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Car on the ASPIRE track.

USU Launches NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Electrified Transportation

The National Science Foundation has awarded Utah State University a five-year, $26 million grant, renewable to 10-year, $50.6 million, to develop an international research center dedicated to advancing sustainable, electrified transportation.

COVID 19 Virus

Update for USU Community on Coronavirus

Utah State University officials continue to work with local health departments to monitor federal and state guidelines concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Student on a laptop and wearing a mask with students walking in the background, also wearing masks.

USU Makes Face Coverings Mandatory for Fall

The new policy builds upon the executive order Gov. Gary Herbert put into effect for state buildings and facilities.

Recent Stories

USU biological engineering professor Keith Roper

USU Biological Engineers Monitor Coronavirus in Sewage

A recent statewide pilot study confirmed that coronavirus can be detected in sewage that enters wastewater treatment facilities.

Thistle-down velvet ant

True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

Joseph Wilson, Jeni Sidwell and James Pitts report multiple approaches used to investigate adaptive coloration of wasp species in paper published in 'Biology Letters'

International flag's in USU's International Lounge.

President Cockett Joins Amicus Brief to Support USU International Students

President Cockett signed the brief, filed by the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a partner program of the National Center for Civic Innovation.

student wearing a mask and sitting next to a laptop.

USU Disburses CARES Act Funds in Technology Grants

The university has allocated up to two million dollars for this second round, with grants of $300.

Class formats for Fall 2020

USU Students Receive Information about Fall 2020 Class Delivery Methods and Expectations

The university will utilize multiple course delivery methods, including: traditional face-to-face; hybrid face-to-face; interactive broadcast; online only; web broadcast; and blended delivery.

Old Main in the fall.

USU Announces Changes to the Fall Semester Schedule and Community Expectations

USU administrators emailed students on June 18, 2020, to provide information about the fall semester schedule and set expectations for personal responsibility in maintaining in-person classes.