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USU climate scientist Jon Meyer is featured speaker for family-friendly event.
Climate Cycle Ups and Downs: USU's Science Unwrapped 'Hears' the Waves Friday, Sept. 22

Climate Cycle Ups and Downs: USU's Science Unwrapped 'Hears' the Waves Friday, Sept. 22

USU climate scientist Jon Meyer is featured speaker for family-friendly event.

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All USU researchers involved in molecular life sciences study are welcome; Columbia University CRISPR researcher Sam Sternberg is featured speaker.
Registration Open for USU's 13th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 27-28

Registration Open for USU's 13th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 27-28

All USU researchers involved in molecular life sciences study are welcome; Columbia University CRISPR researcher Sam Sternberg is featured speaker.

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Graduate researchers Emilee Rickabaugh and Dillon Weatherston work in the USU lab of Elizabeth Vargis, who recently published a study determining that hagfish slime proteins can model Bruch's membrane for study.
From Hagfish to Membrane: Modeling Age-Related Macular Degeneration

From Hagfish to Membrane: Modeling Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Graduate researchers Emilee Rickabaugh and Dillon Weatherston work in the USU lab of Elizabeth Vargis, who recently published a study determining that hagfish slime proteins can model Bruch's membrane for study.

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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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Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory achieved a significant milestone for NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment, or AWE, as the mission readies for a Nov. 1 launch to the International Space Station.
Journey of Discovery: Space Dynamics Lab-Built AWE Instrument Prepares for Launch at Space Center

Journey of Discovery: Space Dynamics Lab-Built AWE Instrument Prepares for Launch at Space Center

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory achieved a significant milestone for NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment, or AWE, as the mission readies for a Nov. 1 launch to the International Space Station.

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The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Sept. 8, from 9-11 p.m. Admission is free.
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 8

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 8

The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Sept. 8, from 9-11 p.m. Admission is free.

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Brynja Kohler leads Undergraduate Programs and Services; Susannah French heads Research and Faculty.
USU College of Science Welcomes Two New Associate Deans

USU College of Science Welcomes Two New Associate Deans

Brynja Kohler leads Undergraduate Programs and Services; Susannah French heads Research and Faculty.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Inaugural R. Gaurth Hansen Professor was a revered researcher, teacher, and mentor.
USU Mourns the Passing of Renowned Chemist Alexander Boldyrev

USU Mourns the Passing of Renowned Chemist Alexander Boldyrev

The Inaugural R. Gaurth Hansen Professor was a revered researcher, teacher, and mentor.

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Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of USU's College of Science, welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its free events. A new series kicks off Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.
USU's Science Unwrapped Announces New 'Building on Basics' Series

USU's Science Unwrapped Announces New 'Building on Basics' Series

Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of USU's College of Science, welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its free events. A new series kicks off Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.

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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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Nationwide community of more than 450 institutions provides training opportunities for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.
Promoting Academic Excellence: USU Joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Promoting Academic Excellence: USU Joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Nationwide community of more than 450 institutions provides training opportunities for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

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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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In the journal Science, Tammy Rittenour reports much of the Arctic island's ice melted as recently as 416,000 years ago, which has implications for sea-level rise.
Greenland Has Greener History Than We Thought, Says USU Geoscientist

Greenland Has Greener History Than We Thought, Says USU Geoscientist

In the journal Science, Tammy Rittenour reports much of the Arctic island's ice melted as recently as 416,000 years ago, which has implications for sea-level rise.

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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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Jeffrey Hazboun is among researchers featured in a June 29 briefing from NSF-funded North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves Physics Frontier Center
USU Physics Alum on International 'NANOGrav' Team Reports New Gravitational Wave Findings

USU Physics Alum on International 'NANOGrav' Team Reports New Gravitational Wave Findings

Jeffrey Hazboun is among researchers featured in a June 29 briefing from NSF-funded North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves Physics Frontier Center

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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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Participants in the Native American Summer Mentorship Program share insights from month-long Logan campus experience.
Broadening Horizons: USU Blanding Scholars Explore Range of Academic, Research Pursuits

Broadening Horizons: USU Blanding Scholars Explore Range of Academic, Research Pursuits

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

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Biology
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Genetic variation is the ultimate fuel for evolution, says Utah State University evolutionary geneticist Zachariah Gompert. But, over centuries, that fuel reservoir gets depleted in the course of natural selection and random genetic drift.
Evolutionary Fuel: USU Geneticist Studies Maintenance of Ancient Chromosomal Inversion

Evolutionary Fuel: USU Geneticist Studies Maintenance of Ancient Chromosomal Inversion

Genetic variation is the ultimate fuel for evolution, says Utah State University evolutionary geneticist Zachariah Gompert. But, over centuries, that fuel reservoir gets depleted in the course of natural selection and random genetic drift.

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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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Geosciences
USU geochemist Dennis Newell collects a sample from a spring along a remote segment of Alaska's Denali Fault. He reports evidence of mantle-to-crust connections that increase the possibility of a future major earthquake.
Bubble, Bubble, More Earthquake Trouble? USU Geochemist Studies Alaska's Denali Fault

Bubble, Bubble, More Earthquake Trouble? USU Geochemist Studies Alaska's Denali Fault

USU geochemist Dennis Newell collects a sample from a spring along a remote segment of Alaska's Denali Fault. He reports evidence of mantle-to-crust connections that increase the possibility of a future major earthquake.

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USU DIRECT Lab students Daniella Lopez, center, and Braxton Geary, right, demonstrate robotic dogs to teens participating in USU's 2023 Latinos in Action Leadership Bootcamp.
USU DIRECT Lab Offers 'Spot-On' STEM Outreach to All Ages

USU DIRECT Lab Offers 'Spot-On' STEM Outreach to All Ages

USU DIRECT Lab students Daniella Lopez, center, and Braxton Geary, right, demonstrate robotic dogs to teens participating in USU's 2023 Latinos in Action Leadership Bootcamp.

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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 Biology doctoral student Brenna Decker displays wasp specimens that are part of her 'Wasps of Utah' traveling exhibit debuting June 1 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah.
'Wasps Are Your Friends': USU Doctoral Student Launches 'Wasps of Utah' Traveling Exhibit June 1

'Wasps Are Your Friends': USU Doctoral Student Launches 'Wasps of Utah' Traveling Exhibit June 1

USU Biology doctoral student Brenna Decker displays wasp specimens that are part of her 'Wasps of Utah' traveling exhibit debuting June 1 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah.

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Utah State University ecologists were recently awarded funding to bolster state efforts to keep mosquito numbers in check.
USU Ecologists Receive CDC-Supported Grant to Study Insecticide Resistance in Mosquitoes

USU Ecologists Receive CDC-Supported Grant to Study Insecticide Resistance in Mosquitoes

Utah State University ecologists were recently awarded funding to bolster state efforts to keep mosquito numbers in check.

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Ready, set, GO: It’s been a long winter and one of Utah State University’s favorite harbingers of spring — USU Physics Day at Lagoon — is ready to provide thrills, chills and STEM-learning fun Friday, May 12, at Davis County’s popular amusement park.
It's USU Physics Day at Lagoon Amusement Park Friday, May 12, 2023

It's USU Physics Day at Lagoon Amusement Park Friday, May 12, 2023

Ready, set, GO: It’s been a long winter and one of Utah State University’s favorite harbingers of spring — USU Physics Day at Lagoon — is ready to provide thrills, chills and STEM-learning fun Friday, May 12, at Davis County’s popular amusement park.

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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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Science Unwrapped, the college's public outreach program, received the USU Center for Community Engagement's 2023 Committed Community Partner Presidential Award.
Utah State University Awards Community Engagement Champions for 2023

Utah State University Awards Community Engagement Champions for 2023

Science Unwrapped, the college's public outreach program, received the USU Center for Community Engagement's 2023 Committed Community Partner Presidential Award.

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As Utah’s Cache Valley emerges from a snowy winter, its encircling mountains provide breathtaking vistas that change daily and offer enticing clues to a fascinating geological history. Did you know ancient Lake Bonneville once covered Cache Valley? Did yo
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Cache Valley's Geology Friday, April 14

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Cache Valley's Geology Friday, April 14

As Utah’s Cache Valley emerges from a snowy winter, its encircling mountains provide breathtaking vistas that change daily and offer enticing clues to a fascinating geological history. Did you know ancient Lake Bonneville once covered Cache Valley? Did yo...

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Science Dean Michelle Baker is the recipient of Utah State University's 2023 Diversity Award - Administrator Category, in recognition of her efforts in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff.
USU Announces 28th Annual Diversity Award Winners

USU Announces 28th Annual Diversity Award Winners

Science Dean Michelle Baker is the recipient of Utah State University's 2023 Diversity Award - Administrator Category, in recognition of her efforts in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff.

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SDL Engineer and Scientist Brian Thompson, Engineering Associate Dave Griffin, and Mission Assurance Manager Russ Kirkham are pictured mounting the AWE Opto-Mechanical Assembly (OMA) to the flight EXPRESS Payload Adapter (ExPA) at SDL facilities on Utah S
NASA Announces Future Launch for USU-Led Space Weather Mission

NASA Announces Future Launch for USU-Led Space Weather Mission

SDL Engineer and Scientist Brian Thompson, Engineering Associate Dave Griffin, and Mission Assurance Manager Russ Kirkham are pictured mounting the AWE Opto-Mechanical Assembly (OMA) to the flight EXPRESS Payload Adapter (ExPA) at SDL facilities on Utah S...

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Utah Public Radio is partnering with Utah State University’s Biology Department and Ecology Center to gather and share stories about research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama.
The UPR newsroom goes to Panama

The UPR newsroom goes to Panama

Utah Public Radio is partnering with Utah State University’s Biology Department and Ecology Center to gather and share stories about research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama.

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All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, "Croaky Shapeshifters," with USU biologist Molly Womack at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Eccles Science Learning Center. Learning activities and refreshments follow the talk.
USU's Science Unwrapped Encounters 'Croaky Shapeshifters' Friday, March 17

USU's Science Unwrapped Encounters 'Croaky Shapeshifters' Friday, March 17

All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, "Croaky Shapeshifters," with USU biologist Molly Womack at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Eccles Science Learning Center. Learning activities and refreshments follow the talk.

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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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Rockhounds of all ages are invited to USU Rock-n-Fossil Day 2023 Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Guests may bring rocks and fossils for identification by USU geologists.
Geology Rocks at USU's Annual 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 25

Geology Rocks at USU's Annual 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 25

Rockhounds of all ages are invited to USU Rock-n-Fossil Day 2023 Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Guests may bring rocks and fossils for identification by USU geologists.

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Renaissance polymath Leonard da Vinci demonstrated that frictional forces slow down the motion of surfaces in contact. Friction, he determined, is proportional to the normal force. When two objects are pressed together twice as hard, friction doubles.
Slow Motion: USU Geophysicist Investigates Tectonic Plate Boundary Earthquake Behavior

Slow Motion: USU Geophysicist Investigates Tectonic Plate Boundary Earthquake Behavior

Renaissance polymath Leonard da Vinci demonstrated that frictional forces slow down the motion of surfaces in contact. Friction, he determined, is proportional to the normal force. When two objects are pressed together twice as hard, friction doubles.

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The gathering, hosted by the Utah State University College of Science student-led Science Council, will feature a question-and-answer session led by a panel of faculty, graduate student and undergraduate women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and
All Invited to 'Women in STEM Night' Thursday, Feb. 16

All Invited to 'Women in STEM Night' Thursday, Feb. 16

The gathering, hosted by the Utah State University College of Science student-led Science Council, will feature a question-and-answer session led by a panel of faculty, graduate student and undergraduate women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

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All are invited to USU's observance of International Women and Girls in Science Day, celebrated on campus Friday, Feb. 10, from 3-6 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Big Blue Room.
All Invited to USU International Women and Girls in Science Day Event Friday, Feb. 10

All Invited to USU International Women and Girls in Science Day Event Friday, Feb. 10

All are invited to USU's observance of International Women and Girls in Science Day, celebrated on campus Friday, Feb. 10, from 3-6 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Big Blue Room.

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According to Utah State University computer scientist Vladimir Kulyukin, the computation can unlock mysteries of honeybee behavior.
USU's Science Unwrapped Computes with Honeybees Friday, Feb. 10

USU's Science Unwrapped Computes with Honeybees Friday, Feb. 10

According to Utah State University computer scientist Vladimir Kulyukin, the computation can unlock mysteries of honeybee behavior.

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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.

Science Unwrapped
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All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, 'Predicting Snowmageddon,' with USU statistician Brennan Bean Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center.
USU's Science Unwrapped Braces for 'Snowmageddon' Friday, Jan. 20

USU's Science Unwrapped Braces for 'Snowmageddon' Friday, Jan. 20

All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, 'Predicting Snowmageddon,' with USU statistician Brennan Bean Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center.

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Computer Science
Aggie researcher is developing a predictive model for space weather events to protect defense, space exploration and communications activities.
USU Computer Scientist Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

USU Computer Scientist Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Aggie researcher is developing a predictive model for space weather events to protect defense, space exploration and communications activities.

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Geosciences
In USU's Geology Building, Geosciences Assistant Professor Srisharan Shreedharan points out a small seismograph bolted to the floor. He was monitoring real-time data from the instrument, when Cache Valley’s magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Jan. 3.
Whole-Lotta-Shakin': Cache Valley Residents, Aggies Experience Repeated Small Quakes

Whole-Lotta-Shakin': Cache Valley Residents, Aggies Experience Repeated Small Quakes

In USU's Geology Building, Geosciences Assistant Professor Srisharan Shreedharan points out a small seismograph bolted to the floor. He was monitoring real-time data from the instrument, when Cache Valley’s magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck Jan. 3.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry
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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The Fall Student Research Symposium is USU’s non-competitive celebration of undergraduate research and creative work. Each December, students from every discipline share poster or oral presentations to the broader public.
USU Undergrads Celebrate, Showcase Work at Fall Student Research Symposium

USU Undergrads Celebrate, Showcase Work at Fall Student Research Symposium

The Fall Student Research Symposium is USU’s non-competitive celebration of undergraduate research and creative work. Each December, students from every discipline share poster or oral presentations to the broader public.

