Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Cullum
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
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.
Campus Rainworks Challenge
An interdisciplinary team of USU students with faculty advisor Jake Powell, in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, in collaboration with faculty in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Watershed Scien...
Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate
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
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
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
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
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 Academic Quadrathlon Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition
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 Hosts National Semi Final Horse Show
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 Student Group Wins Third Place in National Stormwater Challenge
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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.
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...
Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public
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
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
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...
CAAS Doctoral Student Excels at International Embryo Transfer Society Comp.
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.
USU Vet Students Teaching Animal Health and Learning Traditions
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...
The Impact(s) of Legacy
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Japanese Apparel Brand Nanga Speaks to OPDD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dairy Robotics and Economics: New Milking Barn at USU Changes More Than Equipment
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.
A Century of Agricultural Education
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.
Outdoor Product Design and Development Degree Gaining Attention and Success
Think it, Build it
Outdoor Product Design and Development Degree Gaining Attention and Success
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”
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
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.
Aggie Chocolate Factory
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...
The New Miss USU Tells Her Truth
"WHO AM I?"
The New Miss USU Tells Her Truth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model
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.
USU Scientists Develop New Goat Model to Study Heart Arrhythmia
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.
Antiviral Research Institute
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.
The Reindeer Express
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.
Feeding Mice More Like People
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?
Frøya Honors a Native Son
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
“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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION
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...
FINALLY, A GAME CHILDREN CAN PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD
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.
LAEP House Grand Opening
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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...
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...
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....
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.
Research Highlights in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
International Sketching Artist Visiting Utah State University April 11-13
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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 ...