mechanical engineering

A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


11 U students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

This is the second-largest U cohort to date.


Smiling man in the left side of the photo in a fall setting

Humans of the U: Omid Atlaschian

This international student received the inaugural recipient of the International Student Council Scholarship and has encouraging words for others.


Humans of the U: Tyler Divilio

Nothing gets in Tyler’s way on the slopes.


Bionic breakthrough

U mechanical engineering assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi received two grants to further advance the “Utah Bionic Leg” technology, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a computer processor and motorized joints in the ankle and knee that enable an amputee to walk with more power and vigor, as well as better balance.


Humans of the U: Kristen Carter

Although challenging at times, returning to school at the U feels like coming home.


REACHING THE BREAKING POINT

U engineer says new study forces researchers to rethink how elderly break their bones.


U SHOWCASING FOUR NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES AT CES

Technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, range from smart lenses to an improved movement controller to aid quadriplegics.