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Start to Finish: USU Student Researcher Explores Spider Wasps of Madagascar
Start to Finish: USU Student Researcher Explores Spider Wasps of Madagascar

Start to Finish: USU Student Researcher Explores Spider Wasps of Madagascar

Start to Finish: USU Student Researcher Explores Spider Wasps of Madagascar

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Honors student, Kinkead Capstone Award recipient, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District intern and recent graduate Marcus Hayden says his USU undergrad career prepared him well for doctoral studies.
Passion for Research Propels USU Biochemist to Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Grad Program

Passion for Research Propels USU Biochemist to Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Grad Program

Honors student, Kinkead Capstone Award recipient, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District intern and recent graduate Marcus Hayden says his USU undergrad career prepared him well for doctoral studies.

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Scholars participating in the 2024 Native American Summer Mentorship Program share insights from month-long Logan campus experience.
Summer Plunge: USU Blanding Undergrads Explore Immersive Research Experiences

Summer Plunge: USU Blanding Undergrads Explore Immersive Research Experiences

Scholars participating in the 2024 Native American Summer Mentorship Program share insights from month-long Logan campus experience.

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In faculty mentor Tuan Trinh's physical chemistry lab, Native American Summer Mentorship Program participants Khiara Kinsel and Baahozhooni Little pursue nanoscale research. Along with other NASMP scholars, the undergrads present their research experience
It's a Small — and Colorful — World: USU Undergrad Scholars Explore Quantum Dots

It's a Small — and Colorful — World: USU Undergrad Scholars Explore Quantum Dots

In faculty mentor Tuan Trinh's physical chemistry lab, Native American Summer Mentorship Program participants Khiara Kinsel and Baahozhooni Little pursue nanoscale research. Along with other NASMP scholars, the undergrads present their research experience...

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Undergrad researcher, mining safety intern, critical care technician, CPR instructor, English language tutor and dad-to-be Wes Christensen pursues a busy schedule on the path to medical school.
Health Is a Team Effort: USU Industrial Hygiene Scholar Awarded National Scholarships

Health Is a Team Effort: USU Industrial Hygiene Scholar Awarded National Scholarships

Undergrad researcher, mining safety intern, critical care technician, CPR instructor, English language tutor and dad-to-be Wes Christensen pursues a busy schedule on the path to medical school.

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USU Physics Day at Lagoon alumna Bethany Enger Cheney returns to May 10 event to create STEM learning magic.
USU Physics Day at Lagoon Alumna Returns to Annual Event to Create STEM Learning Magic

USU Physics Day at Lagoon Alumna Returns to Annual Event to Create STEM Learning Magic

USU Physics Day at Lagoon alumna Bethany Enger Cheney returns to May 10 event to create STEM learning magic.

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Idaho native says lessons learned at home, overseas and as a river guide taught him to embrace hard work, lead by example and build confidence in others.
USU Science Valedictorian Sterling Sturgill Pursues Life of Service, Future Medical Career

USU Science Valedictorian Sterling Sturgill Pursues Life of Service, Future Medical Career

Idaho native says lessons learned at home, overseas and as a river guide taught him to embrace hard work, lead by example and build confidence in others.

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Her journey at USU began in the College of Science with a focus on pure mathematics, but she found her true passion at the intersection of math and biology, leading her to switch to a math and statistics composite major.
Emeline Haroldsen: The limit does not exist

Emeline Haroldsen: The limit does not exist

Her journey at USU began in the College of Science with a focus on pure mathematics, but she found her true passion at the intersection of math and biology, leading her to switch to a math and statistics composite major.

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Physics and math major, Honors student and Aggie First Scholar Agustina Peck, who conducts research with postdoctoral mentor Ivana Molina, is set to present findings at the Student Research Symposium during USU Research Week, April 8-11.
High Places: USU UASAL Summer Fellow Studies the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

High Places: USU UASAL Summer Fellow Studies the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

Physics and math major, Honors student and Aggie First Scholar Agustina Peck, who conducts research with postdoctoral mentor Ivana Molina, is set to present findings at the Student Research Symposium during USU Research Week, April 8-11.

