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Making waves

April 24, 2018

For the past seven years, the Utah Underwater Robotics program has worked with hundreds of elementary and middle school kids to teach them principles of science, math, engineering, and technology, impacting gradeschool kids and college-aged students.

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Team Portal with check after winning competition

BYU students create hands-free device that automatically opens doors for wheelchair users

April 20, 2018

A group of BYU students have created a device that attaches to the motor on automatic doors so that they open automatically as a wheelchair user approaches. Wheelchair users need only download an accompanying smartphone app and have their phone in a pocket or in their backpack to activate a door once they reach a 5-foot radius.

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Geometrical shapes with water droplets

Water droplets defy conventional rules when caught by fibers bent at a certain angle

April 19, 2018

Ever wanted to know at what angle a bent fiber can hold the largest droplet of water? Then we have great news for you: A group of engineers and scientists from Utah State University, BYU and the University of Liege (Belgium) have figured it out.

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Matthew Bingham

Engine-building BYU grad encourages students to change the world

April 11, 2018

If you have ever seen “The Fast and the Furious” movies then you must have noticed the powerful turbocharged engines in their cars. Although the films are not known for their realism, BYU grad Matthew Bingham helps engineer real life turbocharged engines for the Fortune 500 company Cummins.

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Professor and students create a do-it-yourself engineering activities book for kids

April 10, 2018

Geoff Wright, associate professor of technology and engineering studies, and a team of students worked to collect, design, and edit, rainy-day engineering activities for kids and their parents and teachers to explore together.

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The future is bright: WE@BYU

April 6, 2018

The theme for this WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Celebration was, "The Future's So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades!" Alumni gave their best advice to students, and Sydne Jacques, founder owner of Jacques & Associates, gave the closing remarks, encouraging female students to have confidence in their bright futures.

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Team demonstrates hand trike attached to wheelchair

Engineering capstone project aids LDS Charities

April 6, 2018

Since 2001, LDS Charities has provided about 700,000 wheelchairs to disabled people in over 130 countries. A BYU Capstone project group from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is working to make those wheelchairs even more helpful to those in need by implementing a hand-pedaling feature to the chairs.

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Jessica Collyer

BYU grad uses engineering to keep Air Force pilots safe

March 30, 2018

Have you ever used a flight simulator?  BYU alum Jessica Collyer tests and improves them every day for her job at Hill Air Force Base as a software test engineer. Collyer received her mechanical engineering degree from BYU in 2016 and now works as a software test engineer for the United States Air Force. 

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Team Piero with winning check

2018 Student Innovator of the Year seeks to make world more accessible

March 29, 2018

Seven finalists competed in the SIOY competition and Piero has been named 2018 Student Innovator of the Year! Piero won $6,000 for their efforts to make the lives of wheelchair users easier. They created Portal, a hands-free device that automatically opens doors when a wheelchair user with their app approaches the door.

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Chem-E Jeopardy

BYU hosts regional chemical engineering conference

March 29, 2018

Over 150 chemical engineering students from 11 different schools across the Rocky Mountain region flocked to BYU from Mar. 22-24 for the annual AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) conference.

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