As we mark the 125th anniversary of the College of Engineering, we want to recognize the tremendous response of our faculty and alumni in combatting the COVID-19 virus. Without the pioneering efforts of our alumni, and the continuing efforts of our faculty and graduates, the world could not have adapted so quickly to the massive disruption caused by the global pandemic.

Knowing this, we remain more deeply committed than ever to our mission of supporting our students, while preparing the next generation of problem-solvers and innovators. In May, 2020, the college awarded 1,184 engineering and computer science degrees, the most in our history.

We are deeply grateful to the alumni, corporate partners and friends whose generous support has sustained us in the past. Thanks to you, the College of Engineering raised a record $8.45 million in FY20, including $1.57 million for scholarships. Engineering alumni and friends are among the most loyal and generous on campus, and I encourage you to continue to make your support for the college a giving priority. Remember, your scholarship gift of $1,000 or more, qualifies for a $1,000 match from the college.

While adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the pandemic, we promise to continue providing Utah’s premier engineering graduates who are needed to sustain the economy, while innovating the technologies that will be needed tomorrow.

Appreciatively,

Richard B. Brown
Dean, University of Utah College of Engineering