Jul 15, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
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College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology

Dr. David L. Ferro, Dean

College Mission Statement: The primary goal of the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology (EAST) is to implement the mission of Weber State University and to prepare students for employment upon graduation by ensuring that they are productive, accountable, and responsible individuals able to function effectively in today’s workplace. This goal is achieved by developing in students a cohesive, solid theoretical foundation bolstered by practical, hands-on experiences. The learning environment is further enhanced by extensive contact between faculty and students both in and out of the classroom. In addition, the liberal education component present in all programs equips students for lifelong learning in a changing world.

College Vision Statement:  The vision of the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology is to be the leader in the state in technology and technology related programs through service to our students and the businesses and industries in our region. The mission of the college is to serve the State of Utah by

  • Preparing students for employment upon graduation and ensuring that they are productive, accountable, and responsible individuals able to function effectively in today’s workplace.
  • Engaging in scholarly activities that expand the technological education our students receive and providing a service to business and industry.
  • Utilizing the college’s resources and faculty expertise to benefit students, business, industry, education, government, and society in general.

College Office Contact: Gina Naisbitt, 801-626-6303, Engineering Technology Building 110

College Advisors

Website: https://www.weber.edu/east/advising

EAST Advising: Aimee Golden 801-626-6369 Book Appointment
EAST Advising: Angela Payan 801-626-6577 Book Appointment
Automotive Technology: Jessica Slater 801-626-3225 Book Appointment
Professional Sales: Paige Young 801-626-7595 Book Appointment
School of Computing: Julie Christensen 801-626-6580 Book Appointment
School of Computing: Pat DeJong 801-626-6447 Book Appointment
Graduate Enrollment Director: Rainie Ingram 801-626-7785 Book Appointment

Department Chairs

Automotive Technology: Prof. Jessica Slater   801-626-7917
Construction and Building Sciences: Prof. Pete van der Have   801-395-3432
Electrical and Computer Engineering: Dr. Fon Brown   801-626-7781
Engineering Technology: Prof. Rick Orr   801-626-6305
Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Daniel J. Magda   801-626-7636
Professional Sales: Dr. Blake Nielson   801-626-6913
School of Computing: Dr. Kyle Feuz   801-626-7864

The Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence

Director: Brock Adams
Telephone: 801-626-6912 or 801-626-6970 

The Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence was established in 2013 through a grant funded by the Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation to promote and explore sales excellence by collaboratively engaging academic and industry sales experts. The Center for Sales Excellence is the nexus of a community of learners and benefactors in sales expertise. It develops sales curricula and instruction for private and public institutions, creates online resources for sales, partners with industry to augment industry-specific sales skill-sets, promotes the development of improved sales technology and theory-based techniques, and links sales students with experienced sales professionals and organizations.

The National Center for Automotive Science and Technology

Director: Joe Thomas
Location: TE 201 Telephone: 801-626-7836 

The Center for Automotive Science and Technology was established in 1997 to assist in developing a better understanding of vehicle emissions among academic, regulatory, and private sector entities, both locally and nationally. To do this, the Center provides training to automotive technicians, instructors, regulatory officials, field engineers, and consumer groups as well as doing applied research on vehicular emissions. Additionally, the Center gathers and disseminates information about the impact of emissions, design for emission abatement, and efficiency of vehicles. The Center is a cooperative endeavor of the University, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, and multiple private companies.

Wadman Center for Excellence in Construction and Building Sciences

Location: WSU Davis , DSC-310 Telephone: 801-395-3427  Email: parsoncmt@weber.edu

Established in 2018, the Wadman Center for Excellence in Construction and Building Sciences supports department degree programs in Construction Management, Interior Design, Facilities Management, and Building Design & Construction. The Center, working with regional educational institutions, industry advisory boards, staff, faculty and alumni develops and implements student recruiting and marketing strategies for the Center’s programs.  The Center promotes and manages recruiting and marketing activities in coordination with WSU’s existing EAST support services.  These activities include fostering employer and alumni relations, supporting student recruiting, and hosting related student/program events. In addition, the Center promotes, sponsors, and hosts student-related activities each school year in support of department programs and student events. The Center will collaborate and coordinate critical continuing education programs with the WSU’s Office of Continuing Education, providing industry training for licensing, industry continuing educational credit, and workshops and seminars relevant to construction and building science industries.

