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Ira A. Fulton College professors receive top university honors

August 24, 2015

At this year's University Conference, BYU's most prestigious award went to Mechanical Engineering professor Larry L. Howell. Howell received the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, BYU's highest faculty honor. Five other Ira A. Fulton College faculty members were also honored.

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BYU students earn 19 scholarships from engineering honor society

August 18, 2015

Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, named 264 scholars for the 2015-16 academic year. For the third consecutive year, BYU is a leader with 19 scholars. 

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From tragedy to opportunity

August 13, 2015

"There are tender mercies that can happen alongside the most horrible of circumstances." Two months after her husband unexpectedly died, Merry Bird sat in her first BYU class. Now she's graduating with a degree in Facility and Property Management.

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Scents and Sensitivity: Industrial design research uncovers fragrance preferences

July 20, 2015

BYU industrial design researchers have sniffed out an unspoken rule among women when it comes to fragrances: Women don’t buy perfume for other women, and they certainly don’t share them.  According to the study, published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, women who do buy or share fragrances with other women choose fragrances they don’t like themselves—or no longer value.

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BYU’s Chip Camp doubles in size its second year

July 17, 2015

BYU Chip Camp unites 7th and 8th grade budding mathematicians, scientists and engineers to discover the possibilities in STEM education. And after only one year on BYU’s campus, it’s doubled in size. The camp sponsors, Micron Foundation and IMFlash Technologies, in partnership with BYU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are dedicated to developing an effective program that promotes STEM education.

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#BYUdevo: 6 keys to a stronger testimony

July 6, 2015

Professor Mark Colton of the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department delivered the university's devotional address to a packed de Jong Concert Hall on the topic of keeping and strengthening a testimony

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Three BYU mechanical engineers earn prestigious NASA fellowships

June 23, 2015

Three BYU mechanical engineering students have been awarded prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships for 2015.

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BYU electrical engineers play defense for U.S. government

June 19, 2015

With their high-flying photo and video capabilities, personal hobby drones are more popular than ever.  But how do you ensure that these fun, inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) don’t become a threat to national security? That’s the question a team of 28 BYU electrical and computer engineering students worked on for the US Department of Defense's Perseus III project.

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BYU Supermileage vehicle achieves 1,244 MPG, places 2nd

June 18, 2015

The BYU Supermileage vehicle achieved 1,244 miles per gallon and took 2nd place at the SAE international collegiate competition. The team also won the Best Design Execution Award and the Endurance Award for the most attempts with the highest MPG.

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Small dams: Look harmless, can be fatal

June 15, 2015

Researchers in BYU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have found that small dams and other low-lying drop-offs have accounted for more than 440 deaths in the United States since the 1950s. With their new low-head dam database, BYU engineers hope to raise public awareness and to educate decision makers so remediation efforts to improve the safety of the dams can move forward.

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