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Biology
Doctoral teaching assistant Megan Raddatz, standing, assists undergrad Kaleb Keller at a recording rig from the BIOL 5625 neurophysiology lab class. Students in the new course held a poster session Dec. 7.
Into the Brain: Student Poster Session Highlights New USU Neurophysiology Lab Course

Into the Brain: Student Poster Session Highlights New USU Neurophysiology Lab Course

Doctoral teaching assistant Megan Raddatz, standing, assists undergrad Kaleb Keller at a recording rig from the BIOL 5625 neurophysiology lab class. Students in the new course held a poster session Dec. 7.

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Biochemistry
Environmental chemist Kimberly Hageman is recognized during the Office of the Provost's fall lecture series.
USU Inaugural Professor Pursues 'Off-Road' Approach on Professional Journey

USU Inaugural Professor Pursues 'Off-Road' Approach on Professional Journey

Environmental chemist Kimberly Hageman is recognized during the Office of the Provost's fall lecture series.

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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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Geosciences
Tammy Rittenour and colleagues publish findings about the world's largest sand island in 'Nature Geoscience.'
USU Geoscientist says Sea-Level Changes Formed Australia's K'gari Sand Island, Great Barrier Reef

USU Geoscientist says Sea-Level Changes Formed Australia's K'gari Sand Island, Great Barrier Reef

Tammy Rittenour and colleagues publish findings about the world's largest sand island in 'Nature Geoscience.'

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John Flores, principal lecturer in USU's Public Health program, readies equipment in the program’s Life Sciences Building teaching laboratory. Flores received top recognition from the Utah Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
USU Principal Lecturer Honored by Statewide Safety, Industrial Hygiene Associations

USU Principal Lecturer Honored by Statewide Safety, Industrial Hygiene Associations

John Flores, principal lecturer in USU's Public Health program, readies equipment in the program’s Life Sciences Building teaching laboratory. Flores received top recognition from the Utah Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

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Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to learn answers to these questions and more at the Utah State University Department of Physics’ 15th annual November Demo Show on Friday, Nov. 18.
All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 18

All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 18

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to learn answers to these questions and more at the Utah State University Department of Physics’ 15th annual November Demo Show on Friday, Nov. 18.

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LOGAN — Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts is proud to announce a special anniversary performance of Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Daines Concert Hall.
Fry Street Quartet Celebrates 10th Anniversary Performance of 'Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project'

Fry Street Quartet Celebrates 10th Anniversary Performance of 'Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project'

LOGAN — Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts is proud to announce a special anniversary performance of Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Daines Concert Hall.

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Entomologist Ricardo Ramirez is recognized during the Office of the Provost's fall lecture series.
First-Generation College Graduate Honored as USU Inaugural Professor

First-Generation College Graduate Honored as USU Inaugural Professor

Entomologist Ricardo Ramirez is recognized during the Office of the Provost's fall lecture series.

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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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Evolution can repeat itself, says Utah State University alum Samridhi Chaturvedi PhD’19, resulting in parallel adaptations in independent lineages occupying similar environments.
USU Ecologists Ask 'Why Does Evolution Sometimes Repeat Itself?'

USU Ecologists Ask 'Why Does Evolution Sometimes Repeat Itself?'

Evolution can repeat itself, says Utah State University alum Samridhi Chaturvedi PhD’19, resulting in parallel adaptations in independent lineages occupying similar environments.

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Professional contacts made at the 2022 Small Satellite Conference, held annually on Utah State University’s Logan campus, paved the way for four Aggie undergraduate researchers to visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of the world’s leading centers
USU's GAS Student Space Research Team Visits NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

USU's GAS Student Space Research Team Visits NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Professional contacts made at the 2022 Small Satellite Conference, held annually on Utah State University’s Logan campus, paved the way for four Aggie undergraduate researchers to visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of the world’s leading centers ...

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Utah State University physicist Rob Davies will explain this concept at USU’s Science Unwrapped on Friday, Nov. 4, and discuss how it relates to varied challenges in our lives — ranging from viruses to economic growth to humanity’s impact on the planet.
USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'What Does Growth Mean?' Friday, Nov. 4

USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'What Does Growth Mean?' Friday, Nov. 4

Utah State University physicist Rob Davies will explain this concept at USU’s Science Unwrapped on Friday, Nov. 4, and discuss how it relates to varied challenges in our lives — ranging from viruses to economic growth to humanity’s impact on the planet.

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USU evolutionary ecologist Joseph Wilson and colleagues "think like predators" to study mimicry among North American bumble bees. They report findings in the open-access journal "Scientific Reports."
What You See: USU Ecologist Uses Human Perception to Define Bumble Bee Mimicry

What You See: USU Ecologist Uses Human Perception to Define Bumble Bee Mimicry

USU evolutionary ecologist Joseph Wilson and colleagues "think like predators" to study mimicry among North American bumble bees. They report findings in the open-access journal "Scientific Reports."

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Utah State University physics professor Vincent Wickwar, an early pioneer in the field of aeronomy — the study of the upper atmosphere — died unexpectantly at his Logan, Utah home Sept. 27. He was 79.
USU Mourns Passing of 'Green Beam' Researcher Vincent Wickwar

USU Mourns Passing of 'Green Beam' Researcher Vincent Wickwar

Utah State University physics professor Vincent Wickwar, an early pioneer in the field of aeronomy — the study of the upper atmosphere — died unexpectantly at his Logan, Utah home Sept. 27. He was 79.

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At USU Uintah Basin, students have the opportunity to work in the laboratory of a faculty member for an eight-week, paid summer internship.
Summer Research: USU Uintah Basin Students Have Hands-On Training to Be Scientists

Summer Research: USU Uintah Basin Students Have Hands-On Training to Be Scientists

At USU Uintah Basin, students have the opportunity to work in the laboratory of a faculty member for an eight-week, paid summer internship.

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The Utah State University Honors Program presents the 47th Annual Honors Last Lecture featuring David Brown, the 2022 Honors Outstanding Professor. Brown will deliver a lecture titled “Our Sixth Sense: Math” from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Russell/
USU Professor to Explore Math as 'Our Sixth Sense' in USU Honors 2022 Last Lecture

USU Professor to Explore Math as 'Our Sixth Sense' in USU Honors 2022 Last Lecture

The Utah State University Honors Program presents the 47th Annual Honors Last Lecture featuring David Brown, the 2022 Honors Outstanding Professor. Brown will deliver a lecture titled “Our Sixth Sense: Math” from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Russell/...

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All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, 'Chemical Commuters,' with USU environmental chemist Kimberly Hageman Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center. Learning activities and refreshments follow the talk.
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Chemical Commuters' Friday, Oct. 21

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Chemical Commuters' Friday, Oct. 21

All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, 'Chemical Commuters,' with USU environmental chemist Kimberly Hageman Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center. Learning activities and refreshments follow the talk.

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Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve was the site of experiments conducted by USU ecologist Noelle Beckman and colleagues, who reported findings in the Oct. 8, 2022 issue of the journal "Ecology."
Out of the Loop: USU Ecologist Says Short-Term Plant-Soil Feedback Experiments May Fall Short

Out of the Loop: USU Ecologist Says Short-Term Plant-Soil Feedback Experiments May Fall Short

Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve was the site of experiments conducted by USU ecologist Noelle Beckman and colleagues, who reported findings in the Oct. 8, 2022 issue of the journal "Ecology."

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All USU researchers involved in molecular life sciences study are invited to share ideas at the 2022 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 21-22.
Register for USU's 12th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 21-22

Register for USU's 12th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 21-22

All USU researchers involved in molecular life sciences study are invited to share ideas at the 2022 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Oct. 21-22.

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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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Utah State University alum Bradley Hintze (BS ’09, Biochemistry) says encouragement from his adviser, his professors and his undergraduate research mentor enabled him to push past self-doubt and keep trying.
Mentorship Matters: USU College of Science Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Mentorship Matters: USU College of Science Honors Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Utah State University alum Bradley Hintze (BS ’09, Biochemistry) says encouragement from his adviser, his professors and his undergraduate research mentor enabled him to push past self-doubt and keep trying.

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The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory. Admission is free and masks are welcome. (Photo: Steve Sellers, CC BY-SA 2.0)
USU Observatory Welcomes the Public on Friday, Sept. 16

USU Observatory Welcomes the Public on Friday, Sept. 16

The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory. Admission is free and masks are welcome. (Photo: Steve Sellers, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of USU's College of Science, welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its free events. A new series kicks off Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.
USU's Science Unwrapped Opens 'Ch-Ch-Changes' Series Friday, Sept. 23

USU's Science Unwrapped Opens 'Ch-Ch-Changes' Series Friday, Sept. 23

Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of USU's College of Science, welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its free events. A new series kicks off Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.

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Zach Gompert, associate professor in USU's Department of Biology and Ecology Center, is lead author of a paper investigating genetic effects in interacting species in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Variation Matters: Genetic Effects in Interacting Species Jointly Determine Ecological Outcomes

Variation Matters: Genetic Effects in Interacting Species Jointly Determine Ecological Outcomes

Zach Gompert, associate professor in USU's Department of Biology and Ecology Center, is lead author of a paper investigating genetic effects in interacting species in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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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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Steve Petruzza, assistant professor in USU's Department of Computer Science, is among recipients of a $600,000 NSF collaborative research grant to address data input and output challenges with exascale computing.
Fighting for Performance: USU Computer Scientist Tackles Exascale Challenges

Fighting for Performance: USU Computer Scientist Tackles Exascale Challenges

Steve Petruzza, assistant professor in USU's Department of Computer Science, is among recipients of a $600,000 NSF collaborative research grant to address data input and output challenges with exascale computing.

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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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A beloved teacher and mentor at Utah State from 1992-2006, Kolesar was a valued contributor to the development of USU’s Department of Computer Science.
USU Community Mourns the Passing of Mary Veronica Kolesar

USU Community Mourns the Passing of Mary Veronica Kolesar

A beloved teacher and mentor at Utah State from 1992-2006, Kolesar was a valued contributor to the development of USU’s Department of Computer Science.

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USU students gather in the Aggie Math Learning Center. Advisors, faculty and staff are invited to Aug. 17 and Aug. 25 open houses to learn about student resources and services offered by the center.
USU Advisors, Faculty Invited to Aggie Math Learning Center Open Houses

USU Advisors, Faculty Invited to Aggie Math Learning Center Open Houses

USU students gather in the Aggie Math Learning Center. Advisors, faculty and staff are invited to Aug. 17 and Aug. 25 open houses to learn about student resources and services offered by the center.

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An image of Stephan's Quintet from the James Webb Space Telescope, released July 12, 2022, reveals new details about galactic mergers and interactions. Such images will shed light on dark holes, says USU physicist Maria Rodriguez.
James Webb Space Telescope Sheds Light on Black Holes, Says USU Physicist

James Webb Space Telescope Sheds Light on Black Holes, Says USU Physicist

An image of Stephan's Quintet from the James Webb Space Telescope, released July 12, 2022, reveals new details about galactic mergers and interactions. Such images will shed light on dark holes, says USU physicist Maria Rodriguez.

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Michelle Baker, professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, has been selected to serve as dean of Utah State University’s College of Science.
Michelle Baker Named USU Science Dean

Michelle Baker Named USU Science Dean

Michelle Baker, professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, has been selected to serve as dean of Utah State University’s College of Science.

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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 physiological ecologist Susannah French is studying the effects of human-induced changes on varied lizards, including iguanas of the world’s tropics and, closer to home, the American Southwest’s side-blotched lizard.
Under Pressure: USU Ecologist Studies Animal Interactions in Changing Environments

Under Pressure: USU Ecologist Studies Animal Interactions in Changing Environments

Utah State University physiological ecologist Susannah French is studying the effects of human-induced changes on varied lizards, including iguanas of the world’s tropics and, closer to home, the American Southwest’s side-blotched lizard.

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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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To celebrate Pride Month in June, Utah State Today is highlighting university employees and students who are conducting research, academic pursuits and other projects related to or that benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.
Celebrating Pride: Recruiting 'Guardians' for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

Celebrating Pride: Recruiting 'Guardians' for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

To celebrate Pride Month in June, Utah State Today is highlighting university employees and students who are conducting research, academic pursuits and other projects related to or that benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.

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A nearly five-ton micro-computed tomographic scanner is lowered through the mechanical access shaft on the south side of USU's Eccles Science Learning Center May 23. The instrument will enhance research opportunities throughout the university.
A Closer Look: USU Installs New Scanner for Non-Invasive Analysis of Biological, Other Specimens

A Closer Look: USU Installs New Scanner for Non-Invasive Analysis of Biological, Other Specimens

A nearly five-ton micro-computed tomographic scanner is lowered through the mechanical access shaft on the south side of USU's Eccles Science Learning Center May 23. The instrument will enhance research opportunities throughout the university.

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After a two-year pandemic hiatus, USU Physics Day at Lagoon returned on May 13, 2022, for a day of thrills, chills and STEM learning fun.
Back With A Bang: USU Physics Day at Lagoon Welcomes Aspiring Scientists, Engineers

Back With A Bang: USU Physics Day at Lagoon Welcomes Aspiring Scientists, Engineers

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, USU Physics Day at Lagoon returned on May 13, 2022, for a day of thrills, chills and STEM learning fun.

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Transmitting data to Earth until its final hours, Utah State University’s student-built satellite appears to have re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated May 24 after surviving a phenomenal 117 days in space.
Expectations Exceeded: USU GASPACS Cube Satellite Completes 117-Day Space Journey

Expectations Exceeded: USU GASPACS Cube Satellite Completes 117-Day Space Journey

Transmitting data to Earth until its final hours, Utah State University’s student-built satellite appears to have re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated May 24 after surviving a phenomenal 117 days in space.

