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OPDD First Graduating Class Presents Senior Projects to Industry

OPDD First Graduating Class Presents Senior Projects to Industry

06/30/2019

OPDD students display their Senior Exhibits for Advisory Board, industry, and the general public prior to their upcoming graduation as the inaugural class from OPDD.

Twin Falls man tapped to head Western Dairy Center

Twin Falls man tapped to head Western Dairy Center

06/28/2019

USU is pleased to announce Eric D. Bastian as the new director of the Western Dairy Center. As vice president of industry relations for Dairy West, Eric Bastian worked with former WDC director Donald McMahon

USU Students Sponsor Textile Upcycling Station at Outdoor Retailer

USU Students Sponsor Textile Upcycling Station at Outdoor Retailer

06/26/2019

The outdoor industry gathers three times a year in Denver, CO for Outdoor Retailer, one of the largest outdoor product tradeshows. This year, OPDD students were invited to sew chalk bags as giveaways to show the power of turning scraps into new products....

Student Spotlight: Shelby McCashland

Student Spotlight: Shelby McCashland

06/24/2019

Utah companies continue to benefit from the talented students currently enrolled in the Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) program. Shelby McCashland, incoming OPDD senior, has been interning for Logan-based ICON Health & Fitness.

2019 USU Equine Production Sale | ADVS

2019 USU Equine Production Sale

06/17/2019

This April, Utah State University’s equine program held its third annual USU Equine Production Sale. The university’s Equine Breeding Program was created in 2017 to benefit the Equine Science Program while also providing a learning opportunity for student...

Cache Air Fest '19 Will Celebrate 80 Years of Aviation at USU

Cache Air Fest '19 Will Celebrate 80 Years of Aviation at USU

06/12/2019

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the aviation technology program at Utah State University, the newly formed Cache County Aviation Association is hosting Cache Air Fest ’19, June 28-29.

USU Scientists Among Funding Recipients To Study Wise Use of Fertilizers

USU Scientists Among Funding Recipients To Study Wise Use of Fertilizers

06/12/2019

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently announced that the Foundation for Agronomic Research has awarded nearly $2.7 million in grants to universities, including Utah State University, to conduct field research and demonstration projects.

LEADING ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENTIST TO GIVE SEMINAR AT USU

LEADING ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENTIST TO GIVE SEMINAR AT USU

06/06/2019

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Senior Scientist Michael McPhaden will give a seminar, “Understanding and Predicting El Niño: Why was the 2015-16 El Niño so Strong?” on Monday, June 10.

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

06/06/2019

Scientists at Utah State University are studying cultivation practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines. Professor Bruce Bugbee, who specializes in the use of controlled environments to study crop growth and yield, leads t...

USU Aviation Coming to Price Campus

USU Aviation Coming to Price Campus

06/04/2019

The aviation program at Utah State University has extended to the Price campus of USU Eastern, allowing for more students at the new location. Classes begin fall of 2019.

The Trade Deals Moving Forward and the One That Just Won’t Budge

The Trade Deals Moving Forward and the One That Just Won’t Budge

06/03/2019

The USDA has announced a $16 billion package that includes payments to farmers and programs intended to open markets in other countries. APEC professor, Brandon Willis said up until a few weeks ago, trade negotiations with China were beginning to build co...

Student Spotlight: River McKay

Student Spotlight: River McKay

06/03/2019

OPDD Student River McKay received an offer from Backcountry, an outdoor gear company, to stay on full-time while she completes her senior year at Utah State University.

Dairy Industry Celebrated at Richmond Black and White Days | ADVS

Dairy Industry Celebrated at Richmond Black and White Days

05/29/2019

For the past 104 years, Black and White Days has been putting Richmond, Utah on the map. The event lasts for nearly a week and focuses on celebrating the dairy industry.

Hauling Your Food and Building Your Roads: USU Eastern Training Helps Fill Jobs that Keep the Country Running

Hauling Your Food and Building Your Roads: USU Eastern Training Helps Fill Jobs that Keep the Country Running

05/29/2019

Companies often train their own drivers, but students in the Heavy Equipment and Trucking program at Utah State University Eastern are qualified operators right out of the starting gate and are able to rapidly advance their careers.

Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Cullum

Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Cullum

05/20/2019

The future is bright for students in the first graduating class of the Outdoor Product Design & Development program, especially for recent graduate and newest employee of Vermont-based Orvis, Natalie Cullum.

OPDD Students Test Class Projects at Black Diamond

OPDD Students Test Class Projects at Black Diamond

05/08/2019

Students in Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) not only learn how to translate concepts and ideas, they also learn how to produce tangible prototypes and finished products.

Teens, preteens copilot planes as Girls Aviation Program wraps up

Teens, preteens copilot planes as Girls Aviation Program wraps up

05/06/2019

Sixteen girls from Cache Valley between the ages of 10 and 17 flew an airplane at the completion of the 4-H Cache Makers Girls Aviation Program on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

05/01/2019

A link between vaccines and autism in humans has been repeatedly disproved, but a trend against vaccination that originated in the United Kingdom and is now trickling into the United States, has some pet owners refusing to vaccinate their pets.

National Collegiate Horse Show at USU

National Collegiate Horse Show at USU

05/01/2019

USU’s Western Equestrian Team has been a top competitor in the region for more than a decade. Until now, there hasn’t been a team in the region with the facilities or access to enough show-quality horses to host this caliber of event. In recent years, the...

World’s Smallest Shoe Factory Visits USU

World’s Smallest Shoe Factory Visits USU

04/30/2019

Portland-based footwear and outdoor brand, KEEN, visited Utah State University’s campus with their revolutionary, shoe weaving robot, the UNEEKBOT. The visit was a part of KEEN’s larger tour to promote the Uneek shoe and showcase opportunities for new tec...

Lab Students Prepare for Vet School | ADVS

Lab Students Prepare for Vet School

04/29/2019

Researchers in Dr. Jeff Mason’s lab at Utah State University focus on studying the relationship between reproductive senescence and health as well as well as an orthopedic gene therapy in large animal models. The lab is staffed by professional researcher...

Outdoor Historian Sheds Light on the History of the Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Historian Sheds Light on the History of the Outdoor Industry

04/29/2019

Professory Rachel Gross, a historian of the outdoor industry, gave a public lecture on the heritage of outdoor product companies as well as spent time with the Outdoor Product Design & Development program.

USU Hosts National Semi Final Horse Show | ADVS

USU Hosts National Semi Final Horse Show

04/25/2019

Utah State University hosted one of three Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western National Semi Final shows this spring, which required the efforts of many members of the USU community, including over 30 volunteers, three student clubs and e...

USU Academic Quadrathlon Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition | ADVS

USU Academic Quadrathlon Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition

04/25/2019

A team of USU students in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences recently placed second at the Western Region Academic Quadrathlon held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The event, hosted by the American Society of Animal Science, test...

USU Student Group Wins Third Place in National Stormwater Challenge | LAEP

USU Student Group Wins Third Place in National Stormwater Challenge

04/24/2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a group of students from Utah State University have won third place in their annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The group competed against 39 other teams from across the nation with th...

Amer Sports Hosts OPDD Students in Ogden Offices

Amer Sports Hosts OPDD Students in Ogden Offices

04/22/2019

Students had the opportunity to visit local industry in Ogden and learn from industry professionals while touring the Amer Sports and ENVE Composites facilities.

Cache County Aviation Association to throw a 80th birthday bash

Cache County Aviation Association to throw a 80th birthday bash

04/18/2019

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the aviation technology program at Utah State University, the newly formed Cache County Aviation Association is holding a celebration called the “Cache Air Fest ’19” June 28-29.

Climate history in tree rings

Climate history in tree rings

04/16/2019

Steve Voelker, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, is the lead author of a paper published in Scientific Reports (a Nature Research publication) in March that provides a proof of concept for the first winter-specific clim...

OPDD First Graduating Class Presents Senior Projects to Industry

OPDD First Graduating Class Presents Senior Projects to Industry

04/12/2019

OPDD students display their Senior Exhibits for Advisory Board, industry, and the general public prior to their upcoming graduation as the inaugural class from OPDD.

Ag Professor Retires After More Than 40 Years of Hands-on Teaching

Ag Professor Retires After More Than 40 Years of Hands-on Teaching

04/09/2019

Lyle “Doc” McNeal was honored at the Riverwoods Conference Center on Monday night, celebrating his more than 40 years at Utah State University. McNeal will be retiring in July from teaching agricultural sciences.

LAEP Welcomes New Faculty Members

LAEP Welcomes New Faculty Members

04/09/2019

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning announced two new faculty members focused on environmental planning and design studio work.

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

04/09/2019

Professor Bruce Bugbee, who specializes in the use of controlled environments to study crop growth and yield, leads the research project. Bugbee obtained permits to grow hemp from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and began the studies under LED...

OPDD Teams Up With Real Salt Lake

OPDD Teams Up With Real Salt Lake

04/08/2019

OPDD student, Makell Garrett, worked with players from the Real Monarchs to better understand cleat design in order to build a better performing product for athletes.

USU and SkyWest announce New Career Pathway Program

USU and SkyWest announce New Career Pathway Program

04/02/2019

The Utah State University aviation program is partnering with SkyWest Airlines to open new pathways into the aviation industry. Students will have access to mentorships and a $15,000 tuition reimbursement after the initial operating training.

Shoe 101

Shoe 101

04/01/2019

Dave Dolph of Oboz Footwear returned to USU’s Logan campus to share his experience and knowledge about footwear with the OPDD program, this time hosting a smaller workshop called “Shoe 101”. The workshop of about 10 students spent close to 4 hours discus...

International Sketching Artist Visiting Utah State University April 11-13

International Sketching Artist Visiting Utah State University April 11-13

03/27/2019

The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) Department is hosting international sketching artist, Jim Richards, for a public forum, all-day sketching workshop and a sketch walk the second week of April. Non-LAEP students and the public ar...

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

03/25/2019

When disease outbreaks cause public concern, experts work together to diagnose the disease and stop its spread. At Utah State University, veterinary medicine students are taught to diagnose and contain animal diseases and put skills into practice each yea...

Animal Science Student Researcher Presents Work on Ovarian Cells and Longevity

Animal Science Student Researcher Presents Work on Ovarian Cells and Longevity

03/22/2019

Each year during the Utah Legislature’s general session, Research on Capitol Hill brings students from Utah State University and the University of Utah to present their work and demonstrate the value of undergraduate research to legislators and visitors t...

Student Presents Findings on Utah’s Capitol Hill for Reducing Risks of Colorectal Cancer

Student Presents Findings on Utah’s Capitol Hill for Reducing Risks of Colorectal Cancer

03/22/2019

Utah State University student researcher Michaela Brubaker was among the 26 USU students selected to present their research in Salt Lake City for Research on Capitol Hill. Brubaker’s work involves the Western Diet and dietary interventions to reduce the r...

USU Vet Students Teaching Animal Health and Learning Traditions

USU Vet Students Teaching Animal Health and Learning Traditions

03/20/2019

Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine provides hands-on learning experiences for students early in their education at the university’s Animal Science Research Farm, but some students take it a step further by traveling to the Navajo Reserv...

CAAS Doctoral Student Excels at International Embryo Transfer Society Comp.

CAAS Doctoral Student Excels at International Embryo Transfer Society Comp.

03/20/2019

Laura Moley, a Utah State University doctoral candidate from Kansas City, MO., studying animal molecular genetics, took third place for her research and presentation at the International Embryo Transfer Society’s annual conference in New Orleans.

The Impact(s) of Legacy | LAEP

The Impact(s) of Legacy

03/20/2019

Over the past 45 years, USU’s Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) department and Extension specialists have engaged Utah’s rural communities through a variety of design-based activities. While these projects have contributed to the re...

Sean Michael named Fellow of CELA

Sean Michael named Fellow of CELA

03/15/2019

Professor Sean Michael, head of Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) is among the five professionals inducted as 2019 Fellows of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

Caroline Lavoie Teaching Award

Caroline Lavoie Teaching Award

03/13/2019

Caroline Lavoie, associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, is the recipient of the 2019 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Faculty Award of Excellence in Design Studio Teaching at the Senior Level. The or...

Dairy Science Club Represents USU | ADVS

Dairy Science Club Represents USU

03/12/2019

Members of the Dairy Science Club spend the school year preparing for the Dairy Challenge. The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge gives students across North America an opportunity to apply the things they learn in the classroom to a real dair...

Building Landscape Architects in Bengaluru

Building Landscape Architects in Bengaluru

03/12/2019

Moving to Bengaluru, India, for an internship, a city with more people on one street than in the entire town of Inkom, Idaho, was a big step for Ashely Casperson, a Utah State University senior studying landscape architecture and environmental planning (L...

Putting Innovation Back in the Hands of Designers

Putting Innovation Back in the Hands of Designers

03/11/2019

Faculty from OPDD spoke at Snow Show 2019 about the importance of providing designers the tools they need to truly create more innovative and impactful products.

Advocating for the Outdoor Industry

Advocating for the Outdoor Industry

02/25/2019

OPDD went to Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City during the Outdoor Recreation Day on the Hill hosted by the Office of Outdoor Recreation to advocate on behalf of the outdoor industry in the state of Utah.

Semesterly “Sheep Day” provides hands-on experience for students

Semesterly “Sheep Day” provides hands-on experience for students

02/19/2019

For 27 years, hundreds of students who have been taught by Professor Lyle “Doc” McNeal have traveled to an outdoor classroom in southwest Wyoming. Sheep Day is a variable credit class where students perform breeding soundness exams on rams for up to five ...

Students and Faculty Work Together for Design Charrette

Students and Faculty Work Together for Design Charrette

02/12/2019

Students, professors, and friends of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning recently came together to create a comprehensive plan for the City of Layton during the annual Charrette.

"Doc" McNeal Finishing Strong

"Doc" McNeal Finishing Strong

02/01/2019

Many ADVS alumni and students alike will recall fond memories of Dr. Lyle McNeal, who will be retiring with the completion of spring semester after 40 years of teaching at Utah State University. McNeal is an Aggie through and through. He received his PhD ...

From Country Boy to Scientist, an Unlikely But Fantastic Journey

From Country Boy to Scientist, an Unlikely But Fantastic Journey

01/17/2019

Animal science Professor Zhongde Wang tells of his journey to becoming the first person from the isolated mountain village of his childhood to go to college. Then it was on to graduate school in the U.S., a postdoc at MIT, work in the biological engineeri...

Developing Empathy, Embracing Ambiguity, and Conquering Failure

Developing Empathy, Embracing Ambiguity, and Conquering Failure

01/16/2019

A truly unique component of the Outdoor Product Design & Development program is its strong connection to industry. Routinely, industry guests can be found speaking in a dedicated Industry Seminar class. Dave Gibson, a local industrial designer, spoke to O...

Swimwear Designed Locally

Swimwear Designed Locally

01/16/2019

Nani Swimwear, a locally owned swimwear company, designs innovative product from Cache Valley. Nani proves that students, no matter where they live, if they have the right skills, can design products that matter.

A Diminished Monument

A Diminished Monument

01/15/2019

Paul Jakus and Sherzod Akhundjanov research economic impacts of energy sector, ranching and tourism industry salaries, and market forces that influence them.

Degree Posthumously Presented to Family of Officer Andy Barnes

Degree Posthumously Presented to Family of Officer Andy Barnes

01/09/2019

Andrew Barnes, a 9-year veteran of the Utah State University Campus Police Department, and now graduate of the university’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS), was diagnosed with lung cancer on December 5, 2018, and passed away peacefully ...

Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

01/07/2019

USU soil science Professor Scott Jones was named a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America during the organization’s annual conference in early January.

Personalizing Medicine. With Goats.

Personalizing Medicine. With Goats.

01/04/2019

The sheep and goats at Utah State University’s Animal Science Farm don’t look extraordinary, and the barns and pastures where they live don’t look like most people’s idea of a laboratory. But make no mistake, many of the small ruminants at the farm are im...

Japanese Apparel Brand Nanga Speaks to OPDD

Japanese Apparel Brand Nanga Speaks to OPDD

12/17/2018

Nanga is a 70 year old apparel brand that's starting to make waves in the US. They came to campus to share insights on design, product, and opportunities for students in the industry.

NEW AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW COURSE BEGINS NEXT SEMESTER

NEW AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW COURSE BEGINS NEXT SEMESTER

12/14/2018

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) is offering a new agriculture and natural resources pre law minor beginning with a class spring semester 2019. Brandon Willis, who heads the new program, is an assistant professor of applied economics...

USU Soil Judging Students Claim Regional Title

USU Soil Judging Students Claim Regional Title

12/06/2018

Students from Utah State University swept the regional soil judging competition recently hosted by Oregon State University. The region ranges from Oregon to Colorado, all areas with very different kinds of soils.

OPDD Faculty Speaks on Sustainable Design at Outdoor Retailer

OPDD Faculty Speaks on Sustainable Design at Outdoor Retailer

12/03/2018

Dr. Andrew Deceuster gave a presentation titled: New Tools in the Fight for Sustainability at Outdoor Retailer. Deceuster shared with the audience, the immense opportunity that product designers have to adopt tools and technology that not only facilitate ...

Sean Michael, Outstanding Alumnus

Sean Michael, Outstanding Alumnus

11/27/2018

Congratulations to Sean Michael, head of our Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, who was honored by his alma mater, the College of Architecture at Texas A&M, as its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year!

English Equestrian Team Volunteers at 4-H Judging Clinic

English Equestrian Team Volunteers at 4-H Judging Clinic

11/26/2018

The Utah State University English Equestrian Team took the opportunity to get involved in the community by volunteering at the Utah 4-H State Horse Judging Clinics in early November.

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

11/26/2018

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection.

OPDD Faculty and Student Participate as Innovation Award Judges

OPDD Faculty and Student Participate as Innovation Award Judges

11/26/2018

Outdoor Retailer is an incredible venue for brands to come together to show off their latest products and cutting edge innovations. Outdoor Retailer emphasized that point by hosting the first ever outdoor industry Innovation Awards in November of 2018.

Preparing Students for the World of Agribusiness

Preparing Students for the World of Agribusiness

11/23/2018

CAAS is educating agribusiness and economics students to help farms and ranches compete in today’s economy. Students with an interest in business or agriculture can qualify for the farm credit fellowship program and gain professional experience.

USU'S Bruce Bugbee Named American Society of Agronomy Fellow

USU'S Bruce Bugbee Named American Society of Agronomy Fellow

11/20/2018

USU's Bruce Bugbee has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the professional society of crop and soil scientists.

Heidi Wengreen Reflects on the Path to Her Passion and Professorship

Heidi Wengreen Reflects on the Path to Her Passion and Professorship

11/15/2018

Dietetics Professor Heidi Wengreen starts each semester of the Science and Application of Human Nutrition class by telling students in that large, general education course that she “Bleeds Aggie Blue.”

Vibram Gets USU on its Feet

Vibram Gets USU on its Feet

11/12/2018

For 2 days, near the Taggart Student Center on USU’s Logan Campus, representatives from the 80-year-old sole company, Vibram, resoled Vans, Chacos, Nikes and even cowboy boots, for free. It was all part of Vibram’s Sole Factor Tour where some of Vibram’s ...

USU Workforce Development Panel

USU Workforce Development Panel

10/22/2018

At least once a year, the Utah outdoor industry comes together to meet and collaborate, discuss issues important to the industry, and celebrate successes from the past year. This year, in Heber, Outdoor Product Design and Development faculty, a student,

Oboz Footwear Guest Lecture

Oboz Footwear Guest Lecture

10/18/2018

Dave Dolph, a footwear developer with Oboz Footwear, drove from Oboz HQ in Bozeman to speak to OPDD students about the company history as well as footwear design.

Intern Spotlight - Veronica Villhard

Intern Spotlight - Veronica Villhard

10/08/2018

Veronica Villhard spent the summer of 2018 working as a Technical Product Design Intern at Patagonia’s home base in Ventura, California. While there she got the chance to work on a wide variety of projects, including kids, climbing, and mountain biking eq...

USU Agricultural Educator Honored for Outstanding Teaching

USU Agricultural Educator Honored for Outstanding Teaching

10/05/2018

Utah State University Assistant Professor Tyson Sorensen received the Outstanding Early Career Award for the American Association for Agricultural Education’s Western Region.

From a New Zealand Hostel to USU’s Creamery and a Food Science Win

From a New Zealand Hostel to USU’s Creamery and a Food Science Win

10/05/2018

The IMPA’s annual competition requires developing a product that contains at least 51 percent dairy. The USU team he led worked with a substance called whey phospholipid protein concentrate.

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

10/03/2018

For the second time, the Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center was ranked the number one college dairy herd in the nation by Holstein World magazine.

Faculty Give Crash Course in Product Design at Outdoor Retailer

Faculty Give Crash Course in Product Design at Outdoor Retailer

09/24/2018

OPDD faculty and industry partners had the chance to share their insights and give a workshop on product design at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Convention.

Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires – How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires – How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

09/24/2018

Researchers in Utah are working to introduce more fire-resistant plants into western landscapes to reduce the damage. Forage kochia is a plant similar to rabbit brush. The difference is that it contains high amounts of protein, it’s easily digested by liv...

Intern Spotlight - Doug Hintze

Intern Spotlight - Doug Hintze

09/17/2018

Firsthand experience is invaluable to the students of OPDD. It allows students to observe the current goings on and inner trends in the industry, while also helping them develop expectations for their own futures. Doug’s own goals to innovate and push bou...

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

09/12/2018

Researchers from Utah State University and two other institutions recently published a study that uses tree rings to link climate variability to long-term patterns in temperature.

 USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

08/27/2018

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a PhD candidate studying food science at Utah State University.

Soil is Not Dirt

Soil is Not Dirt

08/27/2018

This summer, Emma Thompson participated in international competition at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She judged individually and with a team representing the U.S.

Intern Spotlight - Makell Garrett & Shelby Mccashland

Intern Spotlight - Makell Garrett & Shelby Mccashland

07/18/2018

ICON Health & Fitness has a long history of creating great product. Shelby Mccashland and Makell Garrett have had the opportunity to continue that legacy through their internships.

Utah State University’s Blue Creek Farm – A Decades Old Collaboration of Farmers and Researchers

Utah State University’s Blue Creek Farm – A Decades Old Collaboration of Farmers and Researchers

07/11/2018

USU researchers recently invited farmers, agribusiness and government agency representatives and agricultural lenders to the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Blue Creek Research Farm for a field day to demonstrate work aimed at helping dryland farmers...

Intern Spotlight - River McKay

Intern Spotlight - River McKay

06/15/2018

Incoming Junior, River McKay took donated fabric from KLIM and designed a pair of pants that led to a summer internship where's she's proving herself and designing for an industry leader.

Meet Launa Julander, New CAAS Advisor

Meet Launa Julander, New CAAS Advisor

06/13/2018

Launa Julander is the new academic advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences for students in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences and interdisciplinary studies.

80 Years of Flying Aggies: LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT

80 Years of Flying Aggies: LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT

06/06/2018

I remember lying on the cool grass on a warm summer day as a child watching billowy clouds drifting by and birds soaring high in the sky. I dreamt of becoming a pilot someday, but didn’t know how that would ever be a reality for me.

A Century of Agricultural Education

A Century of Agricultural Education

06/04/2018

When the Smith-Hughes Act passed, the Agricultural College of Utah had been the site of research and preparing people for work in agriculture for 29 years.

Dairy Robotics and Economics: New Milking Barn at USU Changes More Than Equipment

Dairy Robotics and Economics: New Milking Barn at USU Changes More Than Equipment

06/04/2018

The United Nations projects the world’s population reaching close to 9.7 billion people by the year 2050. As the consumer population continues to rise, farmers are turning to technology to produce more food with fewer resources.

