Overviews and links for the five interdisciplinary research centers in the Utah State University College of Science.
American Entomological Institute and Insect Collection
Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences
The Ecology Center was founded in the late 1960s as a means of coordinating USU’s research efforts on a large project funded by the National Science Foundation. Today, it continues to coordinate campus-wide ecological studies by integrating the research efforts of faculty, staff, and students in departments across three colleges at USU. The Ecology Center doesn’t perform any research itself; rather, the center accommodates projects in the colleges of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Science.
The Intermountain Herbarium was founded by Bassett Maguire in 1932. Taxonomy had been taught at the Utah Agricultural College before that time, using a collection of about 90 plants that had been provided by C.V. Piper, a botanist who developed the first floras for the Pacific Northwest and went on to work on the introduction and domestication of grasses for the USDA.