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SU Physics Day at Lagoon, among the West's longest-running STEM outreach programs, returns to an in-person event Friday, May 13. More than 10,000 Intermountain teens are expected to descend on Utah’s über-playground for a day of learning and fun.
USU Physics Day at Lagoon is Back to In-Person Event, Friday, May 13

USU Physics Day at Lagoon is Back to In-Person Event, Friday, May 13

SU Physics Day at Lagoon, among the West's longest-running STEM outreach programs, returns to an in-person event Friday, May 13. More than 10,000 Intermountain teens are expected to descend on Utah’s über-playground for a day of learning and fun.

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After a two-year delay, former USU Science Dean Maura Hagan steps to the National Academy of Sciences podium to sign the academy's prestigious registry of membership during a 2022 ceremony held April 26, in Washington, D.C.
After Pandemic Delay, Former USU Science Dean Signs National Academy of Sciences Registry

After Pandemic Delay, Former USU Science Dean Signs National Academy of Sciences Registry

After a two-year delay, former USU Science Dean Maura Hagan steps to the National Academy of Sciences podium to sign the academy's prestigious registry of membership during a 2022 ceremony held April 26, in Washington, D.C.

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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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As a student at Utah State University’s on-campus Edith Bowen Laboratory School, Vicki Allan remembers waiting in the faculty office of her father, Rex LeRoy Hurst, as he finished his duties of the day. Allan would follow in his footsteps as a computer sc
Vicki Allan Receives USU's 2022 Faculty University Service Award

Vicki Allan Receives USU's 2022 Faculty University Service Award

As a student at Utah State University’s on-campus Edith Bowen Laboratory School, Vicki Allan remembers waiting in the faculty office of her father, Rex LeRoy Hurst, as he finished his duties of the day. Allan would follow in his footsteps as a computer sc...

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USU computer scientist Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi is the recipient of a three-year, $527,129 NSF grant to support her development of combined physics and machine learning-based models to predict solar energetic particle events.
Catching Rays: USU Computer Scientist Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Catching Rays: USU Computer Scientist Receives National Science Foundation Grant

USU computer scientist Soukaina Filali Boubrahimi is the recipient of a three-year, $527,129 NSF grant to support her development of combined physics and machine learning-based models to predict solar energetic particle events.

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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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You have four minutes and four slides to share your big research idea. Is this brainstorm you’re banking your degree on incomplete? Still a bit fuzzy? No worries. You’re among your Aggie family, ready to cheer you on.
Rapid Fire Research: Fledgling Investigators Share Discoveries, Challenges, Humor

Rapid Fire Research: Fledgling Investigators Share Discoveries, Challenges, Humor

You have four minutes and four slides to share your big research idea. Is this brainstorm you’re banking your degree on incomplete? Still a bit fuzzy? No worries. You’re among your Aggie family, ready to cheer you on.

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All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, "Electric Avenues," with USU electrical engineer Regan Zane on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center. The free event includes learning activities and refreshments.
USU's Science Unwrapped Cruises 'Electric Avenues' Friday, April 1

USU's Science Unwrapped Cruises 'Electric Avenues' Friday, April 1

All ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation, "Electric Avenues," with USU electrical engineer Regan Zane on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center. The free event includes learning activities and refreshments.

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Biology's Andy Anderson and his volunteer team of students and alumni offer unique learning, outreach, and recruiting opportunities.
USU Cadaver Lab Tours: The Dead Teach the Living, But the Living Help, Too

USU Cadaver Lab Tours: The Dead Teach the Living, But the Living Help, Too

Biology's Andy Anderson and his volunteer team of students and alumni offer unique learning, outreach, and recruiting opportunities.

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USU geoscientist Katie Potter points to basalt samples collected during a NSF-funded JOIDES Resolution research ship expedition in the south Atlantic Ocean. She speaks at Science Unwrapped Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at USU. All are welcome.
USU's Science Unwrapped 'Cleans Up With Geology' Friday, March 18

USU's Science Unwrapped 'Cleans Up With Geology' Friday, March 18

USU geoscientist Katie Potter points to basalt samples collected during a NSF-funded JOIDES Resolution research ship expedition in the south Atlantic Ocean. She speaks at Science Unwrapped Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at USU. All are welcome.

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Undergrad biochemist Arianna Towne presents at Rapid Fire Research 2021. Back by popular demand, the campus-wide Rapid Research 2022 event is set for Monday, March 28. All are welcome.
USU's Rapid Fire Research: Four Minutes, Four Slides to Present Your Big Idea

USU's Rapid Fire Research: Four Minutes, Four Slides to Present Your Big Idea

Undergrad biochemist Arianna Towne presents at Rapid Fire Research 2021. Back by popular demand, the campus-wide Rapid Research 2022 event is set for Monday, March 28. All are welcome.

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Guests to USU Rock and Fossil Day 2022 Saturday, Feb. 26, will enjoy hands-on learning activities, tours of the USU Geology Museum, and a "fossil dig." All ages are welcome and admission is free. Masks are encouraged.
Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock -n- Fossil Day,' Saturday, Feb. 26

Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock -n- Fossil Day,' Saturday, Feb. 26

Guests to USU Rock and Fossil Day 2022 Saturday, Feb. 26, will enjoy hands-on learning activities, tours of the USU Geology Museum, and a "fossil dig." All ages are welcome and admission is free. Masks are encouraged.

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USU neurobiologist Sara Freeman holds a coyote brain. She presents 'The Science of Social Bonds: From Animals to Autism' at Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. on the USU campus and online. All are welcome.
Matters of the Heart or Brain? USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Social Bonds Friday, Feb. 25

Matters of the Heart or Brain? USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Social Bonds Friday, Feb. 25

USU neurobiologist Sara Freeman holds a coyote brain. She presents 'The Science of Social Bonds: From Animals to Autism' at Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. on the USU campus and online. All are welcome.

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Nature equips plants with a variety of tools to disperse their seeds. They can simply drop them or release them to the wind or a nearby stream. Plants with fleshy fruits have the advantage of enticing hungry animals to partake of their delicious bounty, c
Moveable Feast: USU Ecologists Explore Changing Chemistry of Plant-Animal Seed Dispersal

Moveable Feast: USU Ecologists Explore Changing Chemistry of Plant-Animal Seed Dispersal

Nature equips plants with a variety of tools to disperse their seeds. They can simply drop them or release them to the wind or a nearby stream. Plants with fleshy fruits have the advantage of enticing hungry animals to partake of their delicious bounty, c...

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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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Whether a coding expert or a beginner, all Utah college students and high school seniors are invited to HackUSU 2022, Utah State University's annual 24-hour, intercollegiate hackathon. The free gathering is set for March 18-19 on the USU campus.
Utah College Students, High School Seniors Invited to 'HackUSU' March 18-19

Utah College Students, High School Seniors Invited to 'HackUSU' March 18-19

Whether a coding expert or a beginner, all Utah college students and high school seniors are invited to HackUSU 2022, Utah State University's annual 24-hour, intercollegiate hackathon. The free gathering is set for March 18-19 on the USU campus.

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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 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has announced its Alumni Achievement Award recipients for 2021.
USU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Announces Alumni Achievement Award

USU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Announces Alumni Achievement Award

Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has announced its Alumni Achievement Award recipients for 2021.

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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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USU chemist Alexander Boldyrev, R. Gaurth Hansen Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, a top honor of the nation's scientists.
USU Chemist Alexander Boldyrev Named AAAS Fellow

USU Chemist Alexander Boldyrev Named AAAS Fellow

USU chemist Alexander Boldyrev, R. Gaurth Hansen Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, a top honor of the nation's scientists.

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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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From left, USU geoscientists Carol Dehler and Paul Jamison guide visiting students from Utah's Lewiston Elementary in rock identification at the department's Centennial Rock Garden.
Full STEAM Ahead: USU Museums Host Interdisciplinary Outreach for Fourth Graders

Full STEAM Ahead: USU Museums Host Interdisciplinary Outreach for Fourth Graders

From left, USU geoscientists Carol Dehler and Paul Jamison guide visiting students from Utah's Lewiston Elementary in rock identification at the department's Centennial Rock Garden.

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In USU's 2021 episode of 'The College Tour,’ student Jack Danos examines the GAS team’s GASPACS cube satellite. The CubeSat launches Dec. 21, to the ISS and is scheduled to deploy into space the first week of Jan. 2022.
Ready to Launch: USU Get Away Special Team's CubeSat Heads to ISS Dec. 21

Ready to Launch: USU Get Away Special Team's CubeSat Heads to ISS Dec. 21

In USU's 2021 episode of 'The College Tour,’ student Jack Danos examines the GAS team’s GASPACS cube satellite. The CubeSat launches Dec. 21, to the ISS and is scheduled to deploy into space the first week of Jan. 2022.

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USU neurobiologist Sara Freeman holds a coyote brain. One of 35 recipients of a prestigious 2021 Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Powe Research Grant, Freeman is studying the biological basis of pair bonding in mammals.
USU Neurobiologist Receives Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Powe Research Grant

USU Neurobiologist Receives Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Powe Research Grant

USU neurobiologist Sara Freeman holds a coyote brain. One of 35 recipients of a prestigious 2021 Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Powe Research Grant, Freeman is studying the biological basis of pair bonding in mammals.

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USU's Student Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, known as SAMPE, is hosting an on-campus, public watch party for the Dec. 22 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, starting at 4:30 a.m. in ESLC 130.
Aggies to Celebrate Dec. 22 James Webb Space Telescope Launch with Public Watch Party

Aggies to Celebrate Dec. 22 James Webb Space Telescope Launch with Public Watch Party

USU's Student Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, known as SAMPE, is hosting an on-campus, public watch party for the Dec. 22 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, starting at 4:30 a.m. in ESLC 130.

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Dennis Newell, graduate director in the Department of Geosciences, is coordinating the department's efforts as a new AGU Bridge Program partner. The nationwide initiative encourages underrepresented students to pursue graduate studies in geosciences.
USU Geosciences Department Named American Geophysical Union Bridge Program Partner

USU Geosciences Department Named American Geophysical Union Bridge Program Partner

Dennis Newell, graduate director in the Department of Geosciences, is coordinating the department's efforts as a new AGU Bridge Program partner. The nationwide initiative encourages underrepresented students to pursue graduate studies in geosciences.

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Women in rural areas of Bangladesh face unique challenges with mobile technology, says USU computer scientist Mahdi Al-Ameen. He and colleagues received a research grant to explore this phenomenon.
USU Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Digital Privacy of Rural Bangladeshi Women

USU Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Digital Privacy of Rural Bangladeshi Women

Women in rural areas of Bangladesh face unique challenges with mobile technology, says USU computer scientist Mahdi Al-Ameen. He and colleagues received a research grant to explore this phenomenon.

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The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Dec. 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and masks are encouraged.
USU Observatory to Welcome Public Friday, Dec. 3

USU Observatory to Welcome Public Friday, Dec. 3

The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Dec. 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and masks are encouraged.

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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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Professor Curtis Dyreson of USU's Department of Computer Science was among faculty members honored this fall during the university’s 2021 Inaugural Professor Lecture Series.
USU Inaugural Professor Recounts Launch of a Bot, Declares 'Databases are Fun'

USU Inaugural Professor Recounts Launch of a Bot, Declares 'Databases are Fun'

Professor Curtis Dyreson of USU's Department of Computer Science was among faculty members honored this fall during the university’s 2021 Inaugural Professor Lecture Series.

Physics
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Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to USU Physics' 14th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free.
All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 19

All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 19

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to USU Physics' 14th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free.

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Geoscientist Don Penman, left, and grad student Chels Howard examine microscopic shells of foraminifera, ancient single-cell plankton from deep-sea sediments. Data from Penman's 'Nature’ paper were measured from this type of microfossils
In Hot Water: USU Geoscientist Explores Ocean Dynamics Driving Climate Change

In Hot Water: USU Geoscientist Explores Ocean Dynamics Driving Climate Change

Geoscientist Don Penman, left, and grad student Chels Howard examine microscopic shells of foraminifera, ancient single-cell plankton from deep-sea sediments. Data from Penman's 'Nature’ paper were measured from this type of microfossils

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USU chemist Alexander Boldyrev, R. Gaurth Hansen Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is honored with a festschrift, a commemorative journal issue honoring his life's work, in 'The Journal of Physical Chemistry.’
USU Chemist Alexander Boldyrev Recognized with Prestigious 'Festschrift' Tribute

USU Chemist Alexander Boldyrev Recognized with Prestigious 'Festschrift' Tribute

USU chemist Alexander Boldyrev, R. Gaurth Hansen Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is honored with a festschrift, a commemorative journal issue honoring his life's work, in 'The Journal of Physical Chemistry.’

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The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Nov. 5, from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and masks are encouraged. James Coburn.
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 5

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 5

The public is invited to view the night sky through the telescope at the USU Observatory Friday, Nov. 5, from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and masks are encouraged. James Coburn.

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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito gets blood from a human host. USU ecologist Norah Saarman describes tracking these disease-carrying mosquitos with satellites and genetics at Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct 29. All are welcome. James Gathany, CDC.
What's the Buzz? USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Mosquitoes Friday, Oct. 29

What's the Buzz? USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Mosquitoes Friday, Oct. 29

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito gets blood from a human host. USU ecologist Norah Saarman describes tracking these disease-carrying mosquitos with satellites and genetics at Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct 29. All are welcome. James Gathany, CDC.

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Journalist Andy Larsen’s Twitter bio reads, “Utah Jazz & NBA beat writer for The Salt Lake Tribune. Then the pandemic happened, and now I’m also a data columnist for the Trib.”
Salt Lake Tribune Data Columnist Andy Larsen Speaks Thursday, Oct. 21 at USU

Salt Lake Tribune Data Columnist Andy Larsen Speaks Thursday, Oct. 21 at USU

Journalist Andy Larsen’s Twitter bio reads, “Utah Jazz & NBA beat writer for The Salt Lake Tribune. Then the pandemic happened, and now I’m also a data columnist for the Trib.”

