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Live from BYU Radio: Chemical engineering faculty share insights

From sports to music to healthcare, BYU Radio talks about anything and everything interesting going on at BYU--including chemical engineering. Starting Fall Semester 2013, BYU Chemical Engineering faculty members have participated in weekly interviews on The Morning Show. A total of 14 interviews have aired with more to come.

January 23, 2014
Industrial design students launch innovations beyond the classroom

Two BYU industrial design students, Aaron Puglisi and Daniel Shirley, have taken classroom innovation to the next level, using Kickstarter to launch their senior project into a real business. The students say their success is due to hard work, dedication and everything they’ve gained from the industrial design program here at BYU, specifically technical skills and encouragement from professors.

January 23, 2014
Prep for career fair with Job Search Savvy Workshop

All students in the college are invited to attend this workshop Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the CB Lounge to learn valuable tips about career fairs, networking and interviewing.  This is an opportunity to be mentored by professionals and ask questions, just in time for the Winter STEM Career Fair the following day. 

January 21, 2014
BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans

BYU electrical engineer Dah-Jye Lee has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration.

January 16, 2014
Nobel laureate to lecture at BYU

From a homeless 4-year-old to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Mario R. Capecchi will share his remarkable life story as part of the annual Reed M. Izatt & James J. Christensen lecture series at Brigham Young University on Jan. 24.  He will also speak about the gene targeting research that won him and two of his colleagues the 2007 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

January 14, 2014
Unmanned aerial vehicles capture exclusive view

Civil engineering's Dr. Kevin Franke, Dr. John Hedengren in chemical engineering and several students are using droids to analyze the environmental effects of human activity. The unmanned aerial vehicles have attached cameras that allow otherwise unattainable views of areas like dams and canals.  Several BYU faculty members are now part of the NSF-funded Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Industry/University Collaborative Research Center.

January 6, 2014
Super views for supermileage vehicle

The BYU supermileage vehicle video was the university's most popular in 2013, getting 76,000+ views.  The "Origami in Space" video, also from mechanical engineering, came in fourth with 31,000+ views since it was published in November.   

 

 

January 6, 2014
Crucial Conversations for Leader Success

The magnitude of your influence in life is fundamentally determined by your capacity to talk about emotionally and politically risky things, according to New York Times best-selling author Joseph Grenny. Grenny shared this and more in a leadership lecture to the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.

December 6, 2013
BYU engineers turn to origami to solve astronomical space problem

BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and most ironic) problems: lack of space.

December 2, 2013
Renowned civil engineering professor retires after nearly 50 years of service

Ira A. Fulton College students, faculty and staff honored Dr. Hank Christiansen's 48 years of dedicated service to BYU's engineering and technology college.  He will retire at the end of this semester.  

November 22, 2013
BYU AIChE is ranked top 10 percent of national chapters

The BYU club was named Outstanding Chapter by the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), ranking in the top ten percent of the 150 nationwide chapters. This is the 22nd time in the last 30 years that BYU’s chapter has received this honor. The chapter officers work hard to make membership in the club worth the time students dedicate by providing essential career assistance and their efforts have been recognized by impressed recruiters and this national award.

November 6, 2013
Partner at Bain & Company to give lecture on leadership Thursday, Nov. 7

Mr. Gottfredson, a partner in the Dallas office of Bain & Company, will deliver the college lecture this Thursday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in 140 JSB.  His remarks are entitled "Leadership: More than the Inspirational Speech."

November 5, 2013
Smart foam takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact

Combining nanotechnology with foam, ME student Jake Merrell has created a smart-foam that can be placed inside a football helmet to measure the impact of each hit. When compressed, the self-powered foam generates electrical signals that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or computer in the hands of a coach or trainer.  Merrell’s working prototype recently won a top three finish (and $2,000) at our Student Innovator of the Year competition.

November 5, 2013
Wavetronix CEO named BYU Electrical & Computer Engineering's 2013 Honored Alumnus

The electrical and computer engineering honored alumnus for 2013 is David Arnold, CEO of Wavetronix. He will speak to electrical and computer engineering students on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:00 a.m. in 456 MARB.

October 30, 2013
Information Technology students collaborate to create virtual tour of BYU

BYU students wielding cameras with fisheye lenses walked nearly every inch of the 560-acre Provo campus to capture images that they would then stitch together to create a virtual tour of campus. They also inserted a host of existing content into the experience, including embedded videos, social media plug ins, historical information and student advice.

October 28, 2013
ReForm is named Student Innovator of the Year 2013

The final round of Student Innovator of the Year awarded $12,000 in grants to deserving young innovators. The grand prize of $5,000 was given to ReForm, a rapid, durable and efficient home construction innovation.

October 24, 2013
Senior VP of Hewlett-Packard stresses importance of excellent and ethical leadership

Drawing examples from her 23 years of leadership experience at Hewlett-Packard, Peery explains the two different kinds of leadership and six key attributes for becoming excellent and ethical leaders.

October 23, 2013
Brigadier General David Harris to deliver honored alumnus lecture Oct. 10

This year’s honored alumnus for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is Brigadier General David A. Harris.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this lecture, entitled "Performance and Control," in 140 JSB, Thurs. Oct. 10 at 11 a.m.

October 4, 2013
ACET mentoring events Oct. 24 & 25 for juniors and seniors

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 October 24 and 25.  ACET members are friends and alumni of the college that have a wide variety of professional and leadership experiences.  Many have served as CEOs, vice presidents or founders of their companies. 

October 4, 2013
Construction Management students network with professionals on the golf course and score job offers

Construction management faculty and students organize a successful networking event with industry professionals on the golf course. Everyone came to support the soon-to-be professionals and walked away with priceless network connections, power tool prizes and a memorable game of golf.

October 2, 2013
Leadership advice to Google, HP and Barclays also applies to students

Professional Program and Project Managment Consultant, John Warren, advised students on the six most important factors for successful leadership. These six factors for successful leadership can be applied to any organization both great and small. Warren used this advice when he started his career as a team of one, when he managed only three people and recently when he helped Hewlett-Packard (HP) establish and support a global, multifunctional program management office.

September 27, 2013
New breast cancer imaging technique could cut down on false positives

A joint BYU-Utah research team is developing a new breast cancer screening technique that has the potential to reduce false positives, and, possibly, minimize the need for invasive biopsies.  Researchers, led by BYU electrical engineer Neal Bangerter and U of U collaborators, are getting five-times more accurate images with a sodium MRI device.

September 26, 2013
Fourth annual Student Innovator of the Year competition will be Oct. 17 and 24

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University will host its fourth annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition on Oct. 17 and 24.

September 23, 2013
John Warren to deliver lecture on 'Learning While Leading'

The Weidman Center Leadership Lecture series will kick off with an address from John Warren, vice president of strategic business solutions at IPS Learning, on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in 214 CTB.  All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. 

September 19, 2013
IT capstone team creates new standard in Utah State Courts software

The Annual Judicial Awards honored a team of BYU’s Information Technology capstone students with the “2013 Service to the Courts” award for their creation of LearningLink, a job training software. Utah State Courts was so pleased with the product that it is becoming the new state standard and potentially the new national standard.

September 18, 2013
BYU engineers earn most Tau Beta Pi scholarships in nation

With almost 10 percent of the total, BYU has more 2013 Tau Beta Pi scholars than any other university.  BYU chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering students earned a $1,000 or $2,000 cash award from the national engineering honor society.

September 13, 2013
ITE student chapter makes history with Western District win

Only one ITE student chapter has won the regional championship more than once. BYU's team of civil engineers competed in the Western District Collegiate Traffic Bowl in Phoenix and took home their second regional title.

September 13, 2013
Recruiters: Register for BYU STEM Career Fair

Recruiters will have access to thousands of students in STEM fields at the BYU STEM Career Fair Sept. 26, 2013.  Registration is still open. 

September 9, 2013
BYU faculty and staff honored at Annual University Conference

President Cecil O. Samuelson welcomed BYU faculty and staff members back to campus and presented the annual awards during his Annual University Conference address Tuesday, Aug. 27.  Five faculty members from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology were honored.

August 28, 2013
BYU gets new MRI research facility

An MRI scanner is now in operation at BYU to support research from a variety of disciplines, including research in the Ira A. Fulton College.  Located on the first floor of the McDonald Building, the MRI Research Facility houses a Siemens scanner with a 3 Tesla magnetic field.

August 28, 2013
From robots to robes: ME student wins robot competition right before graduation

Mechanical engineering student Jeff Perry headed up the winning team in his capstone class. He and his teammates built a fully autonomous, ping pong-launching robot in just three weeks -- just in time for graduation.