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Honors student Tristen Teeples, who conducts research with faculty mentor Nick Dickenson, prepares to present findings at the Student Research Symposium during USU Research Week, April 8-11.
Strength in Numbers: USU Undergrad Biochemistry Researcher Studies Bacterial Processes

Strength in Numbers: USU Undergrad Biochemistry Researcher Studies Bacterial Processes

Honors student Tristen Teeples, who conducts research with faculty mentor Nick Dickenson, prepares to present findings at the Student Research Symposium during USU Research Week, April 8-11.

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In Biologist Justin Jones' Lab, students Jackson Morley, Oran Wasserman and Mary-Kate Williams study bee silk.
Beyond Spiders & Abuzz With Possibilities: USU Researchers Explore Nature's Ancient Biomaterials

Beyond Spiders & Abuzz With Possibilities: USU Researchers Explore Nature's Ancient Biomaterials

In Biologist Justin Jones' Lab, students Jackson Morley, Oran Wasserman and Mary-Kate Williams study bee silk.

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Pursuing NSF-funded research, Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi, Pouya Hosseinzadeh and colleagues publish findings in AGU's 'Water Resources Research' journal.
Bridging the Gap: USU Computer Scientists Develop Model to Enhance Water Data From Satellites

Bridging the Gap: USU Computer Scientists Develop Model to Enhance Water Data From Satellites

Pursuing NSF-funded research, Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi, Pouya Hosseinzadeh and colleagues publish findings in AGU's 'Water Resources Research' journal.

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Undergraduate Research Fellow Rachel Tong, with Biology faculty mentor Sara Freeman, studies the brain's responses to emotional stress.
Lost Loves: USU Neuroscientists Learn About Grief From Widowed Coyotes

Lost Loves: USU Neuroscientists Learn About Grief From Widowed Coyotes

Undergraduate Research Fellow Rachel Tong, with Biology faculty mentor Sara Freeman, studies the brain's responses to emotional stress.

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Atmospheric Waves Experiment Science Team hones communications skills while participating in research-project-of-a-lifetime.
Sharing Wonder: USU Physics Students Practice STEM Outreach at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Sharing Wonder: USU Physics Students Practice STEM Outreach at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Atmospheric Waves Experiment Science Team hones communications skills while participating in research-project-of-a-lifetime.

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In the Hevel Lab, Bella Lonardo and Zaharah Rossi are exploring the roles of enzymes and proteins in intracellular communication.
USU Undergrad Biochemists Head to Utah's Capitol Hill Jan. 18 to Present Research to Utah Legislators

USU Undergrad Biochemists Head to Utah's Capitol Hill Jan. 18 to Present Research to Utah Legislators

In the Hevel Lab, Bella Lonardo and Zaharah Rossi are exploring the roles of enzymes and proteins in intracellular communication.

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Undergrad physics researcher Joseph Cooney is among Aggies ascending Utah's Capitol Hill Jan. 18, to present to state legislators and the public. Cooney developed a computer simulation to study atmospheric ice nuclei under different electric fields.
Electric Ice: USU Physics Scholar Ascends Utah's Capitol Hill to Share Atmospheric Science

Electric Ice: USU Physics Scholar Ascends Utah's Capitol Hill to Share Atmospheric Science

Undergrad physics researcher Joseph Cooney is among Aggies ascending Utah's Capitol Hill Jan. 18, to present to state legislators and the public. Cooney developed a computer simulation to study atmospheric ice nuclei under different electric fields.

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According to a newly published study in ZooKeys Journal, the discovery was made at the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve by scientists from the University of Turku in Finland who have researched biodiversity in the area for over 20 years.
New wasp species discovered by Amazon rainforest scientists: What else have they found?

