COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Dean: Richard B. Brown | (801) 585-7498 | brown@utah.edu
Executive Director Development & External Relations: Josh Grant | (801) 585-7173 | josh.grant@utah.edu

The mission of the College of Engineering is to prepare students for leadership positions and professional practice in academia, industry, and government; to improve the productivity, health, safety, and enjoyment of human life through leading-edge research; and to stimulate and grow the economy by providing qualified engineering professionals and by transferring the technologies developed in College of Engineering research to the private sector.

 

The College of Engineering has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign: 

  • New Computer Science Building: Student enrollment in computer science has jumped from 1,133 to 1,546 in just five years. Meanwhile, there were an estimated 26,000 tech-related job postings in Utah last year. A new building is urgently needed to accommodate more students and to fulfill our mission to the state.
  • Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Phase 3 Addition: The Department of Mechanical Engineering remains among the largest in the college, with more than 1,000 students. We plan to complete the renovation of the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building with an 18,000-square-foot addition that will include hands-on design and instructional labs for students.
  • Student Lab Renovations: The addition of so many new students has put a strain on instructional labs in departments throughout the college. Providing students with up-to-date, hands-on experience is essential to producing the graduates industry needs. The college is working with departments to create the next generation of teaching laboratories.
  • Endowed Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships: Utah's fast-growing economy is attracting record numbers of students in engineering and computer science. Scholarships and graduate fellowships are more important than ever. The matching scholarship challenge turns your $1,000 gift or pledge into a $2,000 award. Endowments may be established beginning at $25,000.
  • Create an Endowed Chair or Professorship in the Field of Your Choice: The College of Engineering has attracted a new generation of extraordinary faculty members. In a highly competitive world, we need an environment where faculty want to build lasting careers. Help put Engineering on par with its national peers by rewarding scholarly performance and incentivizing achievement through named professorships and chairs.