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Kevin Miller CMAA

Construction management professor named CMAA Educator of the Year

December 17, 2014

Dr. Kevin Miller, BYU construction management program chair, recently received the Construction Management Association of America’s Student Educator of the Year award for his outstanding service to the academic field of construction management. 

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Virtual reality

The VuePod: Powerful enough for a gamer, made for an engineer

December 16, 2014

BYU’s 3D virtual reality system works just as well as the popular Oculus Rift, but is exponentially less expensive. The system has been programmed to help engineers change the way they view environmental engineering challenges. 

 

 

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Kiband Smartband

Never lose your child again with this student-made smart band

December 8, 2014

BYU MBA students have developed a Bluetooth smart band for children to ensure that you never lose track of your child again. The Kiband smart band placed in the top three during this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Competition. 

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BYU professors receive Outstanding Mechanical Engineer awards from Purdue University

December 4, 2014

Two BYU professors have received Outstanding Mechanical Engineer awards from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering. One of the professors, Brent Webb, received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering here at BYU and currently serves as the BYU academic vice president. 

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Layne Webb

You may be leading, but who is following?

November 25, 2014

Layne Webb, general manager at Alcon Laboratories, spoke to students about the importance that leadership plays in collaborative work. He explained that a successful leader can be the catalyst for exceptional collaborative results, as long as that leader is able to channel qualities of trust, compassion, stability and hope. 

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A Place to Dream: The New Engineering Building

November 20, 2014

The new engineering building at BYU is not just a building.  It’s a promise to every child with a dream of doing something to make the world better, that there will be a place to help those dreams come true.

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SHPE Team

BYU places third in Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Academic Olympiad

November 20, 2014

The BYU National Academic Olympiad team took third place at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer's conference. The competition pits three-person teams of Hispanic engineering students against one another in a series of academic competitions.

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SIOY winners for 2014

Linq SmartVents takes first at the Student Innovator of the Year competition

November 11, 2014

The judges have chosen Linq SmartVents as the 2014 Student Innovator of the Year and grand prize recipient of $5,000. They also received the $1,000 prize for "Crowd Favorite."  Innovation enthusiasts, interested investors and supportive peers packed the WSC Varsity Theatre Thursday to watch the finalists present their inventions.

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Rob Galloway

The vision of precision

October 30, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Rob Galloway spoke on the “Law of Vision” and the world’s need for problem solvers as part of the Weidman Center Leadership Lecture series. His remarks focused on how problems cannot be solved until they have been identified.

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idea lightbulb

Get your innovation on at the fifth annual Student Innovator of the Year competition

October 28, 2014

The college will host its fifth annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition on Nov. 7 and 13.  Several teams of student inventors will compete for $12,000 in prize money. All audience members will have the chance to win t-shirts, an iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPad, GoPro and much more. 

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