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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How highway bridges sing - or groan - in the rain to reveal their health

A group of engineers from BYU has found that by listening to how a highway bridge sings in the rain they can determine whether or not a bridge has structural flaws through a method called impact-echo testing.

October 24, 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
Cast your vote! BYU grad nominated best toy designer of the year.

Tony Morley, an Industrial Design graduate, is up for this year’s TAGIE award for “Excellence in Toy Design.” Public voting ends on Halloween.

 

October 23, 2012
ACET mentoring events Nov. 8 & 9 for juniors and seniors

 Students are invited to be mentored by successful professionals as part of the college's Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) conference November 8 and 9.

October 17, 2012
Renaissance Engineering: broadening your perspective to stay on top

BYU alum Philip Carmack shared stories from his career and how he has found opportunities in this fast-paced, rapidly advancing technological world.

 

October 12, 2012
David Weidman shares the secret to being a better leader, student

David Weidman shared some words of wisdom to kick off the 2012 Leadership Lecture Series. His lecture, which focused on the "framework of leadership," taught students, faculty and staff how to have a successful career and education.

September 24, 2012
Calling all innovators!

It's time to start gearing up for the Student Innovator of the Year competition (SIOY). Submission deadlines are around the corner, so put on your inventing caps and let the creative ideas flow. This year's competition is likely to be the biggest and most exciting yet.

September 12, 2012
An insider's view from Mission Control: Ira A. Fulton College hosts member of Mars Rover team

Todd Barber, one of the chief contributors to the Curiosity mission, shared his enthusiasm with the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at a special lecture on Thursday.

 

August 31, 2012
Eight engineering faculty recognized at the Annual University Conference

Eight Ira A. Fulton College faculty members received awards at the Annual University Conference held Aug. 21., including three prestigious Karl G. Maeser Awards.

August 28, 2012
Mars Rover propulsion engineer to speak Thursday

Todd Barber, JPL senior propulsion engineer, will address students and faculty in the Ira A. Fulton College in a special lecture Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. in 214 CTB. 

August 28, 2012
GEO club helps build homes for the Navajo families

The Global Engineering Outreach (GEO) Club joined hands with Design Build Bluff to help construct homes and learn about the culture of Navajo families in Bluff, Utah.

August 15, 2012
CMR receives $2 million research grant

The Compliant Mechanisms Research Group received $2 million from the National Science Foundation(NSF) to translate origami-based discoveries into engineered systems.

July 27, 2012
ME professor wins White House's highest award for young researchers

The White House honored BYU engineer Christopher Mattson with the highest award the U.S. government offers to young researchers in science and engineering.

July 23, 2012
The science of rock skipping

Through the use of ultra high imaging, the BYU Splash Lab shows the science behind rock skipping.

July 18, 2012
NSA names BYU a cybersecurity National Center for Excellence

BYU has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic institutions in the area of cybersecurity education.

June 27, 2012
Supermileage vehicle is a standout

A team of BYU mechanical engineering students placed second and brought home the Newcomer of the Year title at their first ever SAE Supermileage Vehicle competition. Their vehicle reached 1,135 miles per gallon.

June 25, 2012
Egg Sprinkler Mystery Solved

By building a spinning apparatus and using billiard balls and video cameras, ME professors and a graduate student investigated why a hard boiled egg spun in milk causes the milk to rise up the sides and spray at the egg's center.

June 20, 2012
BYU Mars rover takes second place

A Mars rover built by a team of BYU students took second place in the University Rover Challenge at the the Mars Desert Research Station.

June 20, 2012
BYU engineers conceive disc replacement to treat chronic low back pain

A flexible disc developed at BYU could eliminate spinal fusion surgery, bringing pain relief to the millions of people suffering from low back pain.

June 13, 2012
New department chairs and School director appointed

The Ira A. Fulton College has announced two new department chairs and a director of the School of Technology.

June 1, 2012
BYU grad student earns NASA research fellowship

Engineering Ph.D. student Shannon Zirbel has earned a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, an academic award worth up to $198,000 that is propelling her research straight to the cosmos.
 

May 23, 2012

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