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BYU traffic study: No more left turns on busy streets

June 21, 2018

BYU traffic engineers Grant Schultz and Mitsuru Saito are on a mission to stop people from making left turns on busy roads. It’s not because they want to make life more difficult; it’s because they want to save it.

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Robots: a new method of learning

June 19, 2018

Imagine you're a child waking up every morning afraid and upset because you are unable to communicate your needs. Or envision being a parent, breaking into tears, trying everything you can to pacify your child and get them to ask you a question. For children on the autism spectrum and their parents, this can often be reality.

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TEDxBYU professor, Greg Nordin, lectures about 3D printing for lab-on-a-chip

June 7, 2018

What we can do in technology is defined by our tools. If we want new possibilities, we need to create new tools.

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Convocation speaker offers insights about succeeding amidst competition

May 29, 2018

At the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology convocation ceremonies on Friday April 27, graduates were inspired by Lauren Bird, vice president and general manager of the Valero McKee Refinery, as he taught them how to succeed amidst competition. 

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Meghan Markle using the mighty Village Drill

May 24, 2018

Before becoming a Royal family member, Meghan Markle spent time in Rwanda using the Village Drill to help bring water to rural communities.

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Forum: Self-flying vehicles

May 23, 2018

Randal Beard, professor of Electrical Engineering and the recipient of BYU’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, delivered the Forum address on Tuesday. He discussed the technology in autonomous vehicles and how he anticipates the field progressing in the future. 

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Two Engineering and Technology majors selected as Women of Courage

May 14, 2018

When one hears the phrase ‘women of courage,’ names like Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Helen Keller come to mind, but women of courage are all around us. Last week, BYU recognized seven Women of Courage Award winners, two of whom come from the Ira A. Fulton College.

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Alum, Ford employee shares insight on benefits of postgraduate degree

April 27, 2018

After graduating from BYU with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology in 2013, Rebecca Peterson decided to continue her education and earn a master’s degree. Upon completing the master’s program in 2015, she landed a job with Ford and now works at the company’s Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) in the Detroit metropolitan area.

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BYU supermileage vehicle places first in international competition

April 26, 2018

Under blue skies on the sun-drenched track of Sonoma Raceway, the BYU team earned top honors in their category at the 12th edition of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition, recording 1,985.4 miles per gallon with its ultra-energy-efficient “BYU SMV” internal combustion Prototype vehicle. Among the 98 student teams, half were powered by renewable energy sources.

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Making waves

April 24, 2018

For the past seven years, the Utah Underwater Robotics program has worked with hundreds of elementary and middle school kids to teach them principles of science, math, engineering, and technology, impacting gradeschool kids and college-aged students.

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