 during the initiative’s inaugural year, committed to engaging all....

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

06/18/2018

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. Or they fling seeds with a dramatic mechanical detonation...

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

06/15/2018

Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...

Coming to Life: The 'Work' of Art at USU

Coming to Life: The 'Work' of Art at USU

06/08/2018

What’s your favorite work of art on the USU campus? Is it James Russell’s celebratory Sojourn near Old Main? Or could it be Joseph Kinnebrew’s whimsical SNAFU (better known as “The French Fries”)? Perhaps your sentimental heart has a soft spot for the bel...

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

05/30/2018

All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon...

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

05/29/2018

Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought...

USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

05/24/2018

Watching rollercoasters loaded with screaming teens zoom through the loops at Utah’s Lagoon amusement park looks effortless, but designing the rides is “not as easy as it looks,” said Farmington Junior High student Delaney Dunleavy. Her teammates Sara Gre...

USU Geology Alum Receives National Teaching Honor

USU Geology Alum Receives National Teaching Honor

05/22/2018

Utah State University alum Deborah Stringham Morgan (’02, Geology) was named 2018 Teacher of the Year (K-12) by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Selected from a nationwide slate of nominees, Morgan, a science teacher at South Sevier High

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor | Science

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor

04/25/2018

Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology. The newly established...

USU Statistics Doctoral Student Tackles 'Big Data,' Attends Global Forum | Science

USU Statistics Doctoral Student Tackles 'Big Data,' Attends Global Forum

04/25/2018

Are we drowning in information? Sometimes, it feels like it. But Utah State University statistician Brennan Bean says “big data,” the term given to massive volumes of information, can help us find solutions to many challenges and make more informed decisi...

USU's Science Unwrapped Makes the Invisible, Visible Friday, April 20

USU's Science Unwrapped Makes the Invisible, Visible Friday, April 20

04/16/2018

Can you picture how a strand of DNA winds and unwinds or how a virus punctures a healthy cell? How do scientists envision molecular and cellular processes invisible to the human...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57604">Aggie Art Student, USU Geology Unveil 'Utahraptor' Friday, April 20</a>

Aggie Art Student, USU Geology Unveil 'Utahraptor' Friday, April 20

04/16/2018

Dinosaurs aren’t monsters, says Utah State University art student Justin Tolman. Rather, they were magnificent creatures worthy of awe and study. Tolman unveils a sculpture of Utahraptor, a dromaeosaurid that inhabited Utah some 125 million years ago, Fri...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57597">In Einstein's Steps: USU Undergrads Study Gravitational Physics in Germany</a>

In Einstein's Steps: USU Undergrads Study Gravitational Physics in Germany

04/11/2018

While traveling to Europe, Utah State University undergrads Josh Hibbard, Hope Marks and David Maughan quickly learned about black holes: That’s where your luggage goes when your transatlantic flights get cancelled and you’re re-routed on an unexpected pa...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57595">Nobel Laureate Physicist, Educator Talk 'Lasers, Time, Relativity, Career'</a>

Nobel Laureate Physicist, Educator Talk 'Lasers, Time, Relativity, Career'

04/11/2018

The Utah State University community is invited to hear insights about lasers, time, relativity and career pursuits from Nobel Laureate John L. “Jan” Hall and educator Lindy Hall Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Animal Science Building, Room 118.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57556">USU Biology Professor Randy Lewis Named to Caltech Athletics Hall of Honor</a>

USU Biology Professor Randy Lewis Named to Caltech Athletics Hall of Honor

04/05/2018

Utah State University professor Randy Lewis has achieved international renown for his pioneering efforts in producing synthetic spider silk. But the Aggie biologist, who graduated from the California Institute...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57560">USU Physics, Math Scholar Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention</a>

USU Physics, Math Scholar Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention

04/05/2018

USU scholar David Maughan, who is majoring in physics and mathematics, received honorable mention from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, the nation's most prestigious STEM competition for undergraduates.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57564">Lisa Berreau Named Assoc. VP for Research and Assoc. Dean of Grad Studies</a>

Lisa Berreau Named Assoc. VP for Research and Assoc. Dean of Grad Studies

04/05/2018

Lisa Berreau has been named associate vice president for research and associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University. Berreau will transition from her current position as...

