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Ferrells, engineers

Family of engineering graduates shares insight on billion-dollar project

Nancy Patton-Ferrell (BS ’80), principal/vice president of Patrell Engineering Group, Inc., delivered a lecture to an auditorium full of students, faculty and friends on Thursday, Nov. 9. Patton-Ferrell, a civil engineering graduate, presented her address as part of the two-day Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) Conference.

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earthquake, Mexico City

BYU engineering prof helping find answers to why Mexico quake was so deadly

It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. And while rescue efforts have ceased, rebuilding efforts may last for years. BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke has seen the damage in person, recently leading an NSF-funded reconnaissance mission in Mexico City to help provide engineering answers to recovery challenges.

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