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2016 a record year for BYU engineering and technology research funding

March 16, 2017

In 2016, the Ira A. Fulton College received a total of $14,168,116 from external agencies to support research. That accounts for 43 percent of BYU's total research funding for the year. That is also nearly $1.3M more than the college has ever received in external research dollars in the last decade.

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Khione Outdoor Gear named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year

March 15, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, seven finalists competed in the 2017 SIOY competition. Khione Outdoor Gear has been named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year for SHEL, a lightweight hammock covering that uses heat transfer technology to keep campers warm while sleeping outdoors.

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Mechanical engineering student Jared Butler wins third place at 3MT competition.

Ira A. Fulton College student takes third place at university Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 14, 2017

On March 9, 11 BYU graduate students competed in the university-wide Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT). Competitors were required to present their theses within three minutes, and were judged on comprehension, engagement and communication. Mechanical engineering graduate student Jared Butler won third place and $1,500 in prize money. 

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Inspiration leads student to WE@BYU mentorship

March 14, 2017

In 2014, Amy Briggs was chosen for a WE@BYU Research Mentorship. The mentorship allows first- and second-year female students in the engineering and technology college to do research work while being mentored by a faculty member in a laboratory. In addition to research experience, the mentorship provided Briggs with confidence, the ability to ask for help, and a desire to get involved. 

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Becton, Dickinson & Co executive shares business methods for positive global impact

March 7, 2017

On Thursday, March 2 Gary Cohen, executive vice president and president of Global Health and Development at Becton, Dickinson & Co, spoke to students and faculty about BD Medical’s business methods for positive global impact.

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BYU to host seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year competition

March 3, 2017

BYU’s seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition will be Thursday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 15.

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BYU using virtual reality to develop aerospace and defense solutions

February 28, 2017

Researchers at BYU and Lockheed Martin have decided to take rapidly advancing virtual reality gaming technology and use it for something a bit more practical: engineering. Lockheed Martin has awarded a grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality training system that will advance Lockheed’s digital engineering training.

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Students take three minutes to win thesis competition

February 17, 2017

The college’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition was February 15. Three finalists were chosen, and the first place winner, Jared Butler, will compete in the university-wide competition on Thursday, March 9. 

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BYU engineers built a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

February 16, 2017

BYU engineers have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

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Daily Herald: Product created by BYU students, Utah doctors will save thousands of babies

February 9, 2017

BYU students have joined forces with a local neonatologist, hospital director, and company to create a device to help premature babies breathe properly after birth. The team plans to send a trial run of 10 devices to Cambodia this summer. 

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