Announcements

Seminar: What is it Like to be a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry?

Seminar: What is it Like to be a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry?...

Visiting Alumnus - David Beckett National Defense Business Development Manager Ball Aerospace Broomfield, CO Friday, March 24, 1:00 pm Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK) Light refreshments will be served Free and open to the public As the Advanced Technology Manager for Ball Ae  Read more...

U Professor Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

U Professor Recognized as Volunteer of the Year...

The Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), held March 10 and 11, at the Maverik Center, recognized University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Sanford Meek as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Since the inception of bringing FRC to Utah, Meek has been a supporting decision m  Read more...

Lawmakers Fund Engineering Initiative

Lawmakers Fund Engineering Initiative...

The Utah Technology Council, joined by Utah’s high tech industry and the state’s eight engineering and computer science programs has secured $4 million in ongoing funds from the Utah State legislature to continue to fund the Engineering Initiative. Since the 2015 appropriation, the funding of this   Read more...

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead...

Robots built by 48 high school teams will be steaming mad when they compete in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition, which is themed after the Steampunk stylings of authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. School teams mostly from Utah but from as far away as California and Alberta, Canada, wil  Read more...

Utah’s Need for Engineers

Utah's Need for Engineers...

Utah’s growth in the technology sector continues to skyrocket, and engineering colleges around the state are doing everything they can to meet the high demand for engineers. In the first six months of 2016, Utah had the greatest percentage increase of technology-related jobs in the U.S. with a grow  Read more...

What are our grad students saying about us?

What are our grad students saying about us?...

University of Utah has just been ranked among the Top Graduate Schools for 2017! Founded in 2004, the SR Education Group just released their list of The 2017 Top Graduate Schools, which represent colleges and programs all across the nation and are based completely on student feedback. We compiled  Read more...

Seminar: The Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn

Seminar: The Grand Finale of NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn...

U alumna Julie Webster, manager of the Cassini Spacecraft Operations Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will present a seminar on Friday, January 13, 2017, 3:00 pm, in the Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK), entitled, "The Grand Finale of NASA's Cassini  Read more...

New Partnership Aims to Crank Up Utah’s Manufacturing Sector

New Partnership Aims to Crank Up Utah's Manufacturing Sector...

The University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering officially kicked off its new Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center Tuesday, Dec. 6, with an open house and press event attended by a director from the U.S. Department of Commerce, College of Engineering Dean Richard B. Brown,   Read more...

Design Day Fall 2016

Design Day Fall 2016...

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted another successful Design Day on Thursday, Dec. 1 where nine student projects were on display including a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and an automatic ping pong serving machine. Student competitions also were held, including a robo  Read more...

BYU Grad School Info Session

BYU Grad School Info Session...

October 18, 2016 12:00-1:00 pm Milner Executive Boardroom (0560 MEK) (Free Pizza!) All are invited to learn about the BYU Graduate Program. Research areas include: Compliant mechanisms MEMS UAVs Multidisciplinary design Friction stir processing Global product development Acoustic  Read more...

ME Alumna Gretchen McClain Gives Gould Lecture

ME Alumna Gretchen McClain Gives Gould Lecture...

Gretchen McClain, NASA’s former chief director of the International Space Station program and University of Utah mechanical engineering alumna, gave this year’s William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life. Held Sept. 21, 2016, at the Marriott Library   Read more...

In Memoriam: Dr. Hal Gascoigne

In Memoriam: Dr. Hal Gascoigne...

Dr. Hal Gascoigne, a former faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed on July 21, 2016, surrounded by his family in Nipomo, California. Gascoigne served as a mechanical engineering faculty member from 1968 to 1975 before leaving to join Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo  Read more...

Lassonde Studios Open for Business

Lassonde Studios Open for Business...

University of Utah mechanical engineering student Paige DaBell is motivated to help other students succeed. That’s why she’s one of the first residents to work and live in the newly-opened Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind on-campus facility where students live, create their own products and start u  Read more...

Beadles Gives Back to Utah Football

Beadles Gives Back to Utah Football...

Zane Beadles, a former All-America offensive lineman for Utah, now in his fifth season in the National Football League, announced July 28 that he is donating $750,000 to the University of Utah football program. The gift provides $500,000 for a sports medicine center and $250,000 for an offensive lin  Read more...

COE Outstanding Staff Award — Joy Velarde, Undergraduate Advisor

COE Outstanding Staff Award — Joy Velarde, Undergraduate Advisor...

This year’s College of Engineering Outstanding Staff and Teaching Award winners were announced Friday, Aug. 19, representing some of the best work in the last year by the College’s support staff and faculty. The awards were presented by Dean Richard B. Brown during the annual fall faculty meeting  Read more...