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BYU ranked #5 for "Best Value" colleges

July 22, 2016

BYU jumped from #15 to #5 in this year's list of Best Value Colleges in America by Money Magazine. Money defines value as a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.

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Professor Grant Schultz

BYU study shows a fourth of Utah HOV lane users are breaking rules

July 22, 2016

Newly published research from BYU civil engineers finds that up to 25 percent of drivers in Utah’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during rush hour are violating carpool requirements.

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Scott Davies' platter titled "Sunburst."

BYU student wins award for excellence in woodturning

July 7, 2016

At the American Association of Woodturners' annual symposium held in Atlanta earlier this summer, Scott Davies, a BYU graduate student in the School of Technology received an Excellence Award for his piece titled "Sunburst." 

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Larry Howell and Vincent Wilding appointed associate deans

Associate deans appointed for Ira A. Fulton College

June 24, 2016

Professors Larry Howell (left) and Vincent Wilding have been named the new associate deans of the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. Their service will begin on July 1 when Michael Jensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, begins his term as dean. Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, will oversee graduate programs and research throughout the college. Chemical engineering’s Wilding will direct undergraduate programs.   

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Chris Mattson with woman and child.

BYU professor calls for industrial revolutions in the developing world

June 16, 2016

In an article written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, BYU professor Christopher Mattson shows just how significant engineering can be in solving critical problems facing the developing world. 

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Syntrichia caninervis uses tiny hair-like structures on the tips of its leaves to absorb water from the atmosphere.

This desert plant defies gravity by collecting water upside-down with tiny leaf hairs

June 7, 2016

Most plants in extreme desert conditions survive by growing long roots capable of reaching deep water reserves. However, one desert moss uses tiny hair-like structures to absorb water from the atmosphere. BYU Chemical Engineering professor William Pitt and grad student Zhao Pan, along with researchers from Utah State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been studying this plant and share what they've learned about its gravity-defying properties. 

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Michael Jensen, new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College

BYU announces new dean for Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

June 2, 2016

Academic Vice President Brent W. Webb announced this week that Michael A. Jensen has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jensen will begin his five-year term as dean on July 1. He is replacing Alan R. Parkinson, who has been serving as dean since 2005.

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BYU professor and new chair of Chemical Engineering Department, Thomas Fletcher

Thomas Fletcher named chair of Chemical Engineering Department

May 25, 2016

Thomas Fletcher has been named the chair for the BYU Chemical Engineering Department, effective June 1. He will take over for current chair, Randy Lewis, who has been serving for six years.

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Shumway teaching students about technology and engineering.

BYU professor receives STEM Innovation Award for mentoring teachers and students

May 24, 2016

Steven Shumway, professor of Technology and Engineering Education, received a STEM Innovation Award for his excellence in STEM learning and achievement. Shumway is working to integrate programs into elementary, middle and high schools to incorporate engineering and technology into the regular math and science curriculum. 

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Prof. Larry Howell

Mechanical engineer teaches anatomy of invention at university forum

May 18, 2016

Larry Howell, professor of Mechanical Engineering and the recipient of the 2016 BYU Distinguished Faculty Award, delivered the University Forum address in the de Jong Concert Hall. Howell said that the principles of inspiration, collaboration and exploitation are important elements of creativity and innovation.

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