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 20 years, retired from Utah State University College of Engineering this past May.
CEE Professor Gilberto Urroz Retires
Faculty and staff at the College of Engineering extend a heartfelt thanks and best wishes to retiring faculty Gilberto Urroz who retired this summer.
A Tribute to Dr. Joe Caliendo
Utah State University Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Joseph Caliendo died Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Linking Cellular Activity to Brain Tumors
A team of researchers at Utah State University is tackling one of the newest questions in cancer research: Is cellular blebbing associated with the development of tumors?
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.
USU Partners with Egyptian Universities for Water Resources Training
Faculty at Utah State University are developing the latest educational tools to train the next generation of engineers in Egypt and the Middle East.
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.
Remembering Professor Emeritus Wynn R. Walker
Wynn Walker, a USU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus and former associate dean for the College of Engineering, died Saturday, June 29.
USU Grad Student Awarded Utah Water Users Association Scholarship
Ayman Nassar, a graduate student at USU studying water resources, received one of this year’s Utah Water Users Association scholarships, which is awarded annually to two students who study in Utah and plan to pursue a water resources career.
USU Professor Receives Sudweeks Award for Contributions to Water Quality Research
Utah State University faculty Judy Sims received the Calvin K. Sudweeks Award on June 26 from the Utah Division of Water Quality.
USU Alum Awarded for Work in Irrigation Engineering
Utah State University College of Engineering alumnus Saleh Taghvaeian will receive the Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Engineering State Turns 30
Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.
Utah State Steel Bridge Team Takes 15th at Nationals
The Utah State University Steel Bridge Team placed 15th at the National Steel Bridge Competition that took place in Carbondale, Illinois on May 31.
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.
Utah State Steel Bridge Team Qualifies for Nationals
The Utah State University Steel Bridge Team took 2nd place at the Regional Steel Bridge Competition held in Boulder, Colorado on April 6.
Transportation Engineering Student Takes Two Major Awards
Utah State University PhD student of transportation engineering Yi He won the 2019 Utah Institute of Transportation Engineers student paper competition and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Northern Utah Women's Transportation Seminar.
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.
College of Engineering’s Val Potter Takes New Role
College of Engineering extends a heartfelt farewell and thanks to Val Potter, Executive Director of Development. Potter is transferring to a new university development role where he will specialize in economic development and projects for USU Extension.
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.
USU Student Group Wins 3rd Place in National Stormwater Challenge
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that a group of students from USU have won 3rd place in their annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for their project "A New Heart".
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”.
Civil Engineering Student Receives All-West Team Hockey Award
Civil engineering undergrad and hockey team captain Josh Kerkvliet received the All-West Team award.
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.
Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University
Scientists at Utah State University are studying cultivation practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.
Faculty Promotions 2019
Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2019.
Professor Receives Award From The Center for Women and Gender
USU engineering professor, Elizabeth Vargis was awarded the ‘Early Career-Faculty award’ from the Center for Women and Gender.
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.
USU Researchers Model Effects of Microgravity on Muscles During Spaceflight
Researchers at Utah State University are improving the ways we model muscle loss during spaceflight.
Martin Delivers First Research Landscapes Event
Community, business and legislative leaders got a first-hand review of Utah's air quality challenges from one of the state's foremost experts on air quality research.
Aiming for Gold: Improving Reproducibility in Hydrology Studies
In six well-regarded hydrology and water resources journals published in 2017, the estimated percentage of studies whose results could be fully reproduced was only between 0.06 and 6.8 percent.
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
Professor Randy Martin First to Speak at USU Research Landscapes Event
College of Engineering professor and air quality expert Randy Martin will be the first to present at Utah State University’s upcoming Research Landscapes speaker series on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
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.
A Continental Water Model for All
USU Hydrologist is part of national team of experts working to improve water modeling tools.
