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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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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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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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Shovels from groundbreaking ceremony

BYU breaks ground on new engineering building

May 9, 2016

BYU broke ground on the new engineering building on May 9, 2016. The building was funded by the support of more than 18,000 donors. View the ceremony and watch the construction via a live feed

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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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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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