New wasp species discovered by Amazon rainforest scientists: What else have they found?

According to a newly published study in ZooKeys Journal, the discovery was made at the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve by scientists from the University of Turku in Finland who have researched biodiversity in the area for over 20 years.

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Doctoral student Alexandra DiMonte studies shallow creep events along the southern segment of the sliding boundary between the Pacific and North American Plates.
Shallow End: USU Geologist Studies Seismic Behavior of California's San Andreas Fault

Shallow End: USU Geologist Studies Seismic Behavior of California's San Andreas Fault

Doctoral student Alexandra DiMonte studies shallow creep events along the southern segment of the sliding boundary between the Pacific and North American Plates.

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Janna Cook applies occupational health and safety principles during Texas Instruments internship.
A Healthier 'Big Picture': USU Industrial Hygiene Undergrad Explores Community Wellness

A Healthier 'Big Picture': USU Industrial Hygiene Undergrad Explores Community Wellness

Janna Cook applies occupational health and safety principles during Texas Instruments internship.

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2023 Joe E. Whitesides Award recipient Reagan Hoopes is building an information technology career through the competitive Palace Acquire program.
USU Track, Cross Country Standout Pursues Augmented Reality Challenges Through Air Force Program

USU Track, Cross Country Standout Pursues Augmented Reality Challenges Through Air Force Program

2023 Joe E. Whitesides Award recipient Reagan Hoopes is building an information technology career through the competitive Palace Acquire program.

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Doctoral candidate Savannah Adkins discusses soil carbon cycling at the 2023 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
One Size Doesn't Fit All: No Universal Soil Response to Nitrogen Deposition Says USU Ecologist

One Size Doesn't Fit All: No Universal Soil Response to Nitrogen Deposition Says USU Ecologist

Doctoral candidate Savannah Adkins discusses soil carbon cycling at the 2023 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.

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Jessica Murray publishes in the journal 'Geoderma'; presents at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
In the Treetops: USU Ecology Doctoral Student Studies Canopy Soil Abundance, Chemistry

In the Treetops: USU Ecology Doctoral Student Studies Canopy Soil Abundance, Chemistry

Jessica Murray publishes in the journal 'Geoderma'; presents at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.

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The undergrads present at the 2023 Ecological Society of America annual meeting Aug. 6-11.
Undergrad Researchers Among Aggies Presenting at 2023 Ecological Society of America Meeting

Undergrad Researchers Among Aggies Presenting at 2023 Ecological Society of America Meeting

The undergrads present at the 2023 Ecological Society of America annual meeting Aug. 6-11.

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Recent USU graduate Hannah Domgaard is the lead author on a Jackson Lab paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
A Story to Tell: USU Biochemists Report Findings About Type IV CRISPR Function

A Story to Tell: USU Biochemists Report Findings About Type IV CRISPR Function

Recent USU graduate Hannah Domgaard is the lead author on a Jackson Lab paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Four Aggies are awarded scholarships in American Industrial Hygiene Association's competitive national selection process.
Keeping Workers Safe: USU Industrial Hygiene Scholars Shine at National Conference

Keeping Workers Safe: USU Industrial Hygiene Scholars Shine at National Conference

Four Aggies are awarded scholarships in American Industrial Hygiene Association's competitive national selection process.

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USU Blanding undergrad Antonio Richards, center, learns from biology/ecology doctoral candidate Jack Phillips, left, and faculty member Molly Womack, right, how the USU scientists use 3D modeling software to study amphibians.
By the Numbers: USU Undergrad Researcher Applies IT Principles to Diverse Disciplines

By the Numbers: USU Undergrad Researcher Applies IT Principles to Diverse Disciplines

USU Blanding undergrad Antonio Richards, center, learns from biology/ecology doctoral candidate Jack Phillips, left, and faculty member Molly Womack, right, how the USU scientists use 3D modeling software to study amphibians.