New Biological Engineering Department Head Named at USU
Utah State University’s Department of Biological Engineering is under new leadership. Industry veteran and professor D. Keith Roper took the helm at the department.
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.
Major Grant Awarded to USU Biological Engineering Professor
USU biological engineering assistant professor Elizabeth Vargis received a three-year grant from the National Eye Institute for her ongoing research in better understanding why new blood cells form during retinal disease.
New LADAR Technology Promises Sharper Aerial Views
Researchers at Utah State University’s Center for Advanced Imaging LADAR are changing the way we see the world.
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.
USU Professor Receives Alumni Award from Virginia Tech
Utah State University’s Marc Maguire received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.
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.
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....
USU Engineering Alumna Honored by Society of Women Engineers
Utah State University mechanical engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore was honored Oct. 20 at an annual conference for the Society of Women Engineers
Metal Factory Opening
The Metal Factory opened Thursday, Nov. 15 with a tour of its facilities. The 7,300-square-foot factory is located in the Tech Building on USU’s campus.
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 Professor Receives Educator of the Year Award
Marc Maguire, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at USU, has been named educator of the year by the Structural Engineers Association of Utah.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award-Winning Student Design Could Generate Alternative Energy Using Food Waste
Utah State University students created an award-winning design that helps one of Utah’s wastewater treatment facilities increase the use of renewable energy using food waste as a biofuel feedstock.
USU Researchers Find Significant Groundwater Exchanges along the Logan River
Researchers in Northern Utah have demonstrated that the Logan River is highly dependent on karst aquifer discharge to maintain summer low flow when water demands are the highest.
USU Researchers Develop New Devices to Test Retinal Cells
Researchers at Utah State University have developed new devices to mechanically stress human cells in the lab.
New Findings of Controls on Carbon Export in Permafrost Terrain
After two decades of collecting data, a team of researchers discovered new ways in which groundwater moves and controls the export of carbon from land to streams in the permafrost terrain of the Alaskan North Slope.
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.
USU Researchers Evaluate Drones for Bridge Inspections
Researchers at Utah State University are evaluating the effectiveness of using drones to inspect cracks of concern underneath bridges.
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.
USU Faculty Member Brian Crookston Receives Young Professional of the Year Award
Utah State University's Brian Crookston received the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
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.
Unplugged: Engineers Develop Wireless Charging System for Electric Wheelchairs
Researchers at Utah State University are rethinking a 30-year-old technology and giving new meaning to the words limited mobility.
A New Twist on Archimedes’ Screw
At the Utah Water Research Lab, engineers are conducting full-scale tests on a unique water-powered turbine that will provide new solutions to distributed energy needs.
How Much is Too Much? USU Engineer Develops Online Snow Load Tool
A Utah State University professor of civil engineering has developed an online tool that estimates snow load requirements for new construction of homes and buildings.
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.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Recruiter
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Danielle Roth as the new academic recruiting specialist. Roth joined on August 13. Her focus is on recruiting top students to engineering programs and assisting them through the transition from high school to college....
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.
A Digital Dilemma
In the United States, we’ve accumulated an estimated 500 million specimens of animals, plants, bugs and mushrooms.
USU Launches Partnership with Brazilian Aeronautics Institute
Administrators from Utah State University and Brazil’s Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, signed a memorandum of understanding on Aug. 6 to coordinate research efforts and exchange scientific knowledge.
USU Engineering Professor Elected to AGU Fellowship
Veteran educator, engineer and hydrologist Dr. David Tarboton has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
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.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Engineering Technician
USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Hal Chugg as the new professional engineering technician. Chugg will play an important role in overseeing student operations across the school’s fabrication facilities.
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 Civil Engineering Student Wins Prestigious National Scholarship
A senior in USU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department is one of 18 people nationwide to receive a major scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers, known as ASCE.
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.
The Ray Joins World Class Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center
The Ray is excited to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Research Center, led by Utah State University.
