Welcome to the Utah Engineers Council (UEC) Website! What is UEC? The UEC is an umbrella organization of 15 different local chapters and sections of engineering societies. The members of the council are the local sections and chapters. The purpose of the UEC is to advance the art and science of engineering and to provide a forum for communication between the varying engineering societies.
UEC E-Week Awards Banquet February 26, 2016
Our 2016 Awards banquet is coming up quickly on February 26, 2016. Bryce Gibby will be our keynote speaker. The Utah Engineers Banquet will be held at Richenbacker’s restaurant located at the southeast corner Ogden Airport. You may reserve you individual tickets or a table of 8 here ont he website. Just click on the Banquet 2016 reservation link above. Click here to view the Banquet 2016 Flyer for more details.
Bryce Gibby, aviator, author, businessman, explorer, youth counselor, motivational speaker, and thoroughly entertaining local personality will give this year’s Utah Engineers Council keynote address.
The theme this year is aerospace and aviation, but there will be something for every engineer and spouse to appreciate. Bryce will briefly survey the amazing aerospace technologies across the “Top of Utah” and explain how the Ogden Airport is a key part of Utah’s future. A businessman and developer, he will provide interesting perspectives on the development of buildings and land and air transportation. He will tell us a bit about how his on-site exploration of various remote areas of Greenland, Iceland, and Europe were greatly helped by his pilot certifications and over-flights.
Bryce grew up in Riverdale, just next door to Ogden. He is the son of the owners of the locally well-known Gibby Floral. As a teen, he test-piloted his Dad’s home-made aircraft, achieving his first solo flight at age 16. Bryce earned his commercial license at 18. He was, at the time, the youngest certified Airline Transport Pilot in the US at age 23.
At 23, Gibby was employed by Coronado Flying Service in Albuquerque as Chief Flight Instructor and line pilot, flying charter flights in the southwest. Later he sold corporate airplanes for Beech Aircraft Company. Desiring to fly larger aircraft, Gibby flew propjet Metroliners for Skywest, then a fledgling airline. Next, he was recruited by Eastern Airlines to be a DC-9 jet captain. Nowadays, Bryce is Director of Business Development at Kemp Development, Inc, located at the Ogden airport. His job is to spread the news to everyone about the huge advantages to be had by considering the unique Ogden Airport in your development plans.
Bryce will also be available to sign his books both before and after the banquet. He is the author of Valiant Young Men, Valiant Young Women, and a “tetralogy of tales”. These works of fiction are The Princess of Selgovae and the High King, His Majesty and the Prince of Lothian, The Captain and the Dark Queen, and The Red Dragon and the Crown of Saxnôt. They all ring true in part due to his person exploration of the locations they take place in.
Bryce capitalized on his aviation skills to explore the sites of all his books, including the biographies. Valiant Young Women is the true life stories of Joan of Arc, the Lady Jane Grey, Susanna the Hebrew, Maria von Trapp and Irene Gut. These were incorruptible young women who changed history. Valiant Young Men is about Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Hall, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Rickenbacker is best known as America's legendary Ace of Aces of the famed 94th Aero Squadron. Hall is most remembered as the co-author of the classic work "Mutiny on the Bounty." Saint-Exupéry is celebrated worldwide for his book "The Little Prince." However, few individuals today understand how these three lives intertwined and how they were among the first to plow the skies.
As always, we will hold our annual banquet during Engineers Week, declaring the Utah Engineers of the Year, Fresh Face in Engineering, and top Engineering Instructor from one of our universities. We will be handing out scholarships to promising engineering students.
If you want to make a day of it, explore the third largest aviation museum in the country at Hill AFB, walk along Historic 25th street in Ogden and at top it off by a look at the extensive Browning Gun collection, beautiful antique cars, and large railroad museum at the Ogden Union Station. These sites are only minutes from each other.
UEC is currently involved in the following activities:
Publishes an annual Journal
Organizes an annual awards banquet for E-Week where outstanding engineers are recognized, as well as the MESA teacher of the year.
Provides an engineering scholarship to four deserving college students
UEC Member Societies: AAEE, ACEC-Utah, AIAA, ASCE, ASHRAE, ASPE, IEEE, ITE, SAME, SEAU, SWE, UCEA, UCLS
Affiliate Members: EWB-GSL, GOED (Governor's Office of Economic Development)
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