Michael A. Jensen, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College. He replaces Alan R. Parkinson, who has been serving as dean since 2005.
In May, BYU broke ground on the new engineering building, which was funded entirely by donations from more than 18,000 alumni and friends. The building will be five stories tall and approximately 200,000 square feet. It is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2018. Check out the live construction as it progresses.
A team of BYU computer engineering students created a foosball table capable of playing (and winning) against a human. The table is able to predict where the ball will go next and respond in real time. Their project attracted national attention from news sources such as Popular Mechanics and CNN.
Although women in cybersecurity are scarce, BYU’s cybersecurity team is half female. After taking second place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, the three captains of the team were invited to FOX News for an interview.
A team of students used their capstone project to make a difference in a young man’s life. They built an affordable adult-sized bike trailer/jogging stroller for McKay Mitton, an 18-year-old with cerebral palsy who had outgrown his previous trailer. Open-source plans for the project are now available.
BYU students had the privilege of hearing from Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, the U.S. Army’s 53rd Chief of Engineers and Command General of the Corps of Engineers. Bostick drew on his own experiences to inspire students to become better leaders and communicators.