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2017 University and COE Convocation Ceremonies this Week

Students, faculty and parents are getting ready for both the University of Utah and the College of Engineering Convocation Ceremonies this week. Watch the live feed online and gather more information at

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U Top University for Commercializing Technology

The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The U has “quietly evolved into one of the most prestigious research universities in the United States with a strong emphasis on commercializing Read More…

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DeVries Teaches Final Class of His Illustrious 55-year Career

On April 19, University of Utah mechanical engineering Distinguished Professor K.L. DeVries (Larry) stepped in front of a group of students for one last time (video – ME EN 2030 Dynamics class review, April 19, 2017). It was the final class of his illustrious 55-year career teaching generations of bright problem solvers at the U. Read More…

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Scholarly Seminar: Sun Choi, Ph.D.

High-Throughput Particle Manufacturing Systems for Thermal Energy Storage Technology Sun Choi, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist Center for Urban Energy Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Thursday, April 6, 10:30 am 0560 Milner Executive Boardroom (MEK) Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Choi (KIST)’s ongoing efforts on the development of high-throughput particle manufacturing systems (HTPMS) for Read More…

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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…

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…

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…

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…