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Fall 2020

Real World Projects

Mechanical engineering faculty Quentin McRae was awarded SME's first Faculty Research Fellow (FRF) to get students working on real-world projects. An annual competition is organized by the Mars Society (

Fall 2020

American Chemical Society Student Affiliate

The SLCC chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate received the AMC Society's Outstanding Award again and was designated as a National Green Chemistry Chapter.

Fall 2020

Stem Trio

TRIO Stem program received a five-year renewal grant to specifically support low-income and first-generation college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program offers an incredible array of support to support educational and career interests while providing opportunities, tools, and resources.

Fall 2020

Research Publication

Congratulations to Maura Hahnenberger (Geoscience) for her research publication in Science magazine titles "Microplastics and Dust in the Air". An NSF grant was funded for Dr. Hahnenberger and students from SLCC to focus on measuring and modeling dust transported in the atmosphere and its impact on the air quality along the Wasatch front.

Fall 2020

Utah Engineering Educator Award

Congratulations to Nick Safai (Engineering) for recognition as the Utah Engineering Educator of the year by the Utah Engineering Council.

Fall 2020

Makerspace at Westpointe Campus

At the Westpointe Campus, Allen Tanner is working with faculty to create a Makerspace for collaborative work, training individuals to make, learn, explore, and apply critical thinking skills to create.

Fall 2020


Wes Sanders (Engineering) is part of Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network, contributing to a national curriculum database that allows students from around the world to use SLCC's nanotechnology instruments through a NACK virtual interface.

Fall 2020

Engineering Student Competition

The Concrete Canoe Competition provides civil engineering students the chance to gain hands-on, practical experience using engineering concepts to develop concrete mixes used to build and race a canoe.

July 13, 2020

NSF Grant Awarded

SLCC and Jordan School District (JSD) have been awarded a grant that will help pre-engineering program (PREP) students participate in the Engineering Technology Program by providing them dual enrollment programs for high school students at the Westpointe campus.

July 1, 2020

Two New Engineering Degrees

General Engineering Traditional and General Engineering Full are two new APE degrees starting Fall 2020. General Engineering APE degrees offer a clear path for students to complete the first two years and transfer to programs in Chemical, Civil/Environmental, Computer, Electrical, Geological, Material Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical, or Mining Engineering.

July 1, 2020

ENGR 1010 – Engineering Math Techniques

This class teaches specific math, replacing the traditional math prerequisites for core sophomore engineering courses.

June 18, 2020

MATLAB Software Available

Matlab version R2020a has been added to lab computers and it is available on All Access. The campus wide license will allow students, faculty and staff to download a free copy of the software, which includes all of the toolboxes and Simulink, or use MATLAB online (without computer installation) doesn't need to be installed on their computer. For students, use your bruinmail address. You can access MATLAB online from the same website, which includes a number of free training courses.