Computer Science Master’s Graduate Chronicles Her Journey at USU
Mounika Arukala joined the master’s of computer science program at Utah State University in August 2016.
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 Researcher Receives Major Grant to Improve Aerial Imagery
Our bird’s-eye view is about to get much sharper. A researcher at Utah State University received a major research grant to improve the aerial imagery acquired from small, unmanned aerial vehicles.
Ribbon Cutting Marks Growing University-Industry Partnerships
The College of Engineering at Utah State University invites students, faculty, staff and members of the community to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at the USU Electric Vehicle & Roadway (EVR) Research Facility & Test Track.
Congratulations 2018 Graduates
The College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.
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.
WEAU USU Chapter Qualified for the National Student Design Competition
The Water Environment Association of Utah (WEAU) USU student chapter has qualified for the national student design competition hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
Christian Morrill Awarded Scholar of the Year
Christian Morrill, an engineering ambassador and biological engineering student, was named Scholar of the Year at the 60th annual Robins Awards.
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.
USU Team Takes 3rd Place for Steel Bridge
Engineering students at Utah State University placed third at a recent regional bridge-building competition held in South Dakota.
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 Electrical Engineer Receives Major Grant for ‘Smart’ Antenna Design
A professor of electrical engineering at Utah State University received a $750,000 grant to further develop an antenna technology that could revolutionize the mobile communications industry.
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.
Engineering Students Attend Concrete Bowling Ball Competition
Four engineering students at Utah State University participated in the 2018 FRC Bowling Ball Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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
Congratulation A-Pin Recipients
This spring, 16 students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin 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.
Aerial Imagery Gives Insight into Water Trends
With an ever-growing human population and its inherent demand for water, there is a critical need to monitor water resources. New technology could make it more feasible than ever to measure changes in the water flow of rivers.
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 Professor and Alum Patent New Heart Rate Estimation Technology
Researchers at Utah State University don’t need an Apple Watch or stethoscope to measure your heartbeat. They only need a video camera
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
USU Engineering Faculty Named Educator of the Year
Marc Maguire, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, was named Educator of the Year by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Between the Lines: Tree Rings Hold Clues About a River’s Past
Hydrologists are looking centuries into the past to better understand an increasingly uncertain water future
In landlocked Utah, freshmen engineering students at Utah State University got a hands-on lesson in sailing the open seas
USU Computer Science Students Hack Homelessness
Computer science and engineering students from across Utah met on the USU campus recently for the third-annual HackUSU event.
USU Professor Elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows
Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Ron Sims was elected this week to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Her Path to Success: USU’s Rose Hu is a Leader in Tech
Growing up in China’s Jiangsu province, Rose Hu was a shy girl who studied hard and looked up to her four older siblings
USU to Host Utah’s Biggest Intercollegiate Hackathon
Utah's biggest intercollegiate hackathon returns for a third year to Utah State University on Nov. 17-18
USU to Host Institute of Biological Engineering Regional Conference
Biological engineering students at Utah State University will host a regional conference aimed at connecting participants with industry
USU Students Flourish in Society of Women Engineers
USU’s SWE organization offers members opportunities in community service, industry networking, outreach and mentorship
A Drier South: Europe’s Drought Trends Match Climate Change Projections
Researchers published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections.
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.
Driven by Curiosity, USU Professor Turns to Nature for Drug Discovery
Dr. Jixun Zhan presenting at his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Curiosity-Driven Exploration and Reprogramming of Nature’s Biosynthetic Machinery.
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients!
This fall, 28 students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin Award
Viticulture from Space: USU-NASA Study Analyzes Vineyard Water Use
In drought-prone Central California, grape producers are looking for new ways to improve crop production with less water
Between the Lines: Tree Rings Hold Clues About a River’s Past
USU hydrologists are looking centuries into the past to better understand an increasingly uncertain water future
The Motivation Behind STEM
Engineering education researchers explore what draws students to technical majors
Priming Plants to Tolerate Drought
Food growers are facing a difficult reality: climate change is expected to intensify drought conditions, and expanding urban populations are competing for arable land and water supplies
'Living in the Journey'
Megan Gordon is second woman engineering valedictorian in 15 years. Civil Engineering alumna Megan Montgomery never thought she’d be a valedictorian. She hadn’t even considered a degree in engineering.
