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Major gaming festival showcases BYU student project

September 22, 2017

In January, BYU launched “The Tessera,” an alternate-reality game designed by an interdisciplinary team of students. Now, eight months after its release, IndieCade, the Sundance Film Festival of the video game industry, has elected to showcase the educational computer game at its main event this October.

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BYU-developed helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

September 22, 2017

BYU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, Jake Merrell, and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. A coach can know within seconds how hard a player has been hit and whether or not they should be concerned about a concussion.

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Teaching fellowship awarded to BYU doctoral student

September 19, 2017

Allison Lee, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering, recently received a renewal of her teaching fellowship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Be prepared for the STEM Career Fair

September 12, 2017

The BYU STEM Career Fair will be Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. The fair is a great way for students in STEM majors to find internship and job opportunities with major companies, such as Boeing, Amazon and Ford. 

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BYU researchers are helping connect fluid dynamics research to brain trauma

September 11, 2017

Researchers from BYU, USU and a Japanese university are hoping to use new knowledge of cavitation to fill a gap in brain research. Their new study details exactly what happens when a liquid at rest is suddenly put into motion. While the finding has immediate implications for many industrial processes, there’s also growing evidence linking cavitation to brain trauma.

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BYU-created mini tool has massive potential

August 30, 2017

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses. BYU chemistry professor Daniel Austin, joined by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins and other colleagues, has developed a much smaller spectrometer that still has the capabilities of its larger counterparts. 

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Engineering and technology faculty receive top university honors

August 28, 2017

At this year's University Conference, BYU's most prestigious award went to Randal W. Beard, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Three other Ira A. Fulton College faculty members were also honored.

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BYU engineers earn honor society scholarships

August 15, 2017

Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, recently named its 271 scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. This year, 10 scholars are Brigham Young University students.

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Professors 3D-print first truly microfluidic "lab on a chip" device

August 9, 2017

Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers, a major breakthrough toward mass-producing the medical diagnostic devices cheaply.

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Forbes: A Startup That's (Literally) Opening Doors For Wheelchair Users

August 8, 2017

After opening the door for a fellow student in a wheelchair, industrial design student Sam Lew and five other BYU students developed a device that would improve the opening of automatic doors, especially for those in wheelchairs. 

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