For his deep involvement with and encouragement of student education at the U, Dr. Richard J. Ingebretsen, has been named the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion's Excellence in Education Awardee. Associate Dean of the College of Science, Ingebretsen is also a Professor of Physics & Astronomy and a practicing physician.
Earning degrees in Biology and Spanish with a minor in International Studies, Jason Chen is one of this year's exceptional College of Science graduates. Chen received prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, which he will use to work and study in Mexico, starting this August, and will attend medical school afterwards. Congratulations, Jason!
Long believed to be impossible, Utah astrophysicists Ben Bromley and Scott Kenyon have determined that rocky planets can form in binary star systems, meaning that two-sun planets, like Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' franchise, may be common in the universe.
A new study headed by Utah scientists has found a new layer in the Earth, about 930 miles below the surface! This discovery can explain the different types of magma in volcanoes, and why Earth's tectonic plates sometimes stall and sink at that depth.
Bacteria use needle-like "injectosomes" to inject proteins into healthy cells. Now, Utah biologists Kelly Hughes and Daniel Wee have determined how bacteria perfectly tailor the length of these needles, with significant implications for disease treatment and nanomachines.
Four University of Utah professors have won the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology, including, Distinguished Professors of Biology Phyllis Coley and Erik Jorgenson, who were selected for their exceptional contributions to workforce development and STEM education in Utah.