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Ford research and innovation center

Ford executive to deliver college lecture about auto engineering

March 2, 2015

Michael Whitens, the director of Ford Motor Company's Vehicle & Enterprise Sciences and Research and Innovation Center, will deliver this month's college lecture March 5 at 11 a.m. in 140 JSB.  Whitens is an automotive industry veteran who has spent the majority of his career at Ford in various body engineering disciplines.  He will speak about exciting opportunities in automotive engineering.

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Daniel Maynes on left

ME department chair named USU distinguished alumnus

February 24, 2015

On February 20th Daniel Maynes, professor and chair of the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering, was named "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year" by the Utah State University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

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Allan McDonald

Allan McDonald shares his experiences with the infamous space shuttle Challenger

February 19, 2015

Allan McDonald, author of the book Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, spoke to students and faculty about his experience working with the space shuttle Challenger and the importance of ethical decision making.

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ET Week 2014

BYU to host events for Engineering and Technology Week 2015

February 12, 2015

In honor of National Engineers Week 2015, the Brigham Young University Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host interactive exhibits, competitions and tours for middle and high school students Thursday, Feb. 26, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the WSC Garden Court. 

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Michael Jensen

Professor of electrical and computer engineering to head up IEEE society

February 12, 2015

Michael Jensen, a BYU professor of electrical and computer engineering, has recently been chosen as president-elect for his society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This position oversees roughly 8,300 members of IEEE as well as a 12-person elected administrative committee. 

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Alan McDonald

Truth, Lies & O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

February 9, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in 140 JSB, Allan McDonald, former vice president of engineering at ATK Thiokol Propulsion and author of the book Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, will be speaking.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to hear an engineer's perspective on the ethical decisions faced by the team working on the fateful project.

 

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Three minutes and counting

February 2, 2015

The top two finalists from the Three Minute Thesis competition in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will continue on to present their simplified theses and compete against other BYU students from various disciplines.

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Fulton Match a success, raises $1.6 million in three months

January 15, 2015

The million dollar donation match was an unbelievable success!  On Oct. 9, 2014, Ira A. Fulton, namesake for the BYU college of engineering and technology and a generous philanthropist, offered a dollar-for-dollar donation match up to a total of $1,000,000 for donations made to the new engineering building before Dec. 31, 2014.  Thanks to 6,400 donations, which included gifts from more than 3,000 new donors, we were able to exceed our goal and received $1.6 million in addition to Ira Fulton’s million dollars.

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STEM fair

Recruiters: Register for BYU STEM Fair

January 12, 2015

Recruiters will have access to thousands of students in STEM fields at the BYU STEM Career Fair Feb. 12, 2015.  Register at bridge.byu.edu. 

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Graphics from the "DUST" game

BYU IT students developing STEM learning game with $2M NSF grant

January 12, 2015

BYU Information Technology students and faculty have teamed with University of Maryland students, Tinder Transmedia and NASA to develop an alternate-reality game to get kids involved in STEM-based learning.  The game, "DUST", was made possible by $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation and is expected to launch on Jan. 26.

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