David Peak Receives National Award for Undergrad Research Mentorshi | Science

David Peak Receives National Award for Undergrad Research Mentorshi

03/27/2018

Utah State University physics professor David Peak is the 2018 recipient of the national Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. Selected from 10 finalists nationwide, Peak has mentored, to date, more than 30 USU undergr...

<a href="https://usu.edu/science/news/college-news/science-council-applications">Science Senator Introduces Incoming Senator, Apply Now for Science Council</a>

Science Senator Introduces Incoming Senator, Apply Now for Science Council

03/27/2018

Travis Dowdle welcomes 2018-19 Science Senator Abigail Longaker. Apply now for Science Council; deadline is Friday, April 6

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas | Science

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas

03/21/2018

Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57496">USU Hosts Mathematical Association of America Intermountain Conference</a>

USU Hosts Mathematical Association of America Intermountain Conference

03/19/2018

All are invited to the Mathematical Association of American 2018 Intermountain Section Annual Conference Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 at the Eccles Conference Center on Utah State University’s Logan campus.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57494">Algorithmic, Generative Art at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, March 23</a>

Algorithmic, Generative Art at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, March 23

03/16/2018

Why do we create art? Do you have to be human to make art? That is, is “art” created by an artificially intelligent machine art? Utah State University physicist David Peak explores these questions at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Frida

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying' | Science

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying'

03/15/2018

New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57482">USU Physicist Recalls 2017 Birthday Celebration with Stephen Hawking</a>

USU Physicist Recalls 2017 Birthday Celebration with Stephen Hawking

03/14/2018

On this Pi Day 2018, Utah State University physicists and other Aggies, along with people around the world, are mourning the loss of Stephen Hawking. The pioneering British physicist died March 14, at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57468">Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology</a>

Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

03/09/2018

Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57464">Uintah Basin Science Fair Held at Uintah Conference Center</a>

Uintah Basin Science Fair Held at Uintah Conference Center

03/06/2018

In late February, local science students showcased their talents and research at the Uintah Basin Science Fair, held at the Uintah Conference Center and sponsored by Utah

<a href="https://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57448">USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow</a>

USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

02/28/2018

Utah State University professor Nancy Huntly has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. One of 28 honorees this year, Huntly will...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/?id=57438">Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad</a>

Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

02/26/2018

According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures | Science

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures

02/23/2018

Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Most live in burrows of their own making; some are...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57409">Raising a Stink: USU Undergrad Rears Invasive Crop Pests for Research</a>

Raising a Stink: USU Undergrad Rears Invasive Crop Pests for Research

02/20/2018

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, an invasive species from eastern Asia, is causing headaches for Utah growers and property owners. “These insects are polyphagous, meaning they eat many kinds of food and cause extensive crop damage,” says Utah State...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57410">USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions</a>

USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

02/20/2018

More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term

<a href="https://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57414">Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 24</a>

Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 24

02/20/2018

Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2018 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free.

<a href="https://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57413">Evolution of Everyday Objects Topic at USU's Science Unwrapped Feb. 23</a>

Evolution of Everyday Objects Topic at USU's Science Unwrapped Feb. 23

02/20/2018

Utah State University ceramicist John Neely explores the evolution of objects at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Friday, Feb. 23. Neely, a professor in USU’s Department of Art + Design, presents “The Evolution of Technology,”

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology | Science

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

02/12/2018

Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson. “It’s actually

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus | Science

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus

02/09/2018

Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57371">Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline</a>

Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

02/06/2018

Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble for...

<a href="http://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57370">Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience</a>

Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

02/06/2018

The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th...