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"When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power"
Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994)

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Office:  Austin 159A

Phone: (208) 496-7639

E-mail: DeanA@byui.edu



FDSCI 208: Introduction to Robotics

ME 142: Engineering Compuation I

ME 250L: Materials Lab

ME 305: Mechatronics and Measurement Systems I

ME 310: Mechatronics and Measurement Systems II

ME 337: Kinematics

ME 342: Engineering Compuation II

ME 370: Machine Design

ME 410: System Dynamics

ME 470: Advanced Mechatronics



Letters of Recommendation:

I am happy to provide letters of recommendation or serve as a reference for students; however, I may choose to decline to write a letter or serve as a reference if I feel that I cannot be a strong advocate on your behalf.
To ensure that I have the time and materials necessary to write an appropriate letter, I request the following:

  • Talk to me 2-3 weeks in advance; this will ensure I have the time I need to give a detailed recommendation.
  • Fill out the following form and bring it to me.  I will need this form before I will start writing.
    BYU-Idaho Letter of Recommendation Form
  • Waive the right to review my recommendation.  I do not feel free to communicate to the recipient if you have not waived your right to review the recommendation.  Failure to do so will usually result in a more general letter or reference.
  • Stamped, addressed envelopes.  I will sign across the seal, and the letters should remain sealed whether I give the letters to you, or if they are mailed directly.  If the letters are submitted online, please provide the web address and any necessary instructions.
  • Send me an email with the following:
  1. Personal resume and cover letter.
  2. Statement of purpose/personal statement.  For example, if you are applying to graduate school, I would like to know whether you are interested in MS or PhD, research or just courses, possible research topics, etc.
  3. List of strengths and weaknesses and what you are doing to overcome those weaknesses
  4. List of classes you took from me, when you took them, and projects you did in those classes or with me directly outside of class.
  5. If you require multiple copies for multiple applications, please provide a list of each application and the associated deadlines.
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