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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
Last year's SIOY victor wins an additional $30,000

Owlet, winner of last year’s Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition, recently won an additional $30,000 in the BYU Miller New Venture Challenge.

April 10, 2013
Wisdom from the workroom: David Robinson shares lessons in product development

Dr. David Robinson, a developer for the Segway PT and the da Vinci surgical robot, spoke at Thursday’s college lecture. He shared the four main lessons he has learned in his career.

April 8, 2013
Student founds first campus chapter of WiM - national director speaks at opening meeting

Manufacturing engineering student Rebecca Madsen founded BYU WiM, the first ever student chapter of Women in Engineering. Allison Grealis, the director of WiM, visited and spoke at BYU WiM’s first meeting.

April 3, 2013
Presentations from the March 2013 NSF Grants Conference are available

Notes from the NSF Grant Conference are available. Upcoming NSF webinars will be broadcast according to the schedule below.

April 2, 2013
Building with steel, concrete and canned goods

Civil engineering students are getting ready for the ASCE Rocky Mountain Conference, which starts this week at Utah State University. Some of the conference events are 'canstruction', the concrete canoe competition and the steel bridge competition.

April 1, 2013
Kids build underwater robots at Utah's first ever SeaPerch Competition

More than 200 local elementary and middle school students got hands-on STEM experience with the SeaPerch underwater robot competition, aided by BYU's Splash Lab and the Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) program.

March 27, 2013
The science of smashing things: BYU Splash Lab's new "slow motion chaos" video

The BYU Splash Lab celebrated spring by smashing and spinning eggs, freezing daffodils and shattering marshmallow Peeps - all at 7,000 frames per second.

March 27, 2013
Developer of da Vinci robot and Segway to speak at next college lecture

Dr. David Robinson will share a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the Segway PT and the da Vinci Surgical Robot next Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in 140 JSB.

March 27, 2013
How to create an "atmosphere of awesome"

Amy Rees Anderson, founder of REES Capital and former CEO of MediConnect Global, talked about the power of marketing, company culture, integrity, and goal-setting at last Thursday’s Leadership Lecture.

March 19, 2013
Bike service project featured on BYU Weekly

A total of 175 hours of service were provided, 78 people participated and 27 bikes were completed at the "Some Assembly Required" bicycle-building service project two weeks ago.

March 6, 2013
New research development website launched for faculty

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is launching a new research development website to assist faculty find funding.

March 1, 2013
"Discovering the Future Leader Within You"

Matt Smith, VP of manufacturing at BD Medical, shared four points that help students realize their leadership potential.

February 26, 2013
A whole new kind of recess

More than 800 public school students visited BYU for this year's Engineering and Technology Day, hosted by the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.

February 22, 2013
Cancer and cartilage: the engineering approach to biomaterials and biotechnology

BYU hosted a “chemical engineering rock star” at the annual Izzat-Christensen lecture series last week.

February 11, 2013
Dare mighty things and other lessons from the Curiosity mission

Dr. David Oh, lead flight director for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) shared an overview of the Mars rover mission at the college lecture, Thursday.

February 8, 2013
"Some Assembly Required" service project

A bike assembly service project will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 19, 21 and 22 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) in the step-down lounge of the Clyde Building.

February 1, 2013
Inspiring the next generation of engineers

More than 800 middle and high school students will celebrate Engineering and Technology Week at BYU on Feb. 20.

January 28, 2013
The leadership behind an $11 billion corporation

John B. Prows, VP of Huntsman Corporation, shared experiences that have made Huntsman a multi billion dollar global enterprise.

January 24, 2013
Waves & weather: BYU engineers study how internal waves impact weather, atmosphere

According to ME Professor Julie Crockett, forecasters make mistakes because the models they use for predicting weather can’t accurately track highly influential elements called internal waves.

January 24, 2013
Cranking out cures: leading biotechnology expert to lecture at BYU

Dr. Robert Langer, one of the world's foremost authorities on chemical engineering and biotechnology will speak at BYU on February 6.

January 16, 2013
Flight Director of Mars Curiosity mission to speak at next college lecture

Dr. David Oh, lead flight director for the Mars mission Curiosity, will speak Feb. 7.

January 14, 2013
Career Fair Prep Workshop 2013

Don't go to the Career Fair unprepared! A student workshop, "Job Search Savvy - How not to be living with your parents when you're 25!" will be Wed. Jan. 23, 2013 from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 9, 2013
Oddballs and workarounds: finding inspiration for innovation

Dennis Boyle, general partner at design consulting firm IDEO, shared valuable advice for future innovators at Thursday’s college lecture.

November 30, 2012
BYU engineering students aim high in bow design contest

Students constructed bows using unconventional materials for the "Nephi's steel bow competition."

November 26, 2012
While you were sleeping: Monitor alerts parents if baby stops breathing

Baby monitor alternative "Owlet" recently took first place in the Student Innovator of the Year competition.

November 26, 2012
Curiosity, compassion and knowing your calling

S. Max Brown, international speaker and leadership trainer, spoke about emotional intelligence at the Leadership Lecture series on Thursday.

November 21, 2012
Facility and Property Management program receives two prestigious awards

BYU FPM was awarded the IFMA Foundation Trustee Award and the Student Chapter of the Year Award at the IFMA international conference this month.

November 13, 2012
Owlet wins 2012 Student Innovator of the Year

The results are in from this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Competition, with baby monitor alternative Owlet earning both the first place and “crowd favorite” prizes.

November 8, 2012
Six character traits of top-notch engineers

Leadership lecture guest Michael Hoer spoke on how BYU graduates can stand out in their companies by exhibiting six essential characteristics.

October 25, 2012
Third annual Student Innovator of the Year competition around the corner

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host its third annual SIOY competition Nov. 7-8.

October 24, 2012