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Tolonqua Nakai studies the social behavior of coyotes at USDA predator research facility.
Dog Days of Summer: USU Blanding Scholar Explores Wildlife Biology

Dog Days of Summer: USU Blanding Scholar Explores Wildlife Biology

Tolonqua Nakai studies the social behavior of coyotes at USDA predator research facility.

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From field to lab, NASMP participant Kailee Tohonnie learns techniques for investigating organic pollutants affecting Utah's forests.
Listening to Trees: USU Blanding Scholar Pursues Environmental Chemistry Research

Listening to Trees: USU Blanding Scholar Pursues Environmental Chemistry Research

From field to lab, NASMP participant Kailee Tohonnie learns techniques for investigating organic pollutants affecting Utah's forests.

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USU URCO grant recipient Madison Patch, left, demonstrates a 3D-printed prosthetic hand she designed to Computer Science faculty mentor Mario Harper, right. The application period for the grant opens June 1.
Function Follows Form: USU Honors Scholar Madison Patch Designs Prosthetic Hand

Function Follows Form: USU Honors Scholar Madison Patch Designs Prosthetic Hand

USU URCO grant recipient Madison Patch, left, demonstrates a 3D-printed prosthetic hand she designed to Computer Science faculty mentor Mario Harper, right. The application period for the grant opens June 1.

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USU Geosciences alumna Heather Upin MS'20 collects a microbial sample from Aguas Calientas Pinaya in Peru’s southern Andes. She and faculty mentor Dennis Newell published findings about microbial diversity in Peruvian hot springs.
Tectonics Matter: USU Geoscientists Probe Geochemistry, Microbial Diversity of Peruvian Hot Springs

Tectonics Matter: USU Geoscientists Probe Geochemistry, Microbial Diversity of Peruvian Hot Springs

USU Geosciences alumna Heather Upin MS'20 collects a microbial sample from Aguas Calientas Pinaya in Peru’s southern Andes. She and faculty mentor Dennis Newell published findings about microbial diversity in Peruvian hot springs.

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The oSTEM student club welcomes all LGBTQIA+ students and allies in STEM fields.
New USU Club Welcomes Queer STEM Students

New USU Club Welcomes Queer STEM Students

The oSTEM student club welcomes all LGBTQIA+ students and allies in STEM fields.

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At a field research site near Delta, Utah, USU Honors scholar Michelle Norman pauses during a three-day trip to study a section of the Great Basin Drumian Carbon Isotope Excursion (DICE) in the Drum Mountains.
USU Undergraduate Geologist Deciphers Ancient Questions in Utah's Drum Mountains

USU Undergraduate Geologist Deciphers Ancient Questions in Utah's Drum Mountains

At a field research site near Delta, Utah, USU Honors scholar Michelle Norman pauses during a three-day trip to study a section of the Great Basin Drumian Carbon Isotope Excursion (DICE) in the Drum Mountains.

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Scholars Emmaline Haderlie and Christen Ellis, with faculty mentor Erin Bobeck, study interactions in the brain, with a goal of exploring pain therapies to lessen the risk of opioid addiction.
Taking Pains: USU Undergrad Researchers Explore Alternatives to Opioids

Taking Pains: USU Undergrad Researchers Explore Alternatives to Opioids

Scholars Emmaline Haderlie and Christen Ellis, with faculty mentor Erin Bobeck, study interactions in the brain, with a goal of exploring pain therapies to lessen the risk of opioid addiction.

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In a rare feat, doctoral student Thomson Hallmark and faculty mentor Ryan Jackson publish tandem papers in 'Nature.'
USU Biochemists Describe Structure, Function of Newly Discovered CRISPR Immune System

USU Biochemists Describe Structure, Function of Newly Discovered CRISPR Immune System

In a rare feat, doctoral student Thomson Hallmark and faculty mentor Ryan Jackson publish tandem papers in 'Nature.'

