E&T Students Attend ASEE National Convention

E&T played a prominent role in the recent ASEE national convention held in Salt Lake City, June 24-27. As Co-Sponsor of the event, E&T was featured throughout the activities during the four day gathering of the American Society for Engineering Education.

There was lots of excitement around the “Shock Factor”, the all-electric off-road rock crawler designed and built by E&T’s Automotive Technology department. Educators from around the globe were impressed and many even climbed aboard for pictures behind the wheel.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase just some of what we can do,” said Don Wilson, Automotive Department chair. “These engineers really understood the dynamics of what we have accomplished with this all-electric rock crawler.”

E&T also had a display booth at the convention’s trade show, giving more than 4,000 attendees a chance to find out exactly what E&T offers.

The leadership of ASEE was so impressed with E&T’s involvement they asked if E&T would be willing to host a delegation of China educators for a tour of E&T’s main Orem campus facilities. So after ASEE concluded, roughly 25 educators from seven different universities in China made their way to Utah County. E&T arranged for the group to first visit IM Flash for a behind the scenes tour, followed by a luncheon on the UVU campus. The group then spent several hours touring all of the E&T departments including the Automotive area, the Engineering Technology labs, the 3-D printing lab, the Digital Media lab and finally ending up in the Computer Science area.

“We’re pleased to be able to develop relationships with these fine teaching institutions in China,” said Saeed Moaveni, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. “We are hoping to soon have exchange students between our university and theirs since they are so well aligned with what we do here at E&T and have many of the same engineering and technology programs.”

The delegation from China expressed their sincere thanks for the time that was afforded them to learn more about the programs at E&T.

See pictures from the China delegation