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Five BYU engineers receive NSF Research Fellowships

April 14, 2014

The prestigious NSF fellowship provides each student with three years of financial support, including a $32,000 annual stipend. The our college's recipients include current BYU graduate students Kendrick Shepherd (CE) and Thomas Hardin (ME), and alumni Wyatt Felt (ME), Anna Hawes (ChE) and Chad Varner (ChE).

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43 years of service: Ken Forster retires with President's Appreciation Award

April 7, 2014

After 43 years of distinguished service to the university, Ken Forster, the current mechanical engineering projects lab supervisor, is retiring. In appreciation of his time at BYU, Ken has been selected as a 2014 President’s Appreciation Award recipient.

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ID students tackle a revolutionary redesign of the classic bike helmet

April 2, 2014

A group of BYU industrial designers are on a mission to add a bit of style and beauty to the functionality of bike helmets. The students have been tasked by the folks running Trek’s Bontrager line to come up with some solutions to the ugly helmet dilemma.

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Medical device product development: An engineering path

March 26, 2014

In her recent college lecture, Dylann Ceriani, senior product development engineer at Symbient, spoke about her unique path from a two-time All-American volleyball player to a product development engineer in the medical device industry. 

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New infrared technique aims to remotely detect dangerous materials

March 21, 2014

Civil engineering's Dr. Gustavious Williams teamed up with Candace Berrett in Statistics to discover that infrared technology holds the potential to spot from afar whether a site is being used to make nuclear weapons. The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration funded the project through a grant awarded to Williams.

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BYU origami research featured on KSL

March 20, 2014

A recent KSL story explores how BYU engineering and industrial design students have been experimenting with origami, going beyond paper to create designs out of metals and other fabrications.  They have also been collaborating with world-renowned origami artist Robert Lang.  Their work has the potential to be used in everything from planes, automobiles, medical devices and even has NASA/space applications. 

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BYU Splash Lab hosts robotics competition for hundreds

March 20, 2014

Roughly 450 elementary and middle school children demonstrated their underwater robot engineering skills Wednesday at the annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition.  Hosted by mechanical engineering's Splash Lab, the competition at the Lehi Legacy Center featured students from 15 Utah schools who navigated self-built robots through underwater obstacle courses.

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BYU industrial design alumnus wins Crunchies award for 'Pencil'

March 18, 2014

For the second consecutive year, the work of a BYU industrial designer has won a prestigious tech design award.  Alumnus Jon Harris and the company he co-founded, FiftyThree, Inc., recently won a Crunchies award for best design for their innovative stylus “Pencil” that works hand in hand with their iPad app “Paper.”

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Mechanical engineering professor named Fulbright Scholar, headed to UK

March 18, 2014

BYU professor Christopher Mattson has been named a Fulbright Scholar.  The mechanical engineer will spend the next academic year in the United Kingdom at the world’s leading institute for design research.

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Vice president of EMC delivers 10 leadership lessons to motivate and inspire

March 17, 2014

As vice president and general manager of EMC Corporation, Vance Checketts has a wealth of experience in leadership. Under his leadership, local operations have exceeded expectations for growth and delivery of real value for EMC and their customers.  In his lecture to the engineering and technology students, delivered Feb. 27, Checketts offered the 10 most important lessons he has learned up to this point in his life.

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