College of Engineering Welcomes New Computer Technician
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new computer technician Ross Palmer. Palmer brings five years of information technology experience to the college. He will provide IT support for USU’s Department of Engineering Education and the College of Engineerin...
Redefining Power in the Engineering Classroom
Secrets are not welcome in Idalis Villanueva’s engineering classroom. She doesn’t believe in withholding information or making assumptions about what students may or may not know.
The Engineering Writing Center
The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.
Improving STEM student retention
An interdisciplinary research team led by a WSU professor will study ways to improve retention of students in engineering and computer science.
USU Professor to Receive Nation’s Highest Science and Engineering Award
The White House last week announced that Utah State University Assistant Professor Idalis Villanueva will receive the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers.
Engineering State Turns 30
Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.
Student Recognized by WEPAN
Laura Gelles was recently recognized by the Women in Engineering ProActive Network for the research she presented at the 2019 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) conference held on April 14-17 in Crystal City, VA.
David G. Tarboton Named Utah Water Research Lab Director
One of the state’s largest research laboratories is getting a new director. David Tarboton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, will lead the Utah Water Research Laboratory beginning July 1.
Congratulations 2019 Graduates
The College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Development Director
The College of Engineering at Utah State University welcomes David A. Kunz as the new senior director of development. Kunz joined the college on April 24. He will oversee all fundraising efforts and in-kind donations from industry partners.
Engineering Education Student Researchers Recognized at Poster Sessions
Lori Caldwell and Jack Elliott, two student researchers representing the Department of Engineering Education, were recognized for their work at two separate poster competitions held in honor of Research Week, April 8-12, 2019.
USU Engineering Students Showcase Senior Projects
Students, faculty, staff and the university community are invited to participate in Utah State University’s College of Engineering Senior Design Night.
Department of Computer Science Moving to College of Science
The Department of Computer Science at Utah State University will move from the College of Engineering to the College of Science effective July 1, 2019.
Faculty and Student Awards
We extend our congratulations to three faculty and one outstanding student for being recognized at two separate awards ceremonies. Please join me in celebrating the success of Ryan Berke, Idalis Villanueva, Spencer Wendell, and student Taylor Clegg.
Engineering Education Students Present Research at the AERA Annual Meeting
Theresa Green and Darcie Christensen, two doctoral students in the Department of Engineering Education, presented research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) held on April 5-9 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Veteran Educator Named Head of USU Engineering Education Department
An award-winning educator and veteran engineer has been named the head of the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University.
Faculty Promotions 2019
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2019.
15 Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Banquet
The College of Engineering extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 15 undergraduate students recognized at Friday’s Engineers Week Awards Banquet
Faculty Award Winners Recognized at Awards Banquet
The College of Engineering extends its congratulations to the two faculty award winners recognized at Friday’s Engineers Week Awards Banquet.
USU AggieAir Program Selected for Critical National Airspace Operation
Utah State University’s premier unmanned aerial systems organization will take part in a highly anticipated NASA-led operation.
Idea Factory Expands After Just One Year
The College of Engineering expanded its Idea Factory to make more space for the growing number of student users.
USU Celebrates National Engineers Week
Utah State University’s College of Engineering is joining universities and engineering firms around the country in celebrating the 2019 National Engineers Week.
College of Engineering Welcomes New HR and Scholarship Personnel Specialist
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Makenzye Bennett as the new human resources and scholarship personnel specialist. Bennett joined the college on Dec. 10, 2018.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Director of Industry Relations
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Dixon Nielson as the new director of industry relations. Nielson joined the college on February 1.
USU Engineering Graduate Student Secures Prestigious Navy Internship
Utah State University graduate student Lori Caldwell will take part in the prestigious Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, or NREIP.
Reevaluating the Professionalization of Engineering Faculty
An engineering education expert is encouraging institutions of higher education to reevaluate the professional experience of engineering faculty, specifically women professors.
Cyberinfrastructure for Intelligent Water Supply (CIWS) Data Visualization Challenge
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jeff Horsburgh is challenging Utah State University students to develop a visualization of high resolution water use data that provides visual feedback to both water providers and water consumers....
EED Faculty Wins IEEE Award for Best Paper
Dr. Oenardi Lawanto and his former student, Dr. Presencation Rivera-Reyes, received the IEEE Transactions on Education Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award which was presented during the FIE 2018 conference.
USU Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference
Utah State University was turning heads at the Minneapolis Convention Center last week at a large conference and expo for the Society of Women Engineers, known as SWE.
A SHPE Family Success Story
Lucy Campos and her brother José don’t shy away from responsibility. The Brownsville, Texas natives both studied engineering at USU and both served as president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter.
What's New: New Tutor Center
This summer, crews renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new 915-square-foot tutor center complete with wrap-around glass dry-erase walls, upgraded lighting, computer work stations, and new furniture.
What's New: Recirculating Wind Tunnel
This year, the MAE Department acquired a new wind tunnel for use in thermal and fluid dynamics labs.
Combating Alzheimer’s with 3-D Engineered Neuro Tissue
Biological engineers at USU are developing new tools to combat the debilitating effects of Alzheimier’s and Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.
What's New: Metal Factory
Today’s engineering students need a foundation of technical knowledge and advanced training in design and problem solving.
Engineers Without Borders: Team Mexico
The USU student team, Engineers Without Borders, continues their water quality improvement project in rural Mexico.
Aircraft on Demand
An aerospace engineer trained at USU is pioneering the next generation of unmanned aerial systems that can be deployed at a moment’s notice.
Have You Heard of SHPE?
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is quickly becoming one of Utah State University’s most active student organizations.
Generous Gift Establishes the Dr. Reid and Evelyn Brown Scholarship Endowment
Reid Brown says he established a $100,000 scholarship endowment to pass on the same benefits he received from Utah State University’s education.
Fluid Mechanics: There’s an App for That
The U.S. Navy has awarded a major grant to a team of Utah State University engineering researchers who are developing a unique educational tool designed to inspire the next generation of naval and ocean engineers.
Regan Zane Named Inaugural David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor
A new professorship in Utah State University’s College of Engineering honors longtime supporters David G. and Diann L. Sant and empowers a new generation of the most qualified engineering faculty.
Rose Hu Named USU College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research
The College of Engineering at Utah State University announced Monday that Rose Hu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has accepted the position of associate dean for research.
USU Engineering Student Awarded Prestigious Academic Fellowship
USU’s Darcie Christensen is one of 31 engineering students nationwide — and the only person in Utah — to receive a 2018–19 Tau Beta Pi Honor Society academic fellowship.
Engineering Tutor Center, Student Spaces Undergo Major Renovation
The cramped engineering tutor center is a thing of the past. This summer, the College of Engineering renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new tutor center.
V. Dean Adams Retires from USU’s College of Engineering
Students, faculty and staff members at Utah State University extend their heartfelt congratulations and farewell to Dr. V. Dean Adams who last month officially retired from his role as Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering.
USU College of Engineering Lights up Salt Palace at Education Conference
Utah State University was center stage at the Salt Palace Convention Center earlier this week during a major event for engineering education.
EED Student Wins Award for Paper
Theresa Green, a doctoral student in the Department of Engineering Education Department at USU, was recently honored with the Best Paper Award at the 2018 Illinois-Indiana Section Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Utah State University Names New Engineering Dean
Longtime Utah State University professor and administrator Jagath Kaluarachchi has been selected as the new dean of USU’s College of Engineering.
College Recognizes Outstanding Engineering Researchers
The College of Engineering on Thursday recognized eight outstanding student and faculty researchers as part of USU’s 2018 Research Week.
Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
A Utah State University College of Engineering student will receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
USU Engineering Faculty Partners with National Federation of the Blind to Develop Non-Visual Teaching Methods
A researcher at Utah State University is developing non-visual techniques to teach the fundamentals of engineering to students who are blind or low vision.
Upending Assumptions in Engineering Education
It doesn’t make Idalis Villanueva uncomfortable to confront assumptions. It's her mission to challenge unquestioned beliefs and conventions that a growing number of educators say are obsolete in 21st century engineering classrooms.
The Motivation Behind STEM
Engineering education researchers explore what draws students to technical majors
College Welcomes Newest Engineering Faculty
The College of Engineering at USU is excited to welcome 11 new faculty members. The group of incoming includes seven new assistant professors, two lecturers, an assistant research professor and one assistant professor of practice.
How to Engage Students Both Inside and Outside the Classroom
S-STEM teaching seminar offers a variety of techniques to engage students in active learning
Defining Engineering: USU Researcher Tackles a Profession’s Identity Crisis
Dr. Idalis Villanueva publishes new findings in prestigious education journal
Faculty Promotions 2017
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2017.
USU Engineering Faculty Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant
Dr. Idalis Villanueva wins research grant to study effects of 'hidden curricula'
USU Classroom Outfitted for Student Stress Research
Utah State University will soon be home to a specialized classroom designed to measure the triggers and effects of student academic stress.
New Visiting Scholar
Professor Jacek Uziak is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Engineering Education at USU. He is helping the Department in the design of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education to be offered as an online program starting next fall....
I'm Not What You Think I Am
The term ‘stereotype threat’ first appeared in 1994 when researchers described how a student’s academic performance can be adversely affected simply by knowing that their behavior might confirm a racial stereotype.
Dr. Wade Goodridge Elected As CUR National Engineering Councilor
Dr. Wade Goodridge has just been elected as a national engineering councilor for the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). NCUR is a national conference showcasing undergraduate student research.
Dr. Idalis Villanueva Highlighted in Utah State University's Undergaduate Teaching Fellow's blog
Dr. Idalis Villanueva is a professor in the College of Engineering at Utah State University. She is a faculty mentor for the UTF program. Learn about her experience with the UTF program.
Student from REU project wins presentation at Emerging Researchers National Conference
A student from last year's REU project, Bethany Fronhofer, attended the 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference speaking about the work that she did along with Sarah Schott in Dr. Idalis Villanueva's lab.
Undergraduate Research Assistant wins a EURP award
Jorge Espinoza, an undergraduate research assistant working with Dr. Idalis Villanueva in Engineering Education has been awarded a College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Program (EURP) award for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for the College of Engineering 2015-16
Jose Campos has earned the 2015 - 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellow (UTF) for the College of Engineering.
Thinking Like a Pro: How Experts and Novices Solve Problems Differently
Engineering education experts at Utah State University are narrowing in on new insights into why young engineering students drop out of their programs or change majors
Undergraduate Research Assistant to Present
Steven Wood, an undergraduate research assistant has been accepted to present research at this year's upcoming Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) located at the University of Utah on February 19th, 2016.
Undergraduate Research Assistant Receives EURP
Steven Wood, an undergraduate research assistant working with Dr. Wade Goodridge in Engineering Education has been awarded an EURP for this coming year to engage in research in spatial thinking.
It’s no surprise: engineering courses are tough. Professors assign complex homework problems that can take hours to solve, and for some the experience feels like drinking from a fire hose.
Just the Facts: A Fresh Look at Undergraduate Engineering Retention
Engineering education researchers are identifying the road blocks that keep some students from reaching their academic goals
REU Site Program
This ten-week summer program provides undergraduate students in STEM disciplines with intensive experience in engineering education research, such as how learners’ experience, background, and perception play a role when they learn how to be an engineer