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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 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
Industrial design program chair receives professorship for innovation

Professor develops plan for making BYU a leader in innovation education.

September 29, 2011
Eng. & tech. students represent BYU on "The Sing-Off"

Four students from the Ira A. Fulton College are representing BYU on NBC's "The Sing-off".  Michael Christensen (FPM), Tyler Sterling (ME), Ross Welch (ME) and Tanner Nilsson (IT) are part of the nine-man group Vocal Point.   

September 19, 2011
Civil engineering professor receives Husein Professorship

Civil engineering professor, Rick Balling, receives Husein Professorship for 2011-2013

September 16, 2011
Ira A. Fulton College Faculty honored at Annual University Conference

Four Ira A. Fulton College faculty members were recognized by BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson.

August 26, 2011
BYU Wins International Collegiate Traffic Bowl

A team of BYU civil engineering students took first place in an international traffic bowl competition sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

August 24, 2011
TEE student wins top honors at national woodworking competition

Collin Barker, a technology and engineering education major, recently took first place at the Association of Woodworking Furnishings and Suppliers’ National Fresh Wood Competition.

August 19, 2011
Mattson named 'Scientist of the Week'

For his recent work on the human-powered drill, mechanical engineering's Chris Mattson has been named scientist of the week by Laboratory Equipment.

August 12, 2011
Faculty advancements in rank 2011-2012

BYU has announced the following faculty advancements in rank for the college, effective Thursday, Sept. 1:

August 4, 2011
Human-powered drill strikes water in Tanzania

Field tests in Tanzania show that the human-powered drill built by a team of BYU engineers is a success.

July 15, 2011
Pixar increasingly tapping into BYU talent

A door was opened more than five years ago when the first BYU student landed an internship at Pixar Animation Studios. Since then, many students have earned internships, worked on some of Pixar's big animated movies and been retained in full-time positions.

June 24, 2011
Mentorship recipients fund travel to D.C.

Civil engineering students Charles Hope and Bryan Wilson are the first recipients from the Pavement and Materials Endowed Mentorship fund, created last year by BYU alumni Wendy Thompson and Heather Burnham.

June 23, 2011
The science of wildfire

BYU chemical engineer Tom Fletcher was recently featured on 'Insight with Jon Du Pre' on BYUtv.  Fletcher's work could help firefighters know better how to combat wildfire. 

June 20, 2011
BYU undergrads' hybrid motorcycle shows range

 A team of BYU students recently modified an electric motorcycle into a hybrid model to increase its range by nearly 40 percent.

June 9, 2011
ME professor: 'Do something never done before, and have faith'

Larry Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, spoke to students in the de Jong Concert Hall Tuesday in a devotional address titled, "Faith: An Essential Principle of the Gospel."  Watch video

June 9, 2011
Global Engineering Outreach students travel to Peru

Months of hard work led a group of 20 BYU engineering students to a very successful trip to Peru from April 23 to May 7. 

June 9, 2011
Mechanical engineering professor wins prestigious NSF award

Brian Jensen is the third mechanical engineering professor to win the NSF CAREER award in two years.

June 2, 2011
Shuttle launches BYU student-designed circuit into space

BYU graduate students designed a circuit that launched with the space shuttle Endeavor.

May 17, 2011
BYU hybrid racecar 2nd in international race

A team of BYU engineers won second place with the "Y-brid", a car that uses both a gas engine and electric motor.

May 13, 2011
Honors student is his family's first college grad; researched solar-powered flight

When he was in elementary school, Joseph Paredes asked his mother to take him to parks in their Queens neighborhood so he could collect empty soda cans to recycle. His mother agreed, as long as he saved part of the money he earned for college and his LDS mission.

April 19, 2011
Animation's DreamGiver is a double 'student Emmy' winner

DreamGiver's unique blend of computer and traditional animation makes for 'student Emmy' magic.

April 12, 2011
Eye-tracking tablet to help people with disabilities

EyeTech Digital Systems enlisted the help of BYU engineers in creating an all-in-one eye-tracking system for people with disabilities in parts of the world where they can’t afford expensive systems.

April 8, 2011
TEE students win big at national conference

Brigham Young University’s Technology and Engineering Education program placed within the top three in five student competitions at the 2011 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Conference.

April 7, 2011
Student engineers build human-powered drill for clean water in developing nations

A team of Capstone students built a human-powered drill that will help Tanzanians drill the 250 feet required to access clean drinking water.

April 1, 2011
Chemical engineering professor wins top NSF award for young faculty

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Thomas Knotts with a CAREER award, an honor given to the most promising junior faculty in the nation.

March 28, 2011
College begins hiring search for director

Potential candidates for a faculty director of the Weidman Ctr. can apply online. 

March 21, 2011
Imagine Cup 2011 US finalists

Vote for the BYU team to win the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup People's Choice Award!

March 21, 2011
BYU Construction Management wins premiere competition

A team of BYU CM students placed first in a prestigious regional management competition in Reno.

March 15, 2011
Choose to Give 2011

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is hosting Choose to Give week from March 14-18, 2011.  Give online. 

March 14, 2011
BYU announces $10 million donation for engineering global leadership center

Alumni Dave and Rachel Weidman have donated $10 million to fund a new center in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.  

March 3, 2011
BYU Engineering Leadership Symposium coming to campus

The BYU Engineering Leadership Symposium will be March 10, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. in 377 Clyde Building.   Coach Brandon Doman of the BYU Cougars and Kevin Schultz, VP of R&D of National Instruments speak about leadership and more.

March 1, 2011
Expo, competitions to celebrate engineering & technology Feb. 24

In honor of 2011 National Engineers Week, the college will host activities for middle and high school students on Thursday, Feb. 24, 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m.  These events are also open to the public.

February 11, 2011
BYU CE students head to seismic design competiton

Students will head to San Diego to compete in an international competition that pits student-built structures against simulated earthquakes. Student teams will be competing Feb. 10-11 in an annual undergraduate competition sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

February 8, 2011
Industrial Design Symposium set for Feb. 24-25

Lectures and workshops will feature reps from Tupperware, Kate Spade, Face Plant, Gravitytank and more.  Thursday's lectures are open to the public. 

February 7, 2011
Financial planning workshops for engineers

SAE in conjunction with ASME and the Marriott Business School are sponsoring a seven-week financial planning workshop series specifically for engineers.  All students in the Ira A. Fulton College are invited to attend. Workshops are Thursdays at 11:00 in 125 CB. Contact Ben Groen for more information.

February 7, 2011
ME student trains El Salvadorans to make prosthetics

David Williams engineered an inexpensive prosthetic for amputees. This summer he traveled to El Salvador to train the locals how to build the below-the-knee prosthetic.

February 1, 2011
Vote for your favorite professor!

Students, vote for your favorite faculty member by Feb. 11.  A professor from each area of the college will be announced during National Engineering and Technology Week (Feb. 24).

January 31, 2011
2010 AIChE president to give college lecture

Henry Kohlbrand, 2010 president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, will deliver the college lecture Feb. 3 in 140 JSB.  He is a retired executive from Dow Chemical. 

January 18, 2011
Career Fair Prep Workshop 2011: Career Fairs, Networking and Interviewing

Attend this workshop Feb. 1 to learn valuable tips about career fairs, networking and interviewing.  Bring your resume and dress professionally.

January 6, 2011
Students practice global design

BYU engineering students collaborated with other student teams at universities in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, China and South Korea to re-design high-end remote control cars.

January 6, 2011
Scholarships offered for China Globalization program

Spring 2011, study engineering & technology in China for approx. $2,900, plus the cost of airfare and meals.

December 16, 2010
Facility and Property Mgmt. Student Association named best in nation

BYU's Facility and Property Management Student Association was recently named Student Chapter of the Year for the seventh time in ten years.

November 11, 2010
Distinguished chemical engineer to give BYU lectures

Distinguished chemical engineer and professor Robert Byron Bird will deliver a pair of lectures Nov. 17 and 18 hosted by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry.

November 10, 2010
Recent grad wins 2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Mark Jensen, a chemical engineering grad, won the $10,000 first-place prize for his manufacturing methods for composite lattice pole structures. 

November 9, 2010
Professor awarded 2010 ASCE Collingwood Prize

Professor Paul W. Richards was awarded the 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers Collingwood Prize. 

October 28, 2010
Devotional by engineering professor featured in BYU Magazine

Civil engineering's Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss' devotional "God Loves You" was recently featured in BYU Magazine.

October 26, 2010
ME student wins Student Innovator of the Year

Mechanical engineer Clark Davis won both first and third place in the 2010 SIOY competiton. 

October 26, 2010
Annual Women's Leadership Forum

The annual Women's Leadership Forum will be Oct. 21.  All women students are invited. 

October 14, 2010
ACET Conference Oct. 21 & 22

The college will host mentoring activities for seniors, juniors and grad students as part of the ACET conference. 

October 6, 2010