As part of a class, computer engineers created a robotic, computer-controlled foosball table with the goal of beating a human foosball player. The software they created tracks the ball from a camera placed above the table, and the computer then controls the rods where the plastic players are attached. See it in action.
Steven Shumway, professor of technology and engineering education, has received an Innovation Award from the Utah STEM Action Center for his work as a mentor to teachers. Shumway works with elementary, middle and high school teachers to incorporate engineering and technology into math and science curriculum. Read more.
Thomas Fletcher has been named the chair for the BYU Chemical Engineering Department, effective June 1. He will take over for current chair, Randy Lewis, who has been serving for six years.
At the convocation ceremonies for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, graduates heard from brothers Ketan and Manish Kothari, co-founders of two educational technology companies and members of the executive team at Edmodo Global Network. The brothers inspired students with lessons they have learned on their paths to success.