Weekly Announcements

CvEEN Tutoring
  • CvEEN has a free online tutoring service to help with your classes. See the flyer attached for information on scheduling with one of our tutors.
  • Classes offered are:
      • CVEEN 2010 - Statics
      • CVEEN 2140 - Strengths of Materials
      • CVEEN 3210 - Structural Analysis
  • CONTACT MATTHEW SANFORD
  • CONTACT CYRUS SAFAI
Triangle Student Community
  • In a time where college has become more digital than ever, it's important for students to find new ways to meet, study, and hang out together online. Utah Triangle, a STEM organization here at the U, is running a digital campus to do just that! Built on the popular messaging app Discord, this digital campus is a fantastic way to get to know students from all across the U. You'll be able to join course group chats, digital study spaces, and online rec rooms, just like you could on our real campus.
  • You can log into this online campus at discord.utahtriangle.org!
  • If you have any questions, or if you are part of an organization that also uses Discord and would like to collaborate, reach out to chapter@utahtriangleo.org 
Graduate School Test Prep 
  • Spring course dates for Test Preparation are now available for registration. For students who are planning to go on to grad school or attain their PhD, taking a Test Preparation course helps gain confidence and the skills to do their best on the admittance exam. For a 20% discount good towards any course, use code “REFERRAL” at checkout, Register now! 
Career & Professional Development Center Event

Discover Your Strengths Workshop: we've decided to postpone our CPDC Virtual Discover Your Strengths Workshop this Spring, in order to give students more time to register to attend it later on this semester. The new date for the workshop is Friday, March 26 from 2:00-4:30pm.

Financial Education:
  • Our center provides competent and confidential financial counseling services for students. Given the unprecedented time we are living in, our goal is to help students establish healthy financial habits and knowledge that can prepare them for life long financial success.
  • Some of the topics we cover are:
    • Budgeting
    • Student loans
    • Credit cards
    • Scholarships
    • Paying for school and more!
  • We are currently providing virtual and phone appointments. When campus is opened again, students can meet with a counselor in-person, and we take walk-ins as well! $3 of student fees funds our office so when they visit us they do not need to pay.
MONTHLY Financial Education WEbinar series:
  • Learn different skills during the Spring 2021 Financial Webinar Series
Financial Wellness Center Tax Assistance

Need help filing your taxes and make under $60,000? Our tax clinic is open for students and staff.
*Note, if your parents are claiming you as a dependent, you cannot claim yourself, but you can file for qualifying tax refunds.

Self-filing at TaxhelpUt.org

Graduate Student Events:
Spring 2021 Events
February Events
March Events
student success workshops:
  • Academic Skills: Note-taking and Study Strategies: (2/24/2021) - 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Avoiding Burnout: Resetting and Finding Motivation: (3/16/2021) – 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Test Preparation Final Exam Success (4/6/2021) – 12:00-1:00 PM

Sign up: https://ssa.utah.edu/events.php

Academic Roundtable for Neurodiverse Students 

Everyone will be welcome to attend the roundtable on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4:30-5:30pm. 
They can sign up by filling out the form or they can email me if they have questions: https://forms.gle/wmDDtmtkz1npW4tc8 or Benjamin.petrie@utah.edu

SEAU & ASCE Utah YMG Event - Brighton Night Skiing
Utah chapter of the Technology Students Association:

The Utah chapter of the Technology Students Association (TSA) is in need of volunteer judges for the March middle-school and high school state competitions.  The competitions will be done virtually – so no transportation needed! Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to volunteer, as well as staff, and faculty! Please spread the word! Like photography? Music? There’s a competition for that! Not all the competitions are super tech!

Timeline:

  • March 1st – All entries will be submitted by the students online.
  • March 1st – 2nd – All of the judges will be sent out instructions on how to access the online submissions for the competition they are judging.
  • March 1st – 7th – The judges will have about until March 7th to judge the online submission portion of the competition.  Each judge will be given their own login to the online rubric to submit your scores.  The online program will automatically average the two judges scores together.
  • March 8th - March 15th - Judges will receive a zoom link and information about conducting the Semi-Finalist/Finalist interviews.
  • March 16th (Middle School) and March 17th  (High School) are the competition days and the judges will use Zoom to interview the finalist for the competition.  We will send you a Zoom link to run the interviews.  When the students log into the Zoom link it will put them in a waiting room and when you are ready to judge them you will accept each team/individual separately when you are ready to conduct the interview.  The students should put in their team ID or individual ID number in as their name so you know who to let into the room for the interview.