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Utah State University computer scientist Nicholas ‘Nick’ Flann has long been inspired by the simple elegance of Victorian mechanical technology. He recalls childhood visits to steam engine demonstrations with his railway enthusiast father in his native En
Catching Drops of Golden Sun: USU Computer Scientist Awarded Solar Tracker Patent

Catching Drops of Golden Sun: USU Computer Scientist Awarded Solar Tracker Patent

Utah State University computer scientist Nicholas ‘Nick’ Flann has long been inspired by the simple elegance of Victorian mechanical technology. He recalls childhood visits to steam engine demonstrations with his railway enthusiast father in his native En...

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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 geologist Susanne Jänecke documents a small strike-slip fault in southern California's Fish Creek Basin. She and her colleagues’ findings, published in 'Geology,’ shed light on when the Colorado River first arrived at the Sea of Cortez. Jim Evans.
River Arrival: USU Geologist Explores When the Colorado Met the Sea of Cortez

River Arrival: USU Geologist Explores When the Colorado Met the Sea of Cortez

USU geologist Susanne Jänecke documents a small strike-slip fault in southern California's Fish Creek Basin. She and her colleagues’ findings, published in 'Geology,’ shed light on when the Colorado River first arrived at the Sea of Cortez. Jim Evans.

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USU Geosciences alum Evan Millsap, BS'18, died in a rock-climbing accident on July 3, 2019. The International Astronomy Union recently announced an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been named in his honor.
To the Stars We Return: Asteroid Named in Memory of Aggie Evan Millsap

To the Stars We Return: Asteroid Named in Memory of Aggie Evan Millsap

USU Geosciences alum Evan Millsap, BS'18, died in a rock-climbing accident on July 3, 2019. The International Astronomy Union recently announced an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been named in his honor.

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USU physics alum Milo Maughan, BS'11, MEd’13, a teacher at Draper, Utah’s Corner Canyon High School, is a 2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador. M. Muffoletto.
Eye to the Sky: USU Physics Alum Named 2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador

Eye to the Sky: USU Physics Alum Named 2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador

USU physics alum Milo Maughan, BS'11, MEd’13, a teacher at Draper, Utah’s Corner Canyon High School, is a 2021 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador. M. Muffoletto.

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Uintah Basin Graduate Student Tyler Elgiar installing the inlet on the dual-channel oxidized mercury measurement system.
Bingham Research Team Develops Most Accurate Mercury Analyzer

Bingham Research Team Develops Most Accurate Mercury Analyzer

Uintah Basin Graduate Student Tyler Elgiar installing the inlet on the dual-channel oxidized mercury measurement system.

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To celebrate Pride Month in June, Utah State Today is highlighting university employees and students who are conducting research, academic pursuits and other projects related to or that benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.
Celebrating Pride: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Engineering

Celebrating Pride: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Engineering

To celebrate Pride Month in June, Utah State Today is highlighting university employees and students who are conducting research, academic pursuits and other projects related to or that benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Video by Taylor Emerson, Digital Journalist, University Marketing and Communications.
Mess Up: Mistakes are Essential to Learning says USU Physics Professor

Mess Up: Mistakes are Essential to Learning says USU Physics Professor

Video by Taylor Emerson, Digital Journalist, University Marketing and Communications.

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Michelle Baker, who has served as Interim Dean of USU's College of Science since Jan. 1, 2021, will extend her service for an additional year, Provost Frank Galey announced May 5.
Michelle Baker's Service as Interim Science Dean Continues Until 2022

Michelle Baker's Service as Interim Science Dean Continues Until 2022

Michelle Baker, who has served as Interim Dean of USU's College of Science since Jan. 1, 2021, will extend her service for an additional year, Provost Frank Galey announced May 5.

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Due to continuing pandemic conditions, USU Physics Day at Lagoon will not hold an in-person event in 2021. Online STEM activities will be available on the program's website. M. Muffoletto.
USU Physics Day at Lagoon Goes Virtual for 2021, Eyes 2022 Return to In-Person Event

USU Physics Day at Lagoon Goes Virtual for 2021, Eyes 2022 Return to In-Person Event

Due to continuing pandemic conditions, USU Physics Day at Lagoon will not hold an in-person event in 2021. Online STEM activities will be available on the program's website. M. Muffoletto.

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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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Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett conferred 7,255 degrees upon more than 6,800 students in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 5, 2021. Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, USU revised its 134th commencement ceremony by hosting a
Scientists Julie Robinson Karen Morse Laud Class of 2021

Scientists Julie Robinson Karen Morse Laud Class of 2021

Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett conferred 7,255 degrees upon more than 6,800 students in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 5, 2021. Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, USU revised its 134th commencement ceremony by hosting a ...

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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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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University chemist Yi Rao, is developing laser techniques to advance photoelectrical chemical reduction of carbon dioxide for energy production.
USU Chemist Awarded NSF CAREER Grant to Pursue Next-Generation Energy Challenges

USU Chemist Awarded NSF CAREER Grant to Pursue Next-Generation Energy Challenges

Utah State University chemist Yi Rao, is developing laser techniques to advance photoelectrical chemical reduction of carbon dioxide for energy production.

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“Marine Bacteria Provide New Opportunities in Drug Discovery” is the title of Utah State University’s 2020-2021 Richard Olsen Lecture Series talk, featuring marine research chemist William Fenical of the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Instit
Marine Bacteria in Drug Discovery Topic for USU's Olsen Lecture Jan. 27

Marine Bacteria in Drug Discovery Topic for USU's Olsen Lecture Jan. 27

“Marine Bacteria Provide New Opportunities in Drug Discovery” is the title of Utah State University’s 2020-2021 Richard Olsen Lecture Series talk, featuring marine research chemist William Fenical of the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Instit...

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Discovery of the smallpox vaccine by Edward Jenner in 1798, considered one of the greatest medical advancements in modern history, was met with celebration as well as worry – much as emerging COVID-19 vaccines are received today.
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Vaccine Fears' Friday, Jan. 22

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Vaccine Fears' Friday, Jan. 22

Discovery of the smallpox vaccine by Edward Jenner in 1798, considered one of the greatest medical advancements in modern history, was met with celebration as well as worry – much as emerging COVID-19 vaccines are received today.

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Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory announced that it has successfully completed the Key Decision Point (KDP) C for NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE).
Space Dynamics Lab Achieves Critical Milestone for NASA Space Weather Mission

Space Dynamics Lab Achieves Critical Milestone for NASA Space Weather Mission

Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory announced that it has successfully completed the Key Decision Point (KDP) C for NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE).

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While recently compounding a dose of Remdesivir, the antiviral medication used to treat COVID-19, pharmacist MaLaura Creager’s thoughts wandered back to her general chemistry
USU Biology Alumna Finds the Right Chemistry Amid Pandemic Challenges

USU Biology Alumna Finds the Right Chemistry Amid Pandemic Challenges

While recently compounding a dose of Remdesivir, the antiviral medication used to treat COVID-19, pharmacist MaLaura Creager’s thoughts wandered back to her general chemistry

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After a hiatus, Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry announces the resumption of its Alumni Achievement Award program, with a new development.
USU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Announces Alumni Achievement Awards

USU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Announces Alumni Achievement Awards

After a hiatus, Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry announces the resumption of its Alumni Achievement Award program, with a new development.

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Day by day, news of emerging COVID-19 vaccines is popping up like spring dandelions. This week, with a shot broadcast ‘round the world, British nonagenarian Margaret Keenan stepped up for the first jab, followed shortly by 81-year-old William Shakespeare
COVID-19 Vaccine Coming, But Will People Take It? Asks USU Alum

COVID-19 Vaccine Coming, But Will People Take It? Asks USU Alum

Day by day, news of emerging COVID-19 vaccines is popping up like spring dandelions. This week, with a shot broadcast ‘round the world, British nonagenarian Margaret Keenan stepped up for the first jab, followed shortly by 81-year-old William Shakespeare ...

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The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Sept. 7. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 8:30-10:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.
'Night of Planets' as USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 7

'Night of Planets' as USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Sept. 7

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Sept. 7. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 8:30-10:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

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Utah State University professor Alexander Boldyrev has been selected as the USU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s first R. Gaurth Hansen Professor.
Alexander Boldyrev Named USU's Inaugural R. Gaurth Hansen Professor

Alexander Boldyrev Named USU's Inaugural R. Gaurth Hansen Professor

Utah State University professor Alexander Boldyrev has been selected as the USU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s first R. Gaurth Hansen Professor.

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Centuries ago, as humans began to domesticate animals and till the earth, their communities increased in population density – of both people and animals. Close proximity brought benefits, but also brought new dangers...
Uneasy Neighbors: Science Unwrapped Explores Viral Spread from Animals to Humans

Uneasy Neighbors: Science Unwrapped Explores Viral Spread from Animals to Humans

Centuries ago, as humans began to domesticate animals and till the earth, their communities increased in population density – of both people and animals. Close proximity brought benefits, but also brought new dangers...

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Remembering her parents and grandparents, Utah State University alumna and donor Mary Ann McDonald Ebbeler (BS’66, Medical Technology) recounts several stories of hardship and grit. Ebbeler’s grandmother, who lived in Willard, Utah, during the early 20th
Pay It Forward: USU College of Science Hosts Virtual Fall Convocation

Pay It Forward: USU College of Science Hosts Virtual Fall Convocation

Remembering her parents and grandparents, Utah State University alumna and donor Mary Ann McDonald Ebbeler (BS’66, Medical Technology) recounts several stories of hardship and grit. Ebbeler’s grandmother, who lived in Willard, Utah, during the early 20th ...

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Plastic has become ubiquitous in modern life and its accumulation as waste in the environment is sounding warning bells for the health of humans and wildlife. In a recent study, Utah State University scientist Janice Brahney cited alarming amounts of micr
Leaf-Cutter Bees as Plastic Recyclers? Not a Good Idea, says USU Scientist

Leaf-Cutter Bees as Plastic Recyclers? Not a Good Idea, says USU Scientist

Plastic has become ubiquitous in modern life and its accumulation as waste in the environment is sounding warning bells for the health of humans and wildlife. In a recent study, Utah State University scientist Janice Brahney cited alarming amounts of micr...

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Utah State University has joined a cohort of 19 universities in a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices...
USU Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

USU Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

Utah State University has joined a cohort of 19 universities in a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices...

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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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Keeping hands clean is among deterrents to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens. Washing with soap and water helps to quash spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, as soap breaks down each virion’s (virus particle’s) surrounding lipid bilayer.
Clean Hands: USU Chemists Make Hand Sanitizer in Effort to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Clean Hands: USU Chemists Make Hand Sanitizer in Effort to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Keeping hands clean is among deterrents to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens. Washing with soap and water helps to quash spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, as soap breaks down each virion’s (virus particle’s) surrounding lipid bilayer.

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Associate Dean Sean Johnson welcomes students to the October newsletter and discusses the new free COVID-19 testing center at USU.
October 2020 Graduate Student Newsletter | Science

October 2020 Graduate Student Newsletter

Associate Dean Sean Johnson welcomes students to the October newsletter and discusses the new free COVID-19 testing center at USU.

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Science Unwrapped
Friday, Oct. 23, Science Unwrapped welcomes featured speaker Charmaine Sample, chief security research scientist of Idaho National Laboratory's Cybercore Division. Her talk is broadcast at 7 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome.
Smart Cookies: USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Cybersecurity Friday, Oct. 23

Smart Cookies: USU's Science Unwrapped Explores Cybersecurity Friday, Oct. 23

Friday, Oct. 23, Science Unwrapped welcomes featured speaker Charmaine Sample, chief security research scientist of Idaho National Laboratory's Cybercore Division. Her talk is broadcast at 7 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome.

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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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Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North America from Utah to Missouri and Texas.
Jaws of Death: USU Eastern Paleontologist Names Giant, Prehistoric Marine Lizard

Jaws of Death: USU Eastern Paleontologist Names Giant, Prehistoric Marine Lizard

Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North America from Utah to Missouri and Texas.

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Science Unwrapped returns Friday, Sept. 25, with 'Meme Menace,' featuring speaker Nick Flann, associate professor in USU’s Department of Computer Science. The talk is broadcast at 7 p.m. via AggieCast. All are welcome.
Brave New World: USU's Science Unwrapped Goes Virtual Friday, Sept. 25

Brave New World: USU's Science Unwrapped Goes Virtual Friday, Sept. 25

Science Unwrapped returns Friday, Sept. 25, with 'Meme Menace,' featuring speaker Nick Flann, associate professor in USU’s Department of Computer Science. The talk is broadcast at 7 p.m. via AggieCast. All are welcome.

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While planning the 10th annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, Lance Seefeldt, head of Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, envisioned gathering...
We're Resilient: Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Marks 10th Year with Online Event

We're Resilient: Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Marks 10th Year with Online Event

While planning the 10th annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, Lance Seefeldt, head of Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, envisioned gathering...

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As a freshman joining Utah State University’s Track and Field Team in fall 2017, Alex Lyons wasn’t keen on having an upperclassman mentor...
USU Science Council's Mentorship Program Gains Momentum During Pandemic

USU Science Council's Mentorship Program Gains Momentum During Pandemic

As a freshman joining Utah State University’s Track and Field Team in fall 2017, Alex Lyons wasn’t keen on having an upperclassman mentor...

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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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Bees and flowers seem inseparable harbingers of spring, but what happens when pollinators emerge later than their sources of nectar and pollen?
Out of Sync: USU Ecologists Report Climate Change Affecting Bee, Plant Life Cycles

Out of Sync: USU Ecologists Report Climate Change Affecting Bee, Plant Life Cycles

Bees and flowers seem inseparable harbingers of spring, but what happens when pollinators emerge later than their sources of nectar and pollen?

