Virtual Future Freshman Info Session
Third Friday of the Month
June 19, July 17, August 21
1-1:45pm Mountain Time

Geared towards students applying in 2020 to enter the U in 2021 but all are welcome to join, including parents, and high school counselors.

RSVP here to get the Zoom link.


Virtual Transfer Student Info Session
Second Friday of the Month
June 12, July 10, August 14
1-1:45pm Mountain Time

Geared towards students transferring in 2021 but all are welcome to join, including academic advisors from other institutions.

RSVP here to get the Zoom link.


General info sessions are offered once a month during the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) through the College of Engineering on Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm (should line up with the end of an admissions campus tour).  If you would like to attend one of those general sessions and meet with a Mechanical Engineering advisor at 4:30, you can sign up online and select Mechanical Engineering as your major of interest so we will be notified to pick you up.  If you’d like to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment at another time, you can book online here.

Info Session Dates:

USR teamMoriah Henning

A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineering Student

Date TBD-Email joy.velarde@utah.edu to be added to be notified about this event

High school students are invited to spend a day on campus learning what it will be like to be a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Utah.  Learn some 3D CAD design skills in SolidWorks and Arduino programming skills in our computer lab, attend a mock lecture, attend a lab demo in one of our research labs, meet current students, faculty and academic advisors and get a tour of our facilities.

Cost is $25 and includes a light breakfast, lunch and a souvenir! Email joy.velarde@utah.edu for more information, including potential need-based fee waivers.  Parking permits can be purchased for $10 here (all of campus is permit parking only).

We will also need you to fill out and return this Liability Waiver (under 18)/or Liability Waiver (18 and over) (sign, scan and email to joy.velarde@utah.edu).

Tentative schedule:

8:30-9:00–Check-in and light breakfast (Meet in MEK 0560; lower level conference room)
9:00-9:30–Welcome, ice breakers and info about major from advisors
9:30-10:30–Mock ME EN 1000 “Intro to Design” lecture with hands-on activities
10:30-11:30–Mini Tour: MEK, MEB, WEB; Student Union; Library; and Lassonde Institute
11:30-12:15–Lunch (included) and student/faculty panel
12:30-1:30–Mock programming lab (Arduino activity)
1:45-3:45–Hands on activities or demonstrations in research labs (see registration form for options)
3:45-4:00–Wrap up, questions, feedback, depart

Optional: If you would like a tour of the residence halls, head over with your ride or on your own if you are driving yourself and get to the housing office before 4:30 for a drop-in tour. Address is Benchmark Plaza, building 822, 5 Heritage Center, SLC, UT 84112.

Directions

Campus map>> (type MEK in the search).

The physical address is 1495 East 100 South, SLC, UT 84112.  The Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building (MEK) is on the corner of 100 South and North Campus Drive on the Northwest edge of campus. Parking is permit-only and parking permits can be purchased for $10 here and are good for any ‘A’ lot on campus (including the lot right outside our building entrance).  You will see a pedestrian bridge going over the road straight into our building so you know you are going the right direction.  If taking public transportation, multiple bus routes have a stop in front of our building (2, 9, 17/21, 313, 354) or you can take a bus or campus shuttle (green or red shuttle from in front of the new law school building; free, just hop on!) from Stadium on the Red Line of Trax. Exit right where 100 south sharply turns into North Campus Drive and cross the street.  If being dropped off by a friend or relative, they can temporarily park in the parking lot on the North side of our building.

There is a door to the stairs to the right as soon as you enter the building (before going through the second door) and you will need to go downstairs to the basement level, past the computer lab to MEK 0560 conference room.

October or November every year
Warnock Engineering Building Catmull Gallery
72 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Engineering Day is a half-day event open to high school students, undecided majors, parents, transfer students, and anyone interested in engineering at the U. This event is FREE and is designed to introduce participants to a variety of engineering disciplines.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour our engineering facilities, find out what research is happening in the College, and attend exciting engineering presentations/demonstrations. Participants are required to register for sessions online. Lab tour space is limited thus presentations and demonstrations will be going on concurrently.

Due to capacity limitations: Registration for this event is open only to high school students, their parents, and prospective transfer students.

Parents are welcome to attend but do not need to register. Special parent sessions are available.

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