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College of Science Newsletter Archive

Read newsletters prepared by our College of Science staff for Science students, faculty, and staff since fall 2017.

2018 Recap and Self-Care

December 2018 - Student Newsletter

I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the end of 2018 with you, as we near the end of the semester. It seems like it’s taken forever to get here, but at the same time, I feel like I was just starting my senior year yesterday. Personally, this year has been one of growth, both through...

'Planetary' Scale Science Unwrapped

November 2018 - College Update

How big is Earth, really? Discover the scale of our home planet at Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of the College of Science, continues its “Powers of 10” series with “Planetary” Friday, Nov. 30, featuring USU geologist Carol Dehler. The free...

Fall 2018 Discovery Magazine

November 2018 - College Update

Read stories from the most recent issue of the Discovery, including features focused on "A Sense of Place". We cover notable happenings on campus, the exciting early careers of recently-graduated alumni and a special overview of alum Terry Whitworth's efforts in building a company...

Celebrate Science Week 2018

November 2018 - Student Update

The Utah State University community is invited to enjoy brain-energizing fun as USU’s College of Science Student Council hosts ‘Science Week’ Nov. 5-9. “We invite all Aggies to channel their ‘inner geek’ and join us in some great activities,” says Abigail Longaker Service, USU Science Senator...

Peace, Cryptography, and the Arms Race

November 2018 - College Update

Joining with scholars throughout campus to reflect on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of World War I, Utah State University mathematicians offer three public talks covering diverse topics ranging from biological warfare and cryptography to the global arms race...

"Are we alone in the Cosmos?"

October 2018 - College Update

Since humans first gazed up at the stars, we’ve asked ourselves, “Are we alone?” Many have theorized an answer to this question, including Aristotle, Galileo and their contemporary peers, including American astrophysicist Frank Drake. “In the last century, we began a mathematical journey guided by the Drake...

Updates and Armistice Day Centennial

October 2018 - Student Newsletter

With Aggies conducting activities across Utah State University, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a series of talks in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War. Remember to stay aware of upcoming deadlines...

'Powers of 10' Series Kick-Off

September 2018 - Science Unwrapped

Each day we’re bombarded with news related to very big and very small numbers. From the limitless bounds of the universe to the realm of unseen pathogens, our brains struggle to process what is immense and what is infinitesimal. “Trying to imagine numbers too massive or too miniscule...

A Note From Your Science Senator

September 2018 - Student Update

Hey Fellow Scientists, 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. I’m here to represent all of...

Undergrad Research and Upcoming Events

September 2018 - Student Newsletter

With ground-breaking research taking place across our departments, we encourage undergraduate students to contact their department's Undergraduate Research Coordinator to find labs and researchers to work with at USU. Whether you're interested in plant science, random...

Fall Semester is Fast Approaching

August 2018 - Faculty and Staff Newsletter

The College of Science Fall Retreat will be on Thursday, August 16th at The Grove at The Copper Mill Restaurant (located at 2427 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341). Welcome Elizabeth Christensen, Christianna Miles, Dianne Alston (New Head of Biology), and new faculty members, Dr. Robert...

Fall Semester is Fast Approaching

August 2018 - Student Newsletter

We're celebrating the tenth anniversary of Science Unwrapped with the College of Science Student Council on the USU Quad from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, August 29th 🎉 Get to know your student council members between classes and join them on the Southeast side of the Quad for...

Summer Updates: New Associate Deans

July 2018

Starting this month, Dr. Michelle Baker will serve as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty and Dr. Sean Johnson will serve as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.Dr. Baker is currently a professor in our Department of Biology, where she teaches general and ecosystem ecology. Her...

Science Summer Photo Contest

June 2018

This summer, we invite you to submit photos of your scientific adventures and projects. To enter the photo contest, use #ScienceSummerUSU on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or submit via email to science@usu.edu . We're selecting two winners each month through August to...

Spring 2018 Discovery Magazine

May 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of the College of Science's Alumni and Friends magazine, Discovery , is now available to read online. In celebration of USU's Year of the Arts, stories in this issue highlight the crossroads of science and art at USU. We invite you to read about exciting...

John and Lindy Hall Career Talk

April 2018

Physicist John Hall, and his wife and educator Lindy Hall, share career insights they've gathered from careers in STEM fields. Dr. Hall, a 2005 Nobel Prize Laureate, will also share highlights of his research in laser technology and relativity. All are welcome. Join in for great...

College of Science Minigrants

March 2018

Each year ten minigrants are awarded to undergraduate students that apply for the grant. The award period will be for one semester: Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019. Includes a stipend and is only open to students with a declared major in the College of Science. The mini-grants are available for...

2018-2019 Scholarships Open

February 2018

Aggie Scientists, here are your important dates, deadlines, and reminders for the Spring 2018 semester: 2018 College of Science scholarship applications are now open to ascending junior and senior science majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. Deadline for applications is Friday...

Season's Greetings From Our CoS Team

December 2017

Aggie Scientists and Friends, thank you for a great semester! We hope you enjoy your well-deserved break and have a lovely holiday season. From your colleagues and friends in the office of the USU College of Science, we encourage you to enjoy time-off with your families and loved-ones...

Four Billion Years of Fun In The Sun

November 2017

Join students, staff, and faculty for "Four Billion Years of Fun in The Sun," the second Science Snack Chat of 2017, this Friday, Nov. 10. Biochemist Bern Kohler from The Ohio State University is our featured speaker. His talk will focus on his academic path and the exciting research his group...

College of Science Week 2017

October 2017

The Utah State University community is invited to enjoy brain-energizing fun as USU’s College of Science Student Council hosts ‘Science Week’ Nov. 6-10. “We invite all Aggies to channel their ‘inner scientist’ and join us in some great activities,” says Travis Dowdle, USU Science Senator...