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Using NASA Data to Show How Raindrops Could Save Rupees

Using NASA Data to Show How Raindrops Could Save Rupees

June 26th, 2015

Rainwater could save people in India a bucket of money, according to a new study by scientists looking at NASA[...]

First Graduates Receive New Petroleum Engineering Degree

First Graduates Receive New Petroleum Engineering Degree

June 10th, 2015

It has been some 20 years since Alan Walker had been involved in what he calls the “hardcore” aspects of eng[...]

U Engineers Create New Water Center

U Engineers Create New Water Center

June 4th, 2015

Due to its economic, climate and population challenges, Pakistan’s water crisis could go from bad to worse. The Middle Eastern country n[...]

Computing At the Speed of Light

Computing At the Speed of Light

May 19th, 2015

University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices[...]

Kennecott Walkway Construction Begins

Kennecott Walkway Construction Begins

May 11th, 2015

This weekend, construction will begin on the North Campus Connecting Element. There have been intermittent lane closures on 100 South[...]

Engineering Class of 2015 Video

Engineering Class of 2015 Video

May 8th, 2015

With proud family members and friends looking on, the University of Utah’s engineering graduating class of 2015 walked through its[...]

U Chemical Engineer Honored with University Award

U Chemical Engineer Honored with University Award

May 7th, 2015

It was by accident that University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor (lecturing) Anthony Butterfield discovered his love of teaching. Five[...]

U Bioengineering Graduate Program Ranked No. 2 by Students

U Bioengineering Graduate Program Ranked No. 2 by Students

May 6th, 2015

Students ranked the University of Utah’s bioengineering graduate program second in the nation based on a variety of factors ranging f[...]

Deo, Virkar Named to Endowed Professorships

Deo, Virkar Named to Endowed Professorships

May 6th, 2015

University of Utah Chemical Engineering Chairman Milind Deo and U Material Sciences and Engineering Distinguished Professor Anil Virkar each were[...]

Anil Virkar to Receive Career Award

Anil Virkar to Receive Career Award

May 4th, 2015

Anil Virkar, University of Utah Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive a career award from his alma[...]

U Research Team Selected for Geothermal Energy Project

U Research Team Selected for Geothermal Energy Project

April 28th, 2015

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable – and it’s about to take a ste[...]

U Bioengineers Win Award at National Business Competition

U Bioengineers Win Award at National Business Competition

April 28th, 2015

A medical innovation company founded by a team of University of Utah students won big — to the tune of $[...]

Petroleum Experts Donates Software to U Chemical Engineering

Petroleum Experts Donates Software to U Chemical Engineering

April 27th, 2015

Petroleum Experts Ltd., a Scotland-based engineering firm that develops optimization software for the oil and gas industries, has donated more[...]

Meet an Inventor Night

Meet an Inventor Night

April 20th, 2015

Think of Ross Mann as the ultimate Santa’s elf. He likes to design and construct fun. Mann, a product development engineer[...]

Students to Display Projects for Upcoming Design Day

Students to Display Projects for Upcoming Design Day

April 20th, 2015

April. 20, 2015 – Whether it’s a four-legged robot that can trot, a motorized skateboard or a flying quadcopter that c[...]

Washakie Renewable Energy Awards Scholarships

Washakie Renewable Energy Awards Scholarships

April 20th, 2015

Fourteen University of Utah graduate and undergraduate students from the College of Engineering received a total of $50,000 in scholarships[...]

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

April 16th, 2015

The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated, more difficult to detect and more capable of wreaking untold damage[...]

U Bioengineer Leads Team to Improve Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

U Bioengineer Leads Team to Improve Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

April 15th, 2015

Nearly anyone touched by ovarian cancer will tell you: it’s devastating. It’s bad enough that cancer in almost 80 percent of [...]

U Engineering Students Win Bench-2-Bedside

U Engineering Students Win Bench-2-Bedside

April 9th, 2015

A team that includes two University of Utah engineering students won the 2015 Bench-2-Bedside competition, a contest designed to help[...]

