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Crime and Virtual Punishment

Crime and Virtual Punishment

April 28th, 2017

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game.But students from[...]

Profile on Ed Catmull

Profile on Ed Catmull

April 24th, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a profile on University of Utah College of Engineering graduate Ed Catmull, who now[...]

U Top University for Commercializing Technology

U Top University for Commercializing Technology

April 21st, 2017

The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according[...]

EAE Launches Esports Program

EAE Launches Esports Program

April 10th, 2017

Varsity esports have arrived at the University of Utah.The U and its nationally ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game[...]

U Engineers Help Businesses Save on Energy Costs

U Engineers Help Businesses Save on Energy Costs

March 29th, 2017

Saving energy is a bit more complex than just knowing when to turn out the lights.For businesses, cutting down on[...]

Powell Wins Faculty Award

Powell Wins Faculty Award

March 27th, 2017

After only just a year at the University of Utah, chemical engineering associate professor Kody Powell has already been given[...]

EAE Among Top Ranked

EAE Among Top Ranked

March 23rd, 2017

The University of Utah's renowned Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game design program again was ranked among the best such[...]

Combating Wear and Tear

Combating Wear and Tear

March 22nd, 2017

By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other types of[...]

Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind

March 21st, 2017

With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive[...]

More Power to the People

More Power to the People

March 21st, 2017

Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your[...]

All Brawn AND Brains

All Brawn AND Brains

March 17th, 2017

You may know Taylor Sparks as a University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor. But earlier this month,[...]

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

March 13th, 2017

Robots built by 48 high school teams competed in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition, which was themed after the Steampunk s[...]

Stop the Pain

Stop the Pain

March 13th, 2017

For millions of sufferers, there is nothing more debilitating than chronic back or joint pain. It can feel like a[...]

Lawmakers Fund Engineering Initiative

Lawmakers Fund Engineering Initiative

March 10th, 2017

The Utah Technology Council, joined by Utah’s high tech industry and the state’s eight engineering and computer science programs has sec[...]

New Master of Software Development Degree

New Master of Software Development Degree

March 3rd, 2017

It’s the plight of many employees: You’ve been working for a while and later realize you want to change occupations.You’re not a[...]

Elementary Engineering Week 2017

Elementary Engineering Week 2017

March 2nd, 2017

Hundreds of Utah's 5th and 6th graders are getting a hands-on look at the exciting engineering concepts that shape our[...]

Utah’s Need for Engineers

Utah's Need for Engineers

March 2nd, 2017

Utah’s growth in the technology sector continues to skyrocket, and engineering colleges around the state are doing everything they c[...]

Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollment Up

Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollment Up

March 1st, 2017

A new report by the Computer Research Association (CRA) states that an increase in undergraduate enrollment in computer science degrees[...]

ECE Online Master’s Program

ECE Online Master's Program

February 27th, 2017

After Eidy Herrera graduated from the University of Utah in electrical engineering in 2010, she always wanted to continue on[...]

SoC Ranks High for Productivity

SoC Ranks High for Productivity

February 22nd, 2017

The University of Utah’s School of Computing was ranked in the top quarter of the nation’s schools for its research pro[...]

Building Blocks for Bad Air

Building Blocks for Bad Air

February 7th, 2017

Plastic building blocks have been a favorite toy for kids wanting to construct everything from the Death Star to the[...]

U Statement Concerning Travel Ban

U Statement Concerning Travel Ban

February 1st, 2017

To the University of Utah Community,The University of Utah strongly supports the international members of our community and values their[...]

U Top College for Entrepreneurs

U Top College for Entrepreneurs

January 30th, 2017

The University of Utah was named the top college in the country for aspiring entrepreneurs, according to LendEdu, an online[...]

Merging of Humans and Machines

Merging of Humans and Machines

January 30th, 2017

Arati Prabhakar, director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, recently wrote an article for Wired profiling two cutting-edge[...]

I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

January 26th, 2017

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end.A team led by[...]

Hope for Cardiac Patients

Hope for Cardiac Patients

January 18th, 2017

Investigators at the University of Utah including bioengineering associate professor Frank Sachse have identified distinct differences in the hearts of[...]

Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

January 13th, 2017

Two professors in the University of Utah’s College of Engineering have each received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for[...]

Freshmen and Seniors Team Up, Go to Work

Freshmen and Seniors Team Up, Go to Work

January 10th, 2017

The National Society of Professional Engineers' publication PE Magazine recently profiled a University of Utah chemical engineering program that allows[...]

