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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

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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 Gould Auditorium, her lecture was titled, “Space Innovation = SUM Read More…

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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, California. He returned to the University of Read More…

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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 up new companies. “I’ve always been passionate about helping people Read More…

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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 lineman scholarship. Both the center and the Read More…

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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, held in the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Read More…

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Former COE Dean Receives International Award for LED Technology Pioneering

University of Utah Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow, a former dean of the U’s College of Engineering and a pioneer in LED technology, has been awarded a top research prize for his career-long work in the process for making light-emitting diodes, an important milestone for LED TVs, cellphone screens, high-efficiency solar cells, computer monitors and a Read More…

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Czabaj and Francoeur Presented with ASUU Student Choice Awards

As students know, finding the perfect professor can make a world of difference. Mechanical engineering assistant professors Michael Czabaj and Mathieu Francoeur are two of the three individuals campus-wide recognized by the Academic Affairs Board within ASUU (Associated Students of the University of Utah) as their 2016 Student Choice Award winners. The ASUU Student Choice Read More…

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Spring 2016 Design Day

From a rocket made of new composites to a rising toilet seat to help the elderly and those with disabilities, the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering showed off this year’s senior projects during the annual “Senior Design Showcase.” Held April 21 at the A. Ray Olpin Student Union ballroom, seniors displayed the projects Read More…