U Bioengineering Startups to Compete in National Competition

U Bioengineering Startups to Compete in National Competition

April 9th, 2015

Two University of Utah student medical startup companies are heading to one of the nation’s top business plan competitions this[...]

U Student Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

U Student Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

April 9th, 2015

Precious Cantu’s research into optical nanolithography is taking her from the Rocky Mountains of Utah to the snow-capped Swiss Alps. The[...]

U Professor Awarded Bioelectrochemistry Prize

U Professor Awarded Bioelectrochemistry Prize

April 8th, 2015

University of Utah Professor Shelley Minteer is converting microbes into fuel cells and her research into an international award. The professor[...]

U Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded DOE Fellowship

U Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded DOE Fellowship

April 3rd, 2015

Brooklyn Noble was born with a passion for science, technology and engineering, she says. While growing up near North Ogden in[...]

EAE Ranked No. 1 in Video Game Programs

EAE Ranked No. 1 in Video Game Programs

March 24th, 2015

The University of Utah's Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game design program was ranked No. 1 in the nation in[...]

Elementary Engineering Week

Elementary Engineering Week

March 19th, 2015

What do a catapult, skyscraper and a fish have in common? They are the basis of three fun and educational[...]

Robots Battle for FIRST

Robots Battle for FIRST

March 16th, 2015

There was a heavy metal concert going on at the Maverik Center in West Valley City and it wasn’t KISS, M[...]

U Students Develop Engineering Course Materials

U Students Develop Engineering Course Materials

March 12th, 2015

A pair of engineering undergraduates at the University of Utah have created a new way to educate high school and[...]

WET Design CEO, U Grad to Receive Honorary Doctorate

WET Design CEO, U Grad to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 10th, 2015

University of Utah graduate Mark Fuller, whose company WET Design has created some of the world’s most celebrated water fountains, i[...]

When It Comes to Robots, Mark Minor Says the Future Is Here

When It Comes to Robots, Mark Minor Says the Future Is Here

March 9th, 2015

Mark Minor, the University of Utah professor who is developing "smart" shoes for Parkinson’s patients and flying robots to perch i[...]

Inside the U’s Big Data Certification Program

Inside the U’s Big Data Certification Program

March 6th, 2015

From analyzing weather patterns to determining how many clicks it takes before a customer hits "buy now," the vast world[...]

Student Teams Gear Up for Robot Competition

Student Teams Gear Up for Robot Competition

March 5th, 2015

The student-made robots at this year’s Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition won’t just be rumbling. They’ll be recycling. Fifty-three high schoo[...]

U Engineers Develop Filter for Next-Gen Terahertz Spectrum

U Engineers Develop Filter for Next-Gen Terahertz Spectrum

February 27th, 2015

University of Utah Engineers Create Filter for Wireless Communications Using Inkjet Printer University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach[...]

U Computer Scientist Leads Student Robotics Team to Regionals

U Computer Scientist Leads Student Robotics Team to Regionals

February 26th, 2015

Like mother, like daughter. That’s what appears to be the case for University of Utah computer science professor Mary Hall and h[...]

Engineering Alumna Gretchen McClain Honored

Engineering Alumna Gretchen McClain Honored

February 25th, 2015

University of Utah engineering alumna, Gretchen McClain, has impacted technologies ranging from cell phone interconnects to robotics for spacecraft. At[...]

U Computer Science Professor Receives Google Award

U Computer Science Professor Receives Google Award

February 17th, 2015

University of Utah School of Computing Associate Professor Feifei Li received the Google Research Award for his work developing an[...]

Survey: Demand for Utah Engineers Skyrocketing

Survey: Demand for Utah Engineers Skyrocketing

February 12th, 2015

Kevin Driggs, who is responsible for recruiting new engineering graduates for Lehi-based technology company IM Flash, has a big problem. His[...]

U Grad Wins Academy Award

U Grad Wins Academy Award

February 9th, 2015

University of Utah computer science graduate Colette Mullenhoff received two honors during a Hollywood awards banquet Feb. 7: She won[...]

