College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Advisor
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new academic advisor Valerie Daines. She will provide advising services to mechanical engineering students with last names A through J.
USU Professor to Receive Coveted U.S. Air Force Research Grant
USU Assistant Professor Ryan Berke is one of 40 researchers nationwide to receive the prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Research Program award.
Poise Under Astronomical Pressure
At Brigham City-based HyPerComp Engineering, USU alumnus Jake Walker can be found wrapping composite vessels in endless strands of black carbon fiber.
A Running Start
Mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore is making strides at every turn in her career.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Advisor
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new academic advisor Sierra Browning. She will provide advising services to mechanical engineering students with last names K through Z.
A Next-Generation Aerospace Pioneer
Early in her academic experience, Grace Graham learned the secret to success. The young aerospace engineering and economics double major from St. George, Utah, jumped into university life eager to get involved and meet new people.
Evaluating the Pitch
Mechanical engineering Professor Barton Smith is best known for two signature characteristics: he’s a baseball fan; and he’s skeptical when someone claims to know something with absolute certainty.
College Welcomes Newest Faculty
The College of Engineering at USU is excited to welcome our new faculty members.
Mechanical Engineering Seniors Develop Low-Cost Therapy Tricycle
A group of mechanical engineering seniors developed a therapeutic tricycle designed to help families that provide physical therapy for a child at home.
The Engineering Writing Center
The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.
USU Tops List for Nuclear Engineering Research
USU is once again being recognized as a national leader in nuclear engineering research.
MAE Department Head Robert E. Spall Retires
Robert E. Spall, former head of USU’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a distinguished faculty member for nearly 23 years, retired from Utah State University College of Engineering this past May.
Tour de France Pelotons Governed by Sight, Not Aerodynamics
A study about the formation of Tour de France cyclists revealed that vision is the key factor behind the formation of a peloton.
Engineering State Turns 30
Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.
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.
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.
Water Walking — The New Mode of Rock Skipping
Researchers at Utah State University’s Splash Lab discovered a new mode of water surface skipping termed “water walking”.
Faculty Promotions 2019
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2019.
USU’s AeroLab Making Industry Shockwaves
Utah State University’s AeroLab is ahead of its time with cutting-edge research for developing aircraft of the future.
USU Students Take Third in Robotics Competition
Engineering students at USU placed third at a recent national robotics challenge held in California.
Congratulation A-pin Recipients
College of Engineering Dean Dr. Jagath Kaluarachchi and department heads from across the college recognized 78 students on Wednesday for receiving the prestigious A-pin award for the Spring and Fall of 2018.
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.
Aerospace Student Receives Summer Fellowship
Utah State University’s Grace Graham is one of 38 women worldwide to receive the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship
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.
The ‘Laminar Express’: USU Engineers Dissect the Two-Seam Fastball
The worlds of engineering and baseball have collided. Researchers at Utah State University are breaking down the physics of a new baseball pitch that’s been getting a lot of attention.
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.
College of Engineering Advisor Receives Regional Award
College of Engineering academic advisor Leslie Buxton received the Region 10 Excellence in Advising Award. Buxton was selected among nominees from five western states.
Bubbly Water Makes an Abnormal Splash
Researchers at Utah State University are splashing soapy water to unveil new discoveries within fluid dynamics.
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....
Aggie Marine Robotics Club works on new designs for autonomous submarine
The TIJAR perches on the edge of the desk, becoming smarter and more efficient by the day. Trial after trial is performed on it until it will finally be ready.
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.
USU Professors Receive Three-Year Grant to Study in LGBTQ+ Participation in Engineering
Utah State University assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Ryan Berke and psychology professor Renee Galliher received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program.
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.
Where Are They Now: USU Engineering Alumni José Campos
José Campos graduated from Utah State University in 2016 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Utah State Grad Burke Williams Really is a Rocket Scientist
Burke Williams was born and raised in Alpine, Utah, but has now lived in Farr West Utah for 13-plus years.
Aggie Marine Robotics Club Competes in RoboSub Competition
Six students from the Aggie Marine Robotics club attended the 21st Annual International RoboSub Competition.
