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2018 in review: College of Engineering highlights

December 26, 2018

It’s a great time to be a part of the BYU College of Engineering.

In 2018, BYU College of Engineering faculty and students participated in ground-breaking research, received awards for innovation and made the world a better place by serving others.

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Taking origami to space

December 13, 2018

Watch as Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli demonstrates the use of innovative origami designs created by BYU engineers.

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BYU home to nation's best chemical engineering student

December 13, 2018

BYU undergrad Josh Wilkerson used his in-depth knowledge of protein therapeutics to beat out students from Georgia Tech, Berkeley and other elite universities to recently win the nation’s top chemical engineering student honor. 

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Engineering students build smaller, equally powerful version of Village Drill

December 13, 2018

The nonprofit behind the original Village Drill, WHOlives.org, and BYU engineering students have teamed up again to make a smaller but equally powerful version of the tool that can still reach depths over 100 feet and costs less than $2,500 per well to a local community.

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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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