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First Destination Survey

The link to the 5-minute survey is also available here: https://bit.ly/firstdest22.  

Military Connected community support center

~The Veteran Support Center is not just for Veterans, it is for the military connected community. This means veterans, active military, ROTC, dependents, spouses, grandkids and everything in between are welcome to use their resources.

~They are located in 418 Union. They have space for the community to do schoolwork, calls and hangout. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is available for anyone (including non-military connections).

~The Military/Veterans’ Crisis Line is: 1-800-273-8255, text 838255, militarychrisisline.net. Anyone can call, text or message with crisis response individuals in seeking support for a military/ veteran who is in need, not just the military/ veteran that is seeking help.

~If you need any campus support Brittany Lambert can be reached at 801-581-4499 or blambert@sa.utah.edu. She can help find students  class resources, funding, support, etc.

~The Veteran Support Center’s website is veteranscenter.utah.edu if you would like to see other things they have going on campus (quite a bit).

~There are a lot of funding opportunities that people are not generally aware of so it is encouraged for anyone with a military connection to go and talk to them to see what funding may be available for them.

A new way-finding system is now in place to help U students find their classes.

Students can now track locations for their registered courses directly from their CIS portal. The program will indicate locations for on campus classes, and indicate which classes may be held offsite, online or through canvas. This tool is integrated with the campus map so students can load directions from building to building, find food and coffee, avoid construction, track shuttles and locate nearby parking lots.

To use this new feature, select Class Map on your registration page, or go to myclassmap.utah.edu and login with CIS credentials. Additional instructions on how to access the maps can be found here.

In the future, watch for the class map to be added to the MobileU App.  The Registrar’s Office, in conjunction with UIT and the GIS Team, designed and created the tool based on an idea from a national conference. Plans for additional enhancements are already being developed.


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CvEEN Tutoring Center

CvEEN has a free tutoring service to help with your classes. See the flyer attached for information on when the tutoring center is open. CvEEN Offers help in 4 courses

  • CVEEN 2010 - Statics
  • CVEEN 2140 - Strengths of Materials
  • CVEEN 3210 - Structural Analysis
  • CVEEN 3310 - Geotechnical Engineering

For the full tutoring schedule, visit our tutoring center page

Student(s) Needed for Summer/Fall Research Project

Dr. Evert Lawton has openings for one or two undergraduate students to work on a research project this Summer and possibly through the Fall semester.  The research project involves installing and monitoring instrumentation within five test sections of the West Davis Corridor roadway project, which is currently under construction.  Although the project is mainly a geotechnical/materials research project, a significant portion of the work is related to the installation of electronic instruments, and the setup of data acquisition systems to monitor the instruments, which is valuable knowledge that would be helpful to any area of interest within Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Most of the work this Summer would be work done on campus in the laboratories.  Helping on this research would be valuable experience for your future career.  Attached is a PDF file with some information about the project.

The position is an hourly position that is paid according to the standard departmental hourly wage.  Initially it is expected that the work would be between 10 and 20 hours per week, but could be as much as 30 to 40 hours per week depending on your availability and performance, and the needs of the project.  If you are potentially interested in helping with this research project, please e-mail me at Lawton@civil.utah.edu, and we can set up a time to meet on Zoom to discuss it in more detail.

Undergraduate Research Experience Course UGS 2950 – Offered Summer 2022

The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering a course this Summer – UGS 2950 Undergraduate Research Experience.

This is a 3 credit online, asynchronous course.

Course Description:

The course is for undergraduates from all disciplines who are new to the university research environment. The course will cover basic skills that will facilitate and enhance students’ subsequent research experiences across multiple disciplines. Topics covered will include: role of research in the academy, researcher roles and identities, research communication, ethics, organization, reading and writing within disciplines, equity and awareness in research, and professional and career development skills.

This course can satisfy BF or AS designations.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Student Branch Looking for New Members

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Student Branch Looking for CvEEN Students to join. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning) provides scholarships, student competitions, and numerous networking opportunities! For more information email ASHRAEBranchUofU@gmail.com

 UCC Mindfulness Center Programming Spring 2022

Mindfulness Center services are offered, with a few exceptions, to all of the University of Utah community (students, faculty, and staff!), are free, available by Zoom (excluding holidays and breaks), and require participant registration to attend.   Informational flyers are provided via embedded links in each of the programs’ titles. Please share with your colleagues and students and JOIN US!

