CLEAR Program

Communication, Leadership, Ethics and Research (CLEAR)

CLEAR 2013

Welcome to the CLEAR Program in the College of Engineering.

The CLEAR Program at the University of Utah’s College of Engineering prepares engineering undergraduates for success in their careers through improving their oral and written communication, teamwork skills and ethical understanding.

Whether our graduates go on to excel in academia, industry or government agencies, writing and communication play a crucial role in each engineer’s day-to-day responsibilities.

By working with our engineering faculty, CLEAR instructors develop speaking and writing assignments, teach technical writing and communication lessons in the classroom, provide feedback to students and consult on best practices for speaking, writing and teamwork.

Our program is unique and innovative due to the emphasis placed on communication, teamwork, and ethics, the integrated nature of the professional skills instruction, and the situated, developmental approach to teaching and learning.

The CLEAR program reaches more than 1,000 students across six departments in the College each year. Through continual exposure to writing, communication, teamwork and ethics, our graduates are better prepared to join the engineering workforce and contribute to society.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas and suggestions for CLEAR. We welcome your interest and feedback!

Aditi Risbud, Ph.D.
Director, CLEAR Program


Aditi Risbud

Aditi Risbud, Ph.D.


Office: 1704 WEB
Phone: (801) 587-9038

Aditi is the Director of the CLEAR Program, the college-wide engineering communication and writing initiative. An engineering and communications professional, she develops courses in technical writing and communications for the College. Her responsibilities include curricula development, teaching assistant training, research and assessment. Aditi holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in materials engineering and a certificate in science communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Stephanie Fratto

Administrative Assistant

Office: 1706 WEB
Phone: (801) 581-4683

Stephanie provides administrative support to the Program Director and instructors.

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CLEAR Contact Information

Mailing Address: 72 S. Central Campus Drive
WEB Room 1706
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: (801) 581-4683
Fax: (801) 581-8544
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