USTAR Utah State Researchers Awarded $1 Million Grant For Continued Work On Spider Silk By Brian Grimmett • Dec 15, 2015 Utah State University Listen Listening... / 1:33 Researchers at Utah State University have received a $1 million grant to continue their work on developing synthetic spider silk. GOED and USTAR Name Winners of Governor's Medal for Science and Technology By Bob Nelson • Mar 17, 2015 Governor's Office of Economic Development Listen Listening... / 1:46 Recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology were announced this week. They include seven individuals and one company. U of U Engineer Develops Better Bomb Sniffer By Brian Grimmett • Nov 4, 2014 Photo Credit: Dan Hixon, University of Utah College of Engineering University of Utah engineers have developed a better a better bomb sniffer, that they hope will soon be in the hands of public safety officials. Legislature Approves USTAR Reforms By Andrea Smardon • Mar 12, 2014 University of Utah A bill to reform the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) is heading to the governor’s desk for his approval. The legislation comes after an audit found that the program exaggerated the number of jobs created. USTAR Governing Authority Responds to Scathing Audit By Brian Grimmett • Jan 28, 2014 Brian Grimmett Members of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative or USTAR Governing body responded to a scathing audit today during one of the appropriations subcommittee at the Capitol. Legislative Audit Criticizes USTAR Managment By Dan Bammes • Oct 16, 2013 University of Utah A new legislative audit criticizes the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative for poor financial management. But a University of Utah official says the school has followed the rules with its U-STAR partnership.