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Fulton Match a success, raises $1.6 million in three months

January 15, 2015

The million dollar donation match was an unbelievable success!  On Oct. 9, 2014, Ira A. Fulton, namesake for the BYU college of engineering and technology and a generous philanthropist, offered a dollar-for-dollar donation match up to a total of $1,000,000 for donations made to the new engineering building before Dec. 31, 2014.  Thanks to 6,400 donations, which included gifts from more than 3,000 new donors, we were able to exceed our goal and received $1.6 million in addition to Ira Fulton’s million dollars.

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STEM fair

Recruiters: Register for BYU STEM Fair

January 12, 2015

Recruiters will have access to thousands of students in STEM fields at the BYU STEM Career Fair Feb. 12, 2015.  Register at bridge.byu.edu. 

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Graphics from the "DUST" game

BYU IT students developing STEM learning game with $2M NSF grant

January 12, 2015

BYU Information Technology students and faculty have teamed with University of Maryland students, Tinder Transmedia and NASA to develop an alternate-reality game to get kids involved in STEM-based learning.  The game, "DUST", was made possible by $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation and is expected to launch on Jan. 26.

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Pennies

A penny for your 'likes'

January 5, 2015

Ever liked something online so much that you thought, “I should have paid for this”? BYU Student Innovator of the Year contestants David Hepworth and Chase Roberts have experienced this many times over and it has driven them to develop a way for online users to pledge money to creators of excellent online content. Their idea, Penny Pledge, plans to put a penny behind every “Like” on the Internet.

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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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brent webb

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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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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