McMurtrey at the fountains at Peterhof, St. Petersburg.

BYU civil engineer receives ASDSO scholarship

August 23, 2016

Civil engineering student Cali McMurtrey has been awarded the 2016-2017 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). McMurtrey will receive a $7,500 scholarship for this upcoming academic year, a one-year ASDSO student membership and complimentary registration and travel to ASDSO’s 2016 annual conference in Philadelphia. 

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College faculty honored at BYU University Conference

August 22, 2016

President Kevin J Worthen welcomed Brigham Young University faculty and staff members back to campus at the Annual University Conference on Monday, Aug. 22. The administration honored 39 outstanding employees, including seven Ira A. Fulton College faculty members.  

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Dr. Tae Sang Ryu, Gary Reynolds and others in attendance with signed MOU.

Korean dignitaries visit BYU to promote the sharing of water resource tools

August 10, 2016

Korean dignitaries visited BYU to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the sharing of water resource tools, technologies and trainings between BYU and K-water, South Korea's national water agency. 

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Group photo of students and faculty at the National Water Center in Alabama.

BYU civil engineers present at National Water Center

August 10, 2016

Two BYU civil and environmental engineering graduate students spent several weeks this summer at the National Water Center Summer Institute. While there, they presented the work they have been doing with the Tethys Platform, developed flood prediction applications and mentored others on how to use the platform to develop their own applications. 

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BYU ranked #5 for "Best Value" colleges

July 22, 2016

BYU jumped from #15 to #5 in this year's list of Best Value Colleges in America by Money Magazine. Money defines value as a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.

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Professor Grant Schultz

BYU study shows a fourth of Utah HOV lane users are breaking rules

July 22, 2016

Newly published research from BYU civil engineers finds that up to 25 percent of drivers in Utah’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during rush hour are violating carpool requirements.

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Scott Davies' platter titled "Sunburst."

BYU student wins award for excellence in woodturning

July 7, 2016

At the American Association of Woodturners' annual symposium held in Atlanta earlier this summer, Scott Davies, a BYU graduate student in the School of Technology received an Excellence Award for his piece titled "Sunburst." 

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Larry Howell and Vincent Wilding appointed associate deans

Associate deans appointed for Ira A. Fulton College

June 24, 2016

Professors Larry Howell (left) and Vincent Wilding have been named the new associate deans of the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. Their service will begin on July 1 when Michael Jensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, begins his term as dean. Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, will oversee graduate programs and research throughout the college. Chemical engineering’s Wilding will direct undergraduate programs.   

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Chris Mattson with woman and child.

BYU professor calls for industrial revolutions in the developing world

June 16, 2016

In an article written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, BYU professor Christopher Mattson shows just how significant engineering can be in solving critical problems facing the developing world. 

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Syntrichia caninervis uses tiny hair-like structures on the tips of its leaves to absorb water from the atmosphere.

This desert plant defies gravity by collecting water upside-down with tiny leaf hairs

June 7, 2016

Most plants in extreme desert conditions survive by growing long roots capable of reaching deep water reserves. However, one desert moss uses tiny hair-like structures to absorb water from the atmosphere. BYU Chemical Engineering professor William Pitt and grad student Zhao Pan, along with researchers from Utah State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been studying this plant and share what they've learned about its gravity-defying properties. 

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