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BYU electric streamliner sets land speed record at 155.8 mph

An electric car designed and built by BYU engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was clocked at 175 mph.

October 3, 2011
ACET mentoring events Oct. 20 & 21 for juniors and seniors

Students are invited to be mentored by successful professionals as part of the college's Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) conference Oct. 20 and 21.

October 3, 2011
BYU junior awarded EnergySolutions research assistantship

Jack Fuller has been selected as the recipient of the EnergySolutions Research Assistantship Fellowship for his research regarding the development of an alternative neutron transport model.


October 4, 2011
Honored alumnus shares four ways to become a great engineer

Thomas R. Warne shared that great engineers act with integrity, act with courage, act with innovation and act for good.

October 6, 2011
STEM career fair attracts many students and employers

The STEM career fair hosted 114 companies for hundreds of students seeking various employment and internship opportunities in September.


October 6, 2011
Second annual Student Innovator of the Year competition kicks off next week

The second annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition will take place Oct. 19-20. Teams of student inventors will compete for $10,000 in prize money.


October 10, 2011
R.E.P.S. wins 2011 Student Innovator of the Year

Steven Hall, civil engineering student, and Dan Garvin won the first-place SIOY $5,000 prize for the invention of R.E.P.S.

October 24, 2011
LeBaron shares life lessons from the 787 Dreamliner

Steve LeBaron, customer engineer of Boeing’s Dreamliner project, spoke to students of BYU's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology Thursday.


November 11, 2011
Engineering Vocal Point

Four students from BYU’s Vocal Point declare majors from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.


November 23, 2011
School of Technology to host Creativity Days Dec. 2-8

Hundreds of creative projects will be displayed Friday in the foyer of the Crabtree technology building for “Creativity Days”.


November 30, 2011
Laser music: Electrical engineers use light to beam songs across a room

Four electrical engineering students use a classroom assignment to transmit music across a room and make it compatible with any music player.

December 21, 2011
What WE Are About

Find out what WE are all about - WE@BYU in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology.   Innovate, Lead, Serve, Inspire ..... Change Your World.


January 3, 2012
Meet Our WE@BYU Dynamic Women

Meet some of our amazing women students and alumnae.  Read their stories and see what excites them about engineering & technology.

January 11, 2012
Career Fair Prep Workshop 2012

A Pre-Career Fair student workshop, "Job Search Savvy - How not to be living with your parents when you're 25!" will be Wed. Feb. 1, 2012 from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 17, 2012
Grant G. Schultz receives Educator of the Year award

Grant G. Schultz has received the Educator of the Year award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

January 18, 2012
Engineering Day: expos, competitions and tours

In honor of the 2012 National Engineers Week, the Ira. A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host interactive exhibits, competitions and tours for middle and high school students onThursday, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. These events are open to the public.


January 24, 2012
Vote for your favorite professor!

As part of National Engineering and Technology Week, students can vote for their favorite faculty member. 

January 30, 2012
National Instruments to host leadership event at BYU

National Instruments will host a leadership event for students in the Ira A. Fulton College on Mar. 6.

February 27, 2012
Hundreds participate in ET Week

More than 500 local middle and high school students attended BYU’s engineering and technology week hosted by the Ira A. Fulton College.

March 7, 2012
Utah company built on BYU engineering research acquired by Lockheed Martin

Global security giant Lockheed Martin acquired a company founded to market unmanned aerial vehicle technology developed by two BYU engineering professors.

March 7, 2012
Streamliner on cover of Popular Science

This month's Popular Science cover featured the BYU electric streamliner, which holds the land speed record at 155.8 mph.  Read more about 'how it works'. 

March 23, 2012
ECE on Display: Invent the future!

Get a closer look at a rewarding and in-demand field April 11, 1-3 p.m., WSC Garden Court.  Come check out electric light suits, lasers and robotic trucks!  

April 2, 2012
Electrical engineers light up ballroom dance team

A team of electrical engineering students and faculty have created fully-functioning, eye-catching light suits that flash to music.  Watch video. 

April 5, 2012
TEE students win national competition

BYU technology and engineering education students placed first at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference.


April 6, 2012
ChE Cosmonaut car places second

Four students from BYU’s chemical engineering department designed a car powered by a chemical reaction and placed second at the AIChE Student Conference.

April 6, 2012
Civil engineering students build their way to nationals

BYU’s civil engineering students beat out 11 competitors for the first place regional title in the steel bridge competition.

April 10, 2012
Vote for team LegenDairy for Microsoft's Imagine Cup

A team of BYU Information Technology students is one of the top 10 finalists of Microsoft's 2012 Imagine Cup for designing dairy farming software.

April 13, 2012
Batman-like device created by Capstone students

BYU engineers have created an anchoring device that shoots from a firearm and pulls a person vertically in the air.  It will be presented to the Air Force Research Lab in a competition against 17 other universities and three service academies this week.

April 16, 2012
Six receive prestigious NSF fellowship

Six students from BYU's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology were recent recipients of a National Science Foundation fellowship.

April 20, 2012
BYU professor named VP-elect of aerospace association

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that Steven E. Gorrell is the institute’s new vice president-elect for education.

April 25, 2012
BYU engineers sweep SAMPE competition

BYU engineering students landed a top-three sweep at the Utah Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Bridge Building Competition.

April 30, 2012
BYU formula hybrid racecar takes first at international competition

The formula hybrid racecar designed and built by engineering students under the direction of Dr. Robert Todd took 1st place at the 2012 SAE Formula Hybrid competition, an international event at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

May 16, 2012
Civil engineering professor wins UDOT's Trail Blazer Award

Civil engineering professor, Kyle Rollins, was awarded UDOT's Trail Blazer Award.

May 21, 2012
BYU grad student earns NASA research fellowship

Engineering Ph.D. student Shannon Zirbel has earned a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, an academic award worth up to $198,000 that is propelling her research straight to the cosmos.

May 23, 2012
New department chairs and School director appointed

The Ira A. Fulton College has announced two new department chairs and a director of the School of Technology.

June 1, 2012
BYU engineers conceive disc replacement to treat chronic low back pain

A flexible disc developed at BYU could eliminate spinal fusion surgery, bringing pain relief to the millions of people suffering from low back pain.

June 13, 2012
Egg Sprinkler Mystery Solved

By building a spinning apparatus and using billiard balls and video cameras, ME professors and a graduate student investigated why a hard boiled egg spun in milk causes the milk to rise up the sides and spray at the egg's center.

June 20, 2012
BYU Mars rover takes second place

A Mars rover built by a team of BYU students took second place in the University Rover Challenge at the the Mars Desert Research Station.

June 20, 2012
Supermileage vehicle is a standout

A team of BYU mechanical engineering students placed second and brought home the Newcomer of the Year title at their first ever SAE Supermileage Vehicle competition. Their vehicle reached 1,135 miles per gallon.

June 25, 2012
NSA names BYU a cybersecurity National Center for Excellence

BYU has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic institutions in the area of cybersecurity education.

June 27, 2012
The science of rock skipping

Through the use of ultra high imaging, the BYU Splash Lab shows the science behind rock skipping.

July 18, 2012
ME professor wins White House's highest award for young researchers

The White House honored BYU engineer Christopher Mattson with the highest award the U.S. government offers to young researchers in science and engineering.

July 23, 2012
CMR receives $2 million research grant

The Compliant Mechanisms Research Group received $2 million from the National Science Foundation(NSF) to translate origami-based discoveries into engineered systems.

July 27, 2012
GEO club helps build homes for the Navajo families

The Global Engineering Outreach (GEO) Club joined hands with Design Build Bluff to help construct homes and learn about the culture of Navajo families in Bluff, Utah.

August 15, 2012
Mars Rover propulsion engineer to speak Thursday

Todd Barber, JPL senior propulsion engineer, will address students and faculty in the Ira A. Fulton College in a special lecture Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. in 214 CTB. 

August 28, 2012
Eight engineering faculty recognized at the Annual University Conference

Eight Ira A. Fulton College faculty members received awards at the Annual University Conference held Aug. 21., including three prestigious Karl G. Maeser Awards.

August 28, 2012
An insider's view from Mission Control: Ira A. Fulton College hosts member of Mars Rover team

Todd Barber, one of the chief contributors to the Curiosity mission, shared his enthusiasm with the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at a special lecture on Thursday.


August 31, 2012
Calling all innovators!

It's time to start gearing up for the Student Innovator of the Year competition (SIOY). Submission deadlines are around the corner, so put on your inventing caps and let the creative ideas flow. This year's competition is likely to be the biggest and most exciting yet.

September 12, 2012
David Weidman shares the secret to being a better leader, student

David Weidman shared some words of wisdom to kick off the 2012 Leadership Lecture Series. His lecture, which focused on the "framework of leadership," taught students, faculty and staff how to have a successful career and education.

September 24, 2012
Renaissance Engineering: broadening your perspective to stay on top

BYU alum Philip Carmack shared stories from his career and how he has found opportunities in this fast-paced, rapidly advancing technological world.


October 12, 2012