Science & Technology

A black map with light gray outlines of southwestern states. Utah is shows with glowing spots indicating where fireflies have been recorded.

See Utah’s fireflies this summer

Did you know there are fireflies in Utah, New Mexico and other western states?


Bringing magma up to our feet—just add CO2

Mount Erebus, Antarctica’s only active volcano, offers clues to how magma and gases in some volcanoes reach the Earth’s surface.


Sixth graders experience their dream careers at Imagine U Day

A new catered career experience illustrates that secondary education is obtainable when students follow their passions.


Anti-cancer compound found in soft corals

For 25 years, drug hunters have searched for the source of a natural chemical that had shown promise for treating cancer.


Chemists’ HAT trick for greener chemical synthesis

An interdisciplinary collaboration borrows a technique from energy storage chemistry to improve chemical synthesis.


$34M to prevent and treat epilepsy

The College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program won a five-year $34 million contract renewal to test and identify therapeutics for preventing and treating drug-resistant epilepsy.


Study explores climate influences on snowmelt-fed water supplies

Three decades of research show three factors that can help predict how climate change will impact critical snowmelt-driven water supplies nationwide.


Dan Reed elected to lead National Science Board

As chair, Reed leads the board that serves as an independent advisor to Congress and the president on science and engineering policy, and that governs and sets policy for the National Science Foundation.


Searching for life in the universe

“Is there life out there?” It’s the one question that has puzzled humankind for centuries.


U of U engineering professorship

U Mechanical Engineering Chair Bruce Gale appointed Merit Medical Systems Inc. Endowed Professor of Engineering.