Student Showcase Goes YouTube

Landon Hemsley provided a wonderful video for us, detailing the success of Student Showcase 25. Utah State University is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (

REU Offers Coming In!

It’s that time of year when Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) offers for the summer are coming in. We’re very pleased with Mathematics Research Fellow Sarah Mousley, who received several offers and has chosen to accept the one from University of North Carolina Asheville on “Groups, Graphs, and Geometry.” As Sarah put it, “This . . . → Read More: REU Offers Coming In!

Undergraduate Researcher Talks about Getting her Hands on Research

This is another terrific video about an articulate sophomore at Utah State, who is getting her hands on research in Dr. Lee Rickords’ lab in Department of Animal, Dairy, and Vet Science.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Center for Persons with Disabilities

CPD has launched an ambitious effort to include more undergrad research opportunities. Already, students who have worked with CPD have seen tremendous pay-offs in terms of presentations and graduate school offers.

Celebrate Undergraduate Research Day: College of Science

The College of Science has a terrific set of undergraduate research posters on view in the Eccles Science Learning Center.

Photography exhibition by Amanda Chester

I had the pleasure of visiting the photography exhibition in the lower level of the Library last night for the opening of Amanda Chester’s show. Amanda describes her “dot” approach in the tradition of Roy Lichtenstein’s work ( but extending her own approach.

Students Are Encouraged to Apply for URCO Grants by Oct. 15

Students wishing to apply for Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity grants offered by the Vice President for Research Office must submit their proposals by noon Oct. 15, 2010. Utah State University encourages undergraduates to explore their scholarly, creative, and research interests through the URCO program, which financially supports research of undergraduates.

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Linsey Johnson leads off Physics Fall Colloquium

Linsey Johnson, undergrad researcher in Physics, opened the department’s fall colloquium discussing her work in collecting upper-atmospheric data, noting both the successes and the failures–and what the team plans to do next summer to correct the problems. Dr. Shane Larsen is Linsey’s mentor.

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Undergrad Researcher takes top honors at Horticulture Conference

Professor Larry Rupp shared this success story with us: At the American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference held August 2-5, 2010 in Palm Springs, CA, Utah State University was very well represented by another of Brent Black’s outstanding undergraduate researchers. Jeremy Crook won first place for the poster presentation Optimizing Root Formation for . . . → Read More: Undergrad Researcher takes top honors at Horticulture Conference

We Puke for Science makes front page of Salt Lake Tribune

USU students win chance to test theory in NASA Vomit Comet’