USU Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded Scholarship
Utah State University’s Jonathan Ruesch received one of 288 scholarships from Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.
Utah State University Team Takes Top Prizes at Battle Bot Competition
It was the first round. Bjorn Ironsides was flitting around Hard Reset, a professional, at high speeds.
NASA Awards Prestigious Fellowship to USU Engineering Graduate Student
Utah State University’s Jeff Taylor is one of five students nationwide to receive a fellowship from NASA’s top aeronautics research division.
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.
College Welcomes Newest Engineering Faculty
The College of Engineering at USU is excited to welcome 11 new faculty members. The group of incoming engineers and engineering educators includes eight new assistant professors, a research assistant professor and two assistant professors of practice.
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.
USU Engineering Students Take First at Air Force Design Challenge
United States Air Force officials are taking a close look at a USU student design that may help the planet’s growing space junk problem.
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.
College of Engineering’s Leslie Buxton Named New Advisor of the Year
Faculty, staff and students in USU’s College of Engineering extend their congratulations to Leslie Buxton who received the USU 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award.
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.
USU Aerospace Engineering Researcher Lands Prestigious Navy Grant
Utah State University’s Doug Hunsaker, a rising star in aerodynamics research, received the coveted Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Office of Naval Research.
USU Mechanical Engineering Team Takes First at Soapbox Derby
Nine teams competed in Saturday’s 2nd annual ASME Soapbox Derby. The event was organized by students from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was held in North Logan.
The Matryoshka Effect: USU Researchers Describe Underwater Phenomenon
Researchers at Utah State University are sending cascades of water into a tank to uncover a mystery of fluid dynamics.
USU Engineering Researcher Gets Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Utah State University professor and researcher Ling Liu will receive a major research grant for his work in developing more thermally efficient materials.
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.
Faculty Promotions 2018
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2018.
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 students take Third Place at National Robotics Challenge
Engineering students at Utah State University placed third at a recent national robotics challenge held in Southern California.
USU Soapbox Derby Returns for a Second Year
The 2nd Annual USU Soapbox Derby is coming back to Cache Valley on April 21.
Hanging by a thread: Why bent fibers hold more water
On your next stroll through the woods, take a look at the dew droplets hanging from the leaves. If you see moisture on a cypress or juniper tree with their distinct bifurcated leaves, you’ll likely see those water droplets defying the rules of physics.
NASA Launches USU Student-Built Experiment into Space
After long delays caused by storms and rough seas, NASA on Sunday launched a rocket into space carrying an experiment built by students at Utah State University.
Red Hot: Researchers Develop Imaging Test for Glowing Rocket Engines
Researchers at Utah State University are learning more about how extreme temperatures affect the structural integrity of rocket engines
USU Students Present at 41st Annual Astronautical Conference
Five engineering students from Utah State University attended the 41st Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colo.
USU Researcher Develops Technology for Dream Chaser® Spacecraft
A Utah State University researcher was among those celebrating a recent successful test flight of the Dream Chaser spacecraft
In landlocked Utah, freshmen engineering students at Utah State University got a hands-on lesson in sailing the open seas
Annual Pumpkin Toss Combines Fall, Physics and Fun
Autumn is in the air. Er, no wait... That's a flying pumpkin. Engineering students from across Utah will compete Saturday, Oct. 28 to see who can hurl their ripening jack-o’-lanterns the farthest.
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients!
This fall, 28 students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin Award
Shush! Aerospace Engineers Working to Hush Sonic Booms
If supersonic flight is to take hold in commercial air travel, aircraft designers will need to overcome a noisy problem: sonic booms
The Beauty of Fluid Dynamics
USU engineering faculty wins ninth-straight award for science-inspired artwork.
Star Light, Star Blight
Humans have been rocketing themselves and their stuff into space for more than half a century.
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.
