Brig. Gen. Richard W. Gibbs, left, speaks with University of Utah students before a press conference in Salt Lake City on on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The university and U.S. Air Force announced an education partnership that will allow university faculty and students to work more closely with Air Force researchers on a wide range of topics.

Ben B. Braun, Deseret News

As a child growing up in Hoytsville, University of Utah College of Engineering Dean Richard Brown was fascinated with jet engines — so much so that he attempted to build one for his bike.

What he actually built was a liquid-fuel rocket engine.

“Fortunately, for me and my younger brother Paul, who was the pilot on the bottom, we did not succeed in igniting the thing,” Brown said Friday. “Otherwise, I would not be here to welcome our distinguished Air Force dignitaries to the University of Utah.”

What has been explosive, though, is the growth at the U.’s College of Engineering and on Friday, the college took another step in that growth, welcoming an educational partnership with the U.S. Air Force and Hill Air Force Base.

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“This new partnership will provide even more opportunities for hands-on experience and will create top-of-mind awareness for our students of the career possibilities of the base,” Brown said. “It will also facilitate educational opportunities for base personnel through online and customized learning experiences.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

University of Utah, US Air Force strike historic education partnership

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