Miniaturizing America's Tallest Dam
Dr. Michael Johnson is a leading expert in experimental hydraulics and chief engineer on the Oroville model study.
Life At 12,800 Feet
EWB members Michael Flores, Garrett Wood, Katie Henderson, Heather Nielsen, Camiel Bruneel, Camryn Christensen, Karl Christensen and faculty advisor Dr. Marv Halling traveled to Southern Peru
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
'I Make Their Dream a Reality'
During construction, the steelworks for USU's Maverik Stadium renovation rose into the air and then branched off left and right, leaving whole sections of the shimmering new building floating in mid-air. It wasn't an optical illusion.
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.
USU to Lead $4M Collaborative Water Research Initiative
USU hydrologists are revolutionizing the way scientific data is stored and shared among scientists around the globe with HydroShare.
USU Opens State-of-the-Art Idea Factory for Aggie Engineers
The College of Engineering at Utah State University is debuting its brand new Idea Factory, a state-of-the-art design and fabrication facility on the Logan campus
Swedish Transportation Officials Visit USU’s Electric Vehicle and Roadway Research Facility
Meeting opens doors for future collaboration between Sweden and Utah State University.
USUSub Qualifies at 2017 International RoboSub Competition
Engineering students from the Utah State University RoboSub team competed last month in San Diego at Robonation's annual International RoboSub Competition and made it through the qualifying rounds
Biological Engineering Undergrad Wins International Video Contest
Utah State University undergraduate student Nathan Guymon won a second-place award in an international video contest aimed at educating the public about solid waste.
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.
Discovery Canada Films at Water Lab
Production crews for Discovery Canada were at the Utah Water Research Lab on Wednesday producing an upcoming TV special about the Oroville Dam spillway model.
A Smoother Ride Over Troubled Waters
Splash Lab researchers developing the science behind improved watercraft design
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Donates $13K to USU Engineering
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Donates $13K to Utah State University's College of Engineering.
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
Water Lab Draws Wide Media Coverage
Reporters, photographers and video journalists converged at the Utah Water Research Lab on June 16 for an up-close view of the lab's latest project.
Miniaturizing America's Tallest Dam
Utah Water Research Lab team Constructs scale model of Oroville Dam spillway
Engineering Faculty Appointed to State of Utah Air Quality Board
Dr. Randy Martin will serve a four-year term on the Utah Air Quality Board.
Biosynthetic Secrets: How Fungi Make Bioactive Compounds
Biological engineers at USU decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces natural compounds found in fungi
Congratulations 2017 Graduates
Information and links from the 2017 College of Engineering convocation at Utah State Univesity.
Darcie Christensen Wins Robins Award
Biological Engineering student, Darcie Christensen, named Scholar of the Year.
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
USU Alumnus Makes Generous Contribution to College of Engineering
Alumnus Bhupesh Parikh shares gift that will impact future engineering students for years to come
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
Mechanical Engineering Students Win Big in Las Vegas
USU students won 2nd place overall in the 2017 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge
Biological Engineering Students Showcase Research at Industry Meeting
Institute of Biological Engineering annual meeting comes to Salt Lake City.
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.
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients
Eight College of Engineering students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin award for Spring 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
Aggies Sweep American Water Works Association Scholarship Challenge
Four Utah State University engineering students receive scholarships from the American Water Works Association Intermountain Section
USU Biological Engineer Featured in Chemical & Engineering News
Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Foster Agblevor is developing new catalysts to convert unwanted plant waste into bio-based fuels. His work was recently highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News.
