Event at U of U hopes to inspire young engineers

Posted at 8:19 PM, Oct 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-12 22:19:53-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah College of Engineering is trying to light a fire under more than 500 of the smartest students in the state.

The U of U has doubled the number of engineering graduates during the last 14 years, but they said they still can’t provide as many local engineering and computer science graduates as companies need.

The school hosted an Engineering Day Saturday, and among the attractions was fire moving to the beat of music as sound waves were fed into a tube.

Richard Brown is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Utah, and he said the field encompasses more than just math and they are looking for students with a mixture of talents.

“Engineering is based on a solid foundation of math and science, but it adds creativity,” he said. “These engineering graduates are the inventors of the future.”

The U of U offers engineering degrees relating to a variety of disciplines. For more information about Engineering Day and the U of U, click here.