INTERESTED? Contact: Jennifer Bjornstad 801-361-1160 jenniferb@provo.edu (please put TSA in the subject line)

List of Competitions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xmONnGRGoLGCS39UvocwEE57WK_gyNrG4YjU4WuMb9Y/edit?usp=sharing

 

Attached is the schedule for the high school competitions.  The middle school competition schedule is still under development.

College of Engineering Counselor

The best way to reach him is via email (jgao@sa.utah.edu)

His availability to provide counseling during the Spring semester:

  • *Students need to be physically in Utah. Out-of-state students can schedule an initial intake appointment, and I will help the student with community referrals.

 

Drop-in Consultation (“office hour”; no appointment is needed):

  • Anyone in the College of Engineering can “stop by” and have a brief conversation with me. I can help them address any stressors or challenges in their lives, answer questions or concerns they have about counseling/mental health, or direct them to the appropriate resources on campus or in the community. https://zoom.us/j/97630558380
    • Every Wednesday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    • Every Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (newly added in the Spring)

 

Students can still schedule an appointment with other counselors by directly calling the University Counseling Center (UCC) at 801-581-6826.

  • *Students need to be physically in Utah. Out-of-state students can schedule an intake appointment and a follow-up case management assignment for community referrals.
  • UCC main office hours (Monday to Friday):
    • Mon, Thurs, Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Tue, Wed 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

All students (receive counseling from other counselors or me) can have access to additional resources and services at UCC (https://counselingcenter.utah.edu/):

 

Also, the Mindfulness Center will continue to offer workshops and events for students and faculty/staff. For students who are hesitant to start counseling, this is an excellent way to learn self-management skills without any commitment.

https://mindfulnesscenter.utah.edu/

 

Again, all the meetings will happen via HIPPA-compliant Zoom.

 

*The campus mobile mental health team will add a new residential counselor in the student dorm. I will share more information once I find out.

 

*Please remember, I will not be able to offer crisis intervention.

  • For non-life-threatening emergency, please call the counseling center to consult with an on-call therapist during business hours: 801-581-6826

(After hours, call UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000)

  • Or access the SafeUT app

https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/safe-ut/

  • If you have concerns about a student, please make a report to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), and BIT will reach out to the student if needed.

(When and how to make a report, see https://deanofstudents.utah.edu/bit/make-a-report.php)

 

For additional information, please refer to my webpage (https://www.coe.utah.edu/students/current/counseling)

Campus Contraceptive Care Clinic:
  • Located at the University of Utah Hospital, the CCCC is providing no cost contraceptive care for University of Utah students.
  • The latest research shows that access to sexual and reproductive health services (SRH), including contraception, has been significantly constrained during the COVID-19 🦠 pandemic. As many as 1 in 3 people report having pandemic-related delays or cancellation of SRH care. We're responding to the pandemic by using telehealth📞for virtual contraceptive counseling, obtaining prescriptions for contraception, and appointment setting for IUD, implant, and injection methods.
  • Schedule an appointment by calling clinic manager, Chelsea Daniels, at 801-213-1398
For Job and Internship Opportunities visit https://www.coe.utah.edu/job-board/ or https://careers.utah.edu/

Bennion Center Student Leader Applications

The Bennion Center is now accepting applications for new student leaders to fill around 80 open positions in a variety of our community engagement programs.  Previous engagement with the Bennion Center is not required to apply and the positions are open to all majors.  This is a great way to get involved outside of the classroom, build personal connections, earn leadership experience, and make a difference in our community.

The available student leader positions are for the following programs:

  • Alternative Breaks
  • Bennion Scholars
  • Communication Team
  • Community Engagement Cohorts
  • Community Partnership Programs
  • Utah Reads

Here are the best ways to get started:

About Us:

The Bennion Center is the community engagement hub on campus. We connect students, faculty, and staff to community engagement through experiential learning, volunteering, and leadership opportunities.

SPUR Research Opportunities:
  • The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Utah is pleased to announce that the student application for the 2021 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is now available! For more information or to apply, visit https://our.utah.edu/spur/.
  • While we are hoping for an in-person SPUR experience, given the structure of SPUR (many participants are not U students and/or are not local to Salt Lake City) and depending on U policy for summer 2021 (on-campus research and/or U-related travel restrictions), we are prepared to offer a fully remote SPUR experience should events necessitate the transition.
    • SPUR provides undergraduates with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. SPUR 2021 will begin on May 26 and end on August 5. Program benefits include:
      • $4,000-$5,000 stipend
      • On-campus housing*
      • Travel reimbursement*
      • Social programming
      • Professional development events
      • Publication and presentation opportunities
      • *Travel reimbursement and the use of on-campus housing is contingent upon U travel and/or housing policy for spring 2021 and/or summer 2021 semesters.
  • If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Megan Shannahan at  megan.shannahan@utah.eduor 801-581-8070.
Learning Abroad Scholarship

As you may know, Gilman Scholarships provide funding to students pursuing virtual or in-person Learning Abroad and Hinckley Global Internship programs:

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to Pell Grant recipients.