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Doctoral student Nikolay Tkachenko, right, with USU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Head Lance Seefeldt, was named "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" by the Utah Chapter of the American Chemical Society.
USU Doctoral Student Recognized by Utah's American Chemical Society Chapter

USU Doctoral Student Recognized by Utah's American Chemical Society Chapter

Doctoral student Nikolay Tkachenko, right, with USU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Head Lance Seefeldt, was named "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" by the Utah Chapter of the American Chemical Society.

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First-Generation college student Karla Sandoval Rodriguez is the student coordinator for USU's Aggie First Scholars program. The Biological Sciences Teaching major plans a career as a high school science teacher.
Aggie First Scholar Mentors Fellow First-Generation College Students at Utah State

Aggie First Scholar Mentors Fellow First-Generation College Students at Utah State

First-Generation college student Karla Sandoval Rodriguez is the student coordinator for USU's Aggie First Scholars program. The Biological Sciences Teaching major plans a career as a high school science teacher.

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Undergraduate Teaching Fellow Heather Stout says her degree program combines her love of geosciences and teaching. The southern Utah native is a 2022 recipient of a College of Science Scholarship
Aspiring Educator Combines Love of Teaching and Geology at Utah State

Aspiring Educator Combines Love of Teaching and Geology at Utah State

Undergraduate Teaching Fellow Heather Stout says her degree program combines her love of geosciences and teaching. The southern Utah native is a 2022 recipient of a College of Science Scholarship

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Parker Hicks experiences the frontlines of pandemic care, undertakes overseas humanitarian mission
USU Biochemistry Scholar Pursues Research, Service on Path to Medical School

USU Biochemistry Scholar Pursues Research, Service on Path to Medical School

Parker Hicks experiences the frontlines of pandemic care, undertakes overseas humanitarian mission

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Honors student and Aggie First Scholar Owen Graham, a physics and mathematics major, says he's grateful for scholarship support that’s enabled him to pursue his academic dreams.
First-Generation Aggie Pursues Love of Science, Research, Sports at Utah State

First-Generation Aggie Pursues Love of Science, Research, Sports at Utah State

Honors student and Aggie First Scholar Owen Graham, a physics and mathematics major, says he's grateful for scholarship support that’s enabled him to pursue his academic dreams.

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Undergrad researchers, student leaders, advisers and faculty share tips for incoming students.
New Aggie Scholars 'Discover Science' During USU Connections

New Aggie Scholars 'Discover Science' During USU Connections

Undergrad researchers, student leaders, advisers and faculty share tips for incoming students.

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Peak Fellow, Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors student Zachary Zito, left, meets with faculty research mentors Brittany Gentry, postdoctoral fellow in USU's Philosophy group, and Physics Professor Charlie Torre.
USU Physics, Philosophy Scholar Asks 'What, How, Why is Time?'

USU Physics, Philosophy Scholar Asks 'What, How, Why is Time?'

Peak Fellow, Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors student Zachary Zito, left, meets with faculty research mentors Brittany Gentry, postdoctoral fellow in USU's Philosophy group, and Physics Professor Charlie Torre.

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In a USU Physics lab, undergrad researcher Heather Allen adjusts the control unit of an electron flood gun she's built to study simulated lunar dust. Allen is among USU’s 10 2022 Peak Summer Research Fellows.
Shooting for the Moon

Shooting for the Moon

In a USU Physics lab, undergrad researcher Heather Allen adjusts the control unit of an electron flood gun she's built to study simulated lunar dust. Allen is among USU’s 10 2022 Peak Summer Research Fellows.

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students at USU Uintah Basin have the chance to participate in hands-on paid internship experiences as wildlife technicians studying wildlife ecology in the region.
USU Uintah Basin Students Help Monitor Northern Goshawk Populations in the Ashley National Forest

USU Uintah Basin Students Help Monitor Northern Goshawk Populations in the Ashley National Forest

students at USU Uintah Basin have the chance to participate in hands-on paid internship experiences as wildlife technicians studying wildlife ecology in the region.

