School of Graduate Studies




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.

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.

Research Week 2015 is USU’s annual research celebration. Now in it's 11th year, Research Week focuses on showcasing faculty and student research through a series of events designed to reach a broad on and off campus audience. Learn about three can't miss events.

Established this year, the University Microscopy Core is the first university-wide instrument laboratory offering fulltime operator support, coverage of maintenance agreements centrally, central business services support and lead by a faculty director with the guidance of a faculty advisory council.

Each year, a handful of the most forward-thinking and ambitious graduate students across the country receive the Presidential Doctorate Research Fellowship, the most prestigious four-year, full ride fellowship offered to grad students at USU. Here are the stories of three PDRF's research projects.

Upon first coming to Utah State University in fall 2013, psychology graduate student Kaylee Litson didn’t know anything about the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship. Once she found out about it she applied on a whim and was awarded the grant, beating out numerous applicants.

Prestigious PDRF grants awarded to eight of the brightest graduate students at Utah State University each year to conduct ground-breaking research

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, the Utah State University Office of Research and Graduate studies will be implementing a new waiver system for graduate tuition. The system will provide waivers for qualified graduate students to cover the cost of the non-resident portion of tuition.

Four Utah State University Aggies received 2013 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation and four more received honorable mentions in a renowned competition that rewards academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.