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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[...]

2015 Engineering Day

2015 Engineering Day

November 11th, 2015

More than 550 high school students and their parents converged on the University of Utah’s College of Engineering campus Saturday, N[...]

NSF Assistant Director Talks About the Future

NSF Assistant Director Talks About the Future

November 10th, 2015

In the future, the world will be much more crowded, the aging population will grow, and everyone will consume more[...]

Bright Idea for Lowlight Photography

Bright Idea for Lowlight Photography

October 29th, 2015

Anyone who’s taken a picture of birthday candles being blown out or a selfie during a romantic candlelit dinner knows h[...]

2015 ARCS Scholars Honored

2015 ARCS Scholars Honored

October 22nd, 2015

The recipients of the 6th Annual ARCS Foundation Utah Scholar Awards were honored Thursday, Oct. 22, during a luncheon at[...]

3-D Map of the Brain

3-D Map of the Brain

October 22nd, 2015

The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed[...]

U Student Wins SWE Award

U Student Wins SWE Award

October 20th, 2015

Carina Hahn, a combined bachelor’s and master’s student in the University of Utah’s Materials Science and Engineering department, was selected for t[...]

Bioengineering Ranked Second in Nation by Students

Bioengineering Ranked Second in Nation by Students

October 16th, 2015

For the second time this year, the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering graduate program was ranked second in the n[...]

U Students Win IM Flash “Tech Talks”

U Students Win IM Flash “Tech Talks”

October 12th, 2015

Two University of Utah students in materials science and engineering won the IM Flash "Tech Talks" competition Oct. 7 with[...]

Rio Tinto Kennecott Building Dedication

Rio Tinto Kennecott Building Dedication

October 9th, 2015

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and College of Engineering Dean Richard B. Brown made sure the newly-renovated Rio[...]

WET Design Founder Speaks to Engineering Class

WET Design Founder Speaks to Engineering Class

October 9th, 2015

The seed for Mark Fuller’s multi-million-dollar business was right there in his head. He just needed to add a little w[...]

EAE Designs Dinosaur Game for History Museum

EAE Designs Dinosaur Game for History Museum

October 9th, 2015

Students from the College of Engineering's Entertainment Arts and Engineering program designed a 3D dinosaur game for the Natural History[...]

Fly the Friendly Skies in an F-35

Fly the Friendly Skies in an F-35

October 8th, 2015

For three days, some lucky wannabe fighter pilots were able to fly the friendly (virtual) skies in an advanced F-35[...]

Gretchen McClain On Entrepreneurship In STEM

Gretchen McClain On Entrepreneurship In STEM

October 5th, 2015

Women who think math and engineering aren’t cool have not met Gretchen McClain.I met Gretchen myself through the Utah Technology C[...]

Engineers Team Up For Pediatric Asthma Database

Engineers Team Up For Pediatric Asthma Database

September 28th, 2015

Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Neal Patwari and School of Computing Assistant Professor Miriah Meyer are part of a[...]

U One of World’s Most Innovative Universities

U One of World’s Most Innovative Universities

September 17th, 2015

The University of Utah, bolstered in part by the rising success of the U’s College of Engineering, was named one o[...]

U College of Engineering Moves Up in Rankings

U College of Engineering Moves Up in Rankings

September 9th, 2015

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering continues to rise in national recognition, according to the latest U.S. News & W[...]

2015 Outstanding Staff and Teaching Awards

2015 Outstanding Staff and Teaching Awards

August 21st, 2015

The 2015 Outstanding Staff and Teaching Awards were announced Friday, Aug. 21, representing stellar work by individuals in the University[...]

Programming and Prejudice

Programming and Prejudice

August 14th, 2015

Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. That’s why many c[...]

U Alumna Gretchen McClain To Be Inducted Into Tech Hall of Fame

U Alumna Gretchen McClain To Be Inducted Into Tech Hall of Fame

August 13th, 2015

The Utah Technology Council (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org) today announced this year's Hall of Fame inductees will be U.S. Senator Orrin G.[...]

Rendering Science

Rendering Science

August 10th, 2015

University of Utah computer science professor Charles Hansen is part of a team that is developing new software that can[...]

Firing Up the Engine

Firing Up the Engine

July 21st, 2015

By the time Eric Eddings and Kevin Whitty got done modifying their black 1986 Chevrolet pickup to run on wood[...]

U Bioengineers Win International Competition

U Bioengineers Win International Competition

July 21st, 2015

U alum and inventor Dolly (Holt) Casper’s company NovaBio Technologies won the grand prize and $150,000 at the international OneStart competition [...]

Utah Given Materials Manufacturing Designation

Utah Given Materials Manufacturing Designation

July 10th, 2015

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced July 9 that 12 new communities have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing i[...]

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[...]


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