education

Why geoscience matters

Geosciences is an integrative science, combining many disciplines and touching many aspects of our lives.


A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


2022 ‘Best Graduate Schools’

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report are out—see how the U ranked in the 2022 “Best Graduate Schools.”


Revolutionizing science classrooms

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


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.


Humans of the U: Nancy Butler Songer

The College of Education’s new dean brings experience in creating deeply engaging and valuable STEM educational experiences.


Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

A new study utilized a community-university partnership of nearly 200 PM 2.5 sensors through the Air Quality and U network. U researchers revealed persistent social inequalities in Salt Lake County schools.


U academic advisor appointed to Salt Lake City school board

Michelle Tuitupou, from the Department of Geology and Geophysics, will fill the board seat through 2020.


2021 ‘Best Graduate Schools’

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


NHMU helps students impacted by school closures with Research Quest Live

Research Quest Live provides a free classroom experience with professional educators in real time from the comfort of your home.