Cedar City, UT, United States

Southern Utah University

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Cedar City, UT, United States

Southern Utah University is a public university located in Cedar City, Utah, United States, founded in 1898.What began a teacher training school has now grown into a flourishing university graduating over 1,700 graduates each year with baccalaureate and graduate degrees within the universities six colleges. Graduating more than 1,700 students each spring, SUU offers more than 85 undergraduate degrees and eight graduate programs. There are more than 8,000 students that attend SUU, allowing students find more resources and opportunities than they would at smaller colleges, but still receive a high amount of engagement with faculty, delivering a private school education on a public school budget.SUU’s 17 athletic teams compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Thunderbirds. SUU joined the Big Sky Conference in September 2012. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"Because women are a critical part of the technology economy, we want girls in all regions to realize the opportunities that STEM education and careers provide them," said Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council. "By expanding this program and ensuring that all girls across Utah have access to industry and mentoring regardless of where they live, we are helping to develop our economy and ensure the state's success." Monday's SheTech Explorer Day event was done in partnership with Southern Utah University (SUU). More than 125 high school girls from throughout southern Utah participated to earn industry certifications, problem solve with mentors from national and regional companies and explore STEM careers through activities like robotics, coding, 3D printing and virtual reality. Through these tech experiences, opportunities to problem solve and present, and one-on-one mentoring with professionals from companies including Legend Solar, SkyWest Airlines, Dell-EMC, Ancestry and Adobe, students gained skills, confidence and inspiration to pursue STEM courses and careers. "The SheTech expansion greatly benefits students in rural Utah," said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. "The Talent Ready Utah partnership allows us to train and inspire students by connecting them to high-demand, high-paying jobs. We are committed to extending Utah's economic success beyond the Wasatch Front." "As a university committed to ensuring students are ready for the workforce, here at SUU we recognize the value of bringing industry and education together to create a stronger impact for students," said Dr. Shalini Kesar, associate professor of information systems at SUU. "Working with SheTech, we are bringing another opportunity to extend access to training and skills to girls by providing hands-on STEM activities conducted by industry, which helps them pursue degrees in this field and successfully launch into the workplace." This year, other SheTech Explorer Days have been held at Utah Valley University and Weber State University. Additional future events will continue to expand the program's reach and move beyond Utah's borders into Colorado and Idaho. Research from previous events shows 93 percent of participating high school girls are interested in pursuing STEM careers after taking part in SheTech Explorer Day. By the end of the year, the SheTech program will have reached and impacted more than 10,000 high school girls to pursue STEM careers. Beyond Explorer Day, SheTech provides participating high school girls continual engagement with STEM industry by helping them gain internships, learn about college scholarships and find courses that match their interests in their school and district. This continual integration takes SheTech beyond traditional programs that teach students skills by giving girls ongoing resources, support and mentoring to continue their path into STEM and succeed. Students, parents or schools interested in getting involved with SheTech or participating in other Explorer Days should visit www.shetechexplorer.com. The Women Tech Council (WTC) is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for Utah's technology sector through developing programs that propel the economic pipeline from K-12 to the C-suite. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on high performance, not diversity, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and Utah's talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial technology workforce. For more information on Women Tech Council, visit www.womentechcouncil.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/high-school-girls-across-southern-utah-gather-to-prepare-for-future-tech-careers-300453293.html


LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 01, 2016) - HCA Far West Division has named Jeremy S. Bradshaw as Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradshaw will assume responsibility of the 340-bed acute-care hospital on Jan. 1, 2017. Bradshaw is a trusted healthcare executive with 13 years' experience in healthcare. He is recognized in the healthcare industry as a progressive strategist who drives market growth through service line development, with a constant focus on patient safety and on improving the patient experience. He returns to HCA from UHS where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Desert Springs Hospital, prior to which he held the role of Chief Operating Officer. Among Bradshaw's accomplishments while at Desert Springs, he focused on patient safety, leading the hospital to receive an A rating by the Leapfrog Group, and significantly impacting the reductions of hospital acquired infections through continued focus and accountability. Prior to his time with UHS, Bradshaw was a member of the HCA family, working as Vice President -- Operations & Cardiovascular Services at HealthOne -- The Medical Center of Aurora, Colo. Bradshaw also served as director of Medical City Dallas Hospital's transplant service line. He also has worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Min., as operations director over the transplant center, and as an administrative fellow. "Jeremy's experience with HCA and in the Las Vegas healthcare market makes him a great fit at MountainView Hospital," said Bryan R. Rogers, FACHE, President of HCA Far West Division. "His leadership and knowledge will be valuable in continuing to advance the growth of healthcare services to our patients." "I look forward to joining the dedicated team at MountainView Hospital and embracing the culture of excellence they have built over the past 20 years," Bradshaw said. "I am confident MountainView will remain a leading provider of healthcare in Las Vegas, and I look forward to implementing strategic initiatives and building collaborative relationships with physicians and the community we serve." Among Bradshaw's many accolades are the 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety and the 2014 Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization Silver Syringe award by the Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition. Bradshaw earned his bachelors of science degree in business management from Southern Utah University. He received his master of health administration from the University of Minnesota. Bradshaw is married with five children. Bradshaw assumes the role of CEO at MountainView, following the promotion of Chris Mowan to Chief Executive Officer at Medical City Dallas Hospital. About MountainView Hospital: MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children's Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV


INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) today announced Michael Pugia, Ph.D., as a Research Fellow and Director of the new Bioanalytics Core Laboratory.  Pugia comes to the IBRI following a successful 30-year career in the biomedical in-vitro diagnostic industry. There he contributed to more than 20 new product launches for Bayer and Siemens and spent 15 years as a director of research and development working on next generation analytical and diagnostic technologies in collaboration with leading institutions and companies.  His primary research interest is the development of single-cell bioanalytical technology for proteomic biomarkers discovery in the fields of endocrinology and oncology. “Creating new capabilities that enable IBRI researchers and others to do unique research is a key focus for us,” said David Broecker, President and CEO of the IBRI.  “Establishing the new single-cell, bioanalytics core laboratory will provide researchers with tools to isolate individual cells for evaluation under a variety of different biological conditions to identify new targets for the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.” “The technology goal for the new core laboratory is to combine pioneering microfluidics methods and systems for single cell isolation alongside next generation mass spectrometry and immune and molecular assays,” said Pugia.  “Joining the IBRI will enable me to create something that is extremely novel, building off my experiences and research interests. In my early discussions with other IBRI researchers and corporate stakeholders, I have found tremendous support for my plans and ideas in establishing these capabilities.” In 2009 Pugia was awarded the Siemens Inventor of the Year for his work on a miniaturized “lab-on-a-chip” diagnostic tool. He also was recognized with 9 Bayer Science and Technology Awards including the Outstanding Bayer Technology Award, the Bayer Corp Quality Excellence Award, and the Near Patient Testing Segment, General Manager Award for Exceptional Leadership. The American Association of Chemistry honored him as the Samuel Natelson Senior Investigator in recognition of outstanding service for the advancement of clinical chemistry, and as the winner of the 1st Annual AI Free Memorial Lectureship. Pugia holds 367 U.S. and foreign patents and has 72 pending patents, and has 55 manuscripts, 13 book chapters and hundreds of conference papers and lectures in a wide variety of chemistry disciplines to his name. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas Tech University and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Clarkson University. While working in industry, he has held adjunct positions as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame and as a Clinical Research Professor at the University of Louisville Medical School. Zane Baird will join Pugia’s lab as Staff Scientist. He graduated from Purdue University in 2016 with a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southern Utah University. The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is an independent, nonprofit discovery science and applied research institute focused on innovation targeting cardio-metabolic diseases, diabetes and poor nutrition. Inspired by the state and Indiana’s leading life sciences companies, research universities and philanthropic community, the IBRI is building a world-class organization of researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs that will catalyze scientific discovery and its application, resulting in improved health outcomes for patients. For more information about IBRI and donation or collaboration opportunities, please visit www.indianabiosciences.org.


