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Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

April 23, 2019

  “And why should we believe Engineering Barbie?” He spit the words across the table as I concluded my presentation, recommending to me the use of a more expensive metal to manufacture a critical component in my product design. His remark solicited snickers from the room. Members of my te...

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 18, 2019

  Utah made history in 1896 as the first state in the country to elect a woman to a state Senate. It was also one of the first states to give women the right to vote nearly 150 years ago — decades before other states in the U.S. Recently, the Beehive State made headlines once again, but this...

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

By Aila Amer

December 24, 2018

  Electricity is energy. When it is turned into heat, however, energy is lost. We do not see or realize it, but inside of power systems, electronic plates convert electricity into energy, heat and other forms of power. So much energy is lost in the form of heat that not a lot of power is generated...

U Ranked Number One in Video Game Design

U Ranked Number One in Video Game Design

March 30, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The U’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program was ranked as the number one graduate and number two undergraduate video game school by The Princeton Review. FEATURE STORY: ROCK THE U EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER Robert Kessler, a professor in the U’s Sc...

Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers

Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers

March 12, 2015

While March Madness is occupying the minds of most sports fans, there’s another competition going on this weekend, and it involves robots. For the sixth year the U’s College of Engineering will sponsor the Utah Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics C...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

March 10, 2015

A person’s college major can tell you a lot. Terese Pratt, assistant director of the University College, has been meeting with students for 20 years to help them decide which field of study to choose. While she said it’s hard to completely define a person by their major, there are several patt...

Engineering Community Sees Growth in Utah

Engineering Community Sees Growth in Utah

February 8, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What do Pixar, Adobe and Atari have in common? All were products of U engineer graduates. TOP STORY: CLINIC HELPS BOTH STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY In a recent New Yorker article, the Wasatch Front was named the new Silicon Valley due to the rise of opportunities in each engineering discipline. Richard Brow...

U Engineers Design Filter That Helps Smartphone Battery Life

U Engineers Design Filter That Helps Smartphone Battery Life

December 1, 2014

  Do you want your smartphone battery to last longer? U scientists may have found a solution. A group of engineers on campus developed a new light filter that could improve the lifetime of tablet and smartphone batteries, as well as take better pictures in dim lighting. The new polarizing filter allows in 74 ...

U Team Wins Chem-E-Car Competition

U Team Wins Chem-E-Car Competition

November 24, 2014

  Hydrogen fuel cells powered a team of U undergraduate students to victory on Nov. 16. A team of 25 U students placed first in this year’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers chem-e-car competition at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. The car, which had to be fueled by a chemical pro...

U Engineers Design Better Bomb Detection Devices

U Engineers Design Better Bomb Detection Devices

November 10, 2014

  Engineers at the U have created a new technology to detect gases, explosives and drugs. The science behind the technology utilizes carbon nanotube materials that are handheld and will be used during detection. Miao Xu, a postdoctoral fellow in materials science and engineering, first proposed the pr...

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