A Smoother Ride Over Troubled Waters
Splash Lab researchers developing the science behind improved watercraft design
Splash Lab Develops New Math Equation to Predict Cavitation
A team of fluid dynamics experts created a new math formula that more accurately predicts cavitation and its damaging effects
Engineering Students Organize First Annual Soapbox Derby
Students from Utah State University's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are gearing up to host the 1st annual Soapbox Derby on April 22
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
Mechanical Engineering Students Win Big in Las Vegas
USU students won 2nd place overall in the 2017 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge
Mechanical Engineering Students Sweep Technical Writing Contest
The Technical Writing Competition is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Engineering Council as part of Engineering Week
Faculty Promotions 2017
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2017.
Bear Lake Telescope Helps USU Researchers Track Orbital Debris
Project is part of a growing international effort to keep closer tabs on space junk
USU Students Outshine Peers in National Scholarship Challenge
Eight students received prestigious scholarship awards from the American Nuclear Society
The Pop-Up Effect: Why Buoyant Spheres Don’t Always Leap Out of the Water
Force a buoyant ball underwater and let it go. The ball springs to the surface and jumps into the air. But let's go deeper
Annual Pumpkin Toss Combines Fall, Physics and Fun
Engineering students from across Utah will hurl ripening jack-o'-lanterns across the sky
How a Professor Changed the Course of My Life
At the end of his junior year fluid mechanics course, Deryl Snyder raised his hand and told the professor he wanted to learn more. The mechanical engineering major had mastered the basics but only felt comfortable solving simple fluid dynamics problems.
From College Freshman to University Professor
Meet Dr. Munro. You’ve probably seen him around campus or walked past the lab where he spent countless late nights as a graduate student.
In Need of a Lift: Students design innovative patient lift system
MAE senior design students created assistive technology device to improve patient care and mobility.
A Design Tool for Everyone: USU Aerospace Engineer Creates Free 3-D Aircraft Design Software
As drone applications expand, a USU aerospace engineer is offering the public a free online software tool that could revolutionize the industry
USU Engineering Faculty Receive $5.8M in Nuclear Energy Research Grants
Two professors of mechanical engineering at Utah State University will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $5.8 million for nuclear energy research
This Desert Moss Has Developed the Ultimate Water Collection Toolkit
Scientists and mechanical engineers teamed up to understand how a desert moss uses its leaves to collect water from the atmosphere
USU Engineering Students Take Top 3 in Human-Powered Vehicle Race
USU College of Engineering students place top 3 at ASME's Human Powered Vehicle Challenge
NASA Selects USU Engineering Team for Small Rocket Motor Research
Aerospace engineering students at Utah State University are leading exciting new research into the future of small rocket motors.
Remembering MAE Professor Emeritus Edward Vendell
Faculty, students and staff members at USU's College of Engineering shared their sympathies in learning of the passing of Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus Dr. Edward Vendell. Dr. Vendell died Saturday April 9. He was 83.
Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
A Utah State University Aggie from the College of Engineering has been selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship Award that will help cover the costs of graduate studies.
Walking on Water: USU Researchers Unravel Science of Skipping Spheres
It takes a perfect flick of the wrist and just the right angle to get a disk-shaped stone to skip across the surface of the water multiple times.
The Gift of Recreation: College of Engineering, ICON Deliver Innovative Side-by-Side Cycle to Common Ground Outdoor Adventures
In the spirit of giving this holiday season, the College of Engineering at Utah State University and ICON Health and Fitness delivered a much anticipated gift to the staff and clients at Logan’s Common Ground Outdoor Adventures.
Dean of Engineering Receives Utah Governor’s Medal for Excellence
Dr. Christine Hailey recognized by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for outstanding service in education
Meet Micro Joe
Hydrazine is an unstable, flammable liquid that has been used as a propellant in small spacecraft for decades. But it has many challenges that make it difficult for the commercial space industry to expand.
Jay Lindstrom's love for biking and Laura Birkhold's enthusiasm for a hands-on project made designing a side-by-side quadricycle perfect for their senior design project.
New Research Lab Making a Splash
WARNING: You will get wet. The mechanical engineering students who work inside one of Utah State's newest research centers don't mind getting the occasional work-related soak.
USU Alumnus, WWII Aviator Makes Generous Gift to College of Engineering
World War II pilot and longtime Cache Valley resident leaves lasting legacy for future mechanical and aerospace engineers