Year of the Woman

The College of Engineering is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Utah and to recognize the accomplishments and leadership of its women students, faculty, staff and alumnae.

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Utah State University graduate student Jade Snyder Echard will receive a $10,000 stipend from a national organization that encourages students to pursue Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering.
Environmental Engineering Student Wins Stipend | College of Engineering

Environmental Engineering Student Wins Stipend

Utah State University graduate student Jade Snyder Echard will receive a $10,000 stipend from a national organization that encourages students to pursue Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering.

Utah State University graduate student Ferdousy Runa will receive a $4,000 scholarship for her work studying pedestrian activity. Runa’s research will help inform transportation planners and lead to safety improvements at busy intersections.
A Win for Women in Transportation Engineering | College of Engineering

A Win for Women in Transportation Engineering

Utah State University graduate student Ferdousy Runa will receive a $4,000 scholarship for her work studying pedestrian activity. Runa’s research will help inform transportation planners and lead to safety improvements at busy intersections.

Utah State University Professor Rose Hu has again been named to a class of distinguished lecturers within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE.
USU Engineering Professor Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Professor Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Utah State University Professor Rose Hu has again been named to a class of distinguished lecturers within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE.

Utah State University biological engineering undergraduate Morgan Bishop received the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at this year’s Robins Awards.
Biological Engineering Student Receives Peak Prize at USU Robin’s Awards | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Student Receives Peak Prize at USU Robin’s Awards

Utah State University biological engineering undergraduate Morgan Bishop received the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at this year’s Robins Awards.

Utah State University engineering students recently won three of four scholarships from the American Water Works Association, Intermountain Section. The winners are
USU Shines at American Water Works Association Scholarship Challenge | College of Engineering

USU Shines at American Water Works Association Scholarship Challenge

Utah State University engineering students recently won three of four scholarships from the American Water Works Association, Intermountain Section. The winners are

The USU section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted a brand new event, Extravaganza Jr!, on January 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. This event is aimed at elementary school children, grades two through five, who attend school in Cache Valley.
SWE Extravaganza Jr Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers | College of Engineering

SWE Extravaganza Jr Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers

The USU section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted a brand new event, Extravaganza Jr!, on January 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. This event is aimed at elementary school children, grades two through five, who attend school in Cache Valley.

Aerospace Engineering student Grace Graham was recently published on the front cover of satellite industry magazine VIA Satellite, with her article titled “Mother Nature Will Not be Denied: Hurricanes and the Future of Space Flight,” in the December 2019
USU Student Published in Leading Satellite Magazine | College of Engineering

USU Student Published in Leading Satellite Magazine

Aerospace Engineering student Grace Graham was recently published on the front cover of satellite industry magazine VIA Satellite, with her article titled “Mother Nature Will Not be Denied: Hurricanes and the Future of Space Flight,” in the December 2019 ...

Utah State University undergraduate student Morgan Bishop was selected as an undergraduate finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.
Biological Engineering Undergrad to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Undergrad to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference

Utah State University undergraduate student Morgan Bishop was selected as an undergraduate finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.

Utah State University PhD student Lori Caldwell was selected as a graduate student finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.
Engineering Education PhD Student to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

Engineering Education PhD Student to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference

Utah State University PhD student Lori Caldwell was selected as a graduate student finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.

Veteran electrical engineer and Utah State University Professor Rose Hu is among the newly-elected fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE. It is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more
USU Engineering Professor Named IEEE Fellow | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Professor Named IEEE Fellow

Veteran electrical engineer and Utah State University Professor Rose Hu is among the newly-elected fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE. It is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more ...

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new academic advising center staff assistant Madeline Walker. She will play an important role in managing the day-to-day operations of one of USU’s most active student advising programs.
College of Engineering Welcomes Advising Center Assistant | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Welcomes Advising Center Assistant

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new academic advising center staff assistant Madeline Walker. She will play an important role in managing the day-to-day operations of one of USU’s most active student advising programs.

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.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Advisor | College of Engineering

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.

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.
Redefining Power in the Engineering Classroom | College of Engineering

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.

According to a 2014 household survey, Utahns are expressing rapidly growing interest in protecting water resources for outdoor recreation and environmental benefits.
Developing Solutions for Utah’s Rising Water Management Crisis | College of Engineering

Developing Solutions for Utah’s Rising Water Management Crisis

According to a 2014 household survey, Utahns are expressing rapidly growing interest in protecting water resources for outdoor recreation and environmental benefits.

Mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore is making strides at every turn in her career.
A Running Start | College of Engineering

A Running Start

Mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore is making strides at every turn in her career.

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.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Advisor | College of Engineering

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.

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.
A Next-Generation Aerospace Pioneer | College of Engineering

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.

What motivated you to pursue a career in biological engineering? What motivates you to stick with it?
Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Vargis | College of Engineering

Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Vargis

What motivated you to pursue a career in biological engineering? What motivates you to stick with it?

Utah State University students grabbed another national victory at a wastewater design challenge last month in Chicago.
USU Students Take Third at National Wastewater Design Challenge | College of Engineering

USU Students Take Third at National Wastewater Design Challenge

Utah State University students grabbed another national victory at a wastewater design challenge last month in Chicago.

The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.
The Engineering Writing Center | College of Engineering

The Engineering Writing Center

The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.

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.
USU Professor to Receive Nation’s Highest Science and Engineering Award | College of Engineering

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.

Utah State University faculty Judy Sims received the Calvin K. Sudweeks Award on June 26 from the Utah Division of Water Quality.
USU Professor Receives Sudweeks Award for Contributions to Water Quality Research | College of Engineering

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.

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.
Transportation Engineering Student Takes Two Major Awards | College of Engineering

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.

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.
Engineering Education Students Present Research at the AERA Annual Meeting | College of Engineering

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.

USU engineering professor, Elizabeth Vargis was awarded the ‘Early Career-Faculty award’ from the Center for Women and Gender.
Professor Receives Award From The Center for Women and Gender | College of Engineering

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.

Utah State University’s Grace Graham is one of 38 women worldwide to receive the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship
Aerospace Student Receives Summer Fellowship | College of Engineering

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’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 HR and Scholarship Personnel Specialist | College of Engineering

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.

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.
Major Grant Awarded to USU Biological Engineering Professor | College of Engineering

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.

College of Engineering academic advisor Leslie Buxton received the Region 10 Excellence in Advising Award. Buxton was selected among nominees from five western states.
College of Engineering Advisor Receives Regional Award | College of Engineering

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.

An engineering education expert is encouraging institutions of higher education to reevaluate the professional experience of engineering faculty, specifically women professors.
Reevaluating the Professionalization of Engineering Faculty | College of Engineering

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.

Utah State University mechanical engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore was honored Oct. 20 at an annual conference for the Society of Women Engineers
USU Engineering Alumna Honored by Society of Women Engineers | College of Engineering

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

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 Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

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.

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.
A SHPE Family Success Story | College of Engineering

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.

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.
Award-Winning Student Design Could Generate Alternative Energy Using Food Waste | College of 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.

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.
Fluid Mechanics: There’s an App for That | College of Engineering

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.

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.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Academic Recruiter | College of Engineering

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....

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.
Rose Hu Named USU College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research | College of Engineering

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’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.
USU Engineering Student Awarded Prestigious Academic Fellowship

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.

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.
College of Engineering’s Leslie Buxton Named New Advisor of the Year | College of Engineering

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 College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.
Congratulations 2018 Graduates

Congratulations 2018 Graduates

The College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.

A Utah State University College of Engineering student will receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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.

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.
Upending Assumptions in Engineering Education | College of Engineering

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.

USU’s SWE organization offers members opportunities in community service, industry networking, outreach and mentorship
USU Students Flourish in Society of Women Engineers | College of Engineering

USU Students Flourish in Society of Women Engineers

USU’s SWE organization offers members opportunities in community service, industry networking, outreach and mentorship

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.
'Living in the Journey' | College of Engineering

'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.

Biological Engineering student, Darcie Christensen, named Scholar of the Year.
Darcie Christensen Wins Robins Award | College of Engineering

Darcie Christensen Wins Robins Award

Biological Engineering student, Darcie Christensen, named Scholar of the Year.

Electrical Engineering Alumna who Grew Up Around Rockets Is Now a Leader in Aerospace
'My Entire Life Has Been Influenced by the Space Industry’ | College of Engineering

'My Entire Life Has Been Influenced by the Space Industry’

Electrical Engineering Alumna who Grew Up Around Rockets Is Now a Leader in Aerospace

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.
I'm Not What You Think I Am | College of Engineering

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. Sanghamitra Roy is being named among the UW-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's '125 People of Impact.'
University of Wisconsin-Madison Honors USU Engineering Professor | College of Engineering

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.'