Utah Team Gets $1.4M for Bionic Hand Research

Utah Team Gets $1.4M for Bionic Hand Research

February 9th, 2015

University of Utah researchers have received $1.4 million to further develop an implantable neural interface that will allow an amputee[...]

Report: Growing Tech Sector Key to Economy

Report: Growing Tech Sector Key to Economy

February 4th, 2015

It might not be too long before the moniker "Silicon Slopes" for the Wasatch Front becomes as well known as[...]

It’s Game On for Air Quality

It's Game On for Air Quality

January 13th, 2015

It’s not all fun and games when Utah’s Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a w[...]

U Computer Science Team Researching ’05 Spanish Fork Explosion

U Computer Science Team Researching ’05 Spanish Fork Explosion

January 8th, 2015

In 2005, a semi truck hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives through the Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah crashed and caught[...]

Cynthia Furse Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Cynthia Furse Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 17th, 2014

Faculty members in electrical engineering, medicine and metallurgical engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The[...]

University Of Utah Student Video Game Nabs First Place

University Of Utah Student Video Game Nabs First Place

December 5th, 2014

Student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game program have won Best S[...]

SCI Center Honored with Intel Grant

SCI Center Honored with Intel Grant

December 4th, 2014

Thanks to the University of Utah’s rising reputation for computer science research and its work on computer simulations and visualization, a[...]

U Students to Show Off Latest Video Game Projects

U Students to Show Off Latest Video Game Projects

December 1st, 2014

Students from the University of Utah’s nationally recognized Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) video game design program will be showing o[...]

Mechanical Engineering Research Art Wins Best of Show

Mechanical Engineering Research Art Wins Best of Show

November 24th, 2014

To the uninitiated, James Colovos’ award-winning research image may look like an abstract illustration of a tidal wave or perhaps a[...]

100-year-old U Engineering Grad Oldest to Receive Patent

100-year-old U Engineering Grad Oldest to Receive Patent

November 24th, 2014

Simon "Si" Ramo, who graduated from the University of Utah in engineering more than 80 years ago, became the oldest[...]

U Engineers Carve Path to Brighter, More Efficient LCD Displays

U Engineers Carve Path to Brighter, More Efficient LCD Displays

November 20th, 2014

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device[...]

U Engineers Take Second Place in Inventors Competition

U Engineers Take Second Place in Inventors Competition

November 19th, 2014

Veritas Medical, a Salt Lake City company comprised of University of Utah bioengineering and health science students, won second place[...]

U Chemical Engineers Win National Boxcar Competition

U Chemical Engineers Win National Boxcar Competition

November 17th, 2014

Hydrogen fuel won the day for a team of University of Utah students. The undergraduates took first place Sunday at the[...]

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

November 13th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but[...]

EAE Students Want to “Save Your Bacon”

EAE Students Want to "Save Your Bacon"

November 12th, 2014

Imagine the skyrocketing hospital bills if you got into an accident and were not insured for healthcare. With the creation of[...]

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

November 5th, 2014

University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without[...]

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

November 4th, 2014

University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker[...]

Energy Research Facility Holds Open House

Energy Research Facility Holds Open House

October 29th, 2014

Inside two particular warehouses in downtown Salt Lake City are more than just bundles of steel machines and pipes. They[...]

Student Entrepreneurs to Hold Engineering Competition

Student Entrepreneurs to Hold Engineering Competition

October 21st, 2014

For the first time, the student-run group, Utah Entrepreneur Series (UES), is holding a competition that allows soon-to-be engineers at[...]

COMS 2014 Big Success for Local and International Researchers

COMS 2014 Big Success for Local and International Researchers

October 15th, 2014

While researchers and policy makers from around the world discussed and even debated some of the technologies showcased at this[...]

Hundreds Attend Biggest Engineering Day Ever

Hundreds Attend Biggest Engineering Day Ever

October 13th, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 11, about 500 high school students and their parents arrived at the University of Utah to learn[...]

