ACET Conference Agenda 2017

The Ira A. Fulton College is excited to welcome its Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) back to campus November 9 & 10, 2017.

Thursday, November 9, 2017  *Dress is professional

11:00—11:50 a.m.

College Lecture from the Ferrells followed by a Q&A

All students, faculty, staff and ACET members are invited to join the college for a lecture from Patrell Engineering Group, owned and operated by ACET’s own Doug and Nancy Ferrell and family. They will share their experiences working on the structural engineering for Pandora – The World of Avatar now open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

140 Joseph Smith Building

12:30—2:00 p.m.

Welcome Luncheon

Hinckley Center 3rd Floor

2:30—4:00 p.m.

Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Speed Mentoring Event

Teams of student innovators will have 15 minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of ACET members, with the goal of strengthening their projects for the March 2018 SIOY competition. We want to offer the teams a wide variety of perspectives; all ACET guests are encouraged to participate.  

Tanner Building (various rooms)

4:00—4:45 p.m.

Reception with SIOY competitors (optional)

Following the speed mentoring, ACET members and competitors are invited to network together.

710 TNRB

6:00 p.m.

Dinner and mentoring activity with students and their spouses

Hinckley Center Assembly Hall

Friday,  November 10, 2017  *Dress is business casual


8:00—8:45 a.m.

Buffet breakfast

Third Floor, Hinckley Center

9:00—9:20 a.m.

Welcome from ACET Chair Mark Cluff

East Conference Room, HC

9:20—10 a.m.

College report from Dean Michael Jensen

East Conference Room, HC

10—10:20 a.m.



10:20—11:00 a.m.

Presentations by ACET Committee Chairs

East Conference Room, HC

11:00 a.m. —12:40 p.m.

Committee meetings with lunch

Various rooms in HC

12:40—1:00 p.m.

Move to mentoring activity venue

1:00—2:00 p.m.

Mentoring activity with students in each department

Various buildings

2:00—3:00 p.m.

Student showcase

Hear from student presenters about their successful projects.

410 Crabtree Technology Building

3:15—4:00   p.m.

New engineering building update and wrap-up

Hinckley Center

Friday evening ACET Activity

6:00  p.m.

Dinner followed by a chocolate and cheese tasting


After dinner, we’ll be guided through a professional tasting by an expert from Taste, Provo’s premiere place for the best chocolate, olive oils, vinegars, meats and cheeses the world has to offer. The tasting will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Student Athlete Building, BYU campus

8:30 p.m.

Viewing football game: BYU Cougars @ UNLV Rebels

Because this is an away game, after dinner we will watch the game together in the football team room. You are welcome to invite family members to join us for this portion of the evening. 

BYU Football Team Room, SAB