  • Drop-In Mindfulness are 30-minute facilitated meditations are held on Mondays @ 12:30 PM, Tuesdays @ 5 PM, Wednesdays at 12:30 PM, and Thursdays @ 5 PM.  Drop-ins are ongoing and registration is not required.   To attend, see our flyer.  Drop-Ins start January 24th.
  • Feel Better Now is a 4-week skill building workshop series, which are offered on Mondays 1 – 2 PM, Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM, Wednesdays from 1 – 2 PM, Thursdays 1 – 2 PM, and Thursdays from 4 - 5 PM.  The workshop helps participants to build practical skills to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress.  New series start on March 22nd.
  • Mindful Resilience is a  4-week skill building workshop series, which is for U students, faculty and staff who want to learn and practice strategies to support emotional intelligence, stress management, and self-compassion. The workshop is offered on Thursdays, from 1 – 2 PM, starting on March 24th.
  • Mental Coaching is a 4-week skill building workshop series, which is for neurodiverse students wanting to improve planning, follow through, and time management. The series runs on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7 PM and a new series starts on March 22nd.
  • Mindful Work/Life Balance is a 4-week workshop series, which is for U faculty, staff, and graduate students.  The workshop introduces participants to mindful strategies for managing work/life stress.  Next series runs on Tuesdays from 1 PM - 2PM and starting on March 22nd.
  • Radical Self-Compassion for BIPOC Students is a two week workshop, which is for Black, Indigenous, People of Color U graduate and undergraduate students.  Workshops will focus on using mindful self-compassion as a source of healing & resistance.  Workshop will be offered on Wednesday March 16th & March 23rd, from 11 AM – 12:30 PM.
  • We also offer programs, including providing mindfulness workshops in your office that may be relevant to your colleagues, staff, and/or team members. Please request a presentation!

Free Wellness Coaching

Get one-on-one personalized health coaching
on the following topics:
- Sleep
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating
- Stress management
- Substance use

College of Engineering Counselor, Jiabao Gao Counselor, CMHC

As the College of Engineering Mental Health Counselor, my goal is to provide a confidential, safe, and non-judgmental space to address any stressor or concern in your life, and empower you to take actions to meet your needs, values, and goals.

Please email me directly to schedule your intake appointment or feel free to email me with questions at jgao@sa.utah.edu

Additionally, if you have a question about our counseling services, suggestions for a Counseling event, or just want to connect, I have virtual drop-in hours every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 PM. Again, please email me for the Zoom link.

Please note, all services will be conducted with HIPPA-compliant Zoom during COVID-19.

For more information regarding mental health resources/events provided by the U, please click here.

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/

Fellowship opportunity at the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office

Apply Today! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-STP-LPO-8000-2022 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022 @ 11:59:00 PM EST.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Fellowship Opportunity at the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office.

What will I be doing? You will be provided with the opportunity to participate in LPO Technical and Project Management Division (TPMD) projects and be mentored by experienced TPMD staff. TPMD also supports fellows in pursuing further professional development opportunities, such as trainings, workshops, and conferences. Interacting closely with their TPMD mentor(s), the fellows will learn how to:

  • Use sound technical judgment and initiative to resolve the challenges of evolving conditions and other problems relative to the assigned projects and programs
  • Leverage physics or mechanical, nuclear, electrical, chemical, civil, or industrial engineering theories, principles, and practices
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and probe causes
  • Cooperate with a team, perform assessments, clearly and concisely document assessment results
  • Coordinate with related engineering and physical science fields adequate to effectively discuss technical points and to recommend acceptable engineering solutions to problems
  • Perform and interpret calculations, analyses, and computations for unknown factors or relationships primarily in the matters of factual nature of involving well understood mechanisms

For more information about the projects that the LPO TPMD supports please visit the opportunity posting on Zintellect.

Why should I apply? You will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future. You will enhance your education and training in engineering energy policy and research activities, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with top scientists and engineers, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.

Where will I be located? Washington, DC and Due to COVID-19 restrictions, remote starts to appointments may be approved.

Apply Today! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-STP-LPO-8000-2022 

The details:

You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment, based on your academic and professional background. Additional benefits include being eligible to purchase Health Insurance offered through ORISE, a stipend supplement to offset the cost of health insurance, relocation allowance, and an education allowance to cover travel-related expenses and professional development activities approved by LPO.

This opportunity is available to LPR and U.S. Citizens.

Program Website: https://www.energy.gov/lpo/loan-programs-office

Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov.  Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-LPO-8000-2022] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.


Utah Water Users Association Scholarship

The Utah Water Users Association has three scholarships available for students of engineering, water resources, environmental studies, and similar water-related studies. Attached is a notice/flyer about these available scholarships. We are especially interested in students who are juniors, seniors, or master’s degree students.

We invite students to apply by May 13, 2022. Please encourage applicants to follow the requirements outlined on the attached notice/flyer. The Utah Water Users Association is looking forward to reviewing essays submitted and awarding scholarships for the fall semester.

2022-2023 SEAU Scholarship - Now Accepting Applications

The Structural Engineers Assosication of Utah (SEAU) will be awarding up to 3 scholarships worth $2000 each to Jr/Sr/Graduate students in a Civil or Structural Engineering program in the state of Utah. If you are eligible and interested in applying for this scholarship, please submit your application using the link in the email below. Last date for submitting applications will be May 31, 2022.

Every year SEAU is honored to award multiple scholarships to deserving students in the engineering field.  We are now acception applications for this scholarship.  Please click HERE to be directed to the application or forward this information to anyone you know who is eligible to apply.