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).
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 ...