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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 State University computer scientist Xiaojun Qi is the new head of the Department of Computer Science. College of Science
Xiaojun Qi Named Head of USU's Department of Computer Science

Xiaojun Qi Named Head of USU's Department of Computer Science

Utah State University computer scientist Xiaojun Qi is the new head of the Department of Computer Science. College of Science

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Michelle Baker, associate dean in Utah State University’s College of Science and professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, will serve as the college’s interim dean, beginning January 1, 2021. Baker’s appointment, announced by USU
Michelle Baker to Serve as USU Interim Science Dean During 2021 Search

Michelle Baker to Serve as USU Interim Science Dean During 2021 Search

Michelle Baker, associate dean in Utah State University’s College of Science and professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, will serve as the college’s interim dean, beginning January 1, 2021. Baker’s appointment, announced by USU ...

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USU Uintah Basin faculty members Benjamin Burger, associate professor of geology, and Lea Ann Jolley, instructor of biology, discover a pig-like animal that lived 47 million years ago.
Fossil Finding: USU Faculty Uncover New Genus and Species

Fossil Finding: USU Faculty Uncover New Genus and Species

USU Uintah Basin faculty members Benjamin Burger, associate professor of geology, and Lea Ann Jolley, instructor of biology, discover a pig-like animal that lived 47 million years ago.

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Sedimentary rock layers at the bottom of Grand Canyon have long entombed a geologic record of a period of evolutionary frenzy some 540 million years ago known as the “Cambrian Explosion.” During this biologic shift, which marks...
USU Geologist Gets to the Bottom of the Cambrian Explosion, Trilobite Evolution in Grand Canyon

USU Geologist Gets to the Bottom of the Cambrian Explosion, Trilobite Evolution in Grand Canyon

Sedimentary rock layers at the bottom of Grand Canyon have long entombed a geologic record of a period of evolutionary frenzy some 540 million years ago known as the “Cambrian Explosion.” During this biologic shift, which marks...

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Traits that form an organism’s appearance, including color, are determined by many different genes and the creature’s environment. “Humans and domestic animals, for example...
Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

Traits that form an organism’s appearance, including color, are determined by many different genes and the creature’s environment. “Humans and domestic animals, for example...

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Registration is open for Utah State University’s 2020 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, which will be held online Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19. Celebrating its 10th year, the annual gathering is open to all USU...
Registration Open for USU's 10th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Virtual Retreat

Registration Open for USU's 10th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Virtual Retreat

Registration is open for Utah State University’s 2020 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, which will be held online Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19. Celebrating its 10th year, the annual gathering is open to all USU...

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Scientists have long debated the idea that global climate changes have forced river erosion rates to increase over the past five million years. New field data gleaned from a multi-institution, collaborative study of North America’s rugged...
USU Geoscientist Aids Study of Climatic Change Impacts on River Erosion

USU Geoscientist Aids Study of Climatic Change Impacts on River Erosion

Scientists have long debated the idea that global climate changes have forced river erosion rates to increase over the past five million years. New field data gleaned from a multi-institution, collaborative study of North America’s rugged...

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Driving across the arid American Southwest, one views miles upon miles of scrubby creosote bushes. Well-adapted to the hot, thirsty landscape, the evergreen shrub
True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

Driving across the arid American Southwest, one views miles upon miles of scrubby creosote bushes. Well-adapted to the hot, thirsty landscape, the evergreen shrub

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Increasing demand for electrification in rural areas poses challenges, but also creates opportunities for development of decentralized electrification systems. Compared with conventional electrical grids based on large
USU Chemists Advance Solar Energy Storage and Sea Water Desalination Technology

USU Chemists Advance Solar Energy Storage and Sea Water Desalination Technology

Increasing demand for electrification in rural areas poses challenges, but also creates opportunities for development of decentralized electrification systems. Compared with conventional electrical grids based on large

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If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve seen it: Flashy advertisements, fake news or enticing headlines that distract and lure you down Internet paths you wish you hadn’t pursued...
Taking the Bait: USU Computer Scientist Awarded NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant

Taking the Bait: USU Computer Scientist Awarded NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant

If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve seen it: Flashy advertisements, fake news or enticing headlines that distract and lure you down Internet paths you wish you hadn’t pursued...

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Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from São Paulo’s Butantan Institute report the first known evidence of oral venom glands in amphibians. Their research, supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific an
Fang-tastic: USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

Fang-tastic: USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from São Paulo’s Butantan Institute report the first known evidence of oral venom glands in amphibians. Their research, supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific an...

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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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Utah State University Science Dean Maura E. Hagan announces she is retiring from her post and from the university effective December 31, 2020. USU Executive Vice President and Provost Frank Galey announced Hagan’s decision publicly
USU Science Dean Maura Hagan Announces Retirement

USU Science Dean Maura Hagan Announces Retirement

Utah State University Science Dean Maura E. Hagan announces she is retiring from her post and from the university effective December 31, 2020. USU Executive Vice President and Provost Frank Galey announced Hagan’s decision publicly

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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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Utah State University epidemiologist Scott Bernhardt is among Utah Medical Reserve Corps volunteers helping the Bear River Health Department gain control of a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases...
USU Epidemiologist Helping Bear River Health with COVID-19 Case Investigations

USU Epidemiologist Helping Bear River Health with COVID-19 Case Investigations

Utah State University epidemiologist Scott Bernhardt is among Utah Medical Reserve Corps volunteers helping the Bear River Health Department gain control of a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases...

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Utah State University public health faculty member Carl Farley is one of the first five industrial hygienists in the nation to complete requirements to become an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Registered Auditor.
USU Industrial Hygienist Among Nation's First OHSMS Registered Auditors

USU Industrial Hygienist Among Nation's First OHSMS Registered Auditors

Utah State University public health faculty member Carl Farley is one of the first five industrial hygienists in the nation to complete requirements to become an Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Registered Auditor.

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Utah State University’s College of Science announces the R. Gaurth Hansen Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Established as an endowment by the Hansen Family, the professorship honors the memory of the renowned
USU Announces R. Gaurth Hansen Professorship in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

USU Announces R. Gaurth Hansen Professorship in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Utah State University’s College of Science announces the R. Gaurth Hansen Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Established as an endowment by the Hansen Family, the professorship honors the memory of the renowned

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University and Student Officials Offer Condolences, Resources for Our College Community
College of Science Shares Messages of Support

College of Science Shares Messages of Support

University and Student Officials Offer Condolences, Resources for Our College Community

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Dear USU College of Science Students, Faculty, and Staff, The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again exposed the ongoing (and escalating) police brutality, general violence, and lack of accountability for these
College of Science Graduate Student Council Shares Message of Solidarity

College of Science Graduate Student Council Shares Message of Solidarity

Dear USU College of Science Students, Faculty, and Staff, The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again exposed the ongoing (and escalating) police brutality, general violence, and lack of accountability for these...

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What do you do when a global pandemic prevents you from bringing students to campus to participate in research experiences?
All Invited to USU's Native American Summer Mentorship Program Virtual Poster Session June 8

All Invited to USU's Native American Summer Mentorship Program Virtual Poster Session June 8

What do you do when a global pandemic prevents you from bringing students to campus to participate in research experiences?

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College of Science students, faculty, and staff achieved new heights in the 2019-2020 academic year, with successful NSF grants and awards, presentations to legislators, international research, outreach initiatives, NSF Graduate Fellow awards, and more.
The 2019-2020 Academic Year in Review | Science

The 2019-2020 Academic Year in Review

College of Science students, faculty, and staff achieved new heights in the 2019-2020 academic year, with successful NSF grants and awards, presentations to legislators, international research, outreach initiatives, NSF Graduate Fellow awards, and more.

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Naturalist John Muir’s famous quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go …” could be the call of the Western tanager as the brightly plumed songbird makes its annual spring trek from the tropics of Mexico and Central America to the mountain forests o
Mountains are Calling: Migrating Birds Bring Color to USU's Logan Campus

Mountains are Calling: Migrating Birds Bring Color to USU's Logan Campus

Naturalist John Muir’s famous quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go …” could be the call of the Western tanager as the brightly plumed songbird makes its annual spring trek from the tropics of Mexico and Central America to the mountain forests o...

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The Navajo Nation, which straddles the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, spans more than 27,000 square miles and is home to more than 170,000 people.
Aggies Lead Relief Supply Drive Efforts for Navajo Nation

Aggies Lead Relief Supply Drive Efforts for Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation, which straddles the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, spans more than 27,000 square miles and is home to more than 170,000 people.

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Utah State University Noelle Cockett has named Lisa Berreau as vice president for research. Berreau has been serving as interim vice president for research since July 2019.
Lisa Berreau Named Vice President for Research

Lisa Berreau Named Vice President for Research

Utah State University Noelle Cockett has named Lisa Berreau as vice president for research. Berreau has been serving as interim vice president for research since July 2019.

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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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USU Tooele entomologist Joe Wilson discusses Asian Giant Hornets on USU Office of Research's "Instead" podcast.
Don't Touch My Hive! Honey Bees and Killer Hornets

Don't Touch My Hive! Honey Bees and Killer Hornets

USU Tooele entomologist Joe Wilson discusses Asian Giant Hornets on USU Office of Research's "Instead" podcast.

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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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USU, INL and Lagoon officials announce decision to forgo this year's long-running STEM event, which draws nearly 10,000 teens each year for day-long amusement park STEM fun.
Organizers of Annual USU Physics Day at Lagoon Cancel 2020 Event

Organizers of Annual USU Physics Day at Lagoon Cancel 2020 Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USU, INL and Lagoon officials announce decision to forgo this year's long-running STEM event, which draws nearly 10,000 teens each year for day-long amusement park STEM fun.

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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.
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.

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Each semester, Utah State University’s Department of Biology hosts a public poster session, during which undergraduates showcase their research projects, internships and field course experiences...
USU Undergrad Biologists Showcase Research during Virtual Gathering April 15-17

USU Undergrad Biologists Showcase Research during Virtual Gathering April 15-17

Each semester, Utah State University’s Department of Biology hosts a public poster session, during which undergraduates showcase their research projects, internships and field course experiences...

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Utah State University Student Sustainability Office and Sustainability Council are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and honoring the campus community’s sustainability award winners
Physicist Rob Davies Receives USU's 2020 Sustainability Innovation Award

Physicist Rob Davies Receives USU's 2020 Sustainability Innovation Award

Utah State University Student Sustainability Office and Sustainability Council are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and honoring the campus community’s sustainability award winners

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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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Utah State University scientist Joseph Wilson is on a mission. The conservation biologist wants to encourage efforts to protect bees, but realizes a lot of people know little about them.
Bees are the Best: USU Biologist Publishes New Children's Book

Bees are the Best: USU Biologist Publishes New Children's Book

Utah State University scientist Joseph Wilson is on a mission. The conservation biologist wants to encourage efforts to protect bees, but realizes a lot of people know little about them.

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Science Unwrapped’s March 20 on-campus gathering, featuring USU dairy microbiologist Jeff Broadbent, is canceled. But Broadbent’s presentation, ‘Cheese: Teaming Art + Science to Immortalize Milk.’ will be posted online at a later date.
USU's Science Unwrapped Postpones March Presentation

USU's Science Unwrapped Postpones March Presentation

Science Unwrapped’s March 20 on-campus gathering, featuring USU dairy microbiologist Jeff Broadbent, is canceled. But Broadbent’s presentation, ‘Cheese: Teaming Art + Science to Immortalize Milk.’ will be posted online at a later date.

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Julie A. Robinson, chief scientist of the International Space Station Division at NASA, and Utah State University alum, will serve as USU’s commencement speaker for its 133rd graduation ceremony as the university celebrates the accomplishments of Aggie wo
Science Alumna Julie Robinson to Speak at USU Commencement

Science Alumna Julie Robinson to Speak at USU Commencement

Julie A. Robinson, chief scientist of the International Space Station Division at NASA, and Utah State University alum, will serve as USU’s commencement speaker for its 133rd graduation ceremony as the university celebrates the accomplishments of Aggie wo...

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Utah State University ecologist Noelle Beckman and colleagues Philippe Marchand of the University of Quebec, Liza Comita of Yale University, Joseph Wright of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama...
Not Falling Far from Tree: USU Ecologist Studies Seed-to-Seedling Transitions

Not Falling Far from Tree: USU Ecologist Studies Seed-to-Seedling Transitions

Utah State University ecologist Noelle Beckman and colleagues Philippe Marchand of the University of Quebec, Liza Comita of Yale University, Joseph Wright of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama...

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Utah State University’s air quality expert Seth Lyman was awarded the Clean Air Person of the Year by the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) for his continued work into developing solutions to fight Utah’s air pollution problems in the Uintah Basin...
USU Scientist Named UCAIR Person of the Year for His Work to Combat Air Pollution in Uintah Basin

USU Scientist Named UCAIR Person of the Year for His Work to Combat Air Pollution in Uintah Basin

Utah State University’s air quality expert Seth Lyman was awarded the Clean Air Person of the Year by the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) for his continued work into developing solutions to fight Utah’s air pollution problems in the Uintah Basin...

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In the animal kingdom, survival essentially boils down to eat or be eaten. How organisms accomplish the former and avoid the latter reveals a clever array of defense mechanisms. Maybe you can outrun your prey. Perhaps you sport an undetectable disguise.
Line of Defense: USU Herpetologist Reports Evolutionary Shift in Snakes

Line of Defense: USU Herpetologist Reports Evolutionary Shift in Snakes

In the animal kingdom, survival essentially boils down to eat or be eaten. How organisms accomplish the former and avoid the latter reveals a clever array of defense mechanisms. Maybe you can outrun your prey. Perhaps you sport an undetectable disguise.

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Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geosciences invites inquiring minds of all ages to its 2020 USU Rock and Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission...
Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock and Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 22

Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock and Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 22

Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geosciences invites inquiring minds of all ages to its 2020 USU Rock and Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission...

