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College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Snow and Ice Hydrology

    Our goal is to establish a methodology to estimate snow accumulation, blowing snow, and snowmelt for enhanced water resource management at the watershed and regional scales.


  • Ground Breaking Research

    As part of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative, four newly formed research clusters aim to explore solutions that will benefit Wyoming.

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  • UW Researchers Secure NSF Grant to Research Night Storm Behavior

    UW atmospheric science researchers recently secured a $1.15 million National Science Foundation grant...


A Call to Excellence: UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative

In May 2012, Wyoming Gov. Mead, the Wyoming Legislature and the Wyoming Governor’s Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force articulated a vision to propel the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the University of Wyoming to the realms of excellence in instruction, research and service. UW's leadership, faculty and staff are committed to the vision; and equally important, UW's industry partners have embraced this vision and will help actualize it.

How the Tier-1 Initiative will enhance engineering and applied science teaching and research at the University of Wyoming.


Preparing Students for the 21st Century

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is a nationally recognized institution of academic excellence and world-class research. Student and faculty engagement is a hallmark of the college, helping our students reach their full potential to achieve dynamic and rewarding careers. Through small class sizes, UW engineering students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real world projects alongside renowned faculty and research scientists.

Unprecedented investments are creating world-class facilities for engineering students and researchers. The College of Engineering and Applied Science combines accessibility and affordability with an experience that prepares our students to be competitive in a global market.



Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program

We are seeking outstanding students interested in being mentored in research and scholarship. The Scholarship will provide $6,000 of annual funding to help cover the cost of tuition, room and board. The scholarship is merit based and renewable for an additional three years for a total scholarship of $24,000. 


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Future Engineers

The Engineering Summer Program strives to inspire future engineers by offering short courses in various engineering fields (June 21-27). The weeklong residential camp for 11th graders. Students may have the chance to build a digital circuit, study solutions to an environmental issue, program a robotic device and much more.

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Latest Five Supercomputer Projects Have Direct Application to Wyoming Issues

February 16, 2015 — Five projects that have applications to Wyoming issues -- including water storage, snowpack accumulation and wind turbine efficiency -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

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UW’s Ogden Honored with ASCE’s Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award

January 13, 2015 — Fred Ogden, a University of Wyoming professor of engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UW’s Puckett, Barker Publish National Academies Report

December 22, 2014 — Two professors in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science played key roles in developing specifications for the design of highway sign, light and traffic signal structures across the nation.

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Civil Engineering Students Benefit from UW-Northwest College Agreement

December 18, 2014 — Students who attend Northwest College in Powell now have specific assurances about courses they need to take to meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between the two institutions.

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UW Scientists Contribute to Cloud-Seeding Research

December 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming played a key role in a nearly decade-long study by the state that concluded cloud seeding has some effect, with a 5-15 percent positive impact on snow accumulation shown after the weather modification technique is used.

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UW Alumni Part of Successful NASA Test Flight

December 9, 2014 — Two University of Wyoming graduates played key roles in last week’s successful NASA test flight of a spacecraft designed to eventually take humans to Mars.

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American Concrete Institute Honors UW Professor Charles Dolan

November 24, 2014 — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has elected University of Wyoming Professor Charles Dolan as an honorary member of the institute.

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UW Professor Jay Puckett Named ASCE Fellow

November 17, 2014 — Jay Puckett, longtime educator, researcher and administrator in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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UW’s Industrial Affiliates Program Garners Microsoft as Partner

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Computer Science recently garnered a big name -- Microsoft -- to become a partner of its Industrial Affiliates Program.

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UW Department Provides Telehealth Clinic Support for Rural Health Care in Wyoming

November 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is reaching out to make health care more accessible to the state’s many rural residents.

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UW Taps Texas A&M’s Michael Pishko as Engineering Dean

An accomplished chemical engineer and experienced administrator at Texas A&M University has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Award Nominations

Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a faculty or staff member in the College. Nominations due March 2, 2015 are sought for the following awards:

Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program

We are seeking outstanding students interested in being mentored in research and scholarship. The Scholarship will provide $6,000 of annual funding for a total scholarship of $24,000. Learn more today!

A World-Class Experience

Students, researchers and academic professionals work together to develop breakthrough fundamental engineering and applied science solutions that are relevant to high impact industrial challenges and problems. Video produced by Brian Guice.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate students learn and work with renowned faculty in developing solutions to real-world challenges.

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