The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. It is known as UW (often pronounced "U-Dub") to people close to the university. The university was founded in September 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, and opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is provided by the state's constitution. The university also offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and Law. The university maintains the combination of large university benefits matched with the feel of a smaller college. UW also offers a variety of cultural and social activities. The university offers over 190 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor.
Screening preferred to halt invasive species
(Phys.org) —Stakeholders interested in the environmental impacts of North America's horticultural industry would prefer a mandatory screening process—over other policy options, such as fees or taxes—to ...
Professor sees clouds as key to better weather forecast, climate predictions
Zhien Wang makes no bones about it. He believes meteorologists could do a better job of predicting the weather. To do so, he believes the clues are in the clouds.
Research shows slight decline in big game antler, horn size
(Phys.org)—A team of scientists led by a University of Wyoming researcher recently reported that the size of trophy horns and antlers of most species of North American big game has declined slightly over ...
Wind research study has potential to diversify state's economy, provide energy to California
New transmission and generation infrastructure, relative to power generated by Wyoming's vaunted wind, would help diversify the state's economy with more high-paying jobs—both during the construction and ...
Researchers explore climate impacts on Wyoming's Bighorn Basin populations over the last 13,000 years
(Phys.org)—During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Bighorn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth—due primarily to periods of high effective moisture and moderate temperatures—according ...
Researchers find microbes accelerate soil carbon loss
(Phys.org)—New research from scientists at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University suggests that the loss of carbon from soils in response to climate change could be accelerated by unexpected ...
Northern Rockies skies for September
The early September night sky is dominated by the summer triangle (Vega, Deneb and Altair) directly overhead. The constellation Scorpius lies on the southwest horizon with its brilliant red star, Antares.
UW website offers suggestions to help reduce wildfire risks
Landowners can reduce wildfire risks to houses, cabins and outbuildings by creating defensible spaces around them, according to wildfire experts.
Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model
Bart Geerts likes to chase storms high in the mountains. And, oftentimes, he helps contribute to them.