News Archive

E.g., 11/14/2018
E.g., 11/14/2018
E.g., 11/14/2018
News Item Release Datesort ascending
Students create prosthetic sockets for African amputees

BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.

Watch a video about their design. 

April 20, 2017
BYU hosts K-12 innovation competition

On Friday, April 14, 38 teams of students competed in this year’s K-12 Student Innovator of the Year competition. Students competed for over $6,000 in cash prizes. The competition was hosted by, a BYU research group in association with the Technology and Engineering Education program, and the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship at BYU.

April 18, 2017
Engineering students make biking possible for kids with leg-length discrepancies

BYU engineering students have created a special adapter to a bike pedal and crank system that allows people like 9-year-old Andrew, a boy born with a condition where his right leg grows much faster than his left, to ride smoothly and painlessly and keep his foot on the pedal.

April 10, 2017
Student learns the importance of quality from WE@BYU mentorship

For civil engineering senior Danielle Nixon, engineering runs in the family. An unlikely route, it was her cousin’s bridal shower that prompted Nixon to become involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and eventually apply for a WE@BYU Mentorship.

April 7, 2017
Environmental engineer talks leadership

On March 30, Bart Leininger, founder, principal engineer, and chief financial officer of Ashworth Leininger Group (ALG), an environmental engineering and consulting firm, spoke to students about the essence of leadership.

April 7, 2017
CEO teaches how to build self, teams and organizations

On March 30, the college’s Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) led a leadership training meeting for clubs. The training meeting was conducted by members of ACET who taught the students how to better manage time, build great teams and gain leadership skills. Ryan Woodley, BYU alumnus, CEO of Progressive Leasing and member of ACET, was the keynote speaker. His topic was titled, “Building Yourself, Your Peers, and Your Organization.”

April 4, 2017
Technology and Engineering Education students win big at national competition

BYU’s Technology and Engineering Education students competed in this year's TEECA ITEEA conference and student competitions and took home first place in the technology challenge, the communications challenge, and the problem solving challenge. They also won second place in the teaching and lesson plan challenge. Also, BYU student Joseph Reid was named the ITEEA TEECA Outstanding Student of the Year.

March 30, 2017
General Authority relates engineering project management procedures to real life problems

Elder Peter F. Meurs, General Authority Seventy, spoke to students about his engineering background and his work with Fortescue in Northwestern Australia. Meurs shared important lessons he learned while working on several multi-billion-dollar projects with Fortescue and told students how they can apply those lessons to their own lives.

March 28, 2017
Gender-balanced cybersecurity team takes first in regional competition

BYU's Cybersecurity Team took home first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the second year in a row. In a male-dominated competition, BYU's team stood out with four females and four males on the team, being the only gender-balanced team nationwide both this year and last year. 

March 27, 2017
Build an underwater robot, learn STEM subjects

More than 800 elementary and middle school students plunked down self-built robots in the Lehi Legacy Center pool and maneuvered them through a series of underwater obstacles in the annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition. BYU engineering and technology faculty and students started the program five years ago to help Utah school children learn STEM principles in a fun setting.

March 24, 2017
WE@BYU engineers happiness at annual celebration

On Tuesday, March 14, 150 women students and 30 Ira A. Fulton College alumni came together for the WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Annual Celebration. This year's theme was "Engineering Happiness." 

March 23, 2017
BYU researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

BYU researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins, the researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex. The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass.

March 23, 2017
BYU gaining national recognition for undergraduate research support

BYU was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Beckman Scholars undergraduate research award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award funds the research of outstanding BYU undergraduates studying chemistry, biology, or medicine.

March 22, 2017
From BYU Capstone to competition: team wins $50K Y-Prize Newborn Challenge

Judges declared Team Cambodia the winner of the Ballard Center’s Y-Prize Newborn Challenge, awarding $50,000 to the team of BYU students who presented the strongest business plan to improve and market a BYU-engineered, low-cost infant ventilator for hospitals in developing countries. The portable ventilator started out as a BYU Capstone project and will now go on to save lives around the world. 

March 16, 2017
2016 a record year for BYU engineering and technology research funding

In 2016, the Ira A. Fulton College received a total of $14,168,116 from external agencies to support research. That accounts for 43 percent of BYU's total research funding for the year. That is also nearly $1.3M more than the college has ever received in external research dollars in the last decade.

March 16, 2017
CM students build playhouse to help Primary Children’s Hospital

Over 20 members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter at BYU built a full-sized playhouse that was donated to the Festival of Trees in December. The playhouse was auctioned off for $9,000 with all proceeds going to the Primary Children’s Hospital.

March 16, 2017
Khione Outdoor Gear named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year

On Wednesday, March 15, seven finalists competed in the 2017 SIOY competition. Khione Outdoor Gear has been named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year for SHEL, a lightweight hammock covering that uses heat transfer technology to keep campers warm while sleeping outdoors.

March 15, 2017
Ira A. Fulton College student takes third place at university Three Minute Thesis Competition

On March 9, 11 BYU graduate students competed in the university-wide Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT). Competitors were required to present their theses within three minutes, and were judged on comprehension, engagement and communication. Mechanical engineering graduate student Jared Butler won third place and $1,500 in prize money. 

March 14, 2017
Inspiration leads student to WE@BYU mentorship

In 2014, Amy Briggs was chosen for a WE@BYU Research Mentorship. The mentorship allows first- and second-year female students in the engineering and technology college to do research work while being mentored by a faculty member in a laboratory. In addition to research experience, the mentorship provided Briggs with confidence, the ability to ask for help, and a desire to get involved. 

March 14, 2017
Becton, Dickinson & Co executive shares business methods for positive global impact

On Thursday, March 2 Gary Cohen, executive vice president and president of Global Health and Development at Becton, Dickinson & Co, spoke to students and faculty about BD Medical’s business methods for positive global impact.

March 7, 2017
BYU to host seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year competition

BYU’s seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition will be Thursday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 15.

March 3, 2017
BYU using virtual reality to develop aerospace and defense solutions

Researchers at BYU and Lockheed Martin have decided to take rapidly advancing virtual reality gaming technology and use it for something a bit more practical: engineering. Lockheed Martin has awarded a grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality training system that will advance Lockheed’s digital engineering training.

February 28, 2017
Students take three minutes to win thesis competition

The college’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition was February 15. Three finalists were chosen, and the first place winner, Jared Butler, will compete in the university-wide competition on Thursday, March 9. 

February 17, 2017
BYU engineers built a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

BYU engineers have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

February 16, 2017
Daily Herald: Product created by BYU students, Utah doctors will save thousands of babies

BYU students have joined forces with a local neonatologist, hospital director, and company to create a device to help premature babies breathe properly after birth. The team plans to send a trial run of 10 devices to Cambodia this summer. 

February 9, 2017
Career Fair 101: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

On Friday, February 3, Thomas Gadberry of Qualtrics' talent acquisition and employee relations team, and Bridget Reichenbach, corporate recruiter at Qualtrics, addressed BYU students on how they can best prepare and navigate career fairs, at the Career Fair 101 workshop. 

February 7, 2017
Stand out from the Stack: Resume Tips

On Monday, January 30, Brandon Pack, senior engineering and hiring manager for Adobe, gave students tips on how to market themselves with a good resume. 

February 2, 2017
BYU to host events for Engineering and Technology Week 2017

The BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host events, tours and competitions in honor of Engineering and Technology Week Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Friday, Feb. 24. IM Flash Technologies is sponsoring all 2017 ET Week events. 

February 2, 2017
Update: Clyde to reopen Feb. 2

The Clyde Building will reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.  All classes will be held as scheduled.  

February 1, 2017
Students bring biomedical conference to the west

The first Biomedical Engineering West Conference took place at Brigham Young University January 19-20. Sponsored by the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, and University of Portland, this conference is the first of its kind to come to the west.

January 26, 2017
Five students receive Ray Zinn Family Scholarship

Five BYU engineering students recently received scholarships from the Ray Zinn Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering and Technology. Each student received at least $1,000 each semester of the 2016-2017 school year.

January 11, 2017
Two BYU engineering professors awarded Governor’s Medals

Professors Timothy McLain and Kyle Rollins were announced as winners of the 2016 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology awarded by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development. 

January 10, 2017
New electrical and computer engineering professor brings defense industry experience to the classroom

A new professor brings her career experience in the defense industry to campus as the most recently added faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

December 13, 2016
Ghosts, ghouls, and computational thinking: BYU creates educational alternate reality game

BYU students and professors have teamed up with the University of Maryland, Tinder Transmedia, and the Computer History Museum to create a new educational, alternate reality game to help get teenagers interested in computational thinking. Funding for the game came from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

December 13, 2016
Professor Michael Rice elevated to IEEE Fellow

BYU professor Michael Rice was elevated to a Grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest and most prestigious professional association for the advancement of technology.

December 6, 2016
NASA to spider silk: new ME professor knows how to handle the heat

From working with NASA to studying spider silk, one of BYU's newest mechanical engineering professors looks forward to sharing his interesting experiences with students. Troy Munro, a Magna, Utah native, graduated in May with a dual PhD from Utah State and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium in mechanical engineering and physics. Going to Belgium was an easy and valuable choice for Munro.

November 30, 2016
From industry to BYU: New MET professor talks about his experience before BYU

BYU’s newest associate professor of manufacturing engineering technology has had great success in the workforce. Now he has come to BYU to share his knowledge and experiences with students.

November 30, 2016
BYU civil engineering alum elected to National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Thomas R. Warne, the 2011 honored alumnus of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology as a member of its 2016 class.

November 29, 2016
November 21, 2016
Design Arts Utah 2016 exhibit featured in Crabtree Building

A new exhibit in the Crabtree Technology Building features objects designed by BYU faculty and students for the Design Arts Utah 2016 competition this past summer. The competition included 25 projects produced by Utah-based designers and selected by juror Jim Childress of The American Institute of Architects.

November 21, 2016
BYU academic VP receives top engineering award

BYU Academic Vice President Brent Webb was selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as a recipient of the Heat Transfer Memorial Award. This award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice and design, or a combination of such activities. 

November 21, 2016
BYU industrial design students give bar stool design an upgrade

David Morgan's sophomore-level industrial design class designed and built stools that are both structurally sound and visually appealing with extremely tiny steel rods for the legs. 

November 21, 2016
Digital circuits: New EE professor embedding knowledge into students

For Jeffrey Goeders, coming to BYU to teach electrical and computer engineering was never on his radar. Goeders studied at the University of Toronto and then finished up his PhD at the University of British Columbia last year.  Collaborating with BYU faculty in his research area eventually led him to his new position. 

November 18, 2016
Guinness world record holder talks conquering the summits and seas of life

Guinness world record holder and BYU alumnus Martin Frey spoke to students on Thursday, November 10 about how his adventures around the world taught him the importance of endurance, problem solving, and keeping a positive attitude.

November 16, 2016
BYU MRI expert at heart of massive brain imaging study

Neal Bangerter, a Brigham Young University MRI expert, worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases. Bangerter's efforts saved UK Biobank research team an estimated $30 million

November 9, 2016
Televisions, radios, and the Titanic: Professor talks about how to be a faithful scholar

Michael Rice, BYU electrical and computer engineering professor, gave the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, October 27.

November 4, 2016
Table-top solar: An energy revolution

A group of BYU engineering students want to start a solar-cell revolution with through the Ford College Community Challenge. Led by mechanical engineering professor John Salmon, the students hope to trigger energy change by installing solar cells in public locations you wouldn't think of.

November 1, 2016
Acclaimed Colombian hydrologist speaks on leadership at Weidman Center lecture

On Thursday, October 20, students and faculty gathered to hear Colombian hydrologist Angelica Gutierrez-Magness speak of the life experiences that have formed her perspective on being a leader. Gutierrez-Magness detailed her more than two decades of experience in the fields of hydrological water quality modeling and uncertainty analyses and recounted how lessons from her past have influenced her professional career.

October 26, 2016
Honored alumnus encourages students to be passionate, persistent, and to push toward their dreams

Clay Dean, director of General Motors Global Advanced Design organization, gave the Ira A. Fulton College’s honored alumnus lecture entitled “Things I wish I knew when I left BYU,” giving students things to know now and in the future.

October 18, 2016
ACET mentoring events Nov. 10 & 11

Junior and senior students in the Ira A. Fulton College will have the opportunity to be mentored by successful professionals as part of the college's Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) conference November 10 and 11.

October 15, 2016