At the Spring 2010 University of Utah commencement, 138 students received Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering, placing the department on the list of “Top Ten Undergraduate Degrees” at the university. At the graduate level, more than 108 students received the advanced degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. This level of productivity is the highest in recent memory and continues the trend of recent years. For instance, in 2008 the department produced 70 M.S. degrees, which ranked 6th in the U.