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Professor John Stevens is the new interim department head of USU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Stevens says the department’s culture of teaching excellence stands out nationally. Nichole Bresee.
John Stevens Named USU's New Mathematics and Statistics Department Head

John Stevens Named USU's New Mathematics and Statistics Department Head

Professor John Stevens is the new interim department head of USU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Stevens says the department’s culture of teaching excellence stands out nationally. Nichole Bresee.

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USU students Ethan Ancell left, and Manuel Santana are 2021 Goldwater Scholars. The honor is among the nation's top recognitions for undergraduate STEM scholars. Nichole Bresee.
Gold Standard: Two Aggie Mathematicians are 2021 Goldwater Scholars

Gold Standard: Two Aggie Mathematicians are 2021 Goldwater Scholars

USU students Ethan Ancell left, and Manuel Santana are 2021 Goldwater Scholars. The honor is among the nation's top recognitions for undergraduate STEM scholars. Nichole Bresee.

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Highlights 2021 TEDxUSU Event that features several USU faculty members including a member of the Utah State University Mathematics & Statistics Department, Andreas Malmendier.
Ticket Reservations Now Open for March 5 TEDxUSU Event

Ticket Reservations Now Open for March 5 TEDxUSU Event

Highlights 2021 TEDxUSU Event that features several USU faculty members including a member of the Utah State University Mathematics & Statistics Department, Andreas Malmendier.

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An avid snowboarder, Utah State University scholar Ethan Ancell is among winter sports enthusiasts lamenting this season’s comparatively scant snowfall in northern Utah. During the Beehive State’s winters, one can easily scan the mountain vistas for snow.
High and Dry: USU Math and Statistics Scholar Develops Model to Predict Soil Moisture

High and Dry: USU Math and Statistics Scholar Develops Model to Predict Soil Moisture

An avid snowboarder, Utah State University scholar Ethan Ancell is among winter sports enthusiasts lamenting this season’s comparatively scant snowfall in northern Utah. During the Beehive State’s winters, one can easily scan the mountain vistas for snow....

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Utah State University undergraduate Natasha Gunderson is among eight scholars selected nationally, this year, for the American Mathematical Society’s Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award...
USU Undergrad Awarded American Mathematical Society Scholarship

USU Undergrad Awarded American Mathematical Society Scholarship

Utah State University undergraduate Natasha Gunderson is among eight scholars selected nationally, this year, for the American Mathematical Society’s Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award...

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Five Utah State University College of Science graduate students are among 12 recipients of the USU School of Graduate Studies’ and the Office of Research’s most recent cycle of Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities (GRCO) grants.
College of Science Graduate Scholars Among USU GRCO Recipients

College of Science Graduate Scholars Among USU GRCO Recipients

Five Utah State University College of Science graduate students are among 12 recipients of the USU School of Graduate Studies’ and the Office of Research’s most recent cycle of Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities (GRCO) grants.

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Simply put, string theory is a proposed method of explaining everything. Actually, there’s nothing simple about it. String theory is a theoretical framework from physics that describes one-dimensional, vibrating fibrous objects called “strings,” which pro
USU Mathematicians Unravel a Thread of String Theory

USU Mathematicians Unravel a Thread of String Theory

Simply put, string theory is a proposed method of explaining everything. Actually, there’s nothing simple about it. String theory is a theoretical framework from physics that describes one-dimensional, vibrating fibrous objects called “strings,” which pro...

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Utah scientist Lindsay Meyers leads a team of colleagues laboring to refine a syndrome-based, but pathogen-specific, rapid disease-reporting system, installed at hospitals, to get ahead of respiratory scourges that plague individuals and communities with
By the Numbers: USU Data Scientists Chase Respiratory Illness Outbreaks, including COVID-19

By the Numbers: USU Data Scientists Chase Respiratory Illness Outbreaks, including COVID-19

Utah scientist Lindsay Meyers leads a team of colleagues laboring to refine a syndrome-based, but pathogen-specific, rapid disease-reporting system, installed at hospitals, to get ahead of respiratory scourges that plague individuals and communities with ...

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Utah State University’s mathematicians, statisticians and data scientists faced a problem. But these folks tackle challenges every day and a daunting obstacle called a ‘global pandemic’ wasn’t about to harsh their groove...
No Banquets? No Problem! USU Mathematics, Statistics Department Holds Virtual Celebration

No Banquets? No Problem! USU Mathematics, Statistics Department Holds Virtual Celebration

Utah State University’s mathematicians, statisticians and data scientists faced a problem. But these folks tackle challenges every day and a daunting obstacle called a ‘global pandemic’ wasn’t about to harsh their groove...

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Utah State University’s College of Science honors 2020 graduates with a video message and recognizes students, faculty, and staff for outstanding achievements. “At this unprecedented time...
USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2020

USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2020

Utah State University’s College of Science honors 2020 graduates with a video message and recognizes students, faculty, and staff for outstanding achievements. “At this unprecedented time...

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Eight Utah State University scholars are honorees of the prestigious 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship search. The Aggies, whose awards are collectively valued at about $828,000, are among nearly 2,000 students selected from mo
Research Excellence: Eight Aggies Honored in NSF Grad Research Fellow Search

Research Excellence: Eight Aggies Honored in NSF Grad Research Fellow Search

Eight Utah State University scholars are honorees of the prestigious 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship search. The Aggies, whose awards are collectively valued at about $828,000, are among nearly 2,000 students selected from mo...