August 14, 2013
Student simulation secures second place

Two students from the BYU School of Technology won second place in a simulation competition this week.  The ProModel Student Competition encourages students to submit simulation projects they completed for a class or worked on as part of a college course. The BYU team was comprised of Tony Liu and Chris Smith, whose simulation earned them second place and a prize of $250. Liu and Smith are both graduate students in the Manufacturing Systems program.

August 12, 2013
From protein biocatalysts to pork: Dr. Bundy’s million-dollar research

A Brigham Young University chemical engineering professor was recently awarded $975,000 in research funding. Dr. Brad Bundy had three prestigious accomplishments this month; he was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award and a research grant from the National Pork Board.

August 7, 2013
BYU manufacturing method to help automakers lighten up

BYU Manufacturing Engineering Technology professor Michael Miles' discovery of "friction bit joining" will allow manufacturers to create a strong bond between lightweight aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel. This breakthrough could be a game-changer for the automotive industry. 

July 18, 2013
Design your world, design your life

Associate Dean Spencer Magleby spoke at the University forum on Thursday. His topic, “Designing Your World,” discussed both how engineers design our technological world and how individuals can use the same process to design their lives.

July 17, 2013
Two BYU mechanical engineers selected for NASA grants

NASA has selected Thomas Hardin and Ezekiel Merriam to receive research grants. The NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship funds projects that have space applications.

July 8, 2013
Associate Dean Magleby to deliver July 16 BYU forum

Spencer Magleby, a professor of mechanical engineering and the associate dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, will give an address titled "Designing Your World" at a Brigham Young University campus forum Tuesday, July 16, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

July 2, 2013
BYU's ChemE Car wins first place

BYU’s chemical engineering team won the regional ChemE Car Competition organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

June 17, 2013
Daniel Maynes named as new chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department

Daniel R. Maynes has been named as the new Department Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. He replaces Timothy W. McLain, who served as the Chair for six years. 

June 14, 2013
Cavitation: the party trick with engineering applications

Dr. Tadd Truscott of the BYU Splash Lab recently published a paper on the destructive power of cavitation bubbles. This idea, which can be seen in the “bottle smashing” party trick, could have application as an underwater cutting tool and other cavitation-based technologies.

June 14, 2013
Driving 1,000 miles on a single gallon of gas

The supermileage vehicle may be BYU's slowest racecar, but it also gets over 1,000 miles per gallon. The team of engineering students that designed it are hoping to reach at least 1,500 MPG at the SAE Supermileage Competition this week.

June 4, 2013
iPioneers: Advanced Human-Computer Interaction class revamps the Pioneer Village's digital presence

A class of Information Technology students took on a project to help the Provo Pioneer Village. Their goal was to use technology to enhance visitors' experiences.

June 3, 2013
BYU engineers help ballroom dancers shine at international competition

The BYU Ballroom Dance Company took first place at the British Open Championships in Blackpool, England. Part of their success is attributed to the spectacular LED light dresses that BYU engineering students custom made for the team.
 

May 31, 2013
Go-Go-Gadget Scissor Bridge!

A team of BYU mechanical engineers took third place at the Air Force Obstacle Traversing Competition for their highly effective “scissor bridge.”

May 17, 2013
FPM student wins real estate writing competition

Nick Gonzalves’ paper on “social media and property management” was the first place student submission of the IREM Real Estate Faculty and Student Writing Competition.

May 1, 2013
Winter 2013 convocation: Statistics and keynote addresses now online

The graduation and convocation ceremonies were last Thursday and Friday. There were 580 candidates for graduation from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, including 62 master's and 19 Ph.D. graduation candidates.

April 30, 2013
Next stop: nationals! BYU ASCE wins Steel Bridge Competition

At the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) earlier this month, the BYU Civil Engineering team won several awards, including first place in the Steel Bridge Competition.

April 22, 2013
An academic arcade: students use Space Invaders as a learning tool

Students in the EE 427 class took an old-school video game and gave it a futuristic new interface while learning about embedded systems.

April 18, 2013
Prescription drug regulator aimed at curbing painkiller abuse

A group of BYU engineering students have created a regulating device that dispenses painkillers strictly based on pharmacists’ instructions. The idea is to keep people from taking more pills – accidentally or on purpose – than their bodies can handle.

April 16, 2013
Lighting the way for female adventurers

A group of five female industrial design students discovered a huge market for outdoor products for women and have proposed several designs for light products to outdoor equipment manufacturer Black Diamond.

April 11, 2013

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