Ignite USU

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library South Atrium

Ignite is the rising star of Research Week, encapsulating the essence of what it means for students to do research at Utah State. The program includes talks by eight graduate and undergraduate students, each of whom will discuss the stories and motivations behind their academic pursuits in just five minutes, with slides automatically advancing every 20 seconds. Ignite is part of a national speaking program with events regularly occurring around the world.

Ignite events also include an interactive component, where participants and audience members have the chance to compete in a simple “build” project for prizes.


  • Paper airplane build from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prizes awarded
  • Ignite USU presentations from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • First 100 attendees will receive vouchers for free drinks

Stacy Holmstedt: What Happens to Your Body After You Die