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All the Reasons that 'Bee' is the Science Unwrapped theme Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Featured speaker is USDA-ARS entomologist Theresa Pitts-Singer. Admission is free; all ages welcome.
All the Reasons that 'Bee' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 21

All the Reasons that 'Bee' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 21

All the Reasons that 'Bee' is the Science Unwrapped theme Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Featured speaker is USDA-ARS entomologist Theresa Pitts-Singer. Admission is free; all ages welcome.

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Imagine fleeing untenable conditions in your homeland. While you may feel relief, you’re immediately confronted with uncertainty and frustration, as you learn to navigate a new country, a new language and a new culture...
USU Researchers Seek Community-Led Approach to Improve Refugee Health Care

USU Researchers Seek Community-Led Approach to Improve Refugee Health Care

Imagine fleeing untenable conditions in your homeland. While you may feel relief, you’re immediately confronted with uncertainty and frustration, as you learn to navigate a new country, a new language and a new culture...

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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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Registration is open for USU App Camp 2020, a series of summer day camp sessions held on the Utah State University campus, aimed at fostering interest and skills in computer science among middle school-aged youths...
Registration Open for June 2020 USU App Camps

Registration Open for June 2020 USU App Camps

Registration is open for USU App Camp 2020, a series of summer day camp sessions held on the Utah State University campus, aimed at fostering interest and skills in computer science among middle school-aged youths...

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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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In 1960, as the Cold War heated up, the U.S. Army launched “Project Iceworm,” a top secret effort to build a network of mobile nuclear launch sites under the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Buried Secrets: USU Geoscientist Aids Efforts to Study Climate Data from Cold War Base

Buried Secrets: USU Geoscientist Aids Efforts to Study Climate Data from Cold War Base

In 1960, as the Cold War heated up, the U.S. Army launched “Project Iceworm,” a top secret effort to build a network of mobile nuclear launch sites under the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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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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The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Dec. 6. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Dec. 6

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Dec. 6

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Dec. 6. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.

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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."
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."

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What makes an airplane fly? What keeps a heavy battleship afloat? Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to learn answers to these questions and more at the Utah State University Department of Physics’ 12th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 22.
All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 22

All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 22

What makes an airplane fly? What keeps a heavy battleship afloat? Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to learn answers to these questions and more at the Utah State University Department of Physics’ 12th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 22.

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Eat. Sleep (not). Code. Repeat. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn to code or tinker with hardware or maybe you’re a card-carrying-techie-programming-whiz. Whatever your skill level, all Utah college students are invited to participate.
All Aggies Invited to Participate in USU 'Hackathon' Nov. 15-16

All Aggies Invited to Participate in USU 'Hackathon' Nov. 15-16

Eat. Sleep (not). Code. Repeat. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn to code or tinker with hardware or maybe you’re a card-carrying-techie-programming-whiz. Whatever your skill level, all Utah college students are invited to participate.

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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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“Daily Bread,” “Breaking Bread,” “Bread and Butter,” “Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread.” Bread has been a staple, and a symbol, of sustenance, community and survival since antiquity.
Bake to the Future' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 8

Bake to the Future' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 8

“Daily Bread,” “Breaking Bread,” “Bread and Butter,” “Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread.” Bread has been a staple, and a symbol, of sustenance, community and survival since antiquity.

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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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Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) is hosting Utah’s Proving Ground: Aesthetics, Environment and Politics of Dugway Proving Ground, an artist talk and panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:15-6:30 p.m...
USU Hosts Cross-Disciplinary Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

USU Hosts Cross-Disciplinary Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) is hosting Utah’s Proving Ground: Aesthetics, Environment and Politics of Dugway Proving Ground, an artist talk and panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:15-6:30 p.m...

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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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College of Science
Science Unwrapped
USU nutrition scientist Carrie Durward is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.
Breakin' it Down' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11

Breakin' it Down' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11

USU nutrition scientist Carrie Durward is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.

Chemistry
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Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Science
“Ferroelectric Polarons, Belgian Waffles and Principles for ‘Perfect’ Semiconductors” is the title of Utah State University’s 2019-2020 Richard Olsen Lecture Series talk, featuring Columbia University chemist Xiaoyang Zhu. All are invited to the lecture W
Polarons, Belgian Waffles, Semiconductors Topic for Oct. 16 Talk

Polarons, Belgian Waffles, Semiconductors Topic for Oct. 16 Talk

“Ferroelectric Polarons, Belgian Waffles and Principles for ‘Perfect’ Semiconductors” is the title of Utah State University’s 2019-2020 Richard Olsen Lecture Series talk, featuring Columbia University chemist Xiaoyang Zhu. All are invited to the lecture W...

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College of Science
Biology
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research
Chemistry
“When you talk only with researchers in your field, it can become a bit of an echo chamber,” says Utah State University neuroscientist Max McDermott. The first-time presenter at USU’s interdisciplinary Hansen Life Sciences Retreat says questions he receiv
USU Researchers Share Perspectives at 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

USU Researchers Share Perspectives at 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

“When you talk only with researchers in your field, it can become a bit of an echo chamber,” says Utah State University neuroscientist Max McDermott. The first-time presenter at USU’s interdisciplinary Hansen Life Sciences Retreat says questions he receiv...

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Physics
College of Science
The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 4. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 8-10 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free. “We invite the Cache Valley comm
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 4

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 4

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 4. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 8-10 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free. “We invite the Cache Valley comm...

Research
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College of Science
Biology
Cutting-edge Utah State University research is featured Saturday morning, Sept. 28, in “Spider Thread,” the premiere episode of Season 6 of the CBS TV program “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.” The broadcast airs at 8:30 a.m. Mountain on Salt Lake City
USU Spider Silk on CBS 'Innovation Nation' TV Show Saturday, Sept. 28

USU Spider Silk on CBS 'Innovation Nation' TV Show Saturday, Sept. 28

Cutting-edge Utah State University research is featured Saturday morning, Sept. 28, in “Spider Thread,” the premiere episode of Season 6 of the CBS TV program “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.” The broadcast airs at 8:30 a.m. Mountain on Salt Lake City...

Research
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Undergraduate Research
College of Science
Biology
Physics
As part of a research project, Utah State University physics major Matthew Hogan sits in a lab and watches plants grow. And it’s a far-from-boring exercise, he says. “It’s a new learning experience every day,” says the Undergraduate Researcher.
Leafy Social Network? USU Undergrad Researcher Explores How Plants 'Think'

Leafy Social Network? USU Undergrad Researcher Explores How Plants 'Think'

As part of a research project, Utah State University physics major Matthew Hogan sits in a lab and watches plants grow. And it’s a far-from-boring exercise, he says. “It’s a new learning experience every day,” says the Undergraduate Researcher.

News
College of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry
Science Unwrapped
Can earthlings live on Mars? They can if they develop self-sufficiency, say Utah State University scientists Bruce Bugbee and Lance Seefeldt. The two researchers are part of the NASA-funded Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Food on Mars' Friday, Sept. 20

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores 'Food on Mars' Friday, Sept. 20

Can earthlings live on Mars? They can if they develop self-sufficiency, say Utah State University scientists Bruce Bugbee and Lance Seefeldt. The two researchers are part of the NASA-funded Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering

Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Research
News
Undergraduate Research
College of Science
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,...

News
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research
Chemistry
College of Science
From fridge to microwave to table, preparing a daily meal may not seem like much of a challenge. But back up and dissect that process – molecule by molecule – from air to soil to table, and you’ll uncover one of the most vexing puzzles known to humankind.
Gates Foundation Taps USU Expertise to Tackle Global Food Supply Challenges

Gates Foundation Taps USU Expertise to Tackle Global Food Supply Challenges

From fridge to microwave to table, preparing a daily meal may not seem like much of a challenge. But back up and dissect that process – molecule by molecule – from air to soil to table, and you’ll uncover one of the most vexing puzzles known to humankind....

College of Science
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Physics
Since its earliest days, women at Utah State University have had a huge impact on the cultural, scientific, economic, and social fabric of the institution since its earliest days. The Year of the Woman shares these critical voices simply because their sto
Women of USU: Then and Now, Ruth Lemon Novak and Maura Hagan

Women of USU: Then and Now, Ruth Lemon Novak and Maura Hagan

Since its earliest days, women at Utah State University have had a huge impact on the cultural, scientific, economic, and social fabric of the institution since its earliest days. The Year of the Woman shares these critical voices simply because their sto...

Research
News
Physics
College of Science
As a pianist, Utah State University undergraduate researcher Christian Lange knows that listening to a music is best, when it’s in a quiet setting. A silent atmosphere, where the listener can experience every lyrical nuance, every pause.
The New Black: USU Physics Undergraduate Pursuing Nanoscale Research

The New Black: USU Physics Undergraduate Pursuing Nanoscale Research

As a pianist, Utah State University undergraduate researcher Christian Lange knows that listening to a music is best, when it’s in a quiet setting. A silent atmosphere, where the listener can experience every lyrical nuance, every pause.

News
College of Science
Physics
Utah State University welcomes renowned scientist Vanda Grubišic of the Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research to campus Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, for the public presentation, “NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Op
NCAR Scientist Vanda Grubišic Speaks Friday, Sept. 27 at Utah State

NCAR Scientist Vanda Grubišic Speaks Friday, Sept. 27 at Utah State

Utah State University welcomes renowned scientist Vanda Grubišic of the Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research to campus Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, for the public presentation, “NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Op...

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Chemistry
College of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Registration for Utah State University’s 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, is open until Sept. 3.
Registration Open for USU's 9th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

Registration Open for USU's 9th Annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

Registration for Utah State University’s 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, is open until Sept. 3.

College of Science
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Biology
When Undergraduate Research Fellow Audrey Lidgard entered Utah State University, she envisioned a career as a large animal veterinarian. After a few semesters at USU, the Salt Lake City native turned her attention to research and much smaller animals: liz
Leapin' Lizards: USU Undergrad Biologist Discovers Passion for Research

Leapin' Lizards: USU Undergrad Biologist Discovers Passion for Research

When Undergraduate Research Fellow Audrey Lidgard entered Utah State University, she envisioned a career as a large animal veterinarian. After a few semesters at USU, the Salt Lake City native turned her attention to research and much smaller animals: liz...

College of Science
Earth Science
Geosciences
News
In 2011, Utah State University geoscientist Tammy Rittenour, supported by a newly awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grant, embarked on a study of southern Utah’s sometimes dramatic arroyo cycles. “An arroyo is an entrenched river, like a canyon..
USU 'CAREER' Grant Recipient Receives New NSF Funding, New Challenges

USU 'CAREER' Grant Recipient Receives New NSF Funding, New Challenges

In 2011, Utah State University geoscientist Tammy Rittenour, supported by a newly awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grant, embarked on a study of southern Utah’s sometimes dramatic arroyo cycles. “An arroyo is an entrenched river, like a canyon.....

College of Science
News
Earth Science
Geosciences
Utah State University undergraduate Madison Taylor is learning that most day-to-day research efforts don’t yield heart-stopping breakthroughs. Sometimes, the geology major hits a wall as impenetrable as the rocks she studies...
Peak Performance: USU Geosciences Undergrad Explores Research Frontiers

Peak Performance: USU Geosciences Undergrad Explores Research Frontiers

Utah State University undergraduate Madison Taylor is learning that most day-to-day research efforts don’t yield heart-stopping breakthroughs. Sometimes, the geology major hits a wall as impenetrable as the rocks she studies...

Biology
News
College of Science
The periaqueductal gray is a partially uncharted region of the brain. Discoveries in the 1970s revealed it plays a role in pain inhibition and opioid functions, yet the full purpose of the “PAG,” as the gray area located in the midbrain is informally know
Taking Pains: USU Researchers Study Opioid Modulation in the Brain

Taking Pains: USU Researchers Study Opioid Modulation in the Brain

The periaqueductal gray is a partially uncharted region of the brain. Discoveries in the 1970s revealed it plays a role in pain inhibition and opioid functions, yet the full purpose of the “PAG,” as the gray area located in the midbrain is informally know...

Chemistry
Biochemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry
News
College of Science
Utah State University professor Lisa Berreau, who serves as interim vice president for research, has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Berreau is one of 70 scientists selected from an international pool of nominees for the 2019 class
USU Chemist Lisa Berreau Named American Chemical Society Fellow

USU Chemist Lisa Berreau Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Utah State University professor Lisa Berreau, who serves as interim vice president for research, has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Berreau is one of 70 scientists selected from an international pool of nominees for the 2019 class...

Ecology
College of Science
Research
Biology
News
Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant. Waring receives a two-year, $295,967 award to fund her project.
USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant. Waring receives a two-year, $295,967 award to fund her project.

Research
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College of Science
Biology
Spider silk is an engineer’s dream material. Lightweight, strong, elastic and biocompatible, it’s an ideal building block for a myriad of applications, including medical implants, body armor and vehicle components. But trying to farm spiders...
USU Researchers Use CRISPR to Advance Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacture

USU Researchers Use CRISPR to Advance Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacture

Spider silk is an engineer’s dream material. Lightweight, strong, elastic and biocompatible, it’s an ideal building block for a myriad of applications, including medical implants, body armor and vehicle components. But trying to farm spiders...

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Biology
College of Science
Greg Podgorski, associate professor in Utah State University’s Department of Biology, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and services for the university’s College of Science. He succeeds Richard Mueller, who recently retired from the
Greg Podgorski Named USU College of Science Associate Dean

Greg Podgorski Named USU College of Science Associate Dean

Greg Podgorski, associate professor in Utah State University’s Department of Biology, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and services for the university’s College of Science. He succeeds Richard Mueller, who recently retired from the...

