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At Utah State University, students work with NASA to send plant experiments into space, including studies about making plant life possible on Mars. As one of 14 university-affiliated research centers, USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) works with the U.S. Department of Defense and industry leaders to defend and protect our nation, as well as supports NASA’s vision to “reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind.”

In March 2020, SDL announced a small satellite built by SDL was successfully deployed into orbit to enable scientists to better understand aerosol and cloud processes in our atmosphere. Read more about this launch and satellite.

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430 number of experiments USU and SDL have sent into space
USU science graduates’ acceptance rates to medical, dental and other professional and graduate programs consistently exceed national averages.
- U.S. News and World Report, “America's Best Graduate Schools,” 2018 edition
Since 1998, USU has 37 Goldwater Scholars.