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Utah State University scholars are reacting with excitement to images from outer space, released this week by NASA, from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Aggies Marvel at Images From NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Aggies Marvel at Images From NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Utah State University scholars are reacting with excitement to images from outer space, released this week by NASA, from the James Webb Space Telescope.

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USU Blanding undergrad Rex Harvey inspects a bee he net-collected at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit Experimental Research Garden in Cache Valley. Harvey and fellow NASMP scholars present research Tuesday, June 14.
To 'Bee' or Not to 'Bee': USU Researchers Test AI Method for Pollinator Identification

To 'Bee' or Not to 'Bee': USU Researchers Test AI Method for Pollinator Identification

USU Blanding undergrad Rex Harvey inspects a bee he net-collected at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit Experimental Research Garden in Cache Valley. Harvey and fellow NASMP scholars present research Tuesday, June 14.

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USU Blanding scholar Jullian Crank, left, and Computer Science faculty mentor Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi discuss space weather. Crank is among nine students participating in USU's four-week Native American Summer Mentorship Program in Logan.
Big Ideas: USU Blanding Scholar Jullian Crank Explores 'Out of this World' Science

Big Ideas: USU Blanding Scholar Jullian Crank Explores 'Out of this World' Science

USU Blanding scholar Jullian Crank, left, and Computer Science faculty mentor Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi discuss space weather. Crank is among nine students participating in USU's four-week Native American Summer Mentorship Program in Logan.

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USU Computer Science undergrad Canyon Bryce, center, helps participants in USU STARS! GEAR UP's Biology Camp assembles a bioreactor. Bryce was awarded a URCO grant to develop activities for the teen campers.
USU Undergrads Mentor High Schoolers at Science & Engineering Summer Camp

USU Undergrads Mentor High Schoolers at Science & Engineering Summer Camp

USU Computer Science undergrad Canyon Bryce, center, helps participants in USU STARS! GEAR UP's Biology Camp assembles a bioreactor. Bryce was awarded a URCO grant to develop activities for the teen campers.

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Having grown up around horses, cattle, sheep and goats, Utah State University Blanding scholar Shailyn Parrish has few qualms around large animals.
Stepping Stones to Healing: Aspiring Health Care, Veterinary Scholars Explore Biological Research

Stepping Stones to Healing: Aspiring Health Care, Veterinary Scholars Explore Biological Research

Having grown up around horses, cattle, sheep and goats, Utah State University Blanding scholar Shailyn Parrish has few qualms around large animals.

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Using a stereoscope, Geosciences doctoral student Emma Armstrong, seated, and faculty mentor Alexis Ault examine zircon grains.
Flash in the Pan: USU Geologists Publish New Approach to Tracking Ancient Earthquakes

Flash in the Pan: USU Geologists Publish New Approach to Tracking Ancient Earthquakes

Using a stereoscope, Geosciences doctoral student Emma Armstrong, seated, and faculty mentor Alexis Ault examine zircon grains.

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College of Science Valedictorian Porter Ellis conducts structural biology research in the microbial pathogenesis lab of faculty mentor Nick Dickenson in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will pursue graduate studies at Duke University.
USU Science Valedictorian Says 'Form Ever Follows Function'

USU Science Valedictorian Says 'Form Ever Follows Function'

College of Science Valedictorian Porter Ellis conducts structural biology research in the microbial pathogenesis lab of faculty mentor Nick Dickenson in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will pursue graduate studies at Duke University.

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USU alumna Alexandra Lish, pictured adjusting Petri dishes in a lab at USU, is among nine Aggies named 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Seven USU scholars received honorable mention in the competitive STEM graduate program searc
Research Excellence: Sixteen Aggies Honored in NSF Grad Research Fellow Search

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

USU alumna Alexandra Lish, pictured adjusting Petri dishes in a lab at USU, is among nine Aggies named 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Seven USU scholars received honorable mention in the competitive STEM graduate program searc...

