Weekly Announcements


Beginning on 9/30/21 students will receive a registration hold on their account if they do not have proof of Covid Immunization. This will prevent students from registering for Spring semester. Learn more at https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/new-vaccine-requirement-for-university-of-utah-students/

CvEEN Tutoring Center

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 

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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We need your help!
Graduate Research Student Survey

We need your help! One of CvEEN's gradutate students is needing survey responses. The survey is about 'EV Charging Behavior under Incentive Plan,' and there is a link for Utah residents and Non-Utah residents, which are as follows.

For Utah Residents

Non-Utah Residents

Thank you for your help and support.

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

Thesis Office Opportunities 

The Thesis Office would like to let everyone know that they have resumed open office hours and formatting workshops. Here is the information for Fall semester offerings.

  Thesis Office Formatting Office Hours

For help with formatting your Word documents or to ask general formatting questions

Bring your computer. Masks required.

12-2:00 PM

Mondays: Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15

Thesis Office Formatting in Word Workshops

Bring your computer. Masks required.

Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00pm

Marriott Library Room 1705A

Oct 21, 2021

Oct 28, 2021

Nov 4, 2021

Nov 11, 2021

Nov 18,  2021

Students who can’t make these times can email trista.emmer@utah.edu or thesis@gradschool.utah.edu to talk about other ways they can receive help.

IWR Student Group

IWR (Integrated Water Resources) is the campus student group that focuses on all things water. Supported by three professional groups (AWRA, AWWA, and WEF) we meet once a month to network, discuss, and share ideas in the field of water resources and water quality.

Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate Information Session 

Are you interested in gaining a foundation in business tailored to engineering and technology?

Attend the Virtual Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate Information Session!

Wednesday, October 27th from 3:00 -3:30 PM

Register here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19030043&appointmentType=26916313

Questions? Ask me!

Emily Howsley


Utah Virtual Graduate School Fair

The Utah Virtual Graduate School Fair is an opportunity for students to connect with over 60 graduate and professional programs from across the globe. Students can sign-up for sessions with program representatives in Handshake to discuss program details, admissions tips, and more! Getting time with program representatives to ask thoughtful questions is a unique opportunity that can greatly increase your success when applying to graduate school. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and connect!

Walk After Dark

Every year Environmental Health and Safety partners with Facility Management, University Safety, and student leadership to conduct a survey of outdoor lighting across campus. Effective outdoor lighting is essential to safety, keeping people from tripping and falling, and helping them see hazards or anything else that could cause physical harm. In addition, lighting increases feelings of security and plays a role in the prevention and deterrence of crime. This annual event is known as the “Walk After Dark”.

During this event, groups of individuals from various organizations walk every sidewalk on campus to survey lighting levels and look for other safety issues related to travel across campus at night. Areas of low light and broken or ineffective lighting fixtures are identified and referred to Facilities in real time to be addressed as quickly as possible. This annual event has contributed to a significant improvement in campus lighting and has effectively addressed many safety issues.

The Walk After Dark is an opportunity to actually participate in improving campus safety and is fun – food and SWAG will be provided. This year the event will be held on Wednesday October 6, 2021, beginning at 7 pm. The event usually lasts less than 2 hours. We invite individuals who would like to participate to register by completing the registration form below:


As the event draws closer, emails concerning meeting location and event details will be sent out to all registered participants.

For questions and more information, please contact David Cook, Occupational Safety Manager, at 801-581-6590.

GradSWE's Fall Social

Counting down days to fall break? We got you SWEster! Take a much needed break and unwind with fellow graduate students at GradSWE’s Fall Social on Thursday, Oct 21st at 5:00 PM. Get to know the community of women engineers and participate in fun activities, win prizes, and swag. You can join us in person at WEB 1450 or via zoom (https://getinvolved.utah.edu/event/6548103). While not required, an RSVP here will be appreciated. 

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.



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


  • 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/

BME Study Recruitment

Help us develop bionic arms that can be controlled by thought and restore a sense of touch to the user. We need non-amputee volunteers to participate in non-invasive studies. Participants will be able to control state-of-the-art bionic arms, feel and describe artificial touch feedback from a bionic arm, and use a "smart" bionic arm to perform simple tasks. Please fill out the following form if you are interested: bit.ly/2Vxg50M 

Student Guides Wanted for U of U Asia Campus Students

This is the inaugural semester where students from the Asia Campus are arriving in Salt Lake City to study Civil and Environmental Engineering with Salt Lake Campus students. CVEEN is seeking your help to act as guide/mentors in helping these students through the transition and acclimate to the U through individual or group interactions. Please consider being a friend in multiple ways. For example,

·       Inviting the students to join your study group

·       Going shopping together

·       Joining evening or weekend activities

·       Attending sporting events

·       Having a cultural exchange dinner or party

·       Other ideas?

