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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 Aerospace’s National Defense business unit, Dave Beckett leads and manages pursuit Read More…

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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 maker and doer on the Utah Regional Planning Read More…

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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 initiative has added 657 additional engineering and computer science Read More…

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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, will be at the Maverik Read More…

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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 growth of 7.7 percent, according to the Read More…

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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 over 57,000 student reviews and ratings of Read More…

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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 Mission to Saturn.” All are invited to this Read More…

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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, officials from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Read More…

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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 robotic shuttle race and a water pump design contest. The event Read More…

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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 Acoustics Combustion Microfluidics Biomechanics Microstructure design Robotics Materials Experimental fluid flow