ANTHONY EDWARD BUTTERFIELD portrait
  • Director of Fellowships, College Of Engineering
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Chemical Engineering

Professional Service

  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: Trainer. Safe Zone Ally Training at ASEE National Conference in Tampa. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Panelist. The Path Less Traveled: Professional Development for Non-Tenure Track Faculty. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Session Chair. Outreach Activities for K-14: Engaging our Pipeline. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Session Chair. The Current State of STEM Inclusion in the Workplace. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • National Science Foundation. Reviewed proposals for an NSF program. 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Co-Chair. 324 Catalyzing the Unique Abilities of Students with Disabilities (Invited Talks). https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-meeting/2018/proceeding/session/catalyzing-unique-abilities-students-disabilities-invited-talks. 10/30/2018 - 10/30/2018
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Presenter & Trainer. Workshop & Training on Being a Better Ally of LGBTQ+ Engineers. Conducted a workshop for chemical engineers on creating inclusive workplaces and departments, which was followed by a panel of leaders in the LGBTQ+ and Chemical Engineering industry. https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2018/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/542282. 10/30/2018 - 10/30/2018
  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: ASEE Leadership Roundtable Panelist . As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a special interest group (SIG) focusing on issues relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. 07/24/2018 - 07/24/2018
  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: Mayor's ASEE point of contact. Secured and arranged for Salt Lake City Mayor to be a distinguished speaker at the ASEE national convention. 06/27/2018 - 06/27/2018
  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: Conference Workshop Instructor. Conducted two workshops for the ASEE's national conference to train new chemical engineering faculty on best practices when advising and educating students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. 06/24/2018 - 07/23/2018
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Chair. Founding AIChE's the LGBTQ+ initiative. Develop founding documents, and interface with AIChE Board of Directors to establish inclusive programming and policies within our professional organization. 04/20/2018 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Proposal reviewer. Reviewed proposals for an NSP program. 01/2018 - 12/2018
  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: Awards Banquet Chair. Organized the Chemical Engineering Division's annual awards banquet, in conjunction with ASEE. 01/2018 - 06/26/2018
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: 2nd Chair. Elected to AIChE's Societal Impact Operating Counsel. 10/2017 - present
  • American Society of Engineering Educators. Role: Workshop Instructor. Conducted three workshops for the ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School to train new chemical engineering faculty on pedagogical best practices. Workshops included instruction on the use of microcontrollers for hands-on project-based learning, and best practices when advising students who are members of the LGBTQ community. 07/29/2017 - 08/03/2017
  • American Society for Engineering Education. Role: Trainer. Safe zone training for the engineers at the national conference. 06/25/2017 - 06/29/2017
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers . Role: Session Chair. Session Chair at Annual Meeting: Larger enrollments are especially difficult in laboratory courses. 11/15/2016 - 11/15/2016
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers . Role: Trainer. Safe zone training for engineers at the national conference. 11/2016 - 11/2016
  • American Society for Engineering Education. Role: Trainer. Safe zone training for the engineers at the national conference. 07/2016 - 07/2016
  • ASEE, NSF. ASEE Level 1 LGBTQ in STEM Webinar. 04/28/2016 - 04/28/2016
  • American Society for Engineering Education. Role: Boards Member in charge of web presence. Boards Member of the Chemical Engineering Devision. 09/2015 - present
  • ASEE, NSF. Role: Safe Zone Trainer. Leader in ASEE’s project to promote LGBTQ Equality in STEM. 08/2015 - present
  • AIChE. Role: Session Chair. Free Forum on Engineering Education: The First Year and Sophomore Year. 11/2014 - 11/2014
  • AIChE. Role: Session Chair. Design and Build (Prototyping). 11/2014 - 11/2014
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Chair. ABET best practices session. 10/2012 - 10/2013
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Co-Chair. K-12 Connections with ChE Education. 11/30/2011 - 11/2012
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Role: Co-Chair. Chemical Engineering Education Poster Session. 11/30/2011 - 11/2012

Honors & Awards

  • Robert G. Quinn Award - "The Robert G. Quinn Award recognizes outstanding contributions in experimentation and laboratory instruction." https://2020honors.asee.org/national-awards-robert-g-quinn-award/. American Society for Engineering Education, 06/2021
  • Led team of undergraduates to the AIChE national conference (virtual). Our team took first place nationally in the K-12 outreach module competition. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 11/2020
  • University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 04/2020
  • Led two teams of undergraduates to the AIChE national conference in Orlando, Fl. Our teams took both first and second place nationally in the K-12 outreach module competition. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 11/2019
  • William H. Corcoran Award for the best paper in Chemical Engineering Education, for your work “Building Air Quality Sensors and Inspiring Citizen Scientists” published in 2018. American Society of Engineering Educators, 06/2019
  • 2018 Best Poster, ASEE National Conference, Columbus, Ohio. ASEE Chemical Engineering Devision, 06/25/2018
  • 2017 Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education. Each year this award "recognizes an individual who has implemented a pedagogical innovation into a class or course that has made a significant and documented positive impact on teaching effectiveness and has enhanced student learning." Dr. Butterfield was recognized for his work introducing maker-space projects to chemical engineering curriculum, his development of effective K-12 outreach models, and his efforts advising and retaining underrepresented students. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 10/2017
  • GLBT Educator Award. This award is made each year to the nominated GLBT Educator who has made the most outstanding contributions in their field. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, 03/05/2017
  • First featured LGBTQ chemical engineer profile for AIChE. Story featured on front page of AIChE's web page for over a month. https://www.aiche.org/chenected/2017/02/tony-butterfield-featured-lgbtq-cheme-professional. American Institute of Chemical Engineers , 02/16/2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Awards, given to one faculty member each year by popular vote of the graduating class. University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering, 04/2016
  • Career Services Faculty Recognition Award - An award meant to recognize 'faculty members who are contributing to students’ career development and exploration. '. University of Utah, 03/04/2016
  • Beacons of Excellence - A university award for 'Recognizing excellence in providing transformational experiences to undergraduate students'. University of Utah, 10/30/2015
  • Outstanding Student Chapter. Faculty Adviser. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 11/2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. College of Engineering, University of Utah, 08/23/2013
  • Outstanding Instructor. University of Utah Department of Chemical Engineering, 05/2013
  • Recognition by the dean of the college as being in the top 15% of faculty in student evaluations. I have received this honor for every class that I have taught. College of Engineering, University of Utah, 09/2012
  • Outstanding Instructor (2010-2011). Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, 05/2011

Internal Service

  • Major Expo. Department representative , 09/19/2019 - 09/19/2019. Department service.
  • Poster Judge at the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Judge, 08/01/2019 - 08/01/2019. University service.
  • Beverley Taylor Arts and Education Program. Conducted a workshop to integrate our outreach air quality work with the performance arts program. Presenter , 08/10/2018 - present. University service.
  • Graduate Funding Success Symposium. Presenter, 07/31/2018 - present. University service.
  • ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics. A first year learning experience and scholarship award for freshmen and transfer women in STEM. Activity facilitator, 07/09/2018 - 07/12/2019. University service.
  • New student orientation faculty panel. pannelist, 07/2018 - present. College service.
  • Bench to Bedside. Judge, 04/03/2017 - 04/03/2017. College service.
  • Manager of Meldrum Innovation Laboratory. Lab Manager, 01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Fellowships; maintain list of fellowships and conduct fellowship writing workshops. Director, 01/2016 - present. College service.
  • Meldrum Innovation Laboratory Construction. Faculty Supervisor of Design and Construction, 01/2016 - 01/15/2017. Department service.
  • Adviser for the University of Utah's oSTEM club, for LGBTQI students and supporters in disciplines involving science engineering and mathematics. Faculty Adviser, 09/2014 - present. University service.
  • Department outreach team. Manager, 09/2012 - present. Department service.
  • An "Inventor" speaker at the Meet an Inventor Event. I spoke about my career and gave tours of our laboratory facilities. Speaker, 02/2012 - 02/2012. College service.
  • AICHE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor. Advisor, 01/2012 - present. Department service.
  • Creation and maintenance of our department website. 05/01/2011 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Chem-E Car Team. Advisor, 01/01/2011 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Subcommittee. Member, 01/2010 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Natural History Museum, Science of Invention Festival. 08/11/2018 - 08/11/2018
  • Science Olympiad. This event is a competition of the state’s top science students. We hosted the chemistry portion of this competition in the chemical engineering department this year, and my team facilitated the hand-on laboratory challenges. 06/2012 - present
  • Wasatch Front Consortium Engineering Career Day. 10/13/2011 - 10/13/2011

Outreach

  • USA Science & Engineering Festival - Conducted outreach activities at NSF booth in Washington DC, promoting air quality research at the University of Utah. 04/05/2018 - 04/08/2019
  • Northern Arapaho Natural Resource Office (NANRO) Environmental and Natural Resource Conference . 04/24/2017 - 04/25/2017
  • AICHE Outreach Event. This event organized activities for local high school children in the host city for AICHE's national conference. I helped organize activities and acted as a panelist for a Q&A period. 10/2012 - present
  • HIGEAR Summer Camp - This camp includes development of half day hands-on engineering activities for approximately 50 high school girls. 06/2012 - 06/2012
  • Taught a two week introduction to chemical engineering portion of a nascent Introduction to Engineering course for AMES high school. 10/24/2011 - 11/04/2011
  • College of Engineering Summer Camp. 06/20/2011 - 06/24/2011
  • Hi-GEAR (GIrls Engineering Abilities Realized) Engineering Camp. 06/13/2011 - 06/17/2011
  • Volunteered at the University of Utah's Engineering Day. Gave tours of our facilities to high school students. 10/23/2010 - 10/23/2010
  • Meet an Inventor Night. Each year my outreach team and I have helped coordinate this event. This year I spoke as the chemical engineering inventor at this event, and gave students and their parents tours of our lab facilities. 10/2010 - present
  • Managed the NSF Mentor program, which develops teaching modules for K-12 teachers and sends our undergraduate students into high schools to promote engineering and the University of Utah. 06/2010 - present
  • Constructed several portable pedagogical apparatuses which are able to be taken to K-12 classes to demonstrate concepts of chemical engineering, or used during outreach events. 06/2010 - present
  • Explore Engineering summer camp. Each year we conduct a day of engineering activities for a group of students in this camp. Last year it was the Chemical Engineering department’s turn to manage this camp. My outreach team organized the three-day camp for approximately 45 high school students, and developed a full day interdisciplinary project for the students. 06/2010 - present

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