College of Science

A woman scientist looks through a microscope

Why wait? New initiative gets students into the lab early

In 2020, the College of Science will give hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to contribute to real research projects the year that they step onto campus.


Visualizing a virus

A look at how a virus and its molecules interact with human cells.


A culture of safety excellence in research

A look at how the university is prioritizing improving safety in research-focused areas of campus.


‘Alien’ bird invasions

Research shows location is the biggest factor in successful “alien” bird invasions—which are also seen as negatively impacting native species.


New College of Science dean announced

Peter Trapa, current chair of the U’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, selected as the new dean.


Humans of the U: Hollie Morales

“I never fathomed that I’d become a widow at 34, left to raise my four children alone, the oldest 15, the baby 2. Medulloblastoma was supposed to be a pediatric brain tumor, so how could it put a 36-year-old man in the grave in just eight months? It felt like déjà vu. My daddy died from glioblastoma brain cancer when I was 20 …. But I’m not going to tell you a sob story. I started school at 35 determined to make a difference in the world of cancer and this fall, I’ll embark upon my next quest—a Ph.D. in oncological sciences studying brain cancer here at the U. If I am able to make a difference in just one life all the years of studying, sleepless nights and sacrificing a social life will be worth it.”


ANSWERING STUDENTS’ QUESTIONS

Science students exploring post-graduation career opportunities can meet with potential employers at the University of Utah College of Science’s Science Employer Panel.


FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE

Public science lecture series celebrates 50th anniversary.


BREAKING GROUND ON SCIENCE

The U broke ground last week on the Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center, which will occupy the historic George Thomas Building and house classrooms, labs and a technology incubator space.