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College of Science
Computer Science
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you envision a computer programmer? A nerdy keyboard geek, probably white and male, holed up behind a computer screen in a dark basement? Citing findings from studies published last year, Utah State Univers
App for That: Teens Learn to Code at USU Summer Camp

App for That: Teens Learn to Code at USU Summer Camp

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you envision a computer programmer? A nerdy keyboard geek, probably white and male, holed up behind a computer screen in a dark basement? Citing findings from studies published last year, Utah State Univers...

College of Science
Biology
News
American biologist E.O. Wilson supports the biophilia hypothesis – “BET” for short – suggesting humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.
Citizen Scientists: Join USU Ecologists in NSF-funded Biodiversity Study

Citizen Scientists: Join USU Ecologists in NSF-funded Biodiversity Study

American biologist E.O. Wilson supports the biophilia hypothesis – “BET” for short – suggesting humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.

Biology
News
College of Science
Utah is experiencing an explosion in population and a changing economy. These conditions are transforming the way the state uses water, particularly in the case of urbanization.
Water is Focal Point at USU's Research Landscapes Talk in Salt Lake City

Water is Focal Point at USU's Research Landscapes Talk in Salt Lake City

Utah is experiencing an explosion in population and a changing economy. These conditions are transforming the way the state uses water, particularly in the case of urbanization.

College of Science
Computer Science
News
Utah State University’s Department of Computer Science returns to the College of Science July 1. University Executive Vice President and Provost Frank Galey said the department’s move, from the College of Engineering back to Science, follows a period of d
USU Computer Science Department Moves Back to College of Science

USU Computer Science Department Moves Back to College of Science

Utah State University’s Department of Computer Science returns to the College of Science July 1. University Executive Vice President and Provost Frank Galey said the department’s move, from the College of Engineering back to Science, follows a period of d...

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Chemistry
College of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University professor Lance Seefeldt will head the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, announced Science Dean Maura Hagan April 15. Seefeldt assumes his new post July 1. Seefeldt succeeds Professor Alvan Hengge.
Lance Seefeldt to Lead USU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lance Seefeldt to Lead USU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Utah State University professor Lance Seefeldt will head the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, announced Science Dean Maura Hagan April 15. Seefeldt assumes his new post July 1. Seefeldt succeeds Professor Alvan Hengge.

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Intermountain Herbarium
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Biology
All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon. Utah State University’s Intermountain Herbarium hosts the activity, which begin
All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 4 in Green Canyon

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 4 in Green Canyon

All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon. Utah State University’s Intermountain Herbarium hosts the activity, which begin...

News
College of Science
College of Science students, faculty, and staff acheived new heights in the 2018-2019 academic year, with successful NSF grants and awards, presentations to legislators, bids for NASA research missions, outreach initiatives, two Goldwater Scholar awards,
The 2018-2019 Academic Year in Review | Science

The 2018-2019 Academic Year in Review

College of Science students, faculty, and staff acheived new heights in the 2018-2019 academic year, with successful NSF grants and awards, presentations to legislators, bids for NASA research missions, outreach initiatives, two Goldwater Scholar awards, ...

College of Science
News
Photo gallery for College of Science Commencement 2019 from May 1, 2019, including photos of students in the USU Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, and Physics.
USU College of Science Commencement | May 1, 2019 | Science

USU College of Science Commencement

Photo gallery for College of Science Commencement 2019 from May 1, 2019, including photos of students in the USU Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, and Physics.

Physics
College of Science
News
Utah State University Science Dean Maura Hagan is among 100 U.S. scientists and 25 international associates elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s premier academic institutions, which provides science advice to the U.S.
USU Science Dean Maura Hagan Named to National Academy of Sciences

USU Science Dean Maura Hagan Named to National Academy of Sciences

Utah State University Science Dean Maura Hagan is among 100 U.S. scientists and 25 international associates elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s premier academic institutions, which provides science advice to the U.S. ...

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undergrad
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.

Chemistry
News
Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Science
Utah State University’s Office of Research has named Lance Seefeldt as the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, one of Utah State’s most prestigious honors. The award is given annually as a...
Seefeldt and Berke Honored as Research Mentors of the Year

Seefeldt and Berke Honored as Research Mentors of the Year

Utah State University’s Office of Research has named Lance Seefeldt as the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, one of Utah State’s most prestigious honors. The award is given annually as a...

Biology
College of Science
News
It’s a dog-eat-dog world and, in the struggle for existence, organisms interact with each other and their environment in a myriad of ways. Along that journey, they adapt, or perish, as they’re exposed to peril at every turn...
USU Biologist Zach Gompert Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

USU Biologist Zach Gompert Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

It’s a dog-eat-dog world and, in the struggle for existence, organisms interact with each other and their environment in a myriad of ways. Along that journey, they adapt, or perish, as they’re exposed to peril at every turn...

Research
Chemistry
News
College of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University chemist Jeffrey Perala-Dewey is concerned about particulate pollution blowing across Utah’s Wasatch Front, including dust.
USU Chemist Receives Grant to Study Contaminants in Wasatch Snowpack

USU Chemist Receives Grant to Study Contaminants in Wasatch Snowpack

Utah State University chemist Jeffrey Perala-Dewey is concerned about particulate pollution blowing across Utah’s Wasatch Front, including dust.

News
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Biology
College of Science
Biochemist Dr. Tianbiao "Leo" Lui and Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Zachariah Gompert are the College of Science's 2019 NSF CAREER awardees.
2019 College of Science NSF Career Awards

2019 College of Science NSF Career Awards

Biochemist Dr. Tianbiao "Leo" Lui and Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Zachariah Gompert are the College of Science's 2019 NSF CAREER awardees.

Chemistry
NSF
College of Science
News
Research
CAREER Award
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a 2019 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development ‘CAREER’ Award.
Aggie Chemist Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Aggie Chemist Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a 2019 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development ‘CAREER’ Award.

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College of Science
Physics
Aggies are invited to a special presentation this Friday, April 12, at 10:30 am on USU Innovation Campus: ’The Transformative Journey,’ a talk by Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
The Transformative Journey, presented by Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator Science Mission Directorate (SMD) NASA, Friday, April 12

The Transformative Journey, presented by Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator Science Mission Directorate (SMD) NASA, Friday, April 12

Aggies are invited to a special presentation this Friday, April 12, at 10:30 am on USU Innovation Campus: ’The Transformative Journey,’ a talk by Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

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College of Science
Awards
Utah State University’s College of Science hosted an awards ceremony and banquet April 3, 2019, to recognize the college’s top scholars. “Today, we honor our students for their hard work and for their service,” said College of Science Dean Maura Hagan.
USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2019

USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2019

Utah State University’s College of Science hosted an awards ceremony and banquet April 3, 2019, to recognize the college’s top scholars. “Today, we honor our students for their hard work and for their service,” said College of Science Dean Maura Hagan.

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Physics
Science Unwrapped
News
Nearly sixty years ago, renowned physicist Richard Feynman invited scientists to enter the emerging field of atomic-scale physics with the rousing invitation, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.”
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Quantum Scale Friday, April 12

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Quantum Scale Friday, April 12

Nearly sixty years ago, renowned physicist Richard Feynman invited scientists to enter the emerging field of atomic-scale physics with the rousing invitation, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.”

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Biology
Event
College of Science
Utah State University celebrates the completion of the Life Sciences Building on its Logan campus Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. in the new building’s lecture hall, Room 133. All are invited to attend. “Our celebration is the culmination of precision planning
Coming to Life: All Invited to USU Life Sciences Building Celebration

Coming to Life: All Invited to USU Life Sciences Building Celebration

Utah State University celebrates the completion of the Life Sciences Building on its Logan campus Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. in the new building’s lecture hall, Room 133. All are invited to attend. “Our celebration is the culmination of precision planning...

College of Science
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Lecture
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry
Event
Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes renowned chemist Heather C. Allen to campus Wednesday, April 3, as guest speaker for the 2019 Richard Olsen Lecture Series. Allen, professor of chemistry and biochemistry...
Heather C. Allen Speaker for USU's Olsen Chemistry Lecture April 3

Heather C. Allen Speaker for USU's Olsen Chemistry Lecture April 3

Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes renowned chemist Heather C. Allen to campus Wednesday, April 3, as guest speaker for the 2019 Richard Olsen Lecture Series. Allen, professor of chemistry and biochemistry...

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry
Science Unwrapped
News
College of Science
Biochemistry
Born in Sweden in 1814, Anders Ångström was a physicist, solar astronomer and a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy. He was among the first scientists to identify hydrogen in the Sun’s atmosphere and to examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis.
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Ångström Scale Friday, March 22

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Ångström Scale Friday, March 22

Born in Sweden in 1814, Anders Ångström was a physicist, solar astronomer and a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy. He was among the first scientists to identify hydrogen in the Sun’s atmosphere and to examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis.

News
Physics
researcher
College of Science
NASA has selected Utah State University’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission to study space weather from the International Space Station. Planned for launch in August 2022, the AWE experiment...
NASA Selects USU-led Mission to Study Space Weather from Space Station

NASA Selects USU-led Mission to Study Space Weather from Space Station

NASA has selected Utah State University’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission to study space weather from the International Space Station. Planned for launch in August 2022, the AWE experiment...

Chemistry
News
Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Science
Like many Utah State University undergraduates preparing for medical school, Jayme Warner is keeping a close eye on her degree requirements and prerequisites for further study. Knowing classes in organic chemistry and biochemistry are on the horizon, she
National Guard Recognizes USU Chemistry Professor's Teaching Efforts

National Guard Recognizes USU Chemistry Professor's Teaching Efforts

Like many Utah State University undergraduates preparing for medical school, Jayme Warner is keeping a close eye on her degree requirements and prerequisites for further study. Knowing classes in organic chemistry and biochemistry are on the horizon, she ...

College of Science
News
Physics
Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the American Association of Physics Teachers Idaho-Utah Section Physics Demo Show Friday, March 1, 2019, at Utah State University. The free event begins at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center, Emert
Public Invited to Physics Demo Show Friday, March 1, at Utah State

Public Invited to Physics Demo Show Friday, March 1, at Utah State

Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the American Association of Physics Teachers Idaho-Utah Section Physics Demo Show Friday, March 1, 2019, at Utah State University. The free event begins at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center, Emert ...

College of Science
Physics
News
Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says Utah State University physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99). “Some scientists are fabulous communicators,” says Davies.
Created at USU, 'The Crossroads Project' Unlocks People's Thinking

Created at USU, 'The Crossroads Project' Unlocks People's Thinking

Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says Utah State University physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99). “Some scientists are fabulous communicators,” says Davies.

College of Science
Geosciences
Earth Science
News
Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2019 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free. “We welcome the c
Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 23

Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 23

Calling all rockhounds! Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2019 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free. “We welcome the c...

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Science Unwrapped
College of Science
“Nano” is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth.” It denotes a factor of 10-to-the-minus-9 or 0.000000001. In other words, something very small. The unit of measure is useful in many areas of science, electronics and engineering.
Nano' Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 22

Nano' Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 22

“Nano” is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth.” It denotes a factor of 10-to-the-minus-9 or 0.000000001. In other words, something very small. The unit of measure is useful in many areas of science, electronics and engineering.

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Mathematics and Statistics
student spotlight
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Mathematics
Research
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.

Biochemistry
Chemistry
College of Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research
News
100 Year
Emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology is “all over the news,” says Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Matt Armbrust. “Many think of it as a tool for editing DNA and correctly see its potential for curing diseases,” he says. “
USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

Emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology is “all over the news,” says Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Matt Armbrust. “Many think of it as a tool for editing DNA and correctly see its potential for curing diseases,” he says. “...

Science Unwrapped
College of Science
News
Biology
USU biologist Bonnie Waring is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.
'Can Microbes Change History?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25

'Can Microbes Change History?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25

USU biologist Bonnie Waring is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.

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Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in Califo
USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in Califo...

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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...

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College of Science Senator Abigail Longaker-Service stresses the importance of self-care during finals and the holiday season and reflects on 2018.
Reflecting on 2018 and the Importance of Self-Care | Science

Reflecting on 2018 and the Importance of Self-Care

College of Science Senator Abigail Longaker-Service stresses the importance of self-care during finals and the holiday season and reflects on 2018.

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Science Unwrapped
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...
Planetary' Scale Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 30

Planetary' Scale Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 30

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...

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The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Nov. 30. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free...
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 30

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 30

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Nov. 30. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free...

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Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Utah State University Physics Department’s 11th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 16. “A Night with Newton” is the theme for the event...
All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 16

All Invited to USU Physics' November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 16

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Utah State University Physics Department’s 11th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 16. “A Night with Newton” is the theme for the event...

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The state of Utah’s nickname is “The Beehive State,” and the moniker couldn’t be more apt, say Utah State University scientists. One out of every four bee species in the United States is found In Utah.
Grand Staircase-Escalante Has Rich Bee Diversity say USU Scientists

Grand Staircase-Escalante Has Rich Bee Diversity say USU Scientists

The state of Utah’s nickname is “The Beehive State,” and the moniker couldn’t be more apt, say Utah State University scientists. One out of every four bee species in the United States is found In Utah.

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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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The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Nov. 2. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 2

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Nov. 2

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Nov. 2. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

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Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018, in the Huntsman Hall Perry Pavilion on campus.
USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018, in the Huntsman Hall Perry Pavilion on campus.

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Members of USU Chemistry and Biochemistry's Liu Lab report advances in sustainable battery design in the journal 'Joule.’ Their research is supported by a USTAR University Technology Acceleration Grant.
Simple Change, Big Impact: USU Chemists Boost Green Battery Capability

Simple Change, Big Impact: USU Chemists Boost Green Battery Capability

Members of USU Chemistry and Biochemistry's Liu Lab report advances in sustainable battery design in the journal 'Joule.’ Their research is supported by a USTAR University Technology Acceleration Grant.

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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.
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.

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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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Science Unwrapped
USU physicist Tonya Triplett is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.
'Are We Alone in the Cosmos?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26

'Are We Alone in the Cosmos?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26

USU physicist Tonya Triplett is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.