Aggie Chocolate Factory

Aggie Chocolate Factory

06/04/2018

Names of few foods trigger as many thoughts, feelings, and cravings. Dark, milk, bittersweet, creamy, smooth… . And beginning this fall, chocolate becomes a delicious and intriguing new venture for Utah State University’s food science program with the ope...

Think it, Build it <br />Outdoor Product Design and Development Degree Gaining Attention and Success

Think it, Build it
Outdoor Product Design and Development Degree Gaining Attention and Success

06/04/2018

An iconic Aggie “Block A” now stands in the form of a topiary outside the Stan L. Albrecht Agricultural Sciences Building at Utah State University.

The Story Behind the Plaza’s New Letter “A”

The Story Behind the Plaza’s New Letter “A”

06/04/2018

An iconic Aggie “Block A” now stands in the form of a topiary outside the Stan L. Albrecht Agricultural Sciences Building at Utah State University.

A Brand New Look and the Same Great Ice Cream

A Brand New Look and the Same Great Ice Cream

06/04/2018

The Aggie Creamery in the C. Anthon Ernstrom Nutrition and Food Science Building has a brand new look, though the most important aspect of the place–21 flavors of Famous Aggie Ice Cream.

<strong>"WHO AM I?" </strong><br /> The New Miss USU Tells Her Truth

"WHO AM I?"
The New Miss USU Tells Her Truth

06/04/2018

Her goals in entering were to be part of an event at a school she has come to love, and to make the pageant's theme, There's More to Me, an opportunity to tell people some of her truth about being a young black woman who is part of a predominantly white s...

Intern Spotlight - Jordan Jensen

Intern Spotlight - Jordan Jensen

06/04/2018

Jordan Jensen, an incoming senior, completed an internship this summer to get a taste of what the industry is like and understand the value he can add to a design team. Jensen was fortunate enough to work with the California-based, high-end outerwear bran...

Innovative product ideas win local outdoor pitch

Innovative product ideas win local outdoor pitch

05/02/2018

Teams with innovative product ideas competed in a local outdoor product pitch competition to see which was the most innovative and viable as a business idea. Three winners walked away with the top prizes.

Pilot and Everyday Hero to Visit Utah State University

Pilot and Everyday Hero to Visit Utah State University

04/12/2018

Colonel Gail Halvorsen, a.k.a. the Candy Bomber, will share his experiences as a pilot during the Berlin Airlift at the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Dean’s Spring Seminar, Thursday, April 12 from 7-8 p.m.

Students Finish in Top 10 | OPDD

Students Finish in Top 10

04/10/2018

Two teams of students in the Outdoor Product Design & Development program recently competed in the Outdoor Weber product pitch competition against 83 total submissions from across the U.S. and Canada and finished in the top 10.

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

03/28/2018

Giving a child their own chick, duckling or bunny as an Easter gift might seem like a fun idea, but caring for these animals requires more work than people anticipate. Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, encourage people to think twice ...

USU Students Practice Skills and Philanthropy with Donated Tractor

USU Students Practice Skills and Philanthropy with Donated Tractor

02/20/2018

Members of the Ag Tech Club, routinely gain first-hand knowledge and experience with agricultural machinery in their classes. But they are currently working on restoring a donated tractor that is giving them technical experience and will support more lear...

Wind Turbine is New Addition to Landscape Architecture House

Wind Turbine is New Addition to Landscape Architecture House

02/20/2018

A new wind turbine was recently installed and is providing electricity to the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) home. The home is a teaching tool to inform visitors about the various green technologies in and around the house. Learn...

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

01/30/2018

The wildfires that occurred in Northern California in October hit home for Sarah Beard. Beard’s hometown was surrounded by two deadly fires. She wanted to find a way to help her community, but the rigorous schedule of vet school and being over 12 hours aw...

Feeding Mice More Like People

Feeding Mice More Like People

12/15/2017

About 5 years ago Robert Ward and Korry Hintze started wondering if research mice were being fed too well. Shouldn't they have a diet closer to that of the average, typically somewhat unhealthy, human?

Antiviral Research Institute

Antiviral Research Institute

12/15/2017

When viruses cause disease and make local, national and international news, most of us react with some anxiety, take precautions to prevent or limit contact with the virus and adopt a heightened awareness of symptoms.

USU Scientists Develop New Goat Model to Study Heart Arrhythmia

USU Scientists Develop New Goat Model to Study Heart Arrhythmia

12/15/2017

Scientists from Utah State University and the University of Utah have developed a new animal model to better understand atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia.

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

12/15/2017

Using an animal model they developed, Utah State University and Saint Louis University researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans.

The Reindeer Express

The Reindeer Express

12/15/2017

All animals, including reindeer, need veterinarians to help keep them healthy. It just so happens that Isaac Bott, a veterinarian in Springville, Utah, and a Utah State University alumnus, is a leading authority on reindeer health.

Frøya Honors a Native Son

Frøya Honors a Native Son

12/15/2017

A statue of Widtsoe stands in Frøya, Norway, where his remarkable life began, in the hope it will inspire others to aspire to careers in science and discoveries that could change lives.

USU LAEP Students Win Spirit Award at National Conference

USU LAEP Students Win Spirit Award at National Conference

11/03/2017

Students and faculty from Utah State University’s LAEP recently travelled to Los Angeles to attend the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, where they won a school spirit competition for showing their Aggie pride.

USU Students Create Award-Winning Plan for Ranch and Ability Center

USU Students Create Award-Winning Plan for Ranch and Ability Center

09/22/2017

A team of students in Utah State University’s LAEP created a plan to convert the Hinckley Ranch, located in Ogden Valley, into an ability center with facilities for equine therapy and community gatherings.

Adoption Tips: Picking the Right Pet for You

Adoption Tips: Picking the Right Pet for You

09/20/2017

Choosing to adopt an animal is a long-term, life-changing decision. But when faced with many possible pets, the excitement of the search and all the activity a shelter or an animal’s current home, how can you make sure you are bringing the right pet into ...

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

09/18/2017

Nick Moore, past president of the International Association of Equine Dentistry, will present the workshop that is open to vet practitioners from across the state and the surrounding region.

Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

09/13/2017

Students from Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) were recently honored with the “A” pin, one of USU’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scholarship and academics.

USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library

USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library

08/31/2017

Benjamin George, assistant professor in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library.

USU Professors Advise State Government on Water Policy

USU Professors Advise State Government on Water Policy

08/06/2017

“Water is the critical resource here and around the world,” Gillies said. “Without water, you can’t have agriculture, can’t feed your people or develop industries.”

USU Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

USU Nutrition Students Visit Greece, Learn Healthy Lifestyles Practices

08/03/2017

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, and a group of Utah State University dietetics students recently visited the Greek island of Crete to learn the more about this healthy way of living.

USU CAAS Introduces Unique Degree in Partnership with BTC

USU CAAS Introduces Unique Degree in Partnership with BTC

07/26/2017

USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences partnered with Bridgerland Technical College and all the technical colleges in the state to develop this unique “stackable” degree designed for nontraditional students.

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

07/05/2017

A fully articulated horse skeleton is on display in the Veterinary Science and Biology Building at Utah State University, the product of more than a year of work by Briedi Gillespie.

Pet Safety for Fireworks Season

Pet Safety for Fireworks Season

06/27/2017

With fireworks going off in Utah throughout the month of July, pets are bound to get stressed and anxious. Karl Hoopes and Allison Willoughby shared tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more enjoyable for everyone.

Aviation Maintenance Program Partners with Delta Airlines

Aviation Maintenance Program Partners with Delta Airlines

06/20/2017

The aviation maintenance program at Utah State University has been selected for a partnership with Delta Airlines providing students with more training to become an aircraft maintenance technician as well as increased job placement within the aviation ind...

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

06/02/2017

Faculty in Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have some advice for pet owners when it comes to traveling with their animals during the summer.

Aviation Students Successful at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

Aviation Students Successful at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

05/23/2017

Five students from Utah State University’s Aviation Maintenance Management program took third place in the school division at the International Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Orlando, Florida.

USU LAEP Students Receive Dean's Prize for Redesign Project

USU LAEP Students Receive Dean's Prize for Redesign Project

05/17/2017

Two teams of students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning were honored at spring semester’s end with the Third Annual Dean’s Prize for their projects that reimagined a prominent area of the USU campus...

USU Students Succeed at Soils Judging Competition

USU Students Succeed at Soils Judging Competition

05/17/2017

Zach Voigtman, Sandra Udy, Boston Swan, Britney Allen and Thomas Greene travelled to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois to compete in a national soils competition and took third place against 24 other teams.

NEW DEGREES IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

NEW DEGREES IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

04/28/2017

New majors and minors are now available College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences students. The new degrees – ranging from associates to graduate degrees – offer new opportunities to students. Some programs have been renamed to more accurately describe ...

CAAS Professors Honored at 2017 Robins Awards Ceremony

CAAS Professors Honored at 2017 Robins Awards Ceremony

04/20/2017

Professor Silvana Martini and Associate Professor Rebecca Lawver in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the 2017 Robins Awards ceremony. Lawver received the Faculty University Service Award...

USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

04/07/2017

Twelve Utah State University dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center for their capstone projects. Students visited their “grandfriends” at the Williamsburg Retirement Community and taught topics...

Patagonia College Tour Visits USU, Repairing Apparel and Gear

Patagonia College Tour Visits USU, Repairing Apparel and Gear

04/06/2017

Utah State University’s newly created Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) program will host the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour, repairing apparel and gear. Mountaineer and Patagonia Vice President, Rick Ridgeway, will be speaking.

CAAS Student Competes at 70th Annual Society for Range Management Conference

CAAS Student Competes at 70th Annual Society for Range Management Conference

03/06/2017

Katelyn Ulhart, an agricultural communication and journalism student at Utah State University, recently won a top honor and participated in several events at the 70th Annual Meeting for the Society of Range Management.

USU Researchers Discover Climate Warming Linked to Air Quality

USU Researchers Discover Climate Warming Linked to Air Quality

02/24/2017

During the winter, cold air is at the base near the earth with warm air above it. As climate warming increases the temperature of the top layer, the cooler layer inhibits the warm air from releasing the pollutants through mixing. This causes inversion. Le...

Student Recognized for Academic Achievement

Student Recognized for Academic Achievement

02/19/2017

Students from Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were recently honored with the “A” pin, one of USU’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scholarship and academics.

USU LAEP Students and Faculty Work to Improve Animal Shelter

USU LAEP Students and Faculty Work to Improve Animal Shelter

02/14/2017

Following site visits, online meetings with people in the area and countless hours of analyzing information about the landscape, human and animal needs, budget constraints and the local economy, the students presented ideas to more closely connect the cit...

Student success fuels professor's award-winning teaching

Student success fuels professor's award-winning teaching

02/07/2017

Assistant Professor, Rebecca Lawver, has previously received recognition for her outstanding teaching, in addition to other awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Awards Program for Excelle...

Utah Climate Center Honored for 125 Years of Weather Data

Utah Climate Center Honored for 125 Years of Weather Data

12/16/2016

Scientists at Utah State University have been recording and reporting daily weather observations for 125 years. The Utah Climate Center was recently recognized by the National Weather Service with an Honored Institution Award for that consistent service a...

Agricultural Educator Receives International Award

Agricultural Educator Receives International Award

11/05/2016

Rebecca Lawver, assistant professor of agricultural education in Utah State University’s School of Applied Science, Technology and Education, recently received the Educator Award at the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Conference.

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

11/02/2016

Students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning recently received the American Planning Association – Utah Chapter’s highest honor for creating an open space plan for a rapidly growing part of the Wasatc...

FINALLY, A GAME CHILDREN CAN PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD

FINALLY, A GAME CHILDREN CAN PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD

11/02/2016

If a new game developed at Utah State University achieves its creators’ goals, parents in some Cache Valley communities may find their children requesting more fruits and vegetables at meal and snack times.

USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION

USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION

11/02/2016

George Davis, professor at Virginia Tech, will speak about how people make choices regarding food for the College of Agriculture and Applied Science’s Dean Seminar. The lecture, titled What are You Thinking? Cognitive Load and Neuroeconomics Insights for...

LAEP House Grand Opening

LAEP House Grand Opening

10/28/2016

Logan’s Hillcrest neighborhood has a “new” energy-efficient, accessible, 1940s-vintage addition thanks to donor support and the administrators, USU Facilities, and faculty and students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning...

National Chung Hsing University Welcomes Its First Aggie

National Chung Hsing University Welcomes Its First Aggie

08/23/2016

Parichart Promchote (Noi) is USU’s first PhD student to visit National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan through its exchange with the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate. She began work toward a PhD in climate science at USU fall semester 2014, with th...

Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU

Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU

08/22/2016

Nine students from a number of smaller colleges in Utah and surrounding states had the chance to live like Aggies as they spent 10 weeks participating in agricultural biotechnology research alongside faculty mentors at USU through the SURE program.

Ag Media Summit Opens Doors for USU Students

Ag Media Summit Opens Doors for USU Students

08/08/2016

Members of USU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter (ACT) attended the Ag Media Summit (AMS). This allowed students to meet industry professionals, attend workshops, connect with other students and develop connections and skills needed within...

New Leadership for Utah State's Outdoor Product Design and Development

New Leadership for Utah State's Outdoor Product Design and Development

08/01/2016

Utah State University’s unique, multi-disciplinary Outdoor Products Design and Development bachelor’s degree program has experienced remarkable success in its first year. A newly appointed interim director, will now oversee the growing program that has al...

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR RECEIVES TEACHING AWARD

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR RECEIVES TEACHING AWARD

07/19/2016

The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recently honored Michael L. Pate with the NACTA Educator Award at the society’s annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. The award is presented to those whose efforts represent the very best in...

Horses Hone Questar Employees’ Communication Skills

Horses Hone Questar Employees’ Communication Skills

07/01/2016

The Utah State University equine science program recently hosted an Equine Experience event for Questar Gas employees to illustrate the effects of non-verbal communication, using contact with horses as teaching tools.

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY

06/23/2016

Fifteen students from Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) learned from prestigious landscape architects and explored notable landmarks on a ten-day educational trip to New York City.

RESEARCH AT USU SHOWS BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTUR

RESEARCH AT USU SHOWS BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTUR

06/21/2016

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have the potential to improve people’s diets while creating economically stable farm operations for local farmers, according to research performed at Utah State University.

USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY

USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY

05/19/2016

Benjamin George, LAEP assistant professor, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library. The tours contain immersive panoramas that showcase the unique beauty of gardens such as the Château de Villandry in France and t...

Utah State's Caine Dairy Farm Awarded for Being Number One College Dairy Herd in the Nation

Utah State's Caine Dairy Farm Awarded for Being Number One College Dairy Herd in the Nation

05/13/2016

Recently the Caine Dairy was ranked as the number one college dairy herd in the nation based on herd breed age average score byHolstein World magazine.

Utah State University Salt Lake Campus Graduates 82- Year-Old Student

Utah State University Salt Lake Campus Graduates 82- Year-Old Student

05/11/2016

Jerry Poulsen, an 82-year-old student at the Utah State University Salt Lake campus, graduated was among the university’s spring 2016 graduates, having earned a bachelor’s degree in residential landscape design and construction.

NEW FUELING STATION GIVES NUTRITION STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

NEW FUELING STATION GIVES NUTRITION STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

05/09/2016

The Aggie Fueling Station was created by representatives from the nutrition program and athletics, who had a goal of working together to provide athletes with the food they need to complement the physical demands of training and nutrition and dietetic stu...

USU Aviation Maintenance Team Takes First Place at National Competition

USU Aviation Maintenance Team Takes First Place at National Competition

04/21/2016

Five students from Utah State University’s Aviation Maintenance Management program recently took first place in the School Division of the 2016 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC).

USU Agribusiness Degrees Will Prepare Students in Mauritius and Beyond

USU Agribusiness Degrees Will Prepare Students in Mauritius and Beyond

04/20/2016

Utah State University is partnering with a new higher education institution in Mauritius, making USU’s agribusiness and international agribusiness programs in the Department of Applied Economics the first to offer four-year degrees from an American univer...

Temple Grandin to Give Lecture at USU on Livestock Handling

Temple Grandin to Give Lecture at USU on Livestock Handling

03/24/2016

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science expert consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and international spokesperson on autism. Her skills have led to her success as an animal scientist, researcher, professor, author and spokeswom...

Emeritus Professor to Join Academy of Fellows

Emeritus Professor to Join Academy of Fellows

02/03/2016

Craig Johnson, professor emeritus in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP), was selected as one of five in his field to be inducted into the academy of fellows by the Council of Educators in Landsca...

USU PROFESSOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

USU PROFESSOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

01/14/2016

Edward Reeve, a professor in Utah State University's School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, was recently elected president of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).

Governor's Medals for Science and Technology Honor Three at USU

Governor's Medals for Science and Technology Honor Three at USU

01/10/2016

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences faculty members Debra Spielmaker and John Morrey are among the 2017 recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Science and Technology.

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

11/10/2015

Sarah Draper of Brigham City, Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, recently was chosen to serve as western region vice president in the National FFA organization.

Fire and Ice: Climate Change Linked Extremes

Fire and Ice: Climate Change Linked Extremes

11/05/2015

Climate change worldwide is amplifying extreme weather events and researchers in the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University are using modeling tools to help people in very different parts of the.

Professor Recognized for Career Achievements

Professor Recognized for Career Achievements

10/28/2015

Lindsey Shirley, an associate professor in Utah State University’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.

USU Aviation Advisor Receives National Award

USU Aviation Advisor Receives National Award

10/26/2015

Kaylee Roholt, an advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, received the 2015 Outstanding New Advisor Award from the National Academic Advising Association. The award is presented for her qualities associated with outstanding academic ad...

Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students

Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students

10/14/2015

During the past summer, ten students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University spent over a week bicycling around Germany, learning about German culture, visiting universities there and analyzing publi...

Global Water Expert to Discuss Water in a Changing World

Global Water Expert to Discuss Water in a Changing World

10/12/2015

Brian Richter, chief scientist for the water program of The Nature Conservancy and a global leader in water science and conservation, will speak about “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at Utah State University, October 28 at 4 p.m. in the Agricu...

USU’s Space Crop Expert Separates Fact from Fiction on Farming in Space

USU’s Space Crop Expert Separates Fact from Fiction on Farming in Space

10/02/2015

Professor Bruce Bugbee’s job title, director of Utah State University’s Crop Physiology Laboratory, conjures thoughts of a scientist whose work is firmly rooted in the earth. But for the past 33 years, the majority of Bugbee’s research has focused on how ...

Tragic Van Crash Remembered 10 Years Later

Tragic Van Crash Remembered 10 Years Later

09/25/2015

Saturday, Sept. 26, marks 10 years since the van accident that killed eight Utah State University agriculture students and an instructor who were returning to campus after a field trip.

Student Highlights

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USU students work up plans for Union Station, west Ogden
Student Organic Farm Donation to Food Pantry
2018-2019 CAAS Award Recipients

2018-2019 CAAS Award Recipients

A highlight of College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week is the annual Awards and Honors Banquet. The evening brings together students with scholarship donors and highlights a number of student, faculty and alumni achievements. Learn more.

Agreement Brings Together East and West

Agreement Brings Together East and West

A recent visit to Utah State University by top administrators from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) was an important step in solidifying efforts to create learning and research opportunities for faculty and students at both universities. Learn More....

Aggie Chocolate Factory: From Bean to Bar

Aggie Chocolate Factory: From Bean to Bar

The Aggie Chocolate Factory opened its doors to the public on November 16, 2018, welcoming a long line of chocolate lovers and foodies who came to taste the factory’s first collection of treats. The factory processes chocolate from bean to bar (and bean t...

Research Highlights

Research Highlights in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Utah State University virology Professor Bart Tarbet is collaborating with Texas Tech researchers to create a universal vaccine that would prevent millions of flu infections. Tarbet will lead the effort to test the vaccine against the H5N1 and H7N9 bird-f...

Travis Beats Godzilla

Travis Beats Godzilla

Back off Batman and Superman. Experience the greatest battle is about to knock off your socks. Godzilla V Travis. In this throw down, Travis will use his mystical pepperoni powers to tackle his greatest foe.

Discovering New Possibilities in the Saddle

Discovering New Possibilities in the Saddle

You may know a child or adult who benefits from therapy for shyness, anxiety, autism, learning delays, or physical challenges. CAAS equine therapy programs are moving some therapy sessions from the doctor’s office to the horse barn.

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Student Researcher Presents Findings on Organism’s Ability to Preserve its Own Species

Student Researcher Presents Findings on Organism’s Ability to Preserve its Own Species

Utah State University plant science major Alex Braeger presented his research on plant and animal reproduction as one of the 26 USU students selected to participate in Research on Capitol Hill at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The North Logan n...

USU Plant, Soil and Climate Student Presents Flowers-as-Crop Research on Capitol Hill

USU Plant, Soil and Climate Student Presents Flowers-as-Crop Research on Capitol Hill

Utah State University plant science major Maegen Lewis is presenting her research on annual cut flowers in the intermountain west for Research on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. Lewis is one of 26 students from USU selected to present her findings this ye...

Heloisa Rutigliano profile Q&A

Heloisa Rutigliano profile Q&A

Heliosa Rutigliano grew up in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil in the city of Avaré. She earned her undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine from Sao Paulo State University and received her masters and doctoral degrees at the University of California, Da...

A plant named 'kochia' could help NM ranchers survive drought, changing climate

ABIQUIU - As weather patterns change causing drier conditions, rangelands and pastures may be in need of re-vegetation. Meanwhile, livestock producers are looking for ways to provide nutritional forage for their animals.

NEW Agriculture and Natural Resources Law Course Begins Next Semester

NEW Agriculture and Natural Resources Law Course Begins Next Semester

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) is offering a new agriculture and natural resources pre law minor beginning with a class spring semester 2019.

USU and SkyWest announce new career pathway program
FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for 2019 NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Capstone Operation

FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for 2019 NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Capstone Operation

On 15 February 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publicly announced the State of Nevada as an award recipient for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation.

Aggie Landscape Architecture Students Bring Skills to Pocatello, Idaho

Aggie Landscape Architecture Students Bring Skills to Pocatello, Idaho

Utah State University landscape architecture students are partnering with the City of Pocatello, Idaho, to complete a 2-year visioning project. After discussing the city’s needs with people in the community, the students found that the Portneuf River, par...

LAEP | Jim Richards

LAEP

Join the LAEP Department as we sketch with Jim Richards April 12 & 13, 2019. Jim will teach both on-location sketching techniques and design concept sketching techniques.

Aggie Creamery Churns Up USU-Themed Flavors

Aggie Creamery Churns Up USU-Themed Flavors

The Aggie Creamery offers 27 different ice cream flavors at any given time, but the Utah State University themed flavors are always the big stars. Aggie fans travel from far and near to get their Aggie Blue Mint or Aggie Bull Tracks fix. Who came up with ...

L.L. Bean Bootmobile Visits | OPPD

L.L. Bean Bootmobile Visits

The L.L. Bean Bootmobile team stopped in Logan to promote their products and give a seminar for Outdoor Product Design & Development students.

Outdoor Product Design Education at Outdoor Retailer | OPDD

Outdoor Product Design Education at Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer attendees learned about the role of higher education in preparing the next generation of outdoor product designers for the industry.

Goal Zero Founder Speaks to Outdoor Product Design Students | OPDD

Goal Zero Founder Speaks to Outdoor Product Design Students

Students learned about leadership, design, and building businesses that do good from founder, Robert Workman.

Plant Science Student Showcase

Plant Science Student Showcase

Students in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate (PSC) at Utah State University conduct research with world-renowned scientists in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The students’ work covers a broad range of environmental issues and ...

USU Researchers Test Viability of Cow Chip Techology