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It’s easier to understand data, when you can see it. “People are very visual,” says Utah State University data scientist Kevin Moon. “For scientists, having the ability to examine the structure of a complex dataset allows them to explore ideas and genera
A Clearer Picture: USU Data Scientist Enhances Data Visualization

A Clearer Picture: USU Data Scientist Enhances Data Visualization

It’s easier to understand data, when you can see it. “People are very visual,” says Utah State University data scientist Kevin Moon. “For scientists, having the ability to examine the structure of a complex dataset allows them to explore ideas and genera...

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Three Utah State University Aggies are among four Utahns selected for the national Presidential Teaching Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Awarded by the White House and the National Science Foundation...
Three Aggies Receive Presidential Teaching Award for Math, Science

Three Aggies Receive Presidential Teaching Award for Math, Science

Three Utah State University Aggies are among four Utahns selected for the national Presidential Teaching Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Awarded by the White House and the National Science Foundation...

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Gumption. “Do you know what that word means?” asks Utah State University mathematician David Brown. Spunk? Grit? Chutzpah? Webster’s defines it as “enterprise or initiative,” but author Robert M. Pirsig, in his celebrated book, “Zen and the Art
Schwarzenegger, Punk Band, 'Motorcycle Zen' Inspire USU Inaugural Professor

Schwarzenegger, Punk Band, 'Motorcycle Zen' Inspire USU Inaugural Professor

Gumption. “Do you know what that word means?” asks Utah State University mathematician David Brown. Spunk? Grit? Chutzpah? Webster’s defines it as “enterprise or initiative,” but author Robert M. Pirsig, in his celebrated book, “Zen and the Art

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Utah State University statistician Juergen Symanzik has been elected president of the International Association for Statistical Computing. Symanzik served two years as President-Elect and assumed the presidency this fall for the global organization...
Aggie Named President of International Association for Statistical Computing

Aggie Named President of International Association for Statistical Computing

Utah State University statistician Juergen Symanzik has been elected president of the International Association for Statistical Computing. Symanzik served two years as President-Elect and assumed the presidency this fall for the global organization...

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When you consider a model of a physical theory, how do you know it accurately encompasses all it’s trying to explain? One way, says Utah State University mathematical physicist Michael Schultz, is to tie the theory to math, put it through a series of math
In Pursuit of 'Everything,' USU Mathematicians Share Findings

In Pursuit of 'Everything,' USU Mathematicians Share Findings

When you consider a model of a physical theory, how do you know it accurately encompasses all it’s trying to explain? One way, says Utah State University mathematical physicist Michael Schultz, is to tie the theory to math, put it through a series of math...

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Once considered relatively rare, dengue fever is popping up throughout the globe, including the United States. The mosquito-borne virus is having a particularly active year, which some public health officials attribute, at least partially, to a warming cl
USU Data Scientist Contributes to Multi-Institution Dengue Fever Study

USU Data Scientist Contributes to Multi-Institution Dengue Fever Study

Once considered relatively rare, dengue fever is popping up throughout the globe, including the United States. The mosquito-borne virus is having a particularly active year, which some public health officials attribute, at least partially, to a warming cl...

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Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Olivia Brock loves solving jigsaw and logic puzzles, as well as the congeneric grace and physics of bowling and ice skating. She loves reading and writing. And she loves the art and science of airplanes,
Catching Stars: USU Caine Summer Arts Fellow Bridges Science and Art

Catching Stars: USU Caine Summer Arts Fellow Bridges Science and Art

Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Olivia Brock loves solving jigsaw and logic puzzles, as well as the congeneric grace and physics of bowling and ice skating. She loves reading and writing. And she loves the art and science of airplanes,...

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Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Crafted from plastic...
DIY Firearms: USU Statistician Explores When Technology Outpaces Law

DIY Firearms: USU Statistician Explores When Technology Outpaces Law

Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Crafted from plastic...

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The Utah State University community is invited to enjoy brain-energizing fun as USU’s College of Science Student Council hosts ‘Science Week’ Nov. 2-9. “We invite all Aggies to channel their ‘inner geek’ and join us in some great activities,” says...
All Aggies Invited to Enjoy USU Science Week Nov. 2-9

All Aggies Invited to Enjoy USU Science Week Nov. 2-9

The Utah State University community is invited to enjoy brain-energizing fun as USU’s College of Science Student Council hosts ‘Science Week’ Nov. 2-9. “We invite all Aggies to channel their ‘inner geek’ and join us in some great activities,” says...

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If you’re struggling to understand a mathematician’s explanation of a complicated problem, don’t get discouraged. “It’s likely out of context for you,” says Utah State University mathematics professor Nathan Geer. “Even mathematicians struggle to communi
USU Inaugural Professor says Pursuit of Ideas Can Overcome Challenges

USU Inaugural Professor says Pursuit of Ideas Can Overcome Challenges

If you’re struggling to understand a mathematician’s explanation of a complicated problem, don’t get discouraged. “It’s likely out of context for you,” says Utah State University mathematics professor Nathan Geer. “Even mathematicians struggle to communi...

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USU mathematicians Brynja Kohler, Jim Cangelosi and David Brown present talks Nov. 1-2, during Utah State's commemoration of the Armistice Day Centennial. All are welcome.
In Nov. 1-2 Talks, USU Mathematicians Ponder Armistice Day Centennial

In Nov. 1-2 Talks, USU Mathematicians Ponder Armistice Day Centennial

USU mathematicians Brynja Kohler, Jim Cangelosi and David Brown present talks Nov. 1-2, during Utah State's commemoration of the Armistice Day Centennial. All are welcome.

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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'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

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.

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

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

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

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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.
USU Physics, Math Scholar Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention

USU Physics, Math Scholar Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention

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.

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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.
USU Hosts Mathematical Association of America Intermountain Conference

USU Hosts Mathematical Association of America Intermountain Conference

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.