Computer Literacy Center

Director: Abdulmalek Al-Gahmi
Administrative Specialist: Angie Christensen
Location: EH 311 Telephone: 801-626-7384  Web: weber.edu/clc

The Computer Literacy Center is a university-wide student learning center established to ensure all students achieve the computational literacy necessary to succeed in university coursework, academic research, and the workplace of the future. Entering and continuing WSU students possess widely varying levels of experience and knowledge about computer applications and operation. The CLC is designed to support students from all backgrounds to attain levels of computer competency appropriate to their specific academic needs. The CLC also offers instructional support on advanced topics to prepare students for upper division courses and research investigations, and represents a key resource to ensure student competency in computer applications specifically defined by faculty to support university courses instructed by those faculty.

The Concept Center

Director: Taylor Foss
Location: TE 219 Telephone: 801-626-6670  Web: weber.edu/east/concept

The Concept Center is an innovative engineering research and design think tank that brings skilled students, experienced faculty, and local companies together on engineering research, product development, and design. The Concept Center at Weber State University is here to provide the engineering expertise needed to help established businesses improve production processes, assist small tech-based startups with a potentially valuable patent, and assist individuals to move great ideas forward. The Concept Center participants get low cost, creative, and effective solutions; and WSU students and faculty gain valuable experience.

Center for Technology Outreach

Director: Alicia Christensen & Luke Fernandez
Location: M3  Telephone: 801-626-7552  Web: weber.edu/eastoutreach

The College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology values our role in providing a variety of engaging, fun, and instructive outreach programs.  Through the Center for Technology Outreach we strive to reach out to students and community members of all ages through our Speaker Series and K-12 Programs.

The Speaker Series features interesting and informative voices from the expansive field of technology experts in Utah and around the US.  Participants are intellectually enriched by the insight, understanding, and knowledge of people such as internet expert Radia Perlman, author Matt Richtel, and computer programmer and activist Richard Stallman.  The Speaker Series is open to the public and all are welcome.

Encouraging, supporting and providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities to K-12 students is an important and valued component of our service to the community.  The scope of our K-12 Outreach is multi-layered.

  • Introduction and Awareness: Short-term events to build interest and awareness in technology such as Parent/Daughter Engineering Day, Family Engineering Day, and STEM Fests & Expo’s.
  • Engage and Experience: Programs designed to engage students in more committed STEM activities and increase their confidence and interest in pursuing STEM related majors and careers.  These include, FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, FIRST LEGO League, SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, Engineering and Technology Summer Camps, and more.
  • Educate and Support: In-depth academic enrichment, designed with the goal of impacting the long-term education and career pathways of students.  WSU PREP and Project Lead the Way both highlight the college’s long-term investment in K-12 education and Utah’s youth.

Noorda Interdisciplinary Center

Director: David Ferro
Location: ET 110  Telephone: 801-626-6303

The Noorda Interdisciplinary Center (NIC) for Engineering, Science & Society, created with the generous donations from the Noorda Foundation,  and an element of the original agreement with that foundation, endeavours to find collaborations between various disciplines in science, engineering, technology, humanities, and social sciences; to allow for creating interdisciplinary programs; to engage in projects with the community examining social impacts and creating positive changes through engineering and science; to expose students to the social contexts within which they work and create; and to reignite passion and exploration with the larger community for an enlightened understanding of techo-scientific issues. The NIC is oriented towards outreach and teaching about and solving engineering grand challenges, that could correspond to Noorda Foundation goals like energy efficiency, generation, and storage, among others, that putting engineering into important social, historical, and economic contexts, including, for examples, the need to welcomesustainability, under-represented populations into engineering, promoting democracy, and cybersecurity. 

Departments and Programs

Construction and Building Sciences Department Go to CMT website

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Department of Automotive Technology Go to Automotive Tech

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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Department of Manufacturing and Systems Engineering

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Department of Professional Sales Go to Professional Sales

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Noorda Interdisciplinary Center

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School of Computing Go to Computer Science

Go to information for School of Computing.