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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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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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Student innovators have created a product that will make sleeping in a hammock much warmer.

BYU students make winter hammocking a warmer reality

April 25, 2017

Two BYU mechanical engineers have developed a product that will make sleeping in a hammock much warmer. 

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BYU No. 4 in the country for taking research inventions to market

April 24, 2017

BYU students and professors have been able to turn research into real technology and products. And recently, BYU has ranked top five in "The Best Universities for Technology Transfer" by the Milken Institute. 

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Students create prosthetic sockets for African amputees

April 20, 2017

BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.

Watch a video about their design. 

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The BYU Steel Bridge Team wins the Student Steel Bridge Competition at the Rocky Mountain Conference.

First women co-captains lead BYU steel bridge team to finals

April 20, 2017

In April, BYU’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) took home first place at the Rocky Mountain Regional Steel Bridge Competition, beating out 13 other schools from Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico.

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BYU hosts K-12 innovation competition

April 18, 2017

On Friday, April 14, 38 teams of students competed in this year’s K-12 Student Innovator of the Year competition. Students competed for over $6,000 in cash prizes. The competition was hosted by DivergeConverge.org, a BYU research group in association with the Technology and Engineering Education program, and the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship at BYU.

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Engineering students make biking possible for kids with leg-length discrepancies

April 10, 2017

BYU engineering students have created a special adapter to a bike pedal and crank system that allows people like 9-year-old Andrew, a boy born with a condition where his right leg grows much faster than his left, to ride smoothly and painlessly and keep his foot on the pedal.

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Student learns the importance of quality from WE@BYU mentorship

April 7, 2017

For civil engineering senior Danielle Nixon, engineering runs in the family. An unlikely route, it was her cousin’s bridal shower that prompted Nixon to become involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and eventually apply for a WE@BYU Mentorship.

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Environmental engineer talks leadership

April 7, 2017

On March 30, Bart Leininger, founder, principal engineer, and chief financial officer of Ashworth Leininger Group (ALG), an environmental engineering and consulting firm, spoke to students about the essence of leadership.

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