If you are interested in helping, please contact or text Dr. Bartlett at bartlett@civil.utah.edu or 435-841-9837.

2022 NHERI REU Summer Program

This year we hope you will consider sharing this information with your civil engineering programs and. students. NHERI offers a research experience for undergraduates that focuses on natural hazards research specific to earthquake, wind, tsunami, coastal engineering, data management, cyberinfrastructure, reconnaissance, and simulation research. 

Students work with faculty and graduate students to conduct research during an NSF funded ten-week summer experience at one of NHERI's 10 sites:  

  • The Wall of Wind at Florida International University
  • The Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center at Lehigh University
  • The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University
  • The NHERI SimCenter at the University of California Berkley
  • The Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM) at the University of California, Davis
  • The Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) at the University of California, San Diego
  • The Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory at the University of Florida
  • The Large-Scale Mobile Shakers at the University of Texas at Austin
  • The NHERI Cyberinfrastructure and Data Management team at the University of Texas at Austin
  • The Rapid Response Research Facility (RAPID) at the University of Washington


More information can be found at the NHERI DesignSafe REU website (https://www.designsafe-ci.org/learning-center/reu/). We launched the application today, October 4th, and will have a virtual event each month to introduce the program, alumni and faculty experiences, and application support.

Dr. Hong Looking for Research Help

Dr. Andy Hong is looking for graduate students who are unfunded and senior undergraduates an opportunity to join a research project working on PFAS treatment for the Air Force. If you are interested please email him at andy.hong@utah.edu.

2022 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study.

This award, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is for student/faculty pairs in biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. In addition to the solicitation, please find attached the program announcement from the organization as well as a sheet of the key characteristics of a successful Gilliam application (from the 2019 application cycle). These documents will soon be posted to our new fellowships website.

Scholarships Available for Studying at the U of U Asia Campus

The Asia Campus (UAC) is a great place to study Civil and Environmental Engineering. You can complete CVEEN courses at the Asia Campus and not worry about transferring credit because our CVEEN course taught at the UAC experienced CVEEN faculty. Scholarships are available for the Spring 2022 semester to offset travel and housing costs. Please get in touch with Dr. Bartlett at bartlett@civil.utah.edu about the details. Applications are due soon. The UAC student blog is found at: https://uaccveen.wordpress.com/. More information about the UAC is found at: https://asiacampus.utah.edu/

AGC of America Scholarship Now Open

Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application opened July 1, 2021 and closes November 1, 2021.

Apply Here

2021-2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

University competition is now open for the 2021-2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This is excellent opportunity for our students, as one scholarship provides up to $7,500 annually for tuition, room and board, and appropriate expenses. The University of Utah can nominate up to 4 students for the prestigious award. A press release and promotion flyer is attached in this email to promote the scholarship opportunity to students. If you have email lists for your students, feel free to send the message below to your declared majors:

Dear Student,

The University of Utah is currently accepting applications for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. This is an excellent opportunity for you to win a national scholarship which provides up to $7,500 annually in tuition, room, board, and appropriate expenses. You must be a current sophomore or junior to apply. The University of Utah will nominate four students to the national competition.

Additional information can be found on the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships website or by contacting Alison Shimko at a.shimko@honors.utah.edu.

The University internal application deadline is Monday, November 22, 2021

COE Transfer Scholarship

COE Transfer Scholarship for SP22 starters is live:


The deadline to apply is December 13th. 

DOD Scholarship Opportunity

SMART Scholars are provided with the tools required to pursue their STEM education and begin their career in a prestigious civilian position with the Department of Defense (DoD).

Benefits include:

Full tuition and education related educational expenses (meal plans, housing, and parking not included)

Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 a year depending on degree level (may be prorated depending on award length)

Summer research internships ranging from 8 to 12 weeks

Health Insurance allowance of up to $1,200 per academic year

Miscellaneous allowance of up to $1,000 per academic year

An experience mentor at one of the Sponsoring Facilities

Employment placement at a DoD facility upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars are among the most talented and innovative minds in STEM with a mission to support the United States and protect national security. Our scholars have the opportunity to be leading agents in their field and pursue their passions. Visit here for more information.