Civil Engineering Professor Named Educator of the Year
Dr. Paul J. Barr is a veteran engineering educator and leading expert in bridge and roadway engineering
Utah Water Research Lab Unveils Latest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The new 'BluJay' line of all-electric aircraft represents the latest in UAV technology
Utah State University’s CEE Department Gets Attention from Industry Magazines
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was mentioned several times recently in the United States Society on Dams (USSD) Newsletter and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Biological Engineering Professor Presents Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Anhong Zhou reflected on family and the future of bio-technologies at his inaugural lecture last week where he was honored for his promotion to professor.
National Media Turn to USU Engineering Professor for Developing Oroville Spillway Situation
Reporters around the world are covering the developing story in Northern California where massive water flows are threatening the integrity of the Oroville Dam’s main and auxiliary spillways.
UWRL Researchers Develop Genetic Tool to Improve Arsenic Studies
Environmental engineers are making it easier to study arsenic contamination
USU Seeks Computer Science Department Head
Utah State University seeks applications for the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering
Dr. James L. Moore Presents BPE Program Seminar at USU
USU hosts Dr. James L. Moore as the guest lecturer for the BPE Program Seminar
USU College of Engineering Development Director Sworn into Legislature
The Utah State Legislature welcomed new lawmakers to its ranks, including USU's Val K. Potter
USU Engineering Students Receive Design Award
Students design new biosolids management system for Central Davis Sewer District
USU Engineering Faculty Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant
Dr. Idalis Villanueva wins research grant to study effects of 'hidden curricula'
Defense Company Donates $5,000 to Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Utah State University was presented with a check for $5,000 from defense company Northrop Grumman on Dec. 1.
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.
Creating Tomorrow - Engineering Stories Heard on Utah Public Radio
Listen here or on SoundCloud to learn about some of the research the College of Engineering at Utah State University has completed.
USU Engineering Professor Wraps Up International Speaking Tour
Dr. Rose Hu has traveled the world on behalf of USU as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
CEE Dept. Announces Water Cluster Hire
CEE department and Utah Water Research Lab open three faculty positions to address critical water challenges
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
New Scholarship Endowment Honors Former USU Civil Engineering Professor Roland Jeppson
Newly-established scholarship endowment will honor former professor Roland Jeppson and his wife, Mary Anna
Annual Pumpkin Toss Combines Fall, Physics and Fun
Engineering students from across Utah will hurl ripening jack-o'-lanterns across the sky
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients
The College of Engineering on Tuesday recognized 28 students for receiving the prestigious A-Pin award
It’s an Aggie Thing
A group of USU alumni who work at the Sandia National Laboratories, are doing something to pass along the same benefits they received as students. They created a scholarship fund that has awarded up to $1,000 per year to multiple recipients.
Union Wireless Supports Engineering Students at Utah State University
Union Wireless Scholarships awarded to engineering students Erik Sargent and Landon Wilcox
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.
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.
Aggies in the Arctic: USU Environmental Engineers Decode Icy Watersheds
For the past seven years, Bethany Neilson has spent part of her summers in the chilly waters of Northern Alaska
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.
CS Alum Turned Google Engineer Pays It Forward
Computer science alumnus Subash Gutala donated funding for a scholarship that will benefit future Aggies
'My Entire Life Has Been Influenced by the Space Industry’
Electrical Engineering Alumna who Grew Up Around Rockets Is Now a Leader in Aerospace
‘Engineering State’ Summer Camp Turns 25
Engineering State has become one of the most popular engineering outreach programs at USU
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.
Combining Careers in Engineering
Nephi Jones has spent the last decade developing a more efficient bioreactor for the life sciences industry. The big stainless steel vessels dot the laboratory space where he works at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Logan.
A Career in Innovation
If you want to see Bruce Brothersen's portfolio, just look up. His life's work is built into the structures that make up our communities, spanning the schools, office buildings and aircraft hangars that keep the economy ticking.
