Welcome and Introduction to Utah State University Utah Water

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					   Welcome and Introduction
              to
     Utah State University
Utah Water Research Laboratory
         Logan, Utah
Utah was the 45th state in the USA; it became a state on January 4, 1896.

State Abbreviation - UT
State Capital - Salt Lake City
Largest City - Salt Lake City
Area - 84,904 square miles [Utah is the 13th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 3,000,000 (est. 2010) [34th most populous state in the USA]
Major Industries - oil, natural gas, mining (coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold), steel-
making, farming (cattle, sheep, dairy products), tourism (especially skiing)

Major Rivers - Colorado River, Green River
Major Lakes - Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, Utah Lake
Highest Point - Kings Peak - 13,528 feet, (4,123 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming

Origin of the Name Utah - The name Utah is from the Ute Indians.
State Nickname - Beehive State
                  Utah State University Fast Facts
Founded:
- March 8, 1888

Location/Profile:
- Logan, Utah
- Population:
  Logan - 48,657
  Cache County - 112,616
- Elevation: 4,778 feet (Logan Campus)
- Average summer highs: 85F (30C), Average winter highs: 34F (1C)
- 81 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
- 5 hours south of Yellowstone National Park
- 1 hour drive to four ski resorts

Workforce:
- Faculty members: 888, Full and part-time support staff: 1,908

Enrollment:
- Total: 25,065, Full-time: 14,291, Part-time: 10,774

Gender:
- Male: 11,782, Female: 13,283
Student Representation:
- All 29 counties in Utah (18,766)
- All 50 states (3,748)
- 78 international countries (1,464)

Ages:
- Average undergraduate age: 22.3
- Average graduate age: 33.8

Colleges:
- College of Agriculture
- Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
- Caine College of the Arts (July 2010)
- Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Natural Resources
- College of Science

Most Popular Majors:
- Biology, Elementary Education, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering,
Business Administration and Health,
Physical Education and Recreation
Tuition and Expenses:
Yearly Costs
Undergraduate resident tuition and fees (12 credits/year): $4,526
Undergraduate nonresident tuition and fees (12 credits/year): $12,884
Undergraduate international tuition and fees (12 credits/year): $13,586
Graduate resident tuition and fees (9 credits/year): $5,204
Graduate nonresident tuition and fees (9 credits/year): $16,310

Yearly Expenses
Room and board: $4,650
Books and supplies: $1,150
Personal expenses: $2,100

Note: Costs may vary based on your program of study and are subject to
change. The figures provided are estimates. For current tuition rates, go to
www.usu.edu/tuition.
Principal Employers: Logan, 2008

Utah State University
Education
                                              5,300
Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
Exercise equipment
                                              3,000
Logan Regional Hospital
Health care
                                               870
Logan City School District
Education
                                               652
Moore Business
Business forms
                                               650
Cache Valley Electric
Electric contractors
                                               600
Thermo Fisher Scientific
BioGenetic components
                                               400
Sunshine Terrace Foundation
Health care
                                               380
Tyco Manufacturing
Electronic circuit boards
                                               375
Herff Jones
Yearbook publishers
                                               340
Source:
  Logan City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Month       Precipitation*   Snow*

January         1.34         10.00

February        1.27         6.80

March           1.66         3.50

April           1.85         1.30

May             1.83         0.00

June            1.37         0.00

July            0.68         0.00

August          0.88         0.00

September       1.37         0.01

October         1.64         0.60

November        1.43         2.40

December        1.34         8.10

Annual         16.65         32.80
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The Utah Water Research Laboratory




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        UWRL History and Facilities:
 Created in 1959 (Gov. Clyde, Dean D.F. Peterson, state Legislature)

 UWRL building dedicated in December, 1965

 Expanded in 1979-80 to address environmental issues in water resources

 113,000 ft2 total floor space




       61,000 ft2 world-class
        hydraulics lab                          11,000 ft2 state-of-the-art
                                                 environmental quality labs
         Environmental Quality Laboratory: Major
              instrumentation and equipment

Organics
High performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (TOF LC/MS)
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with diode array and evaporative
light scattering detectors
Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) with electron impact (EI) and
chemical ionization (CI) ion sources and liquid, thermal desorption, SPME and
headspace autosamplers
Accelerated Solvent Extractor and solvent concentrator

Inorganics
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, equipped with flame (FAA), Zeeman corrected
graphite furnace (GFAA) and mercury/hydride atomizers (MHAA).
Ion chromatography with electrical conductivity and UV/Vis absorption detectors
Automated Discrete Wet Chemistry Analyzer

Biological
Anaerobic, hydrogen-free glove bags and incubation chambers
Real Time and Standard PCR
Microscopes with phase-contrast and epifluorescence capability
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