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From the Spring 2020 Edition of Discovery

From the Dean

Dr. Maura Hagan reflects on themes from the Spring 2020 issue of Discovery

Dean Maura Hagan

Dr. Maura Hagan, Dean of the Utah State University College of Science

Photo courtesy Donna Berry

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It’s been a struggle for me to write this message. We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. So many people are suffering physically, emotionally and financially. I feel for you.

Some of you have lost loved ones to this unrelenting virus. I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

I know this pandemic will eventually subside. Thereafter, we will return to life as we know and love it. Nevertheless, these remain trying and unprecedented times.

This issue of Discovery magazine is filled with inspirational stories about remarkable Aggie achievements and commitments to outreach. An award-winning theoretical chemist in pursuit of work-life balance. A conservation biologist and children’s book author. New alumnae committed to sharing their passion for science and mathematics. Award-winning educators. An alum, who never thought he’d go to college, who earned a doctorate and is using his skills to fight the pandemic. And, a Boston-based cardiologist engaged in international medical missions.

Let our spirit be lifted, as you read about them!

Be well,

Maura E. Hagan, PhD

Dean, USU College of Science

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Dean Hagan, and research mentee Mac Cutler

Dean Hagan, left, and research mentee Mac Cutler display a poster for the 2020 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Dean Hagan greets students

Dean Hagan, right, greets students at the “Hoagies with Hagan” event during Fall 2019’s Science Week.

Dean Hagan, congratulates scholarship recipient Matthew DeAngelo

Dean Hagan, left, congratulates scholarship recipient Matthew DeAngelo at the college’s 2019 Fall Convocation.

Dr. Anastassia N. Alexandrova

Chemistry Alumna Awarded ACS Honor

Anastassia N. Alexandrova PhD’05 (Chemistry) receives Early Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the ACS

Conservation Biologist Joseph S. Wilson

Bees are the Best!

Conservation Biologist Joseph S. Wilson (BS’05, PhD’10, Biology) Teams with Jonny VanOrman to Create Whimsical Story of Bee Diversity and Broadening Horizons

Science Scholar Randi Rasmussen teaching how to create dinosaur footprint casts

STEM Outreach ‘Rockstars’

Science Scholars Randi Rasmussen BS‘20 and Vanessa Chambers BS‘18 Embody the College’s “Culture of Outreach” with Participation in Volunteer Service

Awardees Debbie Morgan, Mike Spencer, and Rachel Reeder

Three Alumni Receive Nation’s Top Teaching Honor

Debbie Morgan BS’02, Mike Spencer BS’07, M.Ed’12 and Rachel Reeder Receive Nation’s Top Honor for K-12 STEM Teachers

Undergraduate Research Fellow Audrey Lidgard, center, works with faculty mentor Susannah French, left, and doctoral student Spencer Hudson in their research laboratory

Looking forward to ‘A’ Day of Giving

2nd annual ‘A’ Day of Giving will take place during 2020 Homecoming. What impact do Aggies' gifts have?

USU College of Science alum Bradley Hintze (BS’09, Biochemistry) with wife, anesthesiologist Anne Cherry, and sons Alden, and Otto

Curious About Curiosity

Spring 2020 Guest Columnist Bradley Hintze (BS'09) shares perspective on curiosity.

Renovation work on the Biology Natural Resource Building (BNR)

Coming to Life Redux

Biology-Natural Resources Building Renovation Nears Completion.

Lori Hennigan, senior director of development for the College of Science

Becoming A True Aggie

College of Science welcomes new development leader, Lori Hennigan

Dr. Maura Hagan, Dean of the Utah State University College of Science

From the Dean

Dr. Maura Hagan reflects on themes from the Spring 2020 issue of Discovery

Alumna and cardiologist Uyen Lam

Reaching Out

Alumna and cardiologist Uyen Lam BS’08, pursues international medical relief missions