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USU Ecology doctoral student Jessica Murray, at a field site in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, is a 2022 recipient of the Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.
Down to Earth: USU Doctoral Student Receives Ecological Society of America Honor

Down to Earth: USU Doctoral Student Receives Ecological Society of America Honor

USU Ecology doctoral student Jessica Murray, at a field site in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, is a 2022 recipient of the Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.

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Undergrad Trace Taylor uses a vacuum chamber in Physics Professor J.R. Dennison's lab to study materials flown on NASA’s LDEF satellite. Taylor is among Aggies presenting at Research on Capitol Hill Feb. 8 in Salt Lake City.
Marooned Spacecraft Yields Rich Data for USU Undergrad Researcher

Marooned Spacecraft Yields Rich Data for USU Undergrad Researcher

Undergrad Trace Taylor uses a vacuum chamber in Physics Professor J.R. Dennison's lab to study materials flown on NASA’s LDEF satellite. Taylor is among Aggies presenting at Research on Capitol Hill Feb. 8 in Salt Lake City.

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Utah State University’s Get Away Special Team CubeSat successfully deployed Jan. 26 from the International Space Station. It’s alive, well and communicating with Earth.
Utah 'Space' University: GAS Team's Satellite Successfully Deployed from ISS

Utah 'Space' University: GAS Team's Satellite Successfully Deployed from ISS

Utah State University’s Get Away Special Team CubeSat successfully deployed Jan. 26 from the International Space Station. It’s alive, well and communicating with Earth.

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Members of USU's 2021-22 Get Away Special Team traveled to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to witness the Dec. 21 launch of the team’s cube satellite to the International Space Station. The team now eagerly awaits deployment of the satellite from the ISS.
USU Get Away Special Team Ready for CubeSat Deployment from ISS Jan. 24

USU Get Away Special Team Ready for CubeSat Deployment from ISS Jan. 24

Members of USU's 2021-22 Get Away Special Team traveled to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to witness the Dec. 21 launch of the team’s cube satellite to the International Space Station. The team now eagerly awaits deployment of the satellite from the ISS....

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Manuel Santana, left, Science Council vice president of undergrad research involvement, and Science Senator Jonathan Mousley, pictured at Science Week 2021, invite all Aggie STEM undergrads to the Dec. 7 NSF Summer Research Opportunity Workshop.
STEM Undergrads Invited to NSF Summer Research Workshop Tuesday, Dec. 7

STEM Undergrads Invited to NSF Summer Research Workshop Tuesday, Dec. 7

Manuel Santana, left, Science Council vice president of undergrad research involvement, and Science Senator Jonathan Mousley, pictured at Science Week 2021, invite all Aggie STEM undergrads to the Dec. 7 NSF Summer Research Opportunity Workshop.

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USU's 2021 Science Valedictorian Nikki Anderson performs a flying sidekick. A devotee of Taekwondo, Anderson says martial arts have taught her confidence, respect, and determination. She enters the University of Utah School of Medicine this fall.
Out with a Bang: USU Science Valedictorian Makes Maximum Impact

Out with a Bang: USU Science Valedictorian Makes Maximum Impact

USU's 2021 Science Valedictorian Nikki Anderson performs a flying sidekick. A devotee of Taekwondo, Anderson says martial arts have taught her confidence, respect, and determination. She enters the University of Utah School of Medicine this fall.

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2021 College of Science award recipients include, from left, USU's Graduate Mentor of the Year J.R. Dennison, Doctoral Student Researcher of the Year Spencer Hudson, and Peak Prize Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Noah Braeger.
USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2021

USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2021

2021 College of Science award recipients include, from left, USU's Graduate Mentor of the Year J.R. Dennison, Doctoral Student Researcher of the Year Spencer Hudson, and Peak Prize Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Noah Braeger.

