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RGS hires new Business Manager

On March 21, Michael Torgesen began his career with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Torgesen was hired as the RGS Business Manager, following the departure of Elisa Hoffman. Torgesen is excited to begin working with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and he said his skills and experience have prepared him for [...]

Recent Utah State graduate, Dustin Ranglack, awarded Southwood Prize

Dustin Ranglack, 2014 graduate of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, was awarded the Southwood Prize by the British Ecological society for his paper: Competition on the range: science versus perception in a bison-cattle conflict in the western USA. “This international award is highly prestigious in ecology and puts a spotlight [...]

Students demonstrate importance of research at Utah’s capitol

Water shortages, domestic violence education, standardized testing and sustainable agriculture were just a few of the research areas showcased by Utah State University undergraduate researchers at the Utah State Capitol last month. Fifty students representing the state’s two premier research universities presented their research to legislators and the public during the 2016 legislative session. Research [...]

‘I want time for mushrooms.’

Leslie Forero is wild about mushrooms. And that makes sense, considering her study of things beneath our feet. Forero is a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, studying plant and soil feedbacks. From her research site in Cedar Creek, Minnesota, she’s researching the reasoning behind polycultures [...]

Undergraduate research grant carves pathway of success for sculptor

When thinking about grants awarded for student research, an undergraduate, let alone a sculpture student isn’t typically who comes to mind. Myles Howell, now a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student in Utah State University's Department of Art and Design and professional sculptor, broke expectations. In 2012, he received a Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities [...]

Undergraduate Research Fellow selected to represent USU in Washington D.C.

Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Erica Hawvermale has been selected to present her research at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill in Washington D.C. Nearly 600 students apply for this opportunity, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research; Hawvermale is one of 60 selected students. The cultural anthropology student works in partnership with [...]

USU alum returns to coach students on successful oral defenses

Twenty-six years after receiving his Ph.D. in ecology from Utah State University, Dr. Lee Foote returned to Logan on Jan. 20 to present on his book, Oral Exams: Preparing For and Passing Candidacy, Qualifying, and Graduate Defenses. Foote told students there are five types of questions in an oral comprehensive exam: (1) questions you know the [...]

USU Sunrise Session to highlight emerging technologies of electric travel

The technology to charge electric vehicles at rest exists. However, Regan Zane, founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) at Utah State University, is investigating how to charge vehicles while in motion. Zane will discuss these new technologies at USU’s Sunrise Session, held at 7 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the Little [...]

RGS faculty fellow

Alexa Sand, Associate Professor of Art History, has accepted an appointment as a RGS Faculty Fellow. This new fellowship provides a faculty member an opportunity to contribute to research and graduate school administration, and it will bring additional disciplinary expertise to the RGS executive team. “This fellowship provides a way to bring Dr. Sand’s insight [...]

Translating trans fat

USU researcher aims to find out how buying and eating habits change when we know what's in our food When Sir Francis Bacon said in 1597 that knowledge is power, he certainly wasn't referring to an obesity epidemic 400 years in the future. Today, however, with 57 percent of Americans tipping the scales as [...]