Monday, December 16, 2013

Alumni Weekly Review

Here are the top stories from last week. Five stories that will make you proud to be an Aggie!

USU Entomologists Discover Two New Wasp Species in Brazil

Discovery of a new insect species isn’t always an occasion to open champagne and alert the media. Utah State University entomologist James Pitts quips he stumbles upon five new wasp species each time he walks through his lab to fetch his morning tea.

South American wasp specimen

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Utah State's Matt Wells Named Mountain West Coach of the Year

Matt Wells

Utah State’s Matt Wells was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year, while 14 Aggies earned various all-conference accolades as the league office announced its postseason football honors Tuesday. In all, USU had four offensive players, eight defensive players and two specialists recognized to rank as the second-most in the league behind Fresno State’s 15 honorees.

Utah State Faces Northern Illinois in 2013 Poinsettia Bowl

Utah State football will face Northern Illinois University in the ninth-annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (MT) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., it was announced Sunday. The bowl game, which will be televised live on ESPN, will be the second-ever meeting between the two teams.
Poinsettia Bowl 2013

USU Administrator Receives Governor's Medal for Science and Technology

Ken White, a leader in science and the new leader of the Utah State University College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, USU Extension and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, was selected to receive the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology on January 15. White was chosen for the award by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for a demonstrated history of promoting the development of science and technology. He will receive the award with six others.

USU Administrator Receives Governor's Medal for Science and Technology

USU Professors Receive "National Geographic" Research Grant

Utah State University professor Carsten Meier is part of a team of professors who were granted $20,000 to continue research on Uinta ground squirrels based on a long-term study that has rested for many decades. The study will focus on adaptive responses of the squirrels, a hibernating indicator species, to climate change.

Carsten Meier

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