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Maggie Goertzen 1 of 36 UG Women Selected Nationally as Brooke Owens Fellows

36 UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN SELECTED AS BROOKE OWENS FELLOWS, EARNING SENIOR MENTORSHIP AND PAID POSITIONS AT LEADING AEROSPACE FIRMS Brooke Owens Fellowship Program Helps Address Historical Underrepresentation of Women in Aviation and Space Exploration by Identifying and Training World-Class Talent MARCH 8, 2017 – WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program – a volunteer-led Read More…

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Jordan French Receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Proudly from a tiny little town in south central Tennessee near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, called Coldwater, mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate, Jordan French says, “I have always been interested in space exploration. Growing up riding dirt bikes, building race-cars, and flying in airplanes, mechanical engineering becomes a natural obsession.” “As a ‘War Eagle’ undergrad Read More…

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Alex Jafek receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student, Alex Jafek, advised by Mechanical Engineering professor Bruce Gale, received a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF uses the Graduate Research Fellowship Program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. In explaining his feelings about receiving the award and the Read More…

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Amun Jarzembski Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Amun Jarzembski for receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  Amun, advised by Prof. Kay Park, will conduct research on near-field thermal radiation.  The NSF GRF will support Amun’s Ph.D. work for three years. Amun’s research involves the exploration of near-field thermal radiation from a nanoscale heated Read More…

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Prof. Eric Pardyjak Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Study Turbulence and Dispersion in Mountainous Terrain

Congratulations to professor Eric Pardyjak for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship, project title, “Improved understanding of turbulence and dispersion in mountainous terrain.” Mountains cover approximately one-quarter of the earth’s land surface and twenty percent of the world’s population lives in or at the fringes of mountainous regions (Körner and Ohsawa, 2005). Populations have often tended to Read More…

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ME Assistant Professors Michael Czabaj and Ashley Spear selected for 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

ME Assistant Professors Michael Czabaj and Ashley Spear have each been selected for the 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP). This program, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), offers fellowships to university faculty to conduct research at Air Force research facilities in the summer. The objectives of the program Read More…

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U Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded DOE Fellowship

Brooklyn Noble is first Utah student and mechanical engineer to receive a fellowship from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Brooklyn Noble was born with a passion for science, technology and engineering, she says. While growing up near North Ogden in Weber County, the University of Utah mechanical engineering student entered all of Read More…

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ME Student Selected by NASA as a Research Fellow

  For his research proposal to explore modular magnetic mobile manipulators for microgravity environments, University of Utah mechanical engineering PhD candidate, Joseph (Joey) Brink, was selected by NASA as one of their Space Technology Research Fellows.  NASA selected 65 graduate students from around the country as the 2013 class. This third class of space technology Read More…

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PhD Student Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Dan Sweeney, a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Utah, was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, an incredibly competitive grant where US citizens engage in study, research, or teaching assistantships abroad. Sweeney will spend the next year in northern Sweden, researching clean energy. As a Fulbright Fellow, Sweeney Read More…