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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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