College of Engineering Welcomes New Computer Technician


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Nov. 11, 2018 — 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 Engineering dean’s office. In addition, Palmer will oversee the day-to-day operations of two of the university’s largest open-access student labs — the 3rd floor lab and the Engineering Design Lab in the Industrial Science Building.

Originally from Logan, Utah, Palmer has lived in Hyrum, Layton and as far away as Anchorage, Alaska. Today, he lives in Smithfield with his family. His wife, Brenda, a USU alumna, holds a master’s degree in business information systems.

The couple have three daughters. Their oldest, Cheyenne, recently returned from a church mission in Arkansas and is preparing to attend college at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Their daughter Maya attends Sky View High School and plays volleyball. Their youngest, Jesse, is in the sixth grade and is on her way to becoming a future Aggie.

“She was born to be an engineer,” said Palmer about his daughter. “She’s always building things and learning “life hacks” and how things work.”


Contact: Ross Palmer,, 435-797-0614