Highlights2018-10-27T04:08:23+00:00

Highlights

Learn about others in the School of Graduate Studies including Presidential Doctoral Research Fellows, faculty, alumni and graduate students making an impact.

Abram Bernard, College of Science PDRF

Abram Bernard, College of Science PDRF Abram Bernard, a PhD student in the Biochemistry department, studies a bacterium called Shigella that causes a severe type of dysentery. He describes the bacteria having protein structures shaped like a needle that [...]

Emily Virgin, College of Science PDRF

Emily Virgin, College of Science PDRF Emily Virgin has been interested in reptiles since she was a child. Her father would save frogs, salamanders and toads in a bucket for her when she was [...]

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Ryan Choi, College of Natural Resources PDRF

Ryan Choi, College of Natural Resources PDRF Whether it’s working as a fisheries observer on the Bering Sea during the winter in 15-20 foot seas or taking a 100-day hike through the deserts from the Colorado Plateau [...]

Jackson Reid: Aerospace Engineer

Jackson Reid: Aerospace Engineer Reid is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering and a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow at Utah State University. He graduated from USU with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He [...]

Mikey Kettinger: Interactive Artist

Mikey Kettinger: Interactive Artist USU graduate student, Mikey Kettinger does not view art the same way most artists do. To him, art is not about making money or showing your personal talents, but [...]

Troy Munro: Aggie to Assistant Professor

USU Alum Receives Assistant Professor Position Straight Out of Graduation A first generation college student, a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow, and recipient of the Doctoral Researcher of the Year award for the College of Engineering, these are [...]

Leslie Forero: Mushroom Expert

Leslie Forero: Mushroom Expert 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 [...]

Leadership on the Fly

Leadership on the Fly Leadership strategies and philosophies abound, but for USU alumnus Martha Hahn, the best way to learn how to lead is to fly fish. Fly fishing is a love of [...]

Dr. Lee Foote Returns to USU

In 1990, Dr. Lee Foote received his PhD in Ecology from Utah State University. Now 26-years later, Foote returned to Logan on Jan. 20 to present on his book, Oral Exams: Preparing For and Passing Candidacy, Qualifying, and Graduate Defenses.

Read about and watch his presentation[...]

Ryan Choi: Climate Change Advocate

Things are Connected: PDRF Studies Broad Impacts of Climate Change It’s the interconnectedness of species and environments that captures the attention of ecologist and outdoor enthusiast Ryan Choi. The Presidential Research Fellow at [...]

PDRFs Explore Water Issues, 3D Technologies

Presidential Doctoral Fellows Explore Water Issues, 3D Technologies Tyler King It’s mid-summer in the North Slope of Alaska. The sun hangs low on the horizon, seemingly always shining, but never beating down [...]

Psych PDRF Focuses on the Methodology of Research

Psych PDRF Focuses on the Methodology of Research 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 [...]

2014 PDRF Recipients Dig Deep into Research

2014 PDRF Recipients Dig Deep into Research To highlight Utah State University's best doctoral students, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies established the USU Presidential Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRF) program. Representing our [...]