SoC Grad Wins Technical Academy Award

SoC Grad Wins Technical Academy Award

January 9th, 2017

Every time you go to the movies, there’s a good chance the roaring spaceships or fantastical beasts wowing audiences were b[...]

Cynthia Furse To Receive Governor’s Medal

Cynthia Furse To Receive Governor's Medal

January 6th, 2017

Cynthia Furse, associate vice president for research at the University of Utah and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will[...]

Butterfield Receives National Educator Award

Butterfield Receives National Educator Award

January 5th, 2017

Tony Butterfield has not only been a popular and respected professor on the University of Utah’s College of Engineering campus, h[...]

Forbes Recognizes McDonald as One of “30 Under 30”

Forbes Recognizes McDonald as One of "30 Under 30"

January 4th, 2017

You might say that Luther McDonald’s reputation is about to go nuclear.The 28-year-old University of Utah civil and environmental engineering a[...]

Engineering Faculty at CES

Engineering Faculty at CES

January 3rd, 2017

Four teams from the University of Utah will be presenting new technologies at this month's Consumer Electronics Show in[...]

Meyer, Jorgensen Named Distinguished Alumni

Meyer, Jorgensen Named Distinguished Alumni

December 14th, 2016

Not one but two alumni from the College of Engineering will receive the University of Utah’s annual Distinguished Alumni Award i[...]

Anil Virkar Named NAI Fellow

Anil Virkar Named NAI Fellow

December 13th, 2016

University of Utah materials science and engineering Distinguished Professor Anil Virkar, who has been with the U for more than[...]

EAE Play!

EAE Play!

December 12th, 2016

Hundreds of video game fanatics got their first look at what's brewing at the University of Utah's EAE Play! event,[...]

Printing Hidden Images

Printing Hidden Images

December 8th, 2016

Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are[...]

Manufacturing Center Holds Open House

Manufacturing Center Holds Open House

December 7th, 2016

The University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering officially kicked off its new Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center Tuesday, Dec.[...]

The Digital ‘Utah Teapot’

The Digital 'Utah Teapot'

December 5th, 2016

It's just a 3D graphic of a porcelain teapot, but it became the legendary launching point for computer graphics throughout[...]

ME Design Day 2016

ME Design Day 2016

December 2nd, 2016

The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted another successful Design Day on Thursday, Dec. 1 where nine student[...]

Computing Team Takes Second in International Competition

Computing Team Takes Second in International Competition

December 2nd, 2016

A team from the University of Utah's School of Computing took second place in the 2016 Supercomputing Student Cluster Competition[...]

New Grant for Carbon Capture

New Grant for Carbon Capture

December 2nd, 2016

New funding of $1.3 million will help the University of Utah determine the suitability of building carbon capture and storage[...]

The Science of Religion

The Science of Religion

November 29th, 2016

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and[...]

2016 ARCS Scholars Honored

2016 ARCS Scholars Honored

November 11th, 2016

The recipients of the 7th Annual ARCS Foundation Utah Scholar Awards were honored Thursday, Nov. 3, during a luncheon in[...]

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don't

November 10th, 2016

From Harry Potter’s Cloak of Invisibility to the Romulan cloaking device that rendered their warship invisible in “Star Trek,” the magic[...]

Engineering Day 2016

Engineering Day 2016

November 8th, 2016

More than 400 high school students and parents from Utah and other states converged on the University of Utah College[...]

Make America Tweet Again

Make America Tweet Again

November 2nd, 2016

We know how Donald Trump feels about everyone through Twitter, but how do Twitter users feel about Donald Trump?Computer scientists[...]

Making a New Pitch for Coal

Making a New Pitch for Coal

October 26th, 2016

As U.S. coal production declines due to the rise of natural gas and alternative energies, the question remains: What will[...]

A Complete Waste of Energy

A Complete Waste of Energy

October 26th, 2016

According to the National Resource Defense Council, Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to “vampire a[...]

College Welcomes New Faculty

College Welcomes New Faculty

October 14th, 2016

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering continues to experience remarkable growth to meet the rising needs of Utah's high-tech i[...]

U Engineering Faculty Receive BRAIN Awards

U Engineering Faculty Receive BRAIN Awards

October 14th, 2016

Four faculty members from the University of Utah’s College of Engineering received grants from the National Institute of Health’s Brain Res[...]

Gould Lecture Video Here

Gould Lecture Video Here

September 22nd, 2016

Video of Wednesday's the William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life given[...]

Lassonde Studios Open for Business

Lassonde Studios Open for Business

September 20th, 2016

University of Utah mechanical engineering student Paige DaBell is motivated to help other students succeed. That’s why she’s one of the[...]

