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BYU Rocketry sets Guinness World Record

December 12, 2018

BYU Rocketry set the new Guinness World Record for the highest launch of an effervescent tablet rocket while winning $30,000 in the Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge.

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Dedicated to innovation: Engineering Building Dedication recap

December 5, 2018

Brigham Young University’s new Engineering Building is home to far more than traditional classrooms.

The 180,000 square-foot, 5 story-high building features state-of-the-art research labs, experiential learning spaces, and classrooms equipped with tools for modern pedagogy.

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BYU Rocketry club makes Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge finals, competing for Guiness World Record

November 19, 2018

BYU Rocketry is one of the top five finalists in Bayer's Annual Alka-Rocket Challenge. The team will be competing to break last year's Guinness World Record and win $30,000. The Challenge will take place Dec.12 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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First-ever BYU alumni “tech summit” held in Austin

November 16, 2018

The first-ever BYU alumni-organized tech summit welcomed more than 150 attendees and representatives from 75 companies.

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Watch: Self-flying drones in disaster zones: BYU engineers help design safer structures

November 9, 2018

A BYU team, led by BYU professors Kevin Franke (civil engineering) and John Hedengren (chemical engineering), has developed a program that will allow a drone to map its own route and fly independently to image an entire city. The team tested the new algorithm recently in Italian cities that were destroyed by a massive earthquake two years ago.

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BYU Engineering creating new breed of drones that can navigate without GPS

November 1, 2018

BYU research into “GPS-denied environments” is producing a new breed of fixed-wing UAVs that can navigate effectively when GPS signals are intermittent, interrupted, degraded or altogether nonexistent.

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BYU: A national center for UAV research

October 17, 2018

BYU's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the only National Science Foundation-funded unmanned aircraft research center in the country.

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BYU Engineering develops multi-university capstone program for UAV research

October 17, 2018

BYU and Boeing partner to develop multi-university capstone course to help engineering graduates acquire needed skills in the area of drone research.

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Engineering Building opens on BYU campus

September 4, 2018

The new building opened Sept. 4, 2018 for the first day of BYU's 2018-2019 school year. The Daily Herald interview with assistant dean Jim Trent hints at what the new building has to offer. 

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