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The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 5. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.
USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, Oct. 5

The Utah State University Observatory opens its doors to the public Friday, Oct. 5. All are invited to view Cache Valley’s night sky from the observatory telescope from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

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Utah State University is one of 12 campuses in the United States and Canada selected by the American Physical Society to concurrently host the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

USU to Host National Conference for Women Undergrads in Science

Utah State University is one of 12 campuses in the United States and Canada selected by the American Physical Society to concurrently host the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.

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Science Unwrapped
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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Biology
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Many bees nest in stems, twigs and crevasses, which makes them adept stowaways, says Utah State University entomologist Skyler Burrows. For this reason, customs officials and other managers monitor...
USU, USDA Entomologists Create Exotic Bee Identification Tool

USU, USDA Entomologists Create Exotic Bee Identification Tool

Many bees nest in stems, twigs and crevasses, which makes them adept stowaways, says Utah State University entomologist Skyler Burrows. For this reason, customs officials and other managers monitor...

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College of Science
Utah State University Geology faculty members Carol Dehler and Tammy Rittenour have been named Fellows of the Geological Society of America...
USU Scientists Named Geological Society of America Fellows

USU Scientists Named Geological Society of America Fellows

Utah State University Geology faculty members Carol Dehler and Tammy Rittenour have been named Fellows of the Geological Society of America...

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College of Science
During USU Connections Week 2018, Science Senator Abigail Longaker Service, welcomes new students to campus with Aggie Ice Cream at the College of Science’s “Discover Science” event on Aug. 23
Launching Your College Career on the Right Foot

Launching Your College Career on the Right Foot

During USU Connections Week 2018, Science Senator Abigail Longaker Service, welcomes new students to campus with Aggie Ice Cream at the College of Science’s “Discover Science” event on Aug. 23

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Science Unwrapped
Mathematics
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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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As wildfires continue to rage across the American West and the resulting smoky haze obscures mountain views outside his office window, Utah State University scientist Will Pearse ponders
USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

As wildfires continue to rage across the American West and the resulting smoky haze obscures mountain views outside his office window, Utah State University scientist Will Pearse ponders

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Biology
That pointy thing sticking out of a bee or wasp? It’s technically known as a “sting,” even though most of us call it a “stinger.”
Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

That pointy thing sticking out of a bee or wasp? It’s technically known as a “sting,” even though most of us call it a “stinger.”

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Chemistry
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About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff.
Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff.

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Many Cache Valley natives and newcomers have heard of Lake Bonneville, but not as many know much about its history and the unique imprint it left on northern Utah.
USU Geologists Explain Cache Valley Geology in New Video

USU Geologists Explain Cache Valley Geology in New Video

Many Cache Valley natives and newcomers have heard of Lake Bonneville, but not as many know much about its history and the unique imprint it left on northern Utah.

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In the lab of Utah State University biochemist Sean Johnson, undergraduate Scott Adair discovered making mistakes, and developing the tenacity to keep trying, is a critical part of research.
Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

In the lab of Utah State University biochemist Sean Johnson, undergraduate Scott Adair discovered making mistakes, and developing the tenacity to keep trying, is a critical part of research.

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Conservation biologists recognize a sobering reality. “We’re losing species left, right and center,” says Utah State University scientist Will Pearse. “We call it the ‘Noah’s Ark Problem,’ and we have to pick species to save.
Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

Conservation biologists recognize a sobering reality. “We’re losing species left, right and center,” says Utah State University scientist Will Pearse. “We call it the ‘Noah’s Ark Problem,’ and we have to pick species to save.

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Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...
USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...

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Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...
Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...

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Biology
Utah State University is among 33 institutions nationwide selected to join the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. USU joins 24 other schools, chosen in 2017 during the initiative’s inaugural year.
USU Awarded $1M Grant to Mentor Native American Scholars

USU Awarded $1M Grant to Mentor Native American Scholars

Utah State University is among 33 institutions nationwide selected to join the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. USU joins 24 other schools, chosen in 2017 during the initiative’s inaugural year.

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Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind.
USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...
USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...

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Biology
What’s your favorite work of art on the USU campus? Is it James Russell’s celebratory Sojourn near Old Main? Or could it be Joseph Kinnebrew’s whimsical SNAFU (better known as “The French Fries”)? Perhaps your sentimental heart has a soft spot for the bel
Coming to Life: The 'Work' of Art at USU

Coming to Life: The 'Work' of Art at USU

What’s your favorite work of art on the USU campus? Is it James Russell’s celebratory Sojourn near Old Main? Or could it be Joseph Kinnebrew’s whimsical SNAFU (better known as “The French Fries”)? Perhaps your sentimental heart has a soft spot for the bel...

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All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon...
All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon...

Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Chemistry
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Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought...
In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought......

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Watching rollercoasters loaded with screaming teens zoom through the loops at Utah’s Lagoon amusement park looks effortless, but designing the rides is “not as easy as it looks,” said Farmington Junior High student Delaney Dunleavy. Her teammates Sara Gre
USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

Watching rollercoasters loaded with screaming teens zoom through the loops at Utah’s Lagoon amusement park looks effortless, but designing the rides is “not as easy as it looks,” said Farmington Junior High student Delaney Dunleavy. Her teammates Sara Gre...

Geosciences
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Utah State University alum Deborah Stringham Morgan (’02, Geology) was named 2018 Teacher of the Year (K-12) by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Selected from a nationwide slate of nominees, Morgan is a science teacher at South Sevier Hig
USU Geology Alum Receives National Teaching Honor

USU Geology Alum Receives National Teaching Honor

Utah State University alum Deborah Stringham Morgan (’02, Geology) was named 2018 Teacher of the Year (K-12) by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Selected from a nationwide slate of nominees, Morgan is a science teacher at South Sevier Hig...

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Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology.
Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor | Science

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor

Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology.

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Mathematics
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Are we drowning in information? Sometimes, it feels like it. But Utah State University statistician Brennan Bean says “big data,” the term given to massive volumes of information, can help us find solutions to many challenges and make more informed decisi
USU Statistics Doctoral Student Tackles 'Big Data,' Attends Global Forum | Science

USU Statistics Doctoral Student Tackles 'Big Data,' Attends Global Forum

Are we drowning in information? Sometimes, it feels like it. But Utah State University statistician Brennan Bean says “big data,” the term given to massive volumes of information, can help us find solutions to many challenges and make more informed decisi...

Biology
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Science Unwrapped
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Can you picture how a strand of DNA winds and unwinds or how a virus punctures a healthy cell? How do scientists envision molecular and cellular processes invisible to the human eye.
USU's Science Unwrapped Makes the Invisible, Visible Friday, April 20

USU's Science Unwrapped Makes the Invisible, Visible Friday, April 20

Can you picture how a strand of DNA winds and unwinds or how a virus punctures a healthy cell? How do scientists envision molecular and cellular processes invisible to the human eye.

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Dinosaurs aren’t monsters, says Utah State University art student Justin Tolman. Rather, they were magnificent creatures worthy of awe and study. Tolman unveils a sculpture of Utahraptor, a dromaeosaurid that inhabited Utah some 125 million years ago, Fri
Aggie Art Student, USU Geology Unveil 'Utahraptor' Friday, April 20

Aggie Art Student, USU Geology Unveil 'Utahraptor' Friday, April 20

Dinosaurs aren’t monsters, says Utah State University art student Justin Tolman. Rather, they were magnificent creatures worthy of awe and study. Tolman unveils a sculpture of Utahraptor, a dromaeosaurid that inhabited Utah some 125 million years ago, Fri...

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Physics
College of Science
The Utah State University community is invited to hear insights about lasers, time, relativity and career pursuits from Nobel Laureate John L. “Jan” Hall and educator Lindy Hall Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Animal Science Building, Room 118.
Nobel Laureate Physicist, Educator Talk 'Lasers, Time, Relativity, Career'

Nobel Laureate Physicist, Educator Talk 'Lasers, Time, Relativity, Career'

The Utah State University community is invited to hear insights about lasers, time, relativity and career pursuits from Nobel Laureate John L. “Jan” Hall and educator Lindy Hall Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Animal Science Building, Room 118....

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While traveling to Europe, Utah State University undergrads Josh Hibbard, Hope Marks and David Maughan quickly learned about black holes: That’s where your luggage goes when your transatlantic flights get cancelled and you’re re-routed on an unexpected pa
In Einstein's Steps: USU Undergrads Study Gravitational Physics in Germany

In Einstein's Steps: USU Undergrads Study Gravitational Physics in Germany

While traveling to Europe, Utah State University undergrads Josh Hibbard, Hope Marks and David Maughan quickly learned about black holes: That’s where your luggage goes when your transatlantic flights get cancelled and you’re re-routed on an unexpected pa...

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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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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lisa Berreau has been named associate vice president for research and associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University. Berreau will transition from her current position.
Lisa Berreau Named Assoc. VP for Research and Assoc. Dean of Grad Studies

Lisa Berreau Named Assoc. VP for Research and Assoc. Dean of Grad Studies

Lisa Berreau has been named associate vice president for research and associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University. Berreau will transition from her current position.

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Biology
Utah State University professor Randy Lewis has achieved international renown for his pioneering efforts in producing synthetic spider silk. But the Aggie biologist, who graduated from the California Institute...
USU Biology Professor Randy Lewis Named to Caltech Athletics Hall of Honor

USU Biology Professor Randy Lewis Named to Caltech Athletics Hall of Honor

Utah State University professor Randy Lewis has achieved international renown for his pioneering efforts in producing synthetic spider silk. But the Aggie biologist, who graduated from the California Institute...

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Travis Dowdle welcomes 2018-19 Science Senator Abigail Longaker. Apply now for Science Council; deadline is Friday, April 6
Science Senator Introduces Incoming Senator, Apply Now for Science Council

Science Senator Introduces Incoming Senator, Apply Now for Science Council

Travis Dowdle welcomes 2018-19 Science Senator Abigail Longaker. Apply now for Science Council; deadline is Friday, April 6

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Utah State University physics professor David Peak is the 2018 recipient of the national Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. Selected from 10 finalists nationwide, Peak has mentored, to date, more than 30 USU undergr
David Peak Receives National Award for Undergrad Research Mentorship | Science

David Peak Receives National Award for Undergrad Research Mentorship

Utah State University physics professor David Peak is the 2018 recipient of the national Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. Selected from 10 finalists nationwide, Peak has mentored, to date, more than 30 USU undergr...

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Biology
College of Science
Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.
USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Disease | Science

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Disease

Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.

Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
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News
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.

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Science Unwrapped
Why do we create art? Do you have to be human to make art? That is, is “art” created by an artificially intelligent machine art? Utah State University physicist David Peak explores these questions at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Frida
Algorithmic, Generative Art at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, March 23

Algorithmic, Generative Art at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, March 23

Why do we create art? Do you have to be human to make art? That is, is “art” created by an artificially intelligent machine art? Utah State University physicist David Peak explores these questions at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Frida

Geosciences
Research
News
College of Science
New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction.
Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying' | Science

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying'

New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction.

College of Science
Physics
News
On this Pi Day 2018, Utah State University physicists and other Aggies, along with people around the world, are mourning the loss of Stephen Hawking. The pioneering British physicist died March 14, at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.
USU Physicist Recalls 2017 Birthday Celebration with Stephen Hawking

USU Physicist Recalls 2017 Birthday Celebration with Stephen Hawking

On this Pi Day 2018, Utah State University physicists and other Aggies, along with people around the world, are mourning the loss of Stephen Hawking. The pioneering British physicist died March 14, at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Biochemistry
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Chemistry
College of Science
Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.
Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.

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In late February, local science students showcased their talents and research at the Uintah Basin Science Fair, held at the Uintah Conference Center and sponsored by Utah
Uintah Basin Science Fair Held at Uintah Conference Center

Uintah Basin Science Fair Held at Uintah Conference Center

In late February, local science students showcased their talents and research at the Uintah Basin Science Fair, held at the Uintah Conference Center and sponsored by Utah

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Biology
Utah State University professor Nancy Huntly has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. One of 28 honorees this year, Huntly will...
USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

Utah State University professor Nancy Huntly has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. One of 28 honorees this year, Huntly will...

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According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures | Science

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures

Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2018 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free.
Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 24

Geology Rocks at USU's 'Rock-n-Fossil Day' Saturday, Feb. 24

Utah State University’s Department of Geology invites inquiring minds of all ages to 2018 USU Rock-n-Fossil Day Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Geology Building on the USU Quad. Admission is free.

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Utah State University ceramicist John Neely explores the evolution of objects at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Friday, Feb. 23. Neely, a professor in USU’s Department of Art + Design, presents “The Evolution of Technology,”
Evolution of Everyday Objects Topic at USU's Science Unwrapped Feb. 23

Evolution of Everyday Objects Topic at USU's Science Unwrapped Feb. 23

Utah State University ceramicist John Neely explores the evolution of objects at USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program Friday, Feb. 23. Neely, a professor in USU’s Department of Art + Design, presents “The Evolution of Technology,”

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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, an invasive species from eastern Asia, is causing headaches for Utah growers and property owners. These insects are polyphagous, meaning they eat many kinds of food and cause extensive crop damage.
Raising a Stink: USU Undergrad Rears Invasive Crop Pests for Research

Raising a Stink: USU Undergrad Rears Invasive Crop Pests for Research

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, an invasive species from eastern Asia, is causing headaches for Utah growers and property owners. These insects are polyphagous, meaning they eat many kinds of food and cause extensive crop damage.

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More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term
USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term ...

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Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson.
Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology | Science

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson.

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Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e
Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus | Science

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus

Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e

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Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble.
Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble.

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The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th
Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th...

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Joshua Lively, PhD, will present, "New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae".
USU Eastern Paleontologist Presents Virtual Talk Jan. 14

USU Eastern Paleontologist Presents Virtual Talk Jan. 14

Joshua Lively, PhD, will present, "New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae".

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Croaky Shapeshifters: How Frogs Shapeshift within a Lifetime and Across Millennia
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