STACY Kay FIRTH portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Chemical Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Technology and Engineering Champion for CTE Award. Champion for CTE Awards were created to recognize education leaders, business and industry executives, celebrities and thought leaders who support and champion CTE programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Utah Association for Career and Technical Education , 02/2022
  • The Online Excellence Award recognized those U faculty members, researchers and staffers who went the extra mile in shifting coursework to online in the face of the global pandemic. University of Utah Online Excellence Award, 08/06/2020

Internal Service

  • Usable STEM Research and Practice Hub Executive Board. Member, 06/2023 - present. University service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. Member, 11/2022 - present. Department service.
  • Senate Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Member, 09/2022 - present. University service.
  • ABET Accreditation. Co-coordinator, 08/2022 - present. Department service.
  • Chemical Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Member, 02/2022 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate. College of Engineering Senator, 09/2021 - 08/2024. University service.
  • University Advisory Council on Teacher Education. Member, 08/31/2020 - present. University service.
  • Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. Co-advisor, 10/2019 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • STEM Ambassador with the STEM Ambassador Program - Developed and executed an outreach activity for Engineering exploration with youth housed in a long-term secure care facility at Farmington Bay. 01/22/2021 - 05/05/2021


  • Chemical Engineering Outreach team co-advisor. 09/2022 - present
  • Development and presentation of engineering activities for us in USBE Engineering Principles high school curriculum. 06/2015 - present