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
HackUSU Intercollegiate Hackathon Returns to Utah State University
The state’s biggest hackathon returns Oct. 7-8 to Utah State University. Participants will spend 36 hours creating software and hardware applications, learning new technologies and networking with recruiters from Utah companies.
New Electrified Transportation Research Center Opens at USU
SELECT, the Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center, brings auto industry and engineering researchers together
A Clear Solution: Electrical Engineering Researcher Prints Transparent Antenna onto Glass
A researcher at USU is one step closer to solving a complex problem that has puzzled the space industry for decades: How do you equip space satellites with high-gain antennas without the added weight and mechanical complexity of a bulky dish?
USU Engineering Students Take 2nd Place in Autonomous Vehicle Race
College of Engineering students brought home a second place prize from the national Autonomous Vehicle Completion held Sept. 17 in Niwot, Colorado
DoD Awards USU Computer Science Faculty for Supporting Student Airman
The Defense Department's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program recognizes a College of Engineering faculty member for his support of a student who serves in the military
A New Tool for Wetland Management
In arid Utah, a marshy wetland, teeming with aquatic life and migratory birds is among the most cherished natural resources in the state.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Honors USU Engineering Professor
Dr. Sanghamitra Roy is being named among the UW-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's '125 People of Impact.'
Dr. Elizabeth Vargis to Present at TEDxUSU
Biological Engineering faculty will discuss muscles and mentors at October 28 event in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall
Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious Dam Safety Award
Dr. Blake Tullis will be awarded the 2016 ASDSO Terry L. Hampton Medal from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD Student Wins Major Award
CEE's Caleb Buahin wins best paper award at 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software in Toulouse, France
UWRL Director Mac McKee Named Friend of UCOWR
Mac McKee, UWRL Director, was recently named a Friend of UCOWR at the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference awards ceremony held n Pensacola Beach, Florida in June
Farewell to a Mentor
After 22 years of service to Utah State University, College of Engineering Dean Dr. Christine Hailey will step down to begin a new leadership role in Texas and to be closer to family
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
USU Offers Nearly $1M in Scholarships to Engineering Summer Campers
Utah State University offers nearly $1 million in scholarship funding to high school students attending E-State summer camp.
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
Electric Vehicle and Roadway Conference to Showcase Wireless Charging
The fourth annual Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (CERV) is coming to Logan May 16-17
Congratulations Class of 2016
Photo highlights of the College of Engineering Convocation 2016. The College of Engineering congratulates its graduating class of 2016 along with the master's and PhD students who graduated yesterday.
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
Engineering PhD Student Wins AWRA Competition
Civil and environmental engineering and Water Lab PhD student Ayman Alafifi won first place in the American Water Resources Association Utah Chapter student paper competition on April 13.
Rethinking Stormwater: USU Researchers Receive Major Grant to Study Aquifer Recharge
Researchers at Utah State University are taking a fresh look at stormwater management as part of a federally-funded study to improve water reuse in the western U.S
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.
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients
Dean Christine Hailey and department heads from across the College of Engineering recognize 13 students for receiving the prestigious A-Pin award
Winning the Water War Starts with Winning the Battle on Data
USU Engineering researchers are leading new developments in hydroinformatics and building the tools to collect, shrink and transform water use data into useful information
Spring Runoff Conference 2016 - Call for Abstracts
The annual spring runoff conference brings together researchers, scientists, and top experts in Utah and Intermountain West to discuss water issues. The conference took place on April 5-6, 2016 at the Eccles Conference Center on USU's Logan campus.
Civil and Environmental Student Wins Award at National AGU Conference
Tyler King received an outstanding student paper award in hydrology at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union
USU Biological Engineer Patents Method to Make Natural Blue Dye
A biological engineering researcher has taken a big step toward making a safer, more natural blue dye
Two College of Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards
Two faculty members were chosen by the National Science Foundation to receive the prestigious CAREER Award. The two grants, approximately $500,000 each, will help advance fundamental research in areas of water resources engineering and computer science.
