More than a million insects are headed for Utah and they might bring the future of non-chemical pest control with them. The American Entomological Institute, now located in Florida, will join Utah State University's biology department in the spring of 2016.
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Jun 19, 2014
One of the world’s most venerated entomological research institutions plans to pull up stakes in its longtime Gainesville, Florida home and move lock, stock and insect collection trays to Utah State University’s Logan campus.
Jun 10, 2014
"Near Utah's Canyonlands, USU Geologist Tammy Rittenour Leads Study of Centuries-Old Juniper Tree" (The Salt Lake Tribune,
Under the direction of geology professor Tammy Rittenour, USU students studying paleoclimatology are studing a centuries-old juniper tree in southern Utah. Variations in ring widths record variations in the factors that influence tree growth, creating what Rittenour calls a "climate archive."
Jun 4, 2014
Got (Too Many) Moths? USU Entomologist Diane Alston Explains this Season's 'Bumper Crop'" (KSL-TV News, 4 June 2014)
Utah State University entomologist Diane Alston said Wednesday a mild winter in the Southwest has led to a bumper crop of Miller moths.
May 15, 2014
"In Science: USU Geneticist Zach Gompert Explores Parallel Speciation in Stick Insects" (PhysOrg, 15 May 2014)
Is evolution predictable and repeatable? That's a question Utah State University scientist Zachariah Gompert set out to explore with colleagues using Timema cristianae, a rather short and stout, plant-eating stick insect found exclusively in southwestern California's Santa Ynez Mountains.
May 14, 2014
“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” is an apt description of USU Physics Day at Lagoon, which marks its 25th anniversary Friday, May 16. More than 100,000 teens have participated in the annual event that has grown into the Intermountain West’s largest and longest-running STEM outreach event.
Apr 24, 2014
The College of Science offers heartfelt congratulations to three Aggie scientists who are recipients of Utah State University's 2014 Robins Awards -- the university's top accolade for outstanding academic achievement and service.
Apr 10, 2014
"Four College of Science Students Honored in 2014 NSF Grad Fellow Search" (Utah State Today, 10 April 2014)
It was a banner year for Utah State University and the search for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. A university-best 14 Aggies were honored.
Mar 27, 2014
Geology professor Dr. James “Jim” Evans has been named Utah State University’s 2014 recipient of the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
Utah State University undergraduate Rachel Nydegger is a 2014 Goldwater Scholar and students David Griffin and Austin Spence received honorable mentions in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics.