October 1, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and WPX Energy cut the ribbon today (Wednesday) on a new drilling simulator teaching laboratory that lets students experience what it’s like to drill an oil well -- giving them the skills they need to operate successfully and safely on today’s fast-paced oil and gas rigs.
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Alumni and friends of the College of Engineering and Applied Science inspire current and future students by their leadership, career success and dedication to supporting students, academics, research and service for the 21st century.
The remarkable legacy of our alumni, who are leaders in their fields, innovators and mentors, provides an essential part of the foundation for the success of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative. Along with our alumni, friends of UW are partners whose involvement and support provide scholarships, faculty chairs, internships and gifts and more that demonstrate their commitment to our mission.
Alumni Involvement and Recognition
Engineering alumni are recognized for their contributions to the college and enriching educational, research and career opportunities for students and faculty in our departments and programs. Contact Baillie Miller, Dean's Assistant/Alumni Relations, at (307) 766-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org, about college alumni activities and ways to involved with the Tier 1 Engineering Initiative.
Joining the UW Alumni Association is a great way to show support for the college and university, as well as connecting with other UW grads around the world.
Giving for the Future
There are many ways to contribute to the college that will establish a lasting legacy for the 21st century and beyond. The UW Foundation offers a variety of ways to get involved as an individual, family or business.
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.
September 26, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.
September 11, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for an innovative coal conversion project aimed at producing a synthetic gas that can be used in the production of value-added chemicals.
June 5, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead and University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity were joined today (Thursday) by Greg Hill, president and chief operating officer of Hess Corporation, to announce Hess’s second commitment to UW in the past two years.
March 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming announced today (Tuesday) the creation of a new collaboration with Halliburton, a leading oil field services company. Halliburton is gifting $2 million to support the construction of a major new UW energy and engineering research complex. In addition, Halliburton is funding $1 million for research into unconventional reservoirs.
February 24, 2014 — If anyone deserves the designation of “pioneer” in the field of improved oil recovery (IOR), it is University of Wyoming Professor Norman Morrow, whose work in developing low-salinity flooding to unlock the secrets of oil and gas reservoirs and subsurface processes is appreciated and applied throughout the world.
February 17, 2014 — Paul Rechard seemed to be born for water, of any form. Born in 1927, he’s the son of a math professor who would go on to be the dean of arts and sciences. Paul and his older brother Ottis went through high school at the University of Wyoming prep school.
October 15, 2012 — This past summer, Nels Frazier taught computational science concepts to high school and middle school students around the state. This fall, the University of Wyoming fifth-year undergraduate from LaGrange will receive some supercomputing education of his own.