Harriet Cornachione

Raining Plastics In The American West

Jun 13, 2020
Janice Brahney / Utah State University

A new study from researchers at Utah State University finds tiny pieces of plastic are being transported atmospherically and deposited on western public lands in astounding annual quantities.

Harriet Cornachione

USU’s Native American Summer Mentorship Program (NASMP) has been fostering this underserved group, working to improve cross-cultural communication and diversity in STEM since 2014. This year the program is virtual

Virtual Thesis Defenses During Coronavirus Restrictions

May 6, 2020
Johan Jönsson (Julie)

Due to coronavirus restrictions, many graduate students are defending their work virtually this year, including those at Utah State University. 

New Mapping Of The Wasatch Fault Published Online

May 1, 2020
Wasatch fault zone, Salt Lake segment and West Valley fault zone.
Utah Geological Survey

While the recent Magna earthquake may have taken many Utahns by surprise, geologists at the Utah Geological Survey were hard at work finishing a four-year, fault-mapping study they hope will help reduce earthquake risks in the state. 

Developing A Sars_CoV_2 Vaccine, Part 2

Apr 23, 2020
CDC Public Health Website

Medical experts have often expressed hope that a vaccine for the SARS_CoV_2 virus, which causes COVID-19, will be developed within the next 12 -18 months. What exactly goes into making vaccines that are both safe for humans and effectively provide a protective response to exposure to a virus?

Developing A SARS_CoV_2 Vaccine, Part 1

Apr 22, 2020

Medical experts call for testing and containment as states slowly open for business. But the long-term defense  against a viral pandemic requires the development of a preventive vaccine.

Shaking In The Valley?

Mar 20, 2020
University of Utah Seismographic Station Network

Residents throughout Utah were shaken out of their sleep by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake near Magna earlier this week. Feeling the shake in Cache Valley surprised and alarmed many northern Utah residents. Is northern Utah susceptible to a similar earthquake? 

Plans for Caucus Night As Social Distancing Measures Continue

Mar 17, 2020
Kaz, pixabay.com

Next week Utah’s Democratic and Republican parties were slated to hold their caucuses to select delegates for the state’s nominating convention later this month.

Counting Utah Children Critical To Program Funding

Mar 16, 2020
Friends' School - Boulder, CO

2020 census forms are arriving in Utah homes this week.  Child advocay leaders say while it's important to count everyone, groups such as Utah Voices for Children and the Partnership for America's Children worry hundreds of millions of dollars for kids' programs are at risk if children are under-counted.

March Madness With CoCoRaHS

Mar 12, 2020
CoCoRaHS Headquarters Facebook

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) recently announced their March Madness Challenge as part of an effort to increase citizen climate observers statewide.

Talk At USU Looks At How Bees Enrich Human Life

Feb 25, 2020
A green orchid bee on an orange tip of a plant.
Bob Peterson

The Science Unwrapped talk at Utah State University this month focused on bees and how they impact our lives through the foods we eat.

USU's Annual Rock And Fossil Day Is Coming Up This Weekend

Feb 20, 2020
Utah State University

USU’s annual rock and fossil day is coming up this weekend at the university’s Logan campus. This year there will be a new children’s activity as part of the program. 

USU Presentation Highlights Reasons For Reducing Emissions

Feb 6, 2020

Utah State University President Noelle Cockett is reviewing the most recent plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the university’s campuses across the state. Last week a meeting was hosted to inform students and faculty about the efforts.