Combating the Sinister Side of Crowdsourcing
Sometimes computers just can’t solve the problem. How would a computer, for example, decide which image in a stack of photos is the prettiest? When a task requires a human touch, problem solvers turn to online crowdsourcing tools for the solution.
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.
Cracking the Code: Driverless Cars vs. Hackers
ECE researchers are working to better understand the computer security of driverless cars
College of Engineering Undergraduate Advisor Receives National Award
An undergraduate advisor in the College of Engineering has been selected to receive a major award from the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA.
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
DEQ Partners with Universities to Examine Air Emissions from Starting Vehicles “Cold”
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has partnered with Weber State University and Utah State University to examine the impacts vehicle emissions have on air quality on very cold winter days when an inversion is setting in the valley.
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
USU Engineering Study Wins Support from American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is supporting a new study at Utah State University where researchers are developing a technology that may help the human body better protect itself against cardiovascular
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.
How Plants Can Make Stormwater Cleaner
Ever wondered what happens to the surge of stormwater you see racing down your street?
Teaching Computers to See Like We Do
Recognizing patterns might be easy for some people, but it's a difficult skill to teach to a computer.
Vision: An Engineer's Tool in the Fight Against Eye Disease
Biological engineers developing new methods to treat age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity
iGEM vs. the Cheese Killer
Cheese manufacturing is under attack by a type of virus called bacteriophages. The viruses infect bacteria used in the dairy fermentation process that yields our beloved cheese and yoghurt.
Engineers Without Borders
Members of the Engineers Without Borders Team Mexico have been working with residents in the community of La Salitrera, Mexico for several years to help eliminate arsenic from water supplies using an improved design of the bio-sand water filter.
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.
A Smarter Baby Monitor
Nate Ruben and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jake Gunther can see something on the surface that most people can’t. The two are developing a new technology that uses a video camera to detect a person’s heartbeat.
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.
Farewell Bruce Bishop
For Bruce Bishop, a cozy retirement is still a ways off. On his last official day of work, the former dean and professor of civil engineering was waist-deep in activities at the Water Lab and showcasing the College of Engineering across South America.
Going Back to Teton Dam
This site of a catastrophic failure provides the perfect hands-on lab for geotechnical engineers
A Legacy of Gratitude
College of Engineering Names Classroom Building in Honor of Richard and Moonyeen Anderson
The community of Las Vegas, Nev., is acting to assure a reliable water supply by building new intake facilities at Lake Mead.
All About the Buzz
On a warm spring day at the USU Organic Farm, computer science professor Dr. Vladimir Kulyukin delivers a few puffs of sweet-smelling pine cone smoke into one of his beehives and gently opens the top.
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.
Engineering Answers: Elegant Solutions Start with Simple Ideas
This year's senior design student showcase featured projects include Solar-powered Backpack, Knock-Detecting Door Lock, Smart Carabiner, and Robotic Hand.
Brigham Young University Honors USU's Todd Moon
Electrical and Computer Engineering department head named BYU Honored Alumnus
Growing Algae in Produced Water
Biological Engineering Team Leads New Study on Growing Algae in Produced Water
USU Researcher Lands Air Force Grant to Build Smarter Antenna
All the amazing functions of your smart phone or tablet would be useless without the tiny antennas inside that receive and transmit information.
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
USU Engineering Professors Headline Electric Vehicle and Roadway Conference
Top executives from the automotive industry and engineering institutions gather to discuss the future of electric vehicles
SHPE Students Reach Out to Hispanic Youth
SHPE members boost STEM awareness and help local high school students and their parents navigate the college admissions process
Utah State University and NASA Launch Probes into Northern Lights
70-foot-long research rocket and probes will help reveal more about space weather and upper atmosphere
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