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Universe: BYU alum sees benefits from industrial design education

May 31, 2017

BYU alumnus Cory McArthur completed his junior project back in 2015 but is still seeing benefits. One of his ideas has been mass-marketed and is now available for sale at a major retailer.

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Nathan Pehrson

PhD student receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

May 30, 2017

Nathan Pehrson, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering, recently received the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). Pehrson was awarded over $60,000 for the fellowship and will begin in August, while still working to finish his PhD.

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Hannah Evanson stands in lab.

WE@BYU mentorship sparks student’s love for research

May 24, 2017

Through her mentorship working with a faculty member and graduate students in a lab, Hannah Evanson learned the importance of patience and developed a love for research. 

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BYU alum returns to BYU as chemical engineering professor.

From student to professor: Chemical engineer Stella Nickerson returns to BYU

May 22, 2017

Not too long ago, chemical engineering professor Stella Nickerson was a student herself. After graduating from BYU in 2012, and receiving her PhD from Arizona State University last year, Nickerson landed her dream job here at BYU. However, she didn’t think timing would work out as perfectly as it did.

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Convocation speaker highlights the benefits of humility and trust in a professional setting

May 22, 2017

On Friday, April 28, hundreds of graduates, family members, friends, and faculty gathered together for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology convocation ceremonies. The convocation speaker was Ryan Holmes, director of Digital Media and Technical Operations for BYU Broadcasting, and he gave advice to the graduates on working with others and staying humble.

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A team of students stands in front of a super mileage vehicle.

One vehicle, 10 students and 1,700 mpg

May 18, 2017

BYU engineering students just built a car that gets 1,700 miles per gallon. The students came in 2nd place at the Shell Eco Marathon Challenge, an international competition featuring 56 cars from schools across the United States and Canada. BYU’s supermileage vehicle was the highest performing American entry, outperformed only by Quebec’s Laval University.

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Andrew Fry makes a face after canyoneering.

New chemical engineering professor quickly finds his place at BYU

May 16, 2017

Most people graduate high school and go right into college, not always knowing exactly what they want to do. That was not the case for one of the newest chemical engineering professors, Andrew Fry.

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Andy Klein presents a BYU student with an award.

BYU American Nuclear Society receives national recognition

May 3, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25 the BYU chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) received three recognitions from the national chapter. The chapter received a recognition as a distinguished chapter.

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BYU engineering professor receives NSF CAREER award

May 2, 2017

Mechanical engineering professor Oliver Johnson recently received a Faculty Early Career Development Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

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A man gives a lecture

Former CEO talks engineers in the business world

April 26, 2017

David Weidman, BYU alum and former CEO of Celanese Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 technology and special materials company, answered students’ questions about how he went from an engineer to a CEO on Friday, April 14.

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