Composites Best Choice for Automakers, says U Engineer

Composites Best Choice for Automakers, says U Engineer

October 10th, 2014

While steel and aluminum duke it out over bragging rights and market share in the automotive sector, there is another[...]

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

October 8th, 2014

For the first time, the annual international COMS Conference will be held in Utah, bringing some of the world’s top r[...]

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

October 3rd, 2014

Mike Scarpulla and his engineering team are studying new ways to produce solar panels quickly and make them more efficient,[...]

‘Engineering Day’ Ready to Host Local Students

'Engineering Day' Ready to Host Local Students

October 2nd, 2014

The upcoming University of Utah’s annual Engineering Day is designed to leave local high school students with one important thought —[...]

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

October 2nd, 2014

Feifei Li, an associate professor in the University of Utah School of Computing, received a $1.2M grant from the National[...]

U Engineering Students Among First Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholars

U Engineering Students Among First Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholars

October 1st, 2014

ARCS Foundation Utah Chapter has announced that University of Utah graduate student Amanda Reynolds is the first recipient of the[...]

U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

September 22nd, 2014

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a s[...]

Schlumberger Donates Software to U Chemical Engineers

Schlumberger Donates Software to U Chemical Engineers

September 22nd, 2014

Thanks to a donation from Schlumberger Ltd., a leading provider of technology and information systems for the oil and gas[...]

U History of Technology Topic of Conference

U History of Technology Topic of Conference

September 22nd, 2014

On Sept. 26, University of Utah computer scientists will participate in the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference to discuss[...]

U IEEE Student Chapter Honored

U IEEE Student Chapter Honored

September 16th, 2014

The University of Utah’s student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) received this year’s Outstanding Large Stu[...]

Using Viruses to Help Clean Wastewater

Using Viruses to Help Clean Wastewater

September 12th, 2014

Just as certain viruses infect humans, there also are viruses that infect only bacteria. Unlike human viruses, however, which are[...]

UDCC Invites Engineering Students to Open House

UDCC Invites Engineering Students to Open House

September 10th, 2014

With the soaring popularity of cloud computing and the need to store big data, it only seems natural that the[...]

COE Moves Up in Rankings

COE Moves Up in Rankings

September 10th, 2014

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering moved up two spots to 57th place in the U.S. News & World R[...]

Pixar President Signs Bestseller at COE

Pixar President Signs Bestseller at COE

September 8th, 2014

Ed Catmull has definitely taken movie animation to infinity and beyond. The president of Pixar Animation, who helped pioneer computer graphics[...]

U College of Engineering One of the Best Values in West

U College of Engineering One of the Best Values in West

September 3rd, 2014

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering is one of the best values for a computer science and engineering education i[...]

Fuel Cell Company Gets $2.8M Funding

Fuel Cell Company Gets $2.8M Funding

August 29th, 2014

Salt Lake City-based Materials & Systems Research Inc. (MSRI), which was founded by University of Utah Materials Science & Engineering[...]

Women in Tech Honors U Graduate Student

Women in Tech Honors U Graduate Student

August 25th, 2014

Sarah Hong was probably mostly a blur while attending the University of Utah’s School of Computing. If the hard-working computer science s[...]

College of Engineering Staff Award Winners Announced

College of Engineering Staff Award Winners Announced

August 25th, 2014

The University of Utah College of Engineering announced the 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring teachers and staff members who have[...]

Program Gives Valuable Experience to Undergraduate Students

Program Gives Valuable Experience to Undergraduate Students

August 21st, 2014

It was through a University of Utah summer research program that Karina Smolyar got something she felt she desperately needed[...]

Cloud Computing Nets $10M for the U

Cloud Computing Nets $10M for the U

August 20th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists received a three-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build and support[...]

Sandcastle Worm Secret to Successful Fetal Surgery

Sandcastle Worm Secret to Successful Fetal Surgery

August 13th, 2014

University of Utah bioengineering professor Russell J. Stewart has turned to the sticky underwater sandcastle worm to help with a[...]

3-D Microscope to Look Inside Brains

3-D Microscope to Look Inside Brains

August 13th, 2014

A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of[...]

Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

July 18th, 2014

Miriah Meyer, University of Utah assistant professor of computer science, has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early C[...]

New View of Volcanic Plumbing

New View of Volcanic Plumbing

July 18th, 2014

By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed[...]

Revolutionizing time tracking in cyber-physical systems

Revolutionizing time tracking in cyber-physical systems

June 16th, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced a five-year, $4 million award to tackle the challenge of synchronizing time in[...]

U Engineers Design New Optical Element to Sort Sunlight

U Engineers Design New Optical Element to Sort Sunlight

June 10th, 2014

University of Utah electrical engineers have designed a thin layer made of a transparent plastic or glass that sorts and[...]

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

June 4th, 2014

University of Utah engineering undergraduates won first place in the 2014 Sandia National Laboratory university alliance microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design[...]

Rabbitt Wins Hallpike-Nylen Prize and Medal

Rabbitt Wins Hallpike-Nylen Prize and Medal

June 3rd, 2014

Rick Rabbitt, professor of bioengineering at the University of Utah, has won the prestigious Hallpike-Nylen prize and medal from the[...]

U Bioengineers Win $75k in Business Competition

U Bioengineers Win $75k in Business Competition

May 21st, 2014

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering[...]

Class of 2014 Graduates

Class of 2014 Graduates

May 5th, 2014

See photos of the 2014 Engineering Convocation on Facebook The University of Utah College of Engineering recognized 2014 graduates and their[...]

Gale Named 2014 Distinguished Mentor

Gale Named 2014 Distinguished Mentor

April 29th, 2014

Mechanical engineering professor Bruce K. Gale has been named a 2014 Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor by the[...]

CVEEN Professor Honored for Educational Excellence

CVEEN Professor Honored for Educational Excellence

April 28th, 2014

Richard J. (R.J.) Porter, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014[...]

Student Art Goes Nuclear

Student Art Goes Nuclear

April 24th, 2014

Fusing art and science, the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) at the University of Utah held its inaugural student art[...]

U Engineers to Host Teens and Inventors

U Engineers to Host Teens and Inventors

April 18th, 2014

Some 30 high school students from along the Wasatch Front will attend Meet an Inventor Night at the University of[...]

Bioengineers Win Bench-to-Bedside Competition

Bioengineers Win Bench-to-Bedside Competition

April 11th, 2014

A team of U bioengineering undergraduates won the grand prize of $15,000 at the Bench-to-Bedside competition on April 9. The[...]

Smart Snow Goggles Beat the Glare

Smart Snow Goggles Beat the Glare

April 10th, 2014

Electrochrome, a startup founded by six U materials science and engineering students and a Weber State University student, plans to[...]

U Alums Swim with Sharks

U Alums Swim with Sharks

April 10th, 2014

Power Practical, a Salt Lake City-based startup co-founded by U materials science and engineering alumni, will appear on the popular[...]

Bioengineer Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Bioengineer Earns Goldwater Scholarship

April 10th, 2014

Brian Zenger, a junior in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, has been named a 2014–15 Goldwater S[...]

U to Host Statewide Science Olympiad

U to Host Statewide Science Olympiad

April 8th, 2014

Some 900 sixth- through 12th-graders will use object-retrieving robots and egg-protecting helicopters and bottle rockets to demonstrate their engineering prowess[...]

U SWE Student Section Honored

U SWE Student Section Honored

April 2nd, 2014

The University of Utah’s student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received second place in the Collegiate Section A[...]

Acid Test for Gravity, Acceleration

Acid Test for Gravity, Acceleration

March 28th, 2014

U bioengineering professor, Richard Rabbitt, and colleagues showed how the inner ear senses signals such as gravity by examining the[...]

Spin-Based Power for Devices

Spin-Based Power for Devices

March 21st, 2014

Ashutosh Tiwari, associate professor of materials science and engineering at the U, led research in fabricating spintronics-based thin film devices[...]


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