Engineers Start New Manufacturing Center

Engineers Start New Manufacturing Center

September 12th, 2016

One of the hot-button issues this presidential election is about companies outsourcing work overseas and figuring out how to keep[...]

Visualizing the Universe

Visualizing the Universe

September 7th, 2016

If space is the final frontier, OpenSpace could become the final frontier in space simulation software.Computer scientists from the University[...]

EGI Named As Candidate for Geothermal Lab

EGI Named As Candidate for Geothermal Lab

September 6th, 2016

A patch of land north of Milford, Utah, is one step closer to becoming the country’s hotbed of research for g[...]

Gretchen McClain to Give Gould Lecture

Gretchen McClain to Give Gould Lecture

September 6th, 2016

Gretchen McClain, NASA's former chief director of the International Space Station program and University of Utah mechanical engineering alumna, will[...]

Club Rush 2016

Club Rush 2016

September 2nd, 2016

This fall's Club Rush was a giant success, attracting more than 25 engineering clubs to the lower Warnock Engineering Building[...]

Photographer Dan Hixson Receives Campus Award

Photographer Dan Hixson Receives Campus Award

August 26th, 2016

Congratulations to our own Dan Hixson, the University of Utah College of Engineering's photographer and graphic designer, who was honored[...]

2016 COE Teacher and Staff Award Winners

2016 COE Teacher and Staff Award Winners

August 19th, 2016

This year's College of Engineering Outstanding Staff and Teaching Award winners were announced Friday, Aug. 19, representing some of the[...]

EAE Team Takes Third in International Competition

EAE Team Takes Third in International Competition

August 16th, 2016

A leading cause of vision loss in children is amblyopia, or lazy eye, and video game developers from the University[...]

More Power To You

More Power To You

July 26th, 2016

Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes[...]

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

July 21st, 2016

University of Utah Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow, a former dean of the U’s College of Engineering and a pioneer in L[...]

To Catch a Wireless Thief

To Catch a Wireless Thief

July 19th, 2016

We crowdsource for business startups, art projects, inventions, even families in need. So why not ask cellphone users to contribute[...]

Legendary U Engineering Grad, Simon Ramo, Passes

Legendary U Engineering Grad, Simon Ramo, Passes

June 30th, 2016

Not long after leaving Howard Hughes’ fledgling Hughes Aircraft Co. and starting an aerospace firm in Los Angeles in 1953, S[...]

Cynthia Furse Receives Pioneers of Progress Award

Cynthia Furse Receives Pioneers of Progress Award

June 28th, 2016

Cynthia Furse, associate vice president for research at the University of Utah and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is[...]

Exploring Engineering 2016

Exploring Engineering 2016

June 28th, 2016

The future engineers of America gathered at the University of Utah’s College of Engineering campus in June to learn what i[...]

Shifting into Hi-GEAR

Shifting into Hi-GEAR

June 17th, 2016

This year's Hi-GEAR was another week of action-packed engineering activities for high school girls passionate about science and technology.Twenty-five ninth-through-12th-grade[...]

Lighting the Way to Better Semiconductors

Lighting the Way to Better Semiconductors

June 16th, 2016

University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla wants to shed light on semiconductors — literally.Scarpulla and s[...]

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

May 27th, 2016

Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the University of Utah’s RoboUtes student robotic team emerged from a crippling l[...]

U Robot Team Wins Award

U Robot Team Wins Award

May 23rd, 2016

The University of Utah’s mining robot team struck gold in them Martian hills, winning the Innovation Award as well as t[...]

COE Convocation 2016

COE Convocation 2016

May 9th, 2016

The University of Utah College of Engineering held its 2016 convocation Friday, May 6, at the[...]

Eccles Scholars Graduate

Eccles Scholars Graduate

May 5th, 2016

Of the eight 2016 George S. and Dolores Doré Scholars graduating from the University of Utah this year, four of [...]

Speedy Bridge Repair

Speedy Bridge Repair

April 28th, 2016

In just 30 seconds, a devastating earthquake like the ones that struck Japan and Ecuador can render a city helpless.[...]

Utah Science Olympiad 2016

Utah Science Olympiad 2016

April 25th, 2016

Students from more than 70 Utah middle and high schools competed in this year’s Utah Science Olympiad, the annual tournament o[...]

ME’s Spring Design Day

ME's Spring Design Day

April 25th, 2016

From a rocket made of new composites to a rising toilet seat to help the elderly and those with disabilities,[...]

In Memoriam: Stephen C. Jacobsen

In Memoriam: Stephen C. Jacobsen

April 20th, 2016

Stephen C. Jacobsen, engineer, roboticist and biomedical pioneer passed away at 75.Jacobsen, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of[...]

