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LAEP Spain and Portugal

Landscape Architecture Students Travel Abroad to Spain and Portugal

June 4, 2017

CAAS LAEP

Three of our great Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning faculty and 33 adventurous students just returned from charging their creative batteries in Spain and Portugal. They visited Moorish fortresses and modern architectural marvels, carefully designed green spaces in urban areas and ancient Egyptian-built structures preserved in Spain’s capital city. It was an experience esplendido and estupendo! 


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Aviation Students Successful at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

May 23, 2017

CAAS News

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.


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USU LAEP Students Receive Dean's Prize for Redesign Project

October 31, 2016

CAAS News

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.



New Degrees

USU Students Succeed at Soils Judging Competition

May 17, 2017

CAAS News

Five students from Utah State University recently used their soil science skills to take third place in the group division of the National Collegiate Soils Contest. Zach Voigtman, Sandra Udy, Boston Swan, Britney Allen and Thomas Greene travelled to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois to compete and took third place against 24 other teams.



New Degrees

New Degrees in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

April 28, 2017

CAAS News

Several new majors and minors are now available to students in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The new degrees – ranging from associates to graduate degrees – offer a variety of new opportunities to students and will prepare them to be more marketable in their chosen fields. In addition, some programs have been renamed to more accurately describe the careers students are preparing to pursue.


Robins Award

CAAS Professors Honored at 2017 Robins Awards Ceremony

April 20, 2017

CAAS News

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 while Martini was honored as the Faculty Researcher of the Year.




Retirement-home

USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community

April 7, 2017

CAAS News

Twelve Utah State University dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center as a part of their capstone projects. Twice a month during spring semester the students visited their “grandfriends” at the Williamsburg Retirement Community and taught topics relating to self-care and longevity. The students were led by Tamara Steinitz, a professional practice professor in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department.



PATAGONIA

Patagonia College Tour Visits USU, Repairing Apparel and Gear

April 6, 2017

CAAS News

Utah State University’s newly created Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) program will host the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour on the Quad at the Logan campus, repairing apparel and gear, Wednesday, April 12. In addition, mountaineer and Patagonia Vice President, Rick Ridgeway, will speak about “What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet” at 3:30 p.m.


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

March 6, 2017

CAAS News

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.


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Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

February 19, 2017

CAAS News

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.


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USU LAEP Students and Faculty Work to Improve Animal Shelter

February 14, 2017

CAAS News

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences’ (CAAS) Assistant Professor, Rebecca Lawver, has previously received recognition for her outstanding teaching, but the pinnacle of her awards came recently from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.


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Student Success Fuels Professor's Award-Winning Teaching

February 7, 2017

CAAS News

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences’ (CAAS) Assistant Professor, Rebecca Lawver, has previously received recognition for her outstanding teaching, but the pinnacle of her awards came recently from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.



Draper-LAEP

USU Landscape Architecture Students Recieve Achievement Award

November 2, 2016

CAAS News

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 Wasatch Front.

 Students in the fall 2015 Recreation Design and Open Space Planning Studio, taught by Assistant Professor Ole Sleipness, collaborated with the City of Draper and landscape architecture firm Logan Simpson to generate a conceptual design for approximately 4,000 acres of public open space. The Draper Open Space Master Plan was officially adopted by the city in April.

Taiwan

National Chung Hsing University Welcomes It's First Aggie

August 23, 2016

CAAS News

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 the support of a Royal Thai Scholarship. She intends to quantify extreme climate events that may impact rice production in Thailand.



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Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU

August 22, 2016

CAAS News

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. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the SURE program is a chance for students to explore careers in scientific fields and get their foot in the door for future research opportunities, according to program co-director Chris Davies, research associate professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences


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Ag Media Summit Opens Doors for USU Students

August 8, 2016

CAAS News

Members of USU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter (ACT) recently traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for the Ag Media Summit (AMS). This unique opportunity to meet industry professionals, attend workshops and connect with other students is part of the USU ACT chapters commitment to helping students develop the connections and skills needed within the Agricultural communications industry.


NYC

USU Landscape Architecture Students Expand Horizons in New York City

June 23, 2016

CAAS News

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.


Jerry

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

May 11, 2016

CAAS News

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.


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New Fueling Station Gives Nutrition Students Hand-On Experience

May 9,2016

CAAS News

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 students with hands-on experience with sports nutrition


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USU Aviation Maintenance Team Takes First Place at National Competition

April 21, 2016

CAAS News

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).



Zika

USU Agribusiness Degrees Will Prepare Students in Mauritius and Beyond

April 20, 2016

CAAS News

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 university in that country.