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.
Civil engineering student Tenli Waters received a WE@BYU Research Mentorship as a freshman. Now, she is receiving her master's degree and will move on to her PhD coursework next fall. She attributes her desire for a PhD, in part, to the mentorship that allowed her to be mentored by a faculty member and work in a lab on real research projects. Read her story.
After winning regionals in March, a group of eight BYU Information Technology students recently took second place in the national Cyber Defense Competition. In an intense two-day competition, the team had to protect a mock company's infrastructure from malicious hackers, all while keeping critical services online and protecting private information.
BYU civil engineering students recently met with Spring City council members to present their findings on how to upgrade the city's hydro plant. For their senior capstone project, the students have been figuring out how to improve the plant's output and efficiency.