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Convocation 2022

Submit a photo of yourself for our graduation celebration by Friday, April 15th. Click here to submit. The Dean's Celebration Brunch tickets are available to pick up in 205 FASB beginning Monday, April 18th. Limit of 4 tickets per graduate. 



"March 18th, 2022 marked the two year anniversary of the Magna earthquake. To date, there have been 2,614 events as part of the earthquake sequence. "The earthquake that hit in March 2020 was big, and the largest we've ever recorded on the Wasatch Front."

Charles Kocsis

University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS)
Director of UUSS
Keith Koper |

Wasatch Front


Seismograph Stations

University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) traces its beginnings back to the first seismograph installed on campus in 1907. On April 11, 1966, UUSS was a small group operating a few seismographic installations when the University of Utah Board of Regents recognized the UUSS as an organizational entity. The UUSS received further recognition when Governor Calvin L. Rampton helped establish state funding to UUSS as a line-item appropriation from the Utah State Legislature beginning in 1972. Over the years, there have been drastic evolutionary changes to stations to update technology. Today, the UUSS operates and maintains a combined urban-regional network of 212 seismic stations and works to reduce the risk of earthquakes in Utah through research, education, and public service. 


Opportunities - Classes

GEO 4500 - Field Methods

This course, taught by Dr. Brenda Bowen, provides experience developing geological field skills. Students learn how to make earth science observations in a wide range of settings and practice the techniques of geologic field mapping and interpreting the geologic history of rocks the processes that shape landscapes. The Spring 2022 semester has included several field trips to the outcrops exposed along the Wasatch Front and a 3-night trip to Capitol Reef National Park. 

Students from GEO 4500

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Last Updated: 4/1/22