Research Integrity and Compliance




Robert McDermott always wanted to “do science.” He began conducting experiments at a young age with his grandfather, a scientist for the National Energy Laboratory. After a brief stint as a music major at the University of Pittsburgh, McDermott changed his major and his love for geology was born.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies held the first Graduate Training Series (GrTS), September 23. This seminar, What I Wished I Knew, featured speakers' reflections on what they wished they had known when beginning their post-graduate degree.

Dr. Sydney Schaefer — assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation — received the prestigious National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in late September for research in the physical rehabilitation of older adults.

“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.” This quote from Ruth Benedict, acclaimed anthropologist and folklorist, embodies the study of anthropology at Utah State University and the research conducted by USU undergraduate researcher Erica Hawvermale.

Two Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services researchers received the largest single source of funding in Utah State University history last month.

Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow Benjamin Call left a well-paying industry job to improve engineering curriculum through research at Utah State University. Learn how his research in spatial visualization helps extend the field of engineering.

In 2015, two faculty members — Dr. Elizabeth Vargis and Dr. Yujie Sun — received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. ORAU institutions can only nominate two faculty members for the award each year, and this year both of Utah State’s nominees received the award.

Utah State University has once again closed the fiscal year with record-breaking research funding, totalling $232 million in sponsored awards. The influx follows an 11 percent increase in research funding to academic colleges, a total of $111 million.

Kari Norman never expected to become an indoor ecologist. Her passion for nature and the outdoors permeates to her favorite color, green — that of living things and trees. Yet Norman’s days are spent looking over large spreadsheets, spatial files, and coding.

Logan, UT—Utah State University’s premier TEDx event returns to the Caine Performance Hall on Oct. 23, bringing together some of the brightest minds in northern Utah. Now in its fourth year, the three-session program includes 12 presentations, performances and recorded TED talks.