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College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Wyoming Engineering Fund for Enrichment (UWEFE)

Current Meeting Schedule
Call for Proposals / Guidelines
Current funded projects AY19
Archived Projects

What is UWEFE?

Do you wonder what certain program fees are used for that were on your tuition bills this past semester Each engineering student pays toward a fund that is obligated to better the student's experience by means of improving the education and study environment of the college. To put it another way: This money is for you to use to improve the college to fit your needs! 

The fund was created to adhere to the interests of the students. We are currently accepting proposals from any student, student society, faculty, or staff member who has ideas to better the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Proposal applications are available from Dr. Dennis Coon. Proposals may be turned in at the Dean's office anytime. Think of some good ideas and submit them to the UWEFE today!

Thank You,

UWEFE Council

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, Sept. 19
  • Friday, Oct. 10
  • Thursday, Nov. 14
  • Thursday, Dec. 12

Meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. in EN 2070.

A student from each department is represented in this University of Wyoming Engineering Fund for Enrichment (UWEFE). Each proposal is reviewed by the student committee and may be granted funding after a majority vote.

Call for Proposals

Any College of Engineering and Applied Science student, faculty, staff, or student society may make a formal proposal to request funds from the UWEFE. The UWEFE Council (consisting of ten students - one undergraduate representing each of the undergraduate programs in the college plus one graduate student) will make the final decisions regarding fund dispersal.

Before requesting funds from the UWEFE Council, it is expected that the organization or individual making the request has first investigated other sources for funding, such as the ASUW Finance Appropriations Committee (for conference registration fees) or the individual departments that support the event. In addition, requests for matching funds should be pursued. After pursuing other funding sources and securing matching funds, prepare a funding request and present it to the UWEFE Council.

For a request to be considered by the UWEFE Council it must meet the following requirements:

  • Funds must be used in a manner that will benefit a large number of engineering students.
  • Funds must be used in a manner that will include multiple disciplines where feasible.
  • The amount of funds requested should be itemized and accurately portrayed to the best of the requester's knowledge.
    • If funds are to be used between June and October, the request should be made by the final UWEFE Council hearing for the spring semester.

Steps to be followed:

  • Submit a detailed UWEFE Grant form, including a complete budget, matching funds either secured or possible, answers to the questions listed below, and a timeline for completion of the project to Dr. Dennis Coon. If the proposal includes travel, a completed travel budget must be approved by Megan Barber prior to grant submission. Proposals should be submitted no later than one week prior to a scheduled meeting.
  • Attend and present the proposal to a hearing of the UWEFE Council.
    • If the sponsor of the proposal does not attend and present their proposal, the UWEFE Council will table the proposal until the next hearing.
  • Submit a post activity report no later than two weeks after completion of the project/activity funded.

FY19 UWEFE Council

Contact your 2019-20 UWEFE Council representative with questions or concerns:

  • Alison Carlo – Architectural Engineering
  • Coltin Grasmick – Atmospheric Science
  • Wesley Nietfeld – Chemical Engineering
  • Wyatt Leadens – Civil Engineering
  • Weston Fox – Construction Management
  • Aisha Balogun Mohammed – Computer Engineering
  • TBD – Computer Science
  • Madison Shippy – Electrical Engineering
  • TBD - Energy Systems Engineering
  • Chaney Kennedy – Mechanical Engineering
  • Caleb Rothwell – Petroleum Engineering
The following are some questions usually asked by the UWEFE Council:
  • What is the benefit to the college as a whole?
  • Is there extended use to the college?
  • Is this the first time the college will be represented at the event?
  • What available options/alternatives have been explored?
  • What personal investments (such as time and money) will the students be making?

After all presentations have been made, the UWEFE Council will discuss each proposal in detail, hold a voting session, notify sponsors of the results, and make public notifications of the awards.

Engineering Fund for Enrichment funded projects AY19

Check back soon! We'll be adding newly funded projects as they are awarded.

Archived projects




If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dennis Coon at (307) 766-4192 or by email at

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