Utah State University Gears Up for TEDxUSU 2017

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Utah State University is pleased to present its sixth TEDxUSU event on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6-9:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated Daines Concert Hall. This year’s theme is Movement and will include 11 speakers. Ticket sales open Sept. 20. The theme for TEDxUSU 2017 is Movement [...]

New Chair of Safety Committee Alvan Hengge

Alvan Hengge, head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been appointed chair of the USU Safety Committee by the Environmental Health and Safety division of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The Safety Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving the policies and procedures on campus about radiation, biohazards, risk control and [...]

David and Terry Peak Expand Funding Support for Research Awards

In 2007, the David and Terry Peak Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award was established through a large endowment from the Peaks. This enables an undergraduate researcher to be recognized for their dedication to research at Utah State. In January, the Peaks created a larger endowment to fund two awards on campus: Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year and the Joyce Kinkead honors thesis [...]

Stephanie Juth Receives Eye Tracking Training in Sweden

Stephanie Juth, a P.h.D. student in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, recently traveled to Sweden to receive training on the SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) Eye Tracking machine. Students working on an SMI EyeTracking machine. This machine is new to Utah State, [...]

USU Professor Receives Prestigious Career Grant

Nicholas Dickenson, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K22 Career Development Award. Nicholas Dickenson, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Each year, this award is given to a promising researcher to develop their independent research skills and provide resources for a successful career. Funding from the [...]

Researchers honored at Robins Awards

Utah State University's 13th annual Research Week concluded Saturday with students and faculty being recognized for their research efforts at the Robins Awards. Five researchers were honored, including Margaret Hallerud, Salif Mahamane, Sherena Huntsman, Jaqueline Keating and Silvana Martini. USU Ignite speaker and undergraduate in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, [...]

Library Alive During Research Week

On Friday, April 7, USU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies will kick off its annual Research Week. This series of events will give the USU community the opportunity to learn about what top undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers have been working on within the last year, as well as honor their contributions. The week [...]

Alexander Boldyrev named Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year

The 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year Award is Alexander Boldyrev. This award is given annually as a recognition of faculty members who support their students academically, professionally, and personally. Awardees must encourage degree completion, ethical behavior and use of university resources. They must also provide emotional support and offer criticism [...]

Joann Tschanz D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award Recipient 2017

JoAnn Tschanz is the recipient Utah State University’s highest research honor, the 2017 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award. Tschanz is a professor in the department of Psychology, who focuses on cognitive diseases. She will receive the award Friday, April 7 at the Research Awards Gala, the premiere event of Research Week. Tschanz is the [...]

Four USU researchers receive prestigious CAREER grants

Left to right: Yujie Sun, Alexis Ault, Sarah Null and Idalis Villanueva Utah State University researchers Idalis Villanueva, Alexis Ault, Yujie Sun and Sarah Null have each been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant. The NSF CAREER award, which averages more than $500,000 over the course of five years, is one [...]