The Gilman McCain Scholarship provides $5,000 to the child dependents of active duty military members.

The Gilman Critical Need Language Award provides up to $3,000 in additional funding for Gilman or Gilman McCain recipients to participate in intensive language study.

The Gilman scholarships application has recently opened and I have included a message template below if you would like to promote this information to your students. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2021. I have included a link to our scholarship webinar series in the message as well. The next Gilman Scholarship webinar will take place on Monday, February 8https://learningabroad.utah.edu/virtual-community/events.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D147564243 

I also wanted to note that we are still planning to offer a limited number of Summer 2021 Learning Abroad programs. Students will have until March 15 to apply for Office for Global Engagement funding for virtual or in-person Learning Abroad and Hinckley Global Internship programs. Students can check our event calendar to attend an informational webinar to learn more: https://learningabroad.utah.edu/virtual-community/events.php 

ACI Intermountain Chapter Scholarships
  • The ACI (American Concrete Institute) Intermountain Chapter offers annual scholarships to students pursuing a career in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management.  Please complete the 2021 scholarship application, which is due February 12, 2021.
AWWA Scholarship Opportunities

The Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association (IMS-AWWA) is offering four $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to water engineering and science.

Applications are due April 7, 2021. Visit https://www.ims-awwa.org/group/StudentCenter for more information.

Doyle Stephens Scholarship for GSL Research

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking applicants for the 2021 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and/or the lake ecosystem or larger watershed. We will consider research projects from any academic field (for instance: ecology, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, geology, urban planning, social sciences, communications, education, economics, tourism, engineering, etc.).  

FRIENDS will award two $1,000 scholarships, one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.

Application information is attached and available on our website: http://fogsl.org/programs/doyle-stephens-scholarship; the deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.

2021 Scholarship Application Announcement

The Board of Directors of the WTS Northern Utah Chapter (WTSNUC) is pleased to announce our call for scholarship applicants for 2021. The mission of WTS is to advance women in the field of transportation; the WTSNUC believes strongly that providing scholarship opportunities for women pursuing transportation degrees is an important way to fulfill that commitment.

This year, we are pleased to announce four (4) scholarship opportunities totaling $10,000 for eligible, undergraduate and graduate students from area schools. This includes the 6th year of the Matt Riffkin Legacy Scholarship with an increased award amount of $4,000, as well as three (3) awards in the amount of $2,000 each.  We have also added one (1) award in the amount of $500 for a high school student accepted to a higher education institution. Additionally, local chapter recipients will be eligible to apply for WTS International Scholarship opportunities.

In order to be eligible for one of the three (3) $2,000 awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Open to women pursuing transportation-related degrees
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required)
  • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies

In order to be considered for the Matt Riffkin Legacy Scholarship, applicants must meet the criteria above as well as complete an essay of 1,000 words or less describing how they will use their course of study to help solve a regional transportation challenge of their choosing and why they chose that issue.

In order to be eligible for the High School Student Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Open to women graduating from high school in 2021 and accepted to a higher education institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required)
  • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies

A copy of the cover sheet which should be included in scholarship submissions can be downloaded on the WTS Northern Utah Chapter Scholarship Page of our website.

Please send the cover sheet, along with personal statement, transcript copy, and Matt Riffkin essay, if applicable, to jodi.pearson@aecom.com  by March 7, 2021.

Members of the WTSNUC board will select the 2021 winners. Successful applicants will be invited to our virtual awards gala in April where they will be announced as this year’s scholarship winners.

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Northern Utah Chapter Scholarships:

 

As background information, we are providing three $2,000 awards and one $4,000 award to undergraduate and graduate students as well as one $500 award to a current high school student accepted to a higher education institution.

In order to be eligible for one of the three $2,000 awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

      • Open to women pursuing transportation-related degrees
      • Undergraduate or graduate student
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required)
      • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies

To be considered for the $4,000 Matt Riffkin Legacy Scholarship, applicants must meet the criteria above as well as complete an essay of 1,000 words or less describing how they will use their course of study to help solve a regional transportation challenge of their choosing, and why they chose that issue.

 

In order to be eligible for the $500 High School Student Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

      • Open to women graduating from high school in 2021 and accepted to a higher education institution
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required)
      • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies

 

Undergraduate Application

High School Application

Please ask the students to send the cover sheet, along with their personal statement, transcript copy, and Matt Riffkin essay, if applicable, to jodi.pearson@aecom.com by March 7, 2021.

 

  • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies