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 [...]

Dr. Merideth Thompson named 2017 RGS Faculty Fellow

Merideth Thompson, associate professor in the department of Management, has been selected as the 2017 faculty fellow for USU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The fellowship provides the opportunity for a faculty member to sit on the RGS executive board to gain insight on RGS functions and to provide a faculty-based perspective on RGS [...]

Mark McLellan named chair of FDA Science Board

On January 1, Utah State University Vice President for Research and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Mark McLellan became the 2017 chair of the FDA Science Board. Since 2014, McLellen has served on the FDA Science Board as an expert in the areas of food science, education and research administration. Appointed last spring, [...]

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 [...]