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Three BYU mechanical engineers earn prestigious NASA fellowships

June 23, 2015

Three BYU mechanical engineering students have been awarded prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships for 2015.

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BYU electrical engineers play defense for U.S. government

June 19, 2015

With their high-flying photo and video capabilities, personal hobby drones are more popular than ever.  But how do you ensure that these fun, inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) don’t become a threat to national security? That’s the question a team of 28 BYU electrical and computer engineering students worked on for the US Department of Defense's Perseus III project.

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BYU Supermileage vehicle achieves 1,244 MPG, places 2nd

June 18, 2015

The BYU Supermileage vehicle achieved 1,244 miles per gallon and took 2nd place at the SAE international collegiate competition. The team also won the Best Design Execution Award and the Endurance Award for the most attempts with the highest MPG.

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Small dams: Look harmless, can be fatal

June 15, 2015

Researchers in BYU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have found that small dams and other low-lying drop-offs have accounted for more than 440 deaths in the United States since the 1950s. With their new low-head dam database, BYU engineers hope to raise public awareness and to educate decision makers so remediation efforts to improve the safety of the dams can move forward.

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BYU's robotic Mars rover a top finisher at international competition

June 4, 2015

Last week, the BYU Mars rover navigated the alien-like terrain at the Mars Desert Research Station on its way to a 2nd place finish at the University Rover Challenge, hosted by the Mars Society. The feat matched BYU’s highest finish in the competition, the world’s top planetary rover event for college students.

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This is the place...to start a business

June 3, 2015

Utah continues to get praise as one of the best places to start a business, in part because of the great ideas coming out of BYU. According to a recent Entrepreneur article, in the last five years BYU grads started 60 companies and raised more than $17 million in funding.

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Electrical engineering professor close to affordable moving holography

June 2, 2015

BYU professor of electrical engineering Daniel Smalley and his colleagues are creating technology which will eventually be able to project screen-sized moving holograms for less than the cost of a high-end television set.  Read more about it in The Economist

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Professor of information technology named director of School of Technology

May 28, 2015

Barry Lunt, former chair of the Information Technology program, has been named the new director of the School of Technology in the BYU Ira A. Fulton College. He will begin his term June 1, replacing Richard Fry.  Fry will return to teaching in the industrial design program. 

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BYU engineers and dancers collaborate to create educational performances

May 26, 2015

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the BYU Kinnect Dance Company have combined their skills to create a light and dance performance that is both entertaining and educational for elementary students.

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BYU mechanical engineering chair elected ASME Fellow

May 18, 2015

Daniel Maynes, professor and chair of BYU's Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the position of Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

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