Look into the future at UVU’s Engineering and Technology Fair


Utah Valley University students will showcase projects at the Engineering and Technology Fair on April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. The innovative work can be seen in the Gunther Technology Building (GT) 338. Engineering displays will also be featured in the Science Building (SB) atrium.

The fair offers demonstrations and displays from numerous fields of study in the engineering technologies program, which offers degrees in mechatronics engineering, electrical automation, and robotics technology.

Students create original inventions to solve real-world problems, and the Engineering and Technology Fair allows them to share their work with others. Samuel Lake, a senior in the program, is excited to share what his team designed.

“The project my team is working on is a sorting process for range brass. We each have a passion for firearms and decided we wanted to design something useful to that world,” he said.

Through collaboration and educational exploration, Lake and his team were able to create a product, but he says the process is as valuable as the outcome.

“Personally, I have been able to really solidify my learning while working on this project. There really is no substitute for hands-on experience. We've had to work through challenges, be creative and innovative with limited resources, and coordinate our work in order to be successful. The whole process has been very rewarding,” Lake said.

The professors are also looking forward to their students gaining validation and recognition as visitors enjoy the fair and admire the students work.

“The fair represents the engineering technology fields including electrical automation and robotics technology (EART) and mechatronics engineering technology. The students design and build innovative programmable logic computers that reflect all the knowledge and skills they have learned. It is a great opportunity to invite both the community and industries to come and see what these degrees have to offer, what students pursuing these degrees are capable of, and realize the importance of automation projects in industry,” said Rawan Al-Nsour, assistant professor of mechatronics.
What: Engineering and Technology Fair
When: April 18-19, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Gunther Technology Building (GT) 338, Science Building (SB) Atrium