U Bioengineer Wins Bench-to-Bedside Contest

U Bioengineer Wins Bench-to-Bedside Contest

April 12th, 2016

Want to verify your baby’s breathing at all times? You’ll need a device with wires, electrodes or other physical attachments to [...]

Bioengineering Students Win Competition

Bioengineering Students Win Competition

April 11th, 2016

Two University of Utah bioengineering students won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge[...]

Computer Pioneer Robert Royce Johnson Dies

Computer Pioneer Robert Royce Johnson Dies

March 31st, 2016

Robert Royce Johnson, former chairman of the University of Utah computer science department, passed away Friday, March 25, in Salt[...]

Sniffing Out a Dangerous Vapor

Sniffing Out a Dangerous Vapor

March 25th, 2016

Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as gasoline, airplane fuel, oil — even a homemade bomb. Y[...]

FIRST Robotics 2016

FIRST Robotics 2016

March 21st, 2016

It was a clash of the metallic titans as nearly 40 high school teams from Utah and elsewhere converged at[...]

COE Moves Up in the Rankings!

COE Moves Up in the Rankings!

March 16th, 2016

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering, the state’s premier engineering school, is also becoming one of the country’s top engin[...]

U. Game Design Program Ranked No. 1

U. Game Design Program Ranked No. 1

March 15th, 2016

The Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) program at the University of Utah is the No. 1 undergraduate school for studying[...]

Elementary Engineering Week 2016

Elementary Engineering Week 2016

March 3rd, 2016

They came, they built, and they catapulted. But mostly, the scores of elementary school students who arrived at the University[...]

Tara Deans Receives NSF Career Award

Tara Deans Receives NSF Career Award

March 1st, 2016

For a wounded soldier on the battlefield, the ability to stop bleeding then and there is a matter of life[...]

SoC Professor Leading Project to Help Patients with Rare, Untreatable Diseases

SoC Professor Leading Project to Help Patients with Rare, Untreatable Diseases

February 26th, 2016

On the eve of a visit by Vice President Joe Biden to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of[...]

Meet an Inventor Night

Meet an Inventor Night

February 22nd, 2016

While working at Ceramatec, Chett Boxley came up with the Purr-fect Solution for kitty litter.Boxley was a researcher for the[...]

Engineering Material Magic

Engineering Material Magic

February 16th, 2016

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for[...]

Flat, Ultrathin Camera Lens

Flat, Ultrathin Camera Lens

February 12th, 2016

Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin.Researchers have always thought[...]

Utah Robotics Center Launches

Utah Robotics Center Launches

February 11th, 2016

From the Utah/MIT Dextrous Hand to the Sarcos Treadport, the University of Utah is renowned for its research in robotics.[...]

U Among Great Colleges for Aspiring Engineers and Scientists

U Among Great Colleges for Aspiring Engineers and Scientists

February 9th, 2016

The University of Utah was named one of 25 great colleges for aspiring engineers and scientists, according to Time.com.The news[...]

Faculty Honored by Career Services

Faculty Honored by Career Services

February 9th, 2016

Five faculty members from the University of Utah’s College of Engineering are among 20 people campus-wide to be recognized by t[...]

Engineering Club Rush

Engineering Club Rush

January 15th, 2016

Apparently, it didn't take long for the organizer of this spring's Engineering Club Rush to run out of pizza."We definitely[...]

Dean Brown Receives Prestigious Honors

Dean Brown Receives Prestigious Honors

December 16th, 2015

Richard B. Brown, dean of the University of Utah’s College of Engineering, received two prestigious honors on the same day: H[...]

Students Create Video Game To Treat, Diagnose Lazy Eye In Children

Students Create Video Game To Treat, Diagnose Lazy Eye In Children

December 16th, 2015

For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering ([...]

Making a Wish Come True

Making a Wish Come True

December 4th, 2015

Most kids granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah want to go to Disney World, take a vacation[...]

ME Design Day 2015

ME Design Day 2015

December 3rd, 2015

Whether it’s throwing clay pigeons into the sky or designing a water pail that generates electricity, University of Utah mechanical e[...]

EAE Partners with Simulations Company

EAE Partners with Simulations Company

December 1st, 2015

Citing the need to bridge the gaps between gaming technology and high-end military simulation, Rockwell Collins and the University of[...]

U Students Win Programming Contest

U Students Win Programming Contest

November 17th, 2015

Three freshmen in the University of Utah’s School of Computing took first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional ACM Programming C[...]


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