Science & Technology

Teachers get a master’s to revolutionize science classrooms

Graduates of the U’s Master’s of Science for Secondary School Teachers program engage in intensive research to bring authentic science experiences to their classrooms.


COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely to contract and die of COVID-19.


Gene discovery leads to next-generation experimental therapy for ALS

Efforts to understand the genetics of neurological diseases leads to a potential treatment for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.


How U alumni helped invent the catalytic converter

The catalytic converter, which removes toxic gases from car exhaust, owes its invention partly to U alumni working at Corning Incorporated in the 1970s.


A woman doctor wearing a face mask looks through the window at a woman who may have COVID-19 at a drive-up testing site.

Face covering myths debunked

Addressing the common misconceptions about face coverings using scientific evidence.


Versatile test reactor key to next generation nuclear power

Michael Simpson and collaborators are designing a test vehicle that would circulate molten salt to mimic how it would circulate through a real-world reactor.


An empty symphony stage with one scientist in the middle measuring air flow.

Blowin’ in the wind

University of Utah engineers conduct air flow study to help Utah Symphony musicians stay safe from COVID-19.


The U is a 2021 ‘Best College’

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report are out—see how the U ranked in the 2021 “Best Colleges.”


Evergreen needles act as air quality monitors

Trees are air quality monitors all around us. U scientists found that magnetic particles on pine needles can indicate levels of air pollution.


U team offers daily tips for parenting in a pandemic

Partnership between the U and Granite School District offers videos to help manage kids’ behavior amid the roller coaster of education in a pandemic.