Undergraduate Advising

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office Mission

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office employs inclusive and proactive advising strategies to:

    • Support students in achieving success in their academic, life, and career goals.
    • Challenge students to think critically about how their decisions impact their lives and their community.
    • Empower future engineers to make lasting contributions to the engineering profession and the well-being of society.

Prospective undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, please visit our future student contact page with any questions.

Current and admitted undergraduate students can book an appointment with an advisor below.

  • Video, phone, and in-person appointments are available.
  • If you are an incoming first year or transfer student, please consult our Orientation Advising page for instructions on meeting with your advisor

Last Names A – C:

Katie Barnard (she/her)

Last Names D – M:

Morgan Sriphong-Ngarm (she/her)

Last Names N – Z:

Benjamin Petrie (he/him)

Click here for drop-in advising (hours below)

For the Spring semester there will be drop-in advising (in person and via Zoom) every Tuesday 11:30-1:30 and Wednesday 12:00-2:30 throughout the semester. In addition to those times we have additional drop in advising on the following dates:

  • Friday January 7th (remote only)
  • Monday January 10th-12th 8:30-4:30
  • Thursday January 13th 10-1
  • Friday March 4th 8-4

Katie is originally from Lyons, Colorado and completed a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Western Washington University and a graduate degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. She moved to Utah to work in the Mechanical Engineering department in June 2016. She loves hiking, camping, sand volleyball, musicals, trying new restaurants, and her cat Smokey.

Morgan is originally from Reno, Nevada and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in general sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno. Following graduation, Morgan moved to Iowa to complete her graduate degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Iowa State University. She loves to hike, play volleyball and soccer, travel to new places with her husband, and is excited to explore Salt Lake City.

Benjamin is originally from Aurora, Colorado and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. From there, he attended Colorado State University and earned a degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Benjamin enjoys hiking, candle-making, traveling, and his dog Tanok.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Debra Mascaro
Office: MEK 1560B
Phone: 801.581.7687
Students should only contact Dr. Mascaro if referred by their academic advisor for issues regarding academic standards, admissions decisions, dismissal from the M.E. major, petitions, or if you are applying for co-op or enrolled in ME EN 1010.