BYU Mechanical Engineering alumni Jeffery Christenson won the 2011 Fresh Faces of Engineering award from the Utah Engineers Council. The award was given at the Utah Engineers Council annual Engineers Week Banquet on February 25, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Christenson graduated Cum Laude from BYU with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned an MS in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. He and his wife, Irene (BYU ’98) have four children. Christenson is employed by Motion Control, Inc. in Salt Lake City as research and development engineer. Motion Control, Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of myoelectric and externally powered prosthetic arm systems. Christenson was nominated for the award by his co-workers at Motion Control, who submitted the nomination to ASME. His nomination was selected by ASME as their nomination for the UEC Fresh Faces award. Christenson was then selected as the Utah winner.
The Fresh Faces of Engineering award has been given since 2003. This award spotlights the outstanding contributions of America’s youngest professional engineers. It also strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. Nominees must hold an engineering degree and have been involved in projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth. Previous winners hail from the U.S. Navy, ATK Thiokol, FMC Technologies, and the United States Air Force.
The Mechanical Engineering department is proud of our alumni and congratulates Jeffery Christenson on this outstanding achievement!