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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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Renowned humanitarian addresses engineering careers in the developing world

March 20, 2018

Humanitarian and engineer, Bishnu Adhikari spoke at the college lecture series, addressing engineering and technology students in the JSB auditorium on March 15. He talked about engineering challenges he has faced and continues to face out in the world, and how he worked to overcome those challenges.

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Student with concrete canoe she built

Daily Universe: BYU offers variety of opportunities for women in engineering

March 14, 2018

Kate Corbett, a senior in civil engineering, shares her experience being mentored and as a mentor to other female students as part of the BYU Women in Engineering and Technology program. 

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BYU students compete in national cyber security competition

March 13, 2018

A team of information technology students with experience in cyber analytics is participating in a national cyber competition, the final phase of which will take place on April 12 and 13. The National Cyber Analyst Challenge and Conference (NCAC) supports the nation’s best students pursuing cyber-related degrees by holding a three-phase competition focused on cyber defense, risk analysis, threat identification, remediation, and communication.

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Julie Crockett delivering devotional

BYU Devotional: Discovering Your Divine Individuality

March 7, 2018

Julie Crockett, associate professor of mechanical engineering, gave the devotional address in the Marriott Center on March 6. She spoke about how striving for perfection, to become more like Christ, doesn't mean losing our individuality; rather, it means enhancing it.

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Professor Rollins receiving award

BYU professor receives lifetime achievement award

March 6, 2018

Earning the Wallace Hayward Baker Award was a culmination of a lifetime of "ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification" for Professor Kyle Rollins, who has worked for years on developing solutions to tricky problems in the field of geotechnical engineering.  

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Construction Management students and faculty shine at national conference

February 23, 2018

Brian Capt, associate teaching professor of construction and facilities management, received the Outstanding Educator Award for 4-year schools at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders conference in Orlando, FL. The BYU Construction Management team won third place in the show category in the student competition.

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