College News

Jared Blanchard sitting next to high-tech equipment

Reaching for the sky: one of the college's own to give university commencement speech

Jared Blanchard will represent the graduates as the student speaker at BYU’s Commencement exercises this month. Like many of his fellow classmates, he has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU.

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Team Portal with check after winning competition

BYU students create hands-free device that automatically opens doors for wheelchair users

A group of BYU students have created a device that attaches to the motor on automatic doors so that they open automatically as a wheelchair user approaches. Wheelchair users need only download an accompanying smartphone app and have their phone in a pocket or in their backpack to activate a door once they reach a 5-foot radius.

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