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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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An unprecedented three Utah State University doctoral scholars were selected last spring for highly competitive internships, for summer 2020...
Research on Remote: USU Chemistry Grad Students Awarded Prestigious Internships

Research on Remote: USU Chemistry Grad Students Awarded Prestigious Internships

An unprecedented three Utah State University doctoral scholars were selected last spring for highly competitive internships, for summer 2020...

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Utah State University geosciences graduate students excelled in the Geological Society of America’s 2020 Graduate Student Research Grant competition, with 10 Aggies receiving grants to support thesis and dissertation research...
USU Geosciences Grad Students Excel in International Research Grant Competition

USU Geosciences Grad Students Excel in International Research Grant Competition

Utah State University geosciences graduate students excelled in the Geological Society of America’s 2020 Graduate Student Research Grant competition, with 10 Aggies receiving grants to support thesis and dissertation research...

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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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Eleven Utah State University science majors are recipients of College of Science Undergraduate Research Minigrants for the 2020-2021 academic year...
Undergrad Researchers Awarded USU College of Science Minigrants

Undergrad Researchers Awarded USU College of Science Minigrants

Eleven Utah State University science majors are recipients of College of Science Undergraduate Research Minigrants for the 2020-2021 academic year...

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Initiated in 2014, Utah State University’s Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research.
In the Time of COVID: Undergrad Researchers, Mentors Use Technology, Ingenuity and Grit

In the Time of COVID: Undergrad Researchers, Mentors Use Technology, Ingenuity and Grit

Initiated in 2014, Utah State University’s Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research.

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Idaho native, 2020 Human Biology graduate and aspiring surgeon excels in cross country, academic and research.
Aggie Scientist James Withers Caps Stellar Athletic Career

Aggie Scientist James Withers Caps Stellar Athletic Career

Idaho native, 2020 Human Biology graduate and aspiring surgeon excels in cross country, academic and research.

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Alex Lyons has always shown courage and determination in everything he did, and applying for Science Senator at Utah State University was no different. Even now, at the end of his term, Lyons has taken
2019-2020 Science Senator Alex Lyons Honored for Service

2019-2020 Science Senator Alex Lyons Honored for Service

Alex Lyons has always shown courage and determination in everything he did, and applying for Science Senator at Utah State University was no different. Even now, at the end of his term, Lyons has taken

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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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Undergrad researcher Anna Figgins to present genomics research to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.
Not Junk: USU Biologist Explores Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bees

Not Junk: USU Biologist Explores Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bees

Undergrad researcher Anna Figgins to present genomics research to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.

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Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors Student Rachel Sagers is among Aggies presenting study findings to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.
Bad Breaths: USU Scientist Studies Effects of Particulate Air Pollution on Human Lung Cells

Bad Breaths: USU Scientist Studies Effects of Particulate Air Pollution on Human Lung Cells

Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors Student Rachel Sagers is among Aggies presenting study findings to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.

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Even though she was well on her way to finishing high school with a 4.0 GPA and was among the Top 10 students in her class, Karina Hernandez wasn’t seriously considering attending college after graduation in the spring of 2014.
First-Generation Students Thriving at Utah State University

First-Generation Students Thriving at Utah State University

Even though she was well on her way to finishing high school with a 4.0 GPA and was among the Top 10 students in her class, Karina Hernandez wasn’t seriously considering attending college after graduation in the spring of 2014.

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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.
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.

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Makenzie Breitenbach, a biology undergraduate student at Utah State University (USU) Uintah Basin, was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity (URCO) grant to perform research on local emissions and air quality. She is working with the
USU-Uintah Basin Student Receives URCO Grant to Study Local Air Quality

USU-Uintah Basin Student Receives URCO Grant to Study Local Air Quality

Makenzie Breitenbach, a biology undergraduate student at Utah State University (USU) Uintah Basin, was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity (URCO) grant to perform research on local emissions and air quality. She is working with the...