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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
Maker Space: bringing new ventures to life

Student innovators with bright ideas were not in short supply at the BYU Venture Factory Club.  But something that was missing was a place to develop their fresh ideas.  So Venture Factory advisor Justin Zsiros put together a plan to create the perfect space for these young entrepreneurs—the Maker Space.

October 14, 2016
Professor Michael Scott becomes 3rd at BYU to earn 'Highly Cited' distinction

Michael Scott, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of 54 American professors recently named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters in computer science. Scott was recognized among nearly 3,000 researchers worldwide who have published influential articles in academic journals.

October 12, 2016
Professor receives outstanding engineer award from Purdue

Associate Dean Larry Howell was recently recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award from his alma mater, Purdue University.

October 6, 2016
Civil engineer one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the recent earthquake in Italy  impacted ancient and modern infrastructure. The expertise of Franke and his BYU colleagues in these types of reconnaissance missions is in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) to collect imagery at natural disaster sites.

October 4, 2016
International internship gives BYU student experience, vision for future

Meriah Kulikovskyi, a sophomore in the manufacturing engineering technology program, spent part of her summer in Dongguan, China working for ATL Technology as an intern with BYU’s Weidman Center for Global Leadership program.

October 3, 2016
BYU student wins Women Tech award

Mechanical engineering student Christine Mooth has won the 2016 Student Development Award at the Women Tech Council's ninth annual Women Tech Awards.   

September 27, 2016
Tips for navigating the STEM Fair as an introvert

To help introverts feel more prepared to stand out at next week’s STEM Fair, BYU Career Services put together a free workshop on what to do before, during and after the fair.

September 23, 2016
How to impress the best: Interviewing 101

Kevin Driggs, senior manager of HR at IM Flash Technologies, provided students with tips on getting interviews from job fairs and how to be good interviewees.

September 22, 2016
BYU professor selected as a highly cited researcher

Michael Scott, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at BYU, has been selected as a 2016 ISI Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher.

September 22, 2016
BYU wins national ASCE award

The BYU chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was honored with the Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award, naming them the most outstanding student chapter in the nation. 

September 21, 2016
Ford exec visits campus, praises BYU grads

At BYU's third annual Ford Day, executives from the company networked with faculty and students, praising BYU for the preparedness of their graduates. BYU places in the top 20 schools for the number of graduates offered positions at Ford, and the Detroit-based company has hired more than 30 BYU graduates over the last 12 months.

September 20, 2016
BYU engineers earn 18 honor society scholarships

Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, recently named its 210 scholars for the 2016-17 academic year. This year, 18 scholars are Brigham Young University students, which is more than any other institution in the country, accounting for nine percent of the total scholarship recipients. Winners receive $2,000 for a full year or $1,000 for a semester to assist their engineering studies

September 13, 2016
How to stun at the STEM Career Fair

On Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of qualified students will gather in the WSC Ballroom and Garden Court, all trying to do the same thing—impress recruiters from nearly 200 top-tier STEM organizations like Ford Motor, Adobe and Microsoft.

September 13, 2016
Faculty research speed-pitch results in major BYU collaborations

Hosted by BYU Research Development, roughly three dozen faculty presented at a speed-pitch event focused on linking faculty across disciplines. More than 80 percent of attendees found potential collaborators. 

September 7, 2016
BYU civil engineer receives ASDSO scholarship

Civil engineering student Cali McMurtrey has been awarded the 2016-2017 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). McMurtrey will receive a $7,500 scholarship for this upcoming academic year, a one-year ASDSO student membership and complimentary registration and travel to ASDSO’s 2016 annual conference in Philadelphia. 

August 23, 2016
College faculty honored at BYU University Conference

President Kevin J Worthen welcomed Brigham Young University faculty and staff members back to campus at the Annual University Conference on Monday, Aug. 22. The administration honored 39 outstanding employees, including seven Ira A. Fulton College faculty members.  

August 22, 2016
Convocation speaker urges grads to step up to leadership roles

At the summer convocation services for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Richard Balling, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at BYU spoke to the graduating class. He encouraged the graduates to be innovative and willing to take leadership roles in the buisness and political worlds.

August 22, 2016
Korean dignitaries visit BYU to promote the sharing of water resource tools

Korean dignitaries visited BYU to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the sharing of water resource tools, technologies and trainings between BYU and K-water, South Korea's national water agency. 

August 10, 2016
BYU civil engineers present at National Water Center

Two BYU civil and environmental engineering graduate students spent several weeks this summer at the National Water Center Summer Institute. While there, they presented the work they have been doing with the Tethys Platform, developed flood prediction applications and mentored others on how to use the platform to develop their own applications. 

August 10, 2016
BYU ranked #5 for "Best Value" colleges

BYU jumped from #15 to #5 in this year's list of Best Value Colleges in America by Money Magazine. Money defines value as a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.

July 22, 2016
BYU study shows a fourth of Utah HOV lane users are breaking rules

Newly published research from BYU civil engineers finds that up to 25 percent of drivers in Utah’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during rush hour are violating carpool requirements.

July 22, 2016
BYU student wins award for excellence in woodturning

At the American Association of Woodturners' annual symposium held in Atlanta earlier this summer, Scott Davies, a BYU graduate student in the School of Technology received an Excellence Award for his piece titled "Sunburst." 

July 7, 2016
Associate deans appointed for Ira A. Fulton College

Professors Larry Howell (left) and Vincent Wilding have been named the new associate deans of the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. Their service will begin on July 1 when Michael Jensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, begins his term as dean. Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, will oversee graduate programs and research throughout the college. Chemical engineering’s Wilding will direct undergraduate programs.   

June 24, 2016
BYU professor calls for industrial revolutions in the developing world

In an article written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, BYU professor Christopher Mattson shows just how significant engineering can be in solving critical problems facing the developing world. 

June 16, 2016
This desert plant defies gravity by collecting water upside-down with tiny leaf hairs

Most plants in extreme desert conditions survive by growing long roots capable of reaching deep water reserves. However, one desert moss uses tiny hair-like structures to absorb water from the atmosphere. BYU Chemical Engineering professor William Pitt and grad student Zhao Pan, along with researchers from Utah State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been studying this plant and share what they've learned about its gravity-defying properties. 

June 7, 2016
BYU announces new dean for Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Academic Vice President Brent W. Webb announced this week that Michael A. Jensen has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jensen will begin his five-year term as dean on July 1. He is replacing Alan R. Parkinson, who has been serving as dean since 2005.

June 2, 2016
Thomas Fletcher named chair of Chemical Engineering Department

Thomas Fletcher has been named the chair for the BYU Chemical Engineering Department, effective June 1. He will take over for current chair, Randy Lewis, who has been serving for six years.

May 25, 2016
BYU professor receives STEM Innovation Award for mentoring teachers and students

Steven Shumway, professor of Technology and Engineering Education, received a STEM Innovation Award for his excellence in STEM learning and achievement. Shumway is working to integrate programs into elementary, middle and high schools to incorporate engineering and technology into the regular math and science curriculum. 

May 24, 2016
Mechanical engineer teaches anatomy of invention at university forum

Larry Howell, professor of Mechanical Engineering and the recipient of the 2016 BYU Distinguished Faculty Award, delivered the University Forum address in the de Jong Concert Hall. Howell said that the principles of inspiration, collaboration and exploitation are important elements of creativity and innovation.

May 18, 2016
‘Two for one’ convocation address inspires students to build relationships and solve problems

At the convocation ceremonies for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, graduates heard from brothers Ketan and Manish Kothari, co-founders of two educational technology companies and members of the executive team at Edmodo Global Network. The brothers inspired students with lessons they have learned on their paths to success. 

May 17, 2016
BYU breaks ground on new engineering building

BYU broke ground on the new engineering building on May 9, 2016. The building was funded by the support of more than 18,000 donors. View the ceremony and watch the construction via a live feed

May 9, 2016
KSL: BYU team takes second in national cybersecurity competition

After winning regionals in March, a group of eight BYU Information Technology students recently took second place in the national Cyber Defense Competition. In an intense two-day competition, the team had to protect a mock company's infrastructure from malicious hackers, all while keeping critical services online and protecting private information. 

April 26, 2016
BYU-created A.I.-powered foosball table goes head to head with humans

A group of computer engineering students at BYU spent this past semester creating a robotic, computer-controlled foosball table with the goal of beating a human foosball player.

April 25, 2016
Daily Herald: Students' project revolutionizes BYU library digitization

Staff at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University could scan special collections documents for eight hours a day with perfect efficiency and still not have all the documents digitized within 20 years. It’s a long process, but it used to be a lot longer. MASS, the Mass Archival Scanning System, was created by a group of seven engineering students for their senior capstone project and sponsored by the library as a way to quicken the process of digitizing documents.

April 25, 2016
Daily Herald: BYU Mars rover headed to international competition

In June, an engineering team from BYU will be one of 30 colleges from around the world to compete in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah. The competition was cut down from 64 teams. For the past three years, BYU's team has placed in the top three.

April 25, 2016
Going the distance: WE@BYU research mentorship spurs student on to higher degrees

BYU civil engineering student Tenli Waters, participated in the WE@BYU Research Mentorship program throughout the four years she spent as an undergraduate student. Now, she is receiving her master's degree and will move on to her PhD coursework next fall at BYU. The mentorship program provided a platform that allowed Tenli to succeed in her studies.

April 20, 2016
Engineering students present hydroelectric plant upgrades to city council

BYU civil engineering students recently met with Spring City council members to present their findings on how to upgrade the city's hydro plant. For their senior capstone project, the students have been figuring out how to improve the plant's output and efficiency.

April 20, 2016
BYU engineers awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

Five students from the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology were awarded fellowship from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

April 15, 2016
Industrial design symposium prepares students for professional life

The annual BYU Industrial Design Symposium gave students an opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by professionals, network and engage in presentations offered by successful professionals from around the world.

April 13, 2016
Engineering students build adult-sized bike trailer for professor's son with cerebral palsy

A team of BYU students dedicated their Capstone project to helping 18-year old McKay Mitton, who has cerebral palsy, enjoy the outdoors again. It's been hard for McKay and his family to find a bike trailer/jogging stroller that fits him, so the group of engineers did what they do best: they invented one.

March 31, 2016
Leadership and inspiration through the power of councils

The Weidman Center for Global Leadership hosted its second leadership lecture of the semester on March 24. BYU President Kevin J Worthen spoke to students about the power of councils and how they can help leaders achieve success.

March 29, 2016
ME professor to give women-in-scholarship lecture

On Mar. 31, Julie Crockett, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will deliver the 2016 Alice Louise Reynolds Women-In-Scholarship Lecture. Her presentation, entitled Bouncing and Boiling Droplets on Slippery Superhydrophobic Surfaces, will be at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. View video of the extemely waterproof surfaces Crockett researches. 


March 28, 2016
Chemical engineering students bring varied talents to BYU

With packed schedules and many credit hours to complete, it may seem like engineering students don’t have time for any activities other than school. But three BYU chemical engineering students show that it can be done.

March 23, 2016
BYU team wins hackathon with novel app idea

This month a team of BYU information technology and computer science students won the top prize in their category at CourtHack, a regional hackathon competition. Their app, SecurCity, helps law enforcement officers serve court documents more efficiently by using geo-positioning technology.

March 18, 2016
Cybersecurity Madness: BYU team wins regional competition, headed to Elite 8

This month a group of eight BYU Information Technology students won a regional Cyber Defense Competition in Denver. The competition required student teams to defend a city’s computer infrastructure from malicious hackers, conduct network forensics and work with city officials to keep critical services online, all while protecting private information.

March 17, 2016
IM Flash fab director talks big data and succeeding in STEM

Clayton Patch, fab director at IM Flash Technologies, spoke to the Ira A. Fulton College on Thursday about how big data is changing the world as well as the future of all engineering and technology professions.

March 8, 2016
BYU to host national civil engineering competition

Some of the best civil engineering students in the country will travel to BYU when it hosts the National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) for civil engineers on Friday, May 27 - Saturday, May 28.

March 4, 2016
Tiny origami-inspired devices opening up new possibilities for minimally-invasive surgery

BYU mechanical engineering professors Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby  by applying the principles of origami to engineering. Now they’re applying their origami skills to a new realm: the human body. The duo, along with professor Brian Jensen and their students, are working toward surgical technology that will allow for the manufacturing of instruments so small that the size of incisions necessary to accommodate the tools can heal on their own—without sutures.

March 2, 2016
Success through leading innovation and change

The Weidman Center for Global Leadership hosted its first leadership lecture of the semester on Feb. 18. Tom Ingersoll, an accomplished aerospace entrepreneur and BYU alum, spoke to students about his biggest leadership takeaways after more than 25 years in the industry.

February 23, 2016