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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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Ketan and Manish Kothari spoke to graduates at the April 2016 convocation for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.

‘Two for one’ convocation address inspires students to build relationships and solve problems

May 17, 2016

At the convocation ceremonies for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, graduates heard from brothers Ketan and Manish Kothari, co-founders of two educational technology companies and members of the executive team at Edmodo Global Network. The brothers inspired students with lessons they have learned on their paths to success. 

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IT student winners

KSL: BYU team takes second in national cybersecurity competition

April 26, 2016

After winning regionals in March, a group of eight BYU Information Technology students recently took second place in the national Cyber Defense Competition. In an intense two-day competition, the team had to protect a mock company's infrastructure from malicious hackers, all while keeping critical services online and protecting private information. 

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Daily Herald: BYU Mars rover headed to international competition

April 25, 2016

In June, an engineering team from BYU will be one of 30 colleges from around the world to compete in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah. The competition was cut down from 64 teams. For the past three years, BYU's team has placed in the top three.

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Student team with Prof. DJ Lee and foosball table

BYU-created A.I.-powered foosball table goes head to head with humans

April 25, 2016

A group of computer engineering students at BYU spent this past semester creating a robotic, computer-controlled foosball table with the goal of beating a human foosball player.

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MASS Archival Scanning System

Daily Herald: Students' project revolutionizes BYU library digitization

April 25, 2016

Staff at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University could scan special collections documents for eight hours a day with perfect efficiency and still not have all the documents digitized within 20 years. It’s a long process, but it used to be a lot longer. MASS, the Mass Archival Scanning System, was created by a group of seven engineering students for their senior capstone project and sponsored by the library as a way to quicken the process of digitizing documents.

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WE@BYU Research Mentorship program helped Tenli Waters pursue a master's and Ph.D.

Going the distance: WE@BYU research mentorship spurs student on to higher degrees

April 20, 2016

BYU civil engineering student Tenli Waters, participated in the WE@BYU Research Mentorship program throughout the four years she spent as an undergraduate student. Now, she is receiving her master's degree and will move on to her PhD coursework next fall at BYU. The mentorship program provided a platform that allowed Tenli to succeed in her studies.

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Dam in Spring City

Engineering students present hydroelectric plant upgrades to city council

April 20, 2016

BYU civil engineering students recently met with Spring City council members to present their findings on how to upgrade the city's hydro plant. For their senior capstone project, the students have been figuring out how to improve the plant's output and efficiency.

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