News Article | November 21, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

All home gardeners, from the simple hobbiest to the gardening fanatic, have a mutual dilemma when it comes to planting an early crop - frost. This literal natural plant killer is what prevents many gardeners from planting early in the Spring, or at least from planting and growing a crop successfully. Yet, the common desire is to plant early. That gives the plants more time to grow so that they're bigger by the time of harvest. Demetrios Agathangelides is a former Utah resident who recognized this problem during his many years as the owner and operator of Mountain Valley Seed, a Utah business that continues to thrive even after Demetrios has sold it. His experience and industry contacts have made him well-known within the gardening and agriculture community in Utah and Idaho. He has also worked with many professionals in the Utah Nursery and Landscaping Association and Southern Utah University. After selling his business he now has more time on his hands, which he has used to develop a product to address the problem of frost for home gardens. The product is called The Solar Cap™ by Safegrow™, which is a solar-powered mini greenhouse device that is placed over germinating seeds and young plants to protect them from frost. One major feature of the product is the layer of water in the wall of the cone-shaped device. The water collects heat from the sun during the day and releases it to the internal environment at night. The water also acts as a buffer for cold temperatures. However, the more prominent feature is the solar-powered automatic valve at the top of the device. The valve will automatically open in hot temperatures and close in cold temperatures to maintain an optimal internal temperature for the growing plant. Gardeners will appreciate the option to place the device and leave it while it takes care of their plant without requiring their time or constant supervision. Also, by using the device, they can plant their seeds 4-6 weeks earlier in the year which means their vegetables will be bigger and healthier at the time of harvest. The product has been pre-launched in Kickstarter. Those who wish to be one of the first to own a Solar Cap for their garden (or many Solar Caps) can pledge to the campaign to receive Solar Caps as a reward. The campaign will strategically end in early December so that the Solar Cap can be given as a gift for Christmas with time for shipping. The goal on Kickstarter is to raise $20,000 which will be used to complete the finishing touches on development of the product and set up distribution operations. The product has begun gaining momentum with one Facebook follower saying, "I can't wait to use them here in our garden to get an early start on the growing season." Once the Kickstarter campaign has ended, the product will be available at http://www.safegrow.com. Visit the Kickstarter campaign to pre-order: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/safegrow/safegrow-solar-cap-mini-greenhouse-frost-protectio


Morton T.S.,Southern Utah University
International Journal of Engine Research | Year: 2014

Swirling flow fields in combustion chambers can be determined based on swirl ratio and a velocity profile specified along some path to the vortex center. A method is presented whereby flow fields can be constructed by applying the continuity equation in a streamline coordinate system and imposing irrotationality about the symmetry axis of the vortex ring. The swirl ratio may be specified at the vortex core, along with a velocity profile along any semi-axis of the vortex cross section. © 2013 IMechE.


Ostrowsky M.K.,Southern Utah University
Aggression and Violent Behavior | Year: 2010

This article reviews and organizes relevant theory and research on the relation between self-esteem and violent behavior. The theoretical relation is currently being debated. One view suggests that low self-esteem leads to violent behavior, whereas another view suggests that violent behavior stems from high self-esteem. Recent theorizing also suggests that narcissism, which is generally associated with high rather than low self-esteem, contributes to violent behavior. In terms of empirical research, the literature reveals inconsistent findings. Thus, it is evident that the exact nature of the relation between self-esteem and violent behavior remains unclear. This article identifies several possible reasons for these conflicting findings and concludes with suggestions for future research. In particular, more research is needed on the commonalities and differences between self-esteem and narcissism, dimensions of self-esteem and narcissism, aggressive subtypes, and stability/instability of self-esteem and aggression. Furthermore, a fruitful avenue for future research is to continue to untangle the gender dynamics surrounding the relation between self-esteem and violent behavior, longitudinal studies with nationally representative samples hold promise, and future research needs to appreciate that the relation between self-esteem and violent behavior may not always be linear. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Ostrowsky M.K.,Southern Utah University
Aggression and Violent Behavior | Year: 2014

To most people it seems perfectly obvious that alcohol use is one of the main reasons why sports spectators exhibit violent behavior. However, most drinking among sports spectators does not result in violent behavior. Thus, the link between alcohol use and violent behavior among sports spectators is more complex than it seems. This paper organizes and reviews the literature on alcohol use and violent behavior among sports spectators. It is quite apparent that any attempt to understand alcohol use and violent behavior among sports spectators must consider a variety of social psychological factors. This paper examines nine such factors: thrill seeking/quest for excitement, impulsivity, frustration, anger, psychopathy, the false consensus effect, the Bedouin syndrome, team identification, and alcohol expectancies. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Chisholm J.R.,Southern Utah University
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2011

Primordial black holes (PBHs) that form from the collapse of density perturbations are more clustered than the underlying density field. In a previous paper, we showed the constraints that this has on the prospects of PBH dark matter. In this paper we examine another consequence of this clustering: the formation of bound systems of PBHs in the early universe. These would hypothetically be the earliest gravitationally collapsed structures, forming when the universe is still radiation dominated. Depending upon the size and occupation of the clusters, PBH merging occurs before they would have otherwise evaporated due to Hawking evaporation. © 2011 American Physical Society.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 580.00K | Year: 2012

Through this S-STEM project, Southern Utah University (SUU) is recruiting and sustaining a cohort of financially needy and academically talented students in the STEM disciplines. SUU is a public university in the Utah Higher Education System with a student body of approximately 8,000 students. Located in a high desert valley at the junction of the Mohave, the Colorado Plateau and the Rocky Mountains, the SUU service area largely consists of isolated rural communities, Native American Reservation land, and National and State Park land. The S-STEM at SUU program targets first-generation college students, Title I school graduates, and students from minority populations and is awarding 20 scholarships to students majoring in mathematics, engineering, biology, geology, chemistry, or technology. Ultimately, S-STEM at SUU is enabling scholarship recipients to pursue their degree in a STEM discipline, and then attend graduate school or be placed in a career within their discipline.

The S-STEM at SUU program is attracting and recruiting students who are committed to a STEM field and have demonstrated intellectual promise, but come from populations of students who historically struggle at the university without additional financial and academic support. Beyond the scholarships, the cohort of scholarship recipients is registered for a one-credit university course that meets periodically throughout each semester. Through their meetings, the cohort facilitates community building through career-related and academic seminars. Examples of seminar topics include training in responsible conduct of research, mentoring and tutoring, workshops for the Graduate Record Examinations, résumé writing, and mock interviews. Student scholars also have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research and are able to share their research in these forums. Mentoring is provided by SUU professors in the scholars respective disciplines through academic advising, aiding in such things as undergraduate research and assistance with internships. Also, senior students who are members of the cohort are encouraged to engage in mentoring junior members through tutoring, conducting seminars, or serving as a Teaching Assistant for university credit or additional financial remuneration.

The S-STEM at SUU program augments STEM workforce and scientific skills in rural and isolated areas of Southern Utah. In particular, SUU actively secures internships for science, engineering, and mathematics students through the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) and the local Alliance for Education. The IIC gives students an opportunity to do internships as undergraduates with the government, helping them to learn more about state and federal natural resource and land management agencies in southern Utah and northern Arizona. The Alliance for Education is a partnership with the national parks in the area. This formal memorandum of understanding with Bryce Canyon National Park and the Zion Group (Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Spring National Monument) provides a world-class education and research venue for SUU faculty and students.


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A non-technical description of the project test explains its significance and importance.

The goal of this project is to help students easily identify themselves as science or engineering professionals and increase the proportion of the local population, dominantly minorities, who pursue science and technology careers. Experience has demonstrated that students are most engaged in technical fields when they can participate in active, hands-on learning around problems with application to their local community. The focus of the effort is in marine science, which has local relevance to both the environment and the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The project will use interventions at three crucial stages: middle school, high-school-college transition, and master-PhD transition, to engage students with specific active-learning and research-oriented programs. Community partners comprise a wide-ranging local organization that leverages the resources of other successful collaborations.

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This project will create a transferable model that uses innovative partnerships among universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, a professional society, and businesses, to create a local backbone organization with a shared vision for change and common success metrics broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This project addresses the critical challenge of building scientific identity to increase interest and engagement of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The plan includes targeted interventions at three significant times in the student career pathway (middle/high school, early college, and graduate school) that comprise: (1) field experiences in the marine sciences for middle/high school students, (2) early field research experiences for college freshmen and sophomore students, (3) bridge programming to a Ph.D. partnership with Pennsylvania State University, and (4) an intensive mentoring program. The model is grounded in social innovation theory through a framework that meets the five conditions for collective impact: common agenda, shared measurement of data and results, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support.

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