It’s just about everywhere you look, but there’s no simple answer to the question of what it means to be an engineer. Here’s a sample of what is happening in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) to demonstrate what this amazing profession has to offer.
The CEAS at the University of Wyoming is committed to finding solutions to issues facing Wyoming and the world today. Our graduates find efficient, clean and new ways of solving problems from small to large scale.
- Our engineers find solutions to obstacles people deal with every day. Using skills he gained in the CEAS in math and design, Brett Drake (civil and architectural engineering graduate) created a shoe prototype for Nike to assist athletes of all abilities. His concept was chosen among hundreds from throughout the nation.
- Our bright and inquisitive students hail from all backgrounds and all parts of the world. Two CEAS students, Austen Motily of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Vivaswat Shastry of Bangalore, India, earned national scholarships from the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Motily (mechanical engineering) and Shastry (electrical engineering) were among just 271 honorees nationwide. Motily has an internship with Bechtel Marine, while Shastry has a background in advanced robotics.
- Our graduates make impacts in areas like energy, sustainability, education, healthcare, food and the environment. A graduate of the CEAS in 1973, Brig. Gen. Pat Burns enjoyed a decades-long career that allowed him to use his background in mechanical engineering to excel in a 35-year military career and later for Mortensen Construction, one of the biggest contractors in the nation. His notable achievements earned him entry into his high school's hall of fame recently.
- Our students have opportunities to work in industries that will shape our future. Interested in robotics or computer science? As our world becomes more digitized, the need for cyber security increases. Classes in the soon-to-be-National Security Agency-Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense help you explore the areas in which our infrastructure is vulnerable to learn how to defend against attacks, or learn more about how technology can be integrated into manufacturing, transportation and medicine.
- The CEAS offers degrees in mechanical, civil, architectural, chemical, petroleum, electrical and computer engineering as well as computer and atmospheric science. Click here for more information.