Utah State University (USU) is a public research university located in Logan, Utah. It is a land-grant and space-grant institution and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The university also leads the nation in funding for aerospace research and the number of student experiments actually sent out into space. Founded in 1888 as Utah's agricultural college, USU focused on agriculture, domestic arts, and mechanic arts. The university now offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary & secondary education programs. The university has eight colleges and offers a total of 176 bachelor's degrees, 97 master's degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees. USU has grown extensively in the 21st century, which is marked by a $400 million fundraising campaign for the University and record levels of enrollment. USU's main campus is located in Logan with regional campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin. In 2010, the College of Eastern Utah, located in Price, Utah joined the USU system becoming Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USU Eastern).
Bison not cattle's top competitor for range forage, ecologists say
If bison lumber through a patch of rangeland, you'll know it, says Utah State University ecologist Dustin Ranglack. A mature bull, after all, often weighs a ton.
The more the merrier: Ecologists say larger group aids wolves' bison hunting
Some 15 years ago, when Utah State University ecologist Daniel MacNulty told his faculty advisor he planned to watch wolves hunt bison in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park, the latter shook his head.
Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected, say scientists
(Phys.org) —Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, ...
Two if by land? Biologists discover deadly TTX toxin in two terrestrial species
Adventurous fans of the sushi delicacy fugu – or pufferfish – already know the food's intoxicating tingle comes from tetrodotoxin, a potent neurotoxin that's deadly beyond small doses. What these diners ...
Algae biofuel can help meet world energy demand, researchers say
(Phys.org) —Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world's energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It's a potential game-changer.
Sticking around: Scientists explore parallel evolution in stick insects
Is evolution predictable and repeatable? That's a question Utah State University scientist Zachariah Gompert set out to explore with colleagues using Timema cristianae, a rather short and stout, plant-eating stick ...
Family room: Wolves need enemy-free space to raise offspring say ecologists
Without adequate space to raise their offspring, wolf packs lash out at competing clans and fight to the death to protect their turf.
Live 'it up or long' to prosper? Ecologists probe plant lifestyles
Consider the dandelion and the bristlecone pine, says Utah State University ecologist Peter Adler.
Why the sagebrush grows: Ecologists explore arid plant survival
(Phys.org) —Ecologists are another step closer to understanding a natural phenomenon that enables desert plants to access water and nutrients they desperately need – even in the driest circumstances.
Which comes first? USU biochemists 'cracking code' of nitrogen fixation
Utah State University scientists have published two papers in a high profile academic journal this week that unlock mysteries of a chemical process upon which all life on earth depends.
Jekyll and Hyde: motion may explain similar enzymes' divergence
One enzyme regulates the body's insulin receptor, ensuring energy needed for function and survival. The other enables a bacterium to wreak havoc in the form of bubonic plague.
Biochemists convert greenhouse gas to fuel
(Phys.org)—What if you could take greenhouse gas and convert it to fuel for an energy-hungry world?
Chemists do a double take on the double helix
(Phys.org) -- When most people think of a double helix, they think of DNA structure a now familiar image thanks to Watson and Cricks landmark 1953 discovery of the double-stranded molecules of ...