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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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