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Four Utah State University student researchers will share the passion, experiences and stories driving their academic pursuits in five-minute lightning talks on Friday, April 22 at USU Sunrise Sessions.

Sunrise Sessions begins at 7 a.m. with a catered breakfast buffet. The “Ignite USU” presenters will speak following breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP, visitsunrise.usu.edu. Learn more about “Ignite USU” at ignite.usu.edu.



Much of what we understand about earthquakes is based on plate tectonics. But for residents of Utah’s seismically restless Wasatch Front, a 120-mile-long metropolitan region anchored by Salt Lake City and bounded by the steep Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake, such theory has fundamental limitations.



Utah State University’s Department of Geology announces the opening of a new museum on the school’s Logan campus, along with the return of the department’s popular ‘Rock and Fossil Day,’ Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All ages are invited to the free event, which features a variety of hands-on educational activities along with admission to museum exhibits.


A glacial end (terminal) moraine in Pine Creek Valley, Wasatch Mountain State Park.

This Saturday Utah Geological Survey geologist Jim Davis and Utah State Parks naturalist Kathy Donnell led a leisurely hike up to Wilson Peak in Wasatch Mountain State Park for Utah State University students enrolled in the course “Utah Master Naturalist.”  The Utah Master Naturalist Program is a three credit certification course open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Utah’s natural world.  The topics for the Wilson Peak hike, part of the “mountains” section of the course, included the Wasatch Mountain’s geologic history, alpine glaciation and glacial landforms, the ice ages, and identification of rocks such as the Tertiary Pine Creek and Valeo volcanic stocks that are granodiorites, the Cambrian Tintic Quartzite, and the Precambrian Mineral Fork Tillite.

Utah Master Naturalist Program, Utah State University