The University of Utah College of Engineering is proud to be hosting the 125th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition at the Salt Palace Convention Center June 24 – 27. The conference is dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education and will feature more than 400 technical sessions.

As the host campus, the U’s College of Engineering is welcoming some 4,000 attendees from engineering institutions all over the country. The week is expected to be full of invaluable and exciting sessions and demonstrations for all those who attend, including keynotes, exhibits, socials, tours, a pavilion of student projects, and more.

“The College of Engineering is pleased to be the host campus for the 125th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education,” said Dean Richard B. Brown. “It gives us a chance to show off student research, our beautiful campus, and the entrepreneurism for which the University of Utah is so well known.”

The College of Engineering also invites attendees to visit its booth (#601) to see interactive demonstrations with virtual reality games and applications and to view the latest prototype of a prosthetic arm that operates with a neural interface. The demos represent the work of the College’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering video game development program and the research of U bioengineering associate professor Gregory Clark.

The conference will also feature a keynote Monday morning from Pierre Haren, founder and CEO of analysts group, Causality Link. According to his biography, Haren has “led and mentored diverse teams of researchers and consultants and introduced on the market and deployed at customer sites a variety of products, from Expert Systems to Advanced Graphical User Interfaces and Operations Research as well as Watson technologies in IBM.”

The keynote will be held Monday, June 25, at 8 a.m. at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

After the conference, the College of Engineering also will be hosting an Engineering Commercialization Workshop full of important information about how to commercialize research discoveries. In addition to a keynote presentation by Ross DeVol, former chief research officer for the Milken Institute, the workshop will cover building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, policies that support commercialization, the relationship between research and entrepreneurship, an engineering entrepreneurship curriculum, managing conflicts of interest, dangers and pitfalls of commercialization, and examples of successful commercialization ventures.

The all-day workshop will be held Thursday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, Room 2650 (main auditorium), 36 S. Wasatch Drive, on the University of Utah campus. For more information about the workshop and to register, go to