Alumni Newsletter

 

            

Drone Recon

BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to Italy. He used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) to collect imagery at natural disaster sites to learn how the earthquakes in Italy impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.  Learn more.

 

An Eye for MRI

Neal Bangerter, a BYU MRI expert, worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases. Bangerter's efforts saved the UK Biobank research team an estimated $30 million.

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Solar Revolution

BYU engineering students are starting a solar-cell revolution with a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. The students and their professor hope to trigger energy change by installing solar cells in public locations like bus stops, picnic tables, park benches, stadium seats and more. 

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Passion and Persistence

Clay Dean, director of General Motors Global Advanced Design organization, received the college's 2016 Alumni Achievement Award. In his lecture, the industrial design graduate spoke to students about how to find success now and in the future. 

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So Long Smokestack

 

The BYU smokestack is being torn down to make way for a new cogeneration facility that will provide heating and cooling capabilities for campus while offsetting 30 to 50 percent of BYU’s current electrical needs.

 

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Conquering Life's Summits

Guinness world record holder and mechanical engineering alumnus Martin Frey is the first person to climb the highest peaks on each continent and to sail all Seven Seas. In a recent lecture, he spoke to students about the importance of endurance, problem solving, and keeping a positive attitude.

 

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Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology