Teacher Highlight: Dr. Brian Newbold

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Progessor Newbold, head progessor over engineering, enjoys time joking with his students in the Snow College engineering lab. Photo by Shay Duncan

Progessor Newbold, head progessor over engineering, enjoys time joking with his students in the Snow College engineering lab. Photo by Shay Duncan

Dr. Brian Newbold is a physics and engineering teacher at Snow College. He enjoys working with the Snow College staff and teaching his students.

Dr. Newbold grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He attended Rick’s College for two years before transferring to BYU, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering. Dr. Newbold taught at Utah Valley University for seven years prior to coming to Snow College. Before beginning his teaching career, Newbold worked for the Air Force and NASA researching solid propellant rocket fuels.

The former rocket scientist now teaches physics and engineering classes at Snow College. He has taught at Snow College for seven years. His favorite class to teach is Strengths of Materials, an engineering class where students conduct ‘Bust ’ems’ labs and analyze how things break, bend, and twist.

In his free time, Dr. Newbold enjoys playing with his kids and fly fishing. His favorite food is his mom’s English toffee which he gets to eat only twice a year at Christmas time and his birthday. Dr. Newbold lives in Springville with his wife and three sons. “It’s insane, but I drive down here every day,” he said.

Dr. Newbold’s favorite thing about Snow College is the students and faculty. “My colleagues are great to work with and the students are fun and willing to work,” he said. Dr. Newbold says